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Mid- Eastern Region of the NMRA

        Potomac Division Challenge 3 - A Tour of Trackside Structures seen in the Potomac Division (click caption to see more)

The Division has a an email group named PD2NERBNRA@groups.io. If you have not joined and wish to do so please contact the Superintendent.

POTOMAC DIVISION HOLDS "Build and Take" Clinics

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED


The Potomac Division is holding "live" build and take clinics which take place at Jerry Stanley's Hobby Barn. The next clinic is set for Saturday, February 12 at 10:00 A.M.. Ken Montero will present a clinic on "Tips for improving Car Construction". Please preregister for this event. For more information or to preregister contact Jerry at paymaster@potomac-nmra.org .

DATE
TOPIC
CLINICIAN
February 12, 2022 "Tips for Improving Car Construction" Ken Montero
March 12, 2022
"Landscape Scenery Techniques" Cam Green
April, 2022
TBA
TBA

Click here to see ALL OF the upcoming Hobby Barn events

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO WITH ALL THE TIME YOU HAVE AVAILABLE?

The Potomac Division brings to your attention that the PD website provides access to past Potomac Flyer issues, past clinics, and a new activity, where if you like railroad trivia, then take a try at the Potomac Division crossword puzzle challenge. To go to any of these just click on the blue link and you will be taken to them. The crossword puzzle will be a PDF file you can download that provides the puzzle, clues, AND the solution.

Layout Tours:

It has been a year since our  first Virtual Layout tour held on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Todd Hermann and his camera person Molly took forty two of us on a tour of the Lehigh & New England Catasauqua Branch. Click here for more details of the railroad.

This and future virtual layout tours will be recorded and posted to our You Tube Channel. Click here to access the virtual layout tour area on the prior layout tour page.

If you are interested in providing a virtual layout tour please let the BOD know so it can be scheduled.

Layout tours have been suspended due to the coronavirus and we hope to continue as them soon as the coronovirus guidelines permit and hosts allow visitation of their homes.



POTOMAC DIVISION NEWS

FEBRUARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

The Board of Directors meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:30 P.M.. using the Zoom Virtual meeting platform. To register to attend the meeting click on the following link:

     https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuce6hpzIsG9dNiQpRsoDEZYZJscG4o5UW

After registering you will receive an email with the link to the BOD meeting.

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE

The Division is in need of assistance with staffing the Potomac Division booth at the Great Model Train Show in Timonium, MD on Sunday February 6, 2022 with the show opening at 10 AM and closes at 4 PM. There are several two hour slots open that need to be filled. If you can help us please contact Jerry Stanley or Mike Powers.

The Division is seeking donations of HO scale rolling stock, locomotives, track, or structures to be used with a previously donated layout kit that the Division donated to a local church group, to allow the children to learn about model railroading. If you have something you can donate please contact a member of the Board of Directors.

JOINT POTOMAC / JAMES RIVER DIVISION'S MINICON

The Potomac and James River Divisions held a joint Minicon on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Battlefield Baptist Church, 4361 Lee Highway, Warrenton, VA 20187. Between the two Divisions we had 41 members in attendance and a successful Joint Minicon. The Board of Directors thanks all of the members that volunteered to assist with the facilitation of this event. Click here to see the Potomac and James River Division's Report on the Joint Minicon.

POTOMAC DIVISION MEMBERS IN ACTION

Thirteen members of the Potomac Division were at the Great Scale Model Train Show (GSMTS) the weekend of October 2nd and 3rd staffing the Potomac Division booth. The Board of Directors thanks all involved and appreciates their time spent staffing our booth at the show. This kind of activity is important to the recruitment of members and supporting the model railroad hobby. The Board of Directors thanks all involved and appreciates their time spent staffing out booth and also thanks the GSMTS organization for their donation of the table space for our booth. Click here to see a picture of Michael Fleming and Gary Eames or here to see a picture of Ken Wilson and Steven Stroschein at the show.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE MARSHALL ABRAMS AWARD

Nominations for the Marshall Abrams Award can be submitted to the Division Superintendent via email. The submission should include a short justification for the nomination. Nominations are due by February 1, 2022.

ELECTIONS PROCESS FOR 2022 ESTABLISHED

The Board of Directors has established the elections process for the 2022 elections. Two positions are open to election, Division Assistant Superintendent and Division Paymaster. For more information concerning the election process click here. If you wish to run for an open officer position our bylaws require you to notify the Nominations Committee Chairperson by February 4, 2022.

WELCOME TO THE NEW MEMBERS OF THE DIVISION -

Please joint the Board of Directors in welcoming new members to the Potomac Division. Please reach out to them and welcome them to the Division.

FEBRUARY MARCH
Doug Davenport - Laplata, MD William Schultheiss - Washington, DC
Jim Doherty - Silver Spring, MD Benjamin Sullivan - Brookeville, MD
J.D. Gaines - Rockville, MD
Richard Stevens - Gainesville, VA
APRIL MAY
Andre Koneczny - Chantilly, VA Fletcher Muse - Washington, DC
JUNE JULY
Roger Andes - Gaithersburg, MD Gregg Detkos - Washington, DC
Tobert Sauer - Leesburg, Va Axel Stockhaus - Lorton, VA
Robert Gifford - Hamilton, VA
AUGUST SEPTEMBER
None Keith Jordan - Germantown, MD
OCTOBER NOVEMBER
Daniel Travis - Dulles, VA Charles Hall - Waldorf, MD
DECEMBER
Keith Jordan - Germantown, MD
Kimball Carpentier - Poolesville, MD
Kipp Martin - Washington, DC
Chris Pigott - Clifton, VA
Diego Procacci - Manassas, VA
Michael Zazzero - Clifton, VA JANUARY - 2022

Jack Riegel - Alexandria, VA

    POTOMAC DIVISION VIRTUAL CLINICS-

 
The Potomac Division Virtual Clinics normally held on the the third Sunday of each month will resume on December 19th. There will not be clinics in October or November due to other Division or Region events that are taking place. All Virtual clinics are presented using the Zoom video platform which will allows attendees to have video and audio, video only, or just listen access. Click here for Information on how to use Zoom. An email with information on how to access the on-line clinic will be sent to the PD membership prior to two weeks prior to the clinic and reminder emails will be sent one week prior and the day of the clinic. Here is the schedule:

DATE
TOPIC
CLINICIAN
February 20,2022
"Tank Cars"
Joe Connelly
March 20, 2022
"Building an Operational Crossing" Brian Sheron
April 24, 2022
"Center of the Chessie Passenger World"
Bryan Kidd

If you have a topic you would like to present contact Martin Brechbiel, our Superintendent.

If you want to see a list of ALL Potomac Division clinics, both virtual and "Build and Take" click here.

Past Virtual clinic videos  are posted on the Potomac Division's YouTube Channel, "Potomac Division Mid Eastern Region NMRA". Click here to access the Virtual Clinic area of the clinic page. 


NATIONAL VIRTUAL MODEL RAILROAD EVENTS

Watch here for the next NMRAX event.

The NMRA has posted videos from the clinics and layout visits that took place at the NMRAx events. Click on the following link to go to their NMRA You Tube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHw-7-1FWB5zQgTM0ZVY-Yw/videos


    POTOMAC FLYER TRACKSIDE STRUCTURE CHALLENGE

The staff of the Potomac Flyer thanks everyone who submitted an entry for the Trackside Structure Challenge. NOW IS YOUR CHANCE to vote for your favorite to determine the winner of the challenge. All you have to do is vote for YOUR favorite by identifying the trackside structure in an email to the Potomac Flyer staff. Click here to vote , the voting deadline is January 10th, 2022.

POTOMAC FLYER FAVORITE MOTIVE POWER CHALLENGE

The staff of the Potomac Flyer announces the next Potomac Division Challenge. To participate send a submission with photos and a description of your favorite MOTIVE POWER to the Potomac Flyer staff by clicking here. The deadline for submissions is January 10th, 2022. This contest is only open to Potomac Division members.

PRIOR POTOMAC DIVISION CHALLENGES

To see the prior Potomac Division Challenges  Click here to see the submissions.


  ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM NEWS:

The Potomac Division has several Master Model Railroaders (MMRs). To see a list of the PD MMRs click here.

There are several members working on Achievement Program Certificates and getting closer to becoming Master Model Railroaders.

Congratulations to Alex Belida on his achievement of becoming a Master Model Railroader. He is MMR 685.

Congratulations to Jerry Stanley on his achievement of the Volunteer and Author AP certificates.

Congratulations to Lee Stoemer on his achievement of the Volunteer AP certificate.


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