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Mid- Eastern Region of the NMRA

        A Tour of Rolling Stock 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. The clinics take place at Jerry Stanley's Hobby Barn. The next clinic is set for Saturday, September 18 at 10:00 A.M.. Our Division Clerk, Nick Kalis, will present a clinic on "Design Secrets". Please preregister for this event. For more information or to preregister contact Jerry at paymaster@potomac-nmra.org .

DATE
TOPIC
CLINICIAN
January 22, 2022 "Model Railroad Photography" Jeffery Flesher and Norm Reid
February 12, 2022 "Tips for Improving Car Construction" Ken Montero
March 12, 2022
"Landscape Scenery Techniques" Cam Green

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:

Our first Virtual Layout tour held on Saturday, December 12, 2020 went well. 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.

For additional information regarding cancellations of Layout tours due to the coronavirus you can click here. Layout tours will continue as soon as the coronovirus guidelines permit and hosts allow visitation of their homes.



POTOMAC DIVISION NEWS

OCTOBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

The Board of Directors meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 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/tZEkfu6vrDwiE9VRXqfvLSOLCDpjeHMWc8Al
After registering you will receive an email with the link to the BOD meeting. The agenda will be available prior to the meeting.

DEATH OF KEN VAN MECHELEN

The Board of Directors has received notice of the death of Ken Van Mechelen, Life Member, on Septembe 28, 2021. No additional details are available.

JOINT POTOMAC / JAMES RIVER DIVISION'S MINICON

The Potomac and James River Divisions will hold a joint Minicon on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Battlefield Baptist Church, 4361 Lee Highway, Warrenton, VA 20187. It will start at 9:00 and end at 1:00 P.M. followed by two Open houses. Click here for more information.

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.

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.

WELCOME TO THE NEW MEMBERS OF THE DIVISION -

As a new feature to our website we will post a list of the new arrivals to our Division. Here is a list going back to February, 2021. Please join the Board of Directors in welcoming them to our 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

    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
December 19, 2021 "Earning the Prototype Model AP" Alex Belida
January 16,2022 "Northlandz" Patrick Bentz
February 20,2022
"Tank Cars"
Joe Connelly

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 ROLLING STOCK CHALLENGE

The staff of the Potomac Flyer thanks everyone who submitted an entry for the Rolling Stock 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 car in an email to the Potomac Flyer staff. Click here to vote , the voting deadline is November 10th.

POTOMAC FLYER FAVORITE TRACKSIDE STRUCTURE 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 TRACKSIDE STRUCTURE to the Potomac Flyer staff by clicking here. The deadline for submissions is November 10th. This contest is only open to Potomac Division members.

POTOMAC DIVISION CHALLENGE I - "Show me your model railroad layout"

A new page has been established on the website to feature the Potomac Division Challenges. Click here to see the submissions for "Show me your model railroad layout".


  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 AP certificate.


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