Cover April 2021 NMRA Magazine

Congratulations to fellow Western Heritage Division member Carl Kempkes whose 0n30 scale DURANGO & WESTERN layout is featured in the April 2021 NMRA magazine. Not only did Carl's layout get published in the magazine but his layout was also highlighted on the cover!

Next Meeting

via Zoom

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 at 9:00 AM

The Zoom Session ID is 876 0712 3244. The password is WHDNMRA. The Zoom Session will start at 9:00 am and will last no longer than two and a half hours.

Contact  Ron Brozanic, at rbrozanic@gmail.com to be added to the participants list.

April Clinic

Montana and Colorado Southern RR

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Clinic: MCSRR

This month Steve Rodie will give an overview of his new MONTANA and COLORADO SOUTHERN RR layout. Including a demonstration of a train climbing and descending his new mountain grade.

As usual, all members are invited to share information on their current projects.

If you have a modeling project that you want to share with other members during one of our future Zoom meetings or be posted here and on our Western Heritage Division Facebook page, please submit pictures and a description to Ron Brozanic, at rbrozanic@gmail.com. Thanks.

Future Meetings
(Presentations and Clinics subject to Change)

May 1st, 2021

June 5th, 2021

July 10th, 2021

What We Are Doing

Club members have been busy.
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Geneseo Railway

Farmers Exchange  Lloyd's Oil Co.  Climb to Switch Yard  Hydan Switch Yard

Bob Roegge's Geneseo Railway is a modelers masterpiece!

Bob has expanded his Geneseo Railway into the adjoining room and has added another town/switching area (Farr). Farr has three sidings serving Schramm's Farmers Exchange, Lloyd's Oil Co. and Bates Coal. Pictures show Schramm's and Lloyd's. The line to Farr climbs through some mountainous scenery for which he is in the process of making trees. Bob says he only needs about 100 more! The line ends at a new yard under the stairs so the layout is now point to point.

Abandoned Farm

Farm House  Cattle Pen

Eric Gonzales - Missouri Valley Free-mo

Our Western Heritage Division modelers have been active during this COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is another example of some of the modeling that has been achieved over the last several months by members of our Division.

Eric Gonzales is a member of the Missouri Valley Free-mo group and the Western Heritage Division NMRA. Eric has been working on a couple of modules over last couple of months. Here are a couple of pictures of scenes on his modules.

2021 Regional Convention

Lone Star Region, Mid-Continent Region, and the Indian Nations Division

2021 Tulsa Union

Tulsu, OK

Note: Dates have changed!

October 6th - 10th, 2021


Early entry deadline July 1st   $60, after that $75

2021 Virtual National NMRA Convention

Rails by the Bay

2021 National NMRA Convention

July 6th - 10th, 2021. Santa Clara, CA

This five-day virtual event will mix live and recorded events.

More information at http://www.pcrnmra.org/NMRA2021/

Train Shows

All events are subject to change.

Spring Creek Model Trains Free-mo Event
Saturday, April 10th, 2021, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, April 11th, 2021, 10am - 3pm
Thayer Co. Fairgrounds
Deshler, NE

North Platte Model Train Show
Saturday, April 17th, 2021, 9am - 6pm
Sunday, April 18th, 2021, 10am - 4pm
D&N Event Center
North Platte, NE

Sherman Hill Model Railroad Show
Saturday, May 15th, 2021, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, May 16th, 2021, 10am - 4pm
Cheyenne Frontier Days Bldg
Cheyenne, WY

Red River RPM (first ever)
Saturday, June 26th, 2021, 9am - 6pm
Forest Hills Civic Center
6901 Wichita Street
Forest Hills, TX (DFW)

Nebraska-Iowa Railroaders Train Show
Saturday, July 17th, 2021, 9am - 4pm
Sunday, July 18th, 2021, 9am - 3pm
Sarpy County Fairgrounds
Springfield, NE

Spring Creek Model Train Store Bi-Annual Train Show
Saturday, July 24th, 2021, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, July 25th, 2021, 10am - 4pm
Thayer Co. Fairgrounds
Deshler, NE

St. Louis RPM
Friday, July 30th, 2021, 9am - 7pm
Saturday, July 31st, 2021, 9am - 7pm
Gateway Convention Center
Saint Louis, MO

Trainfest 2021
Saturday, November 13th, 2021, 9am - 5pm
Sunday, November 14th, 2021, 9am - 4pm
Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center
Milwaukee, WS

Please let us know:

Would you like to open your layout for a club layout visit?

Do you have a clinic topic you would like to present at one of our monthly get-togethers?

May Meeting Highlights

Saturday, May 1st, 9:00 to 11:30 am

For the May meeting we will again meet over Zoom.

Highlights from the March, 2021 meeting.

New York Central Hudson Division

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Clinic: NYCHD

Hudson Division - twentieth Century Limited passing ESE

At the March 2021 meeting Paul DeLuca gave us an update and overview of his wonderful New York Central Hudson Division layout. Paul has been expanding and adding scenery to his great railroad over the year during the pandemic. It was a great presentation!

Member Updates

Members shared progrees reports on various projects.

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March, 2021 Member Show and Tell

Previous Meetings

Observation Car:  Current and Past Issues