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Mid- Eastern Region of the NMRA

       A Tour of Model Train Layouts found 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, June 8th at 10:00 A.M.. Jerry Stanley, a Potomac Division Board of Director, will present a clinic on "Carpentry Techniques to Build a Module. Please preregister for this event. For more information or to preregister contact Jerry at paymaster@potomac-nmra.org .

DATE
TOPIC
CLINICIAN
August 7, 2021 "Weathering Techniques Using an Air Brush" Shannon Crabtree
September 18, 2021 "Design Secrets" Nick Kalis
TBA
"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:

We are pleased to announce  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.

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

NEW OFFICERS ANNOUNCED

The new Board of Directors met on Monday, May 10th, 2021 and adopted the following position assignments:

Superintendent: Martin Brechbiel                    Senior Assistant: Alex Belida

Assistant Superintendent: Ernie Little            Clerk: Nick Kalis

Paymaster: Jerry Stanley

NEW BYLAWS ADOPTED

On April 18th, as a part of the Virtual Clinic scheduled that day, the Division's Annual Meeting was held. As a result of the meeting new bylaws were adopted. Click here to view the new bylaws that were adopted.

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 of 2021. (We didn't have any new members in January) 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
Roger Andes      - Gaithersburg, MD
Robert Sauer     - Leesburg, VA
Robert Gifford   - Hamilton, VA


    POTOMAC DIVISION VIRTUAL CLINICS-

 
The Potomac Division holds Virtual Clinics on the the third Sunday of each month which start at 3:00 P.M. and run until they are completed. 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
June 20, 2021  "Staging Can Be More Than a Dark Space Under the Layout" Paul Dolkos
July 18, 2021 "Introductory Guide to Making Model Railroad Videos" Rod Vance
August 22, 2021 "Update on the USMR Railroad" Bernie Kempinski

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   

The NMRAx virtual events can be found on their Facebook page. Click here to go to their page.

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 LOOKING FOR ARTICLES

The staff of the Potomac Flyer is looking for articles on railroad related projects our members are working on during the Coronavirus 19 restrictions. If you have something please reach out to them and share what you have. You can contact the staff by clicking here.


     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 Ron KIng on his receipt of the NMRA Civil AP certificate.

Congratulations to Rich Steinmann on his receipt of the NMRA Golden Spike, Electrical, Civil, Scenery, and Chief Dispatcher AP certificates.

Congratulations to Alex Belida and Pete LaGuardia on the completion of the requirements for the NMRA Civil AP certificate.


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