Do you need some help or advice about some aspect of your model railroading hobby?
I wired up a reverse loop and it doesn' t work. Can someone help me?
I want to model a steel mill. Is there someone I can talk to that knows about steel mills?
I' m thinking about converting from DC to DCC. Is there someone I can talk to about how hard it is to convert?
I' m working on an Achievement Program certi?cate and have a question about one of the requirements. Is there someone I can talk to who can tell me how to interpret the requirement?
Potomac Division is full of members that have expertise in just about
every facet of model railroading and they are more than willing to help
you. The trick is to ?gure out how to connect you with the right person
that can help. It would also be great if the person lived close by so
it would be easy for you to possibly meet with them to work on your
problem or questions. In order to try and link you up with the right
person who has the expertise to answer your questions and provide you
with expert advice, the Potomac Division has created “Helper Service.”
not everyone is a Master Model Railroader, many of our members have
earned one or more achievement certi?cates, which means they have
demonstrated a signi?cant level of expertise in speci?c modeling areas.
In addition, many of our members have specialized expertise in speci?c
When you want Helper Service, simply e-mail us your
question or otherwise describe the area in which you need help, and we
will try to match you up with one or more members that live in your
area and who have the expertise you seek.
If you can provide
specific questions about the problem you are having that will help us
better find the right expert to help you. Also, if you have questions
about how to interpret Achievement Program requirements, we can provide
you with the correct interpretation, and can get interpretations from
the Region or National if necessary.
Our normal method of
looking for expertise in the Division is to send out an e-mail to the
membership explaining the specific need for assistance. We can include
your name, the town or city where you live (but not your specific
address), and contact information (phone number, e-mail address) so
anyone with the right expertise that is willing to help you can contact
you directly. If you do not wish to provide your name or contact
information, we will ask that anyone interested in helping contact the
Division and we will put you in touch with any respondents.