Next Meeting

via Zoom

Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 9:00 AM

The Zoom Session ID is 838 2357 0621. 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.

February Clinic



George Sinos will give a presentation on how to transition from traditional car cards to JMRI Operations Pro.

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)

March 6th, 2021
Paul DeLuca will give an overview of his NEW YORK CENTRAL HUDSON RIVER DIVISION RR including latest updates and additions.

April 3rd, 2021
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.

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, June 17th - 20th, 2021


Early entry deadline March 30th   $60, after that $75


This event is being converted to a virtual event.

2021 National NMRA Convention

Rails by the Bay

2021 National NMRA Convention

July 4th - 11th, 2021. Santa Clara, CA

Cancellation Information at https://www.nmra2021.com/

The 2022 convention will be in Saint Louis, MO, August 7th - 14th, 2022

Train Shows

Wichita Train Show
February 6th, 2021, 9am - 5pm, and February 7th, 2021, 11am - 4pm
Cessena Center
Wichita, KS

Sioux City Train Show
March 13th, 2021, 9am - 4pm, and March 14th, 2021, 10am - 4pm
Marriott Hotel Convention Center
385 E 4th Street, South Sioux City, NE

Boot Hill Train Show
March 13th, 2021, 10am - 6pm, and March 14th, 2021, 11am - 4pm
Finley County Fairgrounds
Garden City, KS

Spring Creek Model Trains Free-mo Event
April 10th, 2021, 9am - 6pm, and April 11th, 2021, 10am - 4pm
Thayer Co. Fairgrounds
Deshler, NE

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

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

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

Trainfest 2021
November 13th, 2021, 9am - 5pm, and 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?

March Meeting Highlights

Saturday, March 6th, 9:00 to 11:30 am

For the March meeting we will again meet over Zoom.


Paul DeLuca will give an overview of his NEW YORK CENTRAL HUDSON RIVER DIVISION RR including latest updates and additions.

Highlights from the January, 2021 meeting.

Clinic: Scrap Metal Loads

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Clinic: Scrap Metal Loads

Bob Albano shared tips and tricks about scrap metal loads.

Clinic: Columbus, OH

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Clinic: Columbus, OH

Rick Stone gave us some background on what factors drove him to decide to model Columbus, Ohio on his home HO layout.

Member Updates

Members shared progrees reports on various projects.

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Member Show and Tell

Previous Meetings

Observation Car:  Current and Past Issues