The Potomac Division has developed a very attractive color brochure to
promote the hobby and membership in the NMRA. It is available for you to
print and give to your friends and acquaintances to interest them in our
here to open the PDF file ready for printing Note that the file is
set up for easy two-sided printing at home by folding on the short
edge. If you want copies of the high quality professionally printed
brochures, please write to the Webmaster using the box below.
Click here (1) to open
the NMRA web page for information. From there, jump directly to the
online NMRA membership application, by clicking on Membership and then the
Apply Online tab. Click here (2) to
join the Potomac Division discussion group on Groups.IO:PD2MERNMRA. Click here (3) if
you would like update or submit your information for the Potomac Division.
Fill in the form that opens, then click on Submit.
So Why Join?
Just as the NMRA organization has three levels, membership benefits
accrue at three levels.
Program - Your opportunity to have your modeling work
evaluated by your peers and recognized for excellence. Excursions- We have recently
re-activated our excursion program. Typically we visit sites
with a prototype railroad focus, either an actual road or an on-line
industry. Helper Service
- Are you stuck on something in building your railroad, be it
mechanical, structural, or electrical? We have people willing to
lend a hand. Home Pages - Want to
promote your pike? We will list it on our web page. We'll
even host it for you. Layout Disposal
- Death and taxes are certain, you owe it to your heirs to do some
planning for your railroad after you are gone. We have
information ready to help you. Layout
Tours - Come visit the best layouts in the area at
these monthly get-togethers.
Modeling Ideas - A library of idea of varying sizes and scopes.
Groups - Interested in operating a railroad in a prototype
manner? We have groups that will welcome you to the fun. Session
frequencies vary from weekly to monthly. Operations
Saturday - Not sure you want to join a group, but want to find
out what the fun and excitement is about? Our periodic sessions
are a perfect way to dip your toe into the water.
Potomac Flyer - Our bi-monthly newsletter about all things
model railroading happening in the Potomac Division.
MiniCon - A local, annual, one-day convention, complete with modular
layouts, clinics, judging for merit and the AP Program, a white
elephant table where members exchange equipment and related materials
that are surplus to their needs, at prices usually far below the
market. Groups.io -
An on-line Potomac Division discussion group.
At our regional, Mid-Eastern Region
(MER), level we offer:
MER web site Annual
Convention - A multi-day affair with clinics, layout tours,
operating sessions, modular layouts, judging, and prototype tours. The
Local - A regional newsletter published six times a year.
Standards - When the cars of one manufacturer
cars work with the cars of another manufacturer on a track,
thank the NMRA. When your DCC system, with decoders from one
manufacturer and the base system from another, works, thank the
Convention - Larger than the regional convention, includes the
National Train Show. NMRA
Magazine - A monthly model railroading magazine. Kalmbach
Library - Your resource for modeling and prototype
information. People sometimes ask where to get prototype
photographs. For one project I worked on, the single best resource
for such photos was this library.