In the spring of 2014, our webmaster, Bill
Mosteller, convinced the PD board
that the Potomac Division website should be moved from free websites on
Comcast owned by two Division members to a paid hosting
it turned out, it was a prescient call. Comcast, with no
explanation, announced that sometime in early October 2015, they will
delete the service and existing websites. As a result, a lot
time and effort expended by members building their websites on Comcast
would be lost along with the website itself if the website were not
relocated. Just as important, all of the World Wide Web links
the website or topics contained on the website will fail.
The PD Board made the decision to host
member's model railroad webpages
on the new PD website potomac-nmra.org.
For each request to establish a model
railroad website on
we will provide complete step-by-step instructions on
what information we need to set up your unique space on
as well as how to configure the Secure FTP client program to integrate
with us for the purpose of transferring your initial files or
updates. We use the free program Core
Your part is a rather straightforward
process and not difficult to do.
Maybe you’ve thought about creating a
web site for your railroad. This is
an opportunity to make that come true. Those of us supporting the
Potomac Division site use a (free) WYSIWYG web editor called
. While we are far from
experts, we can offer limited help as you build your own web site.
One member created his web site using MS Publisher
For further information contact Marshall via e-mail at