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Mid- Eastern Region of the NMRA

        Potomac Division Challenge 6 - A Tour of Hometowns found on Division Layouts seen in the Potomac Division (click caption to see write up)

The Division's email Yahoo group is 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 has "live" build and take clinics which take place at Jerry Stanley's Hobby Barn. The next clinic is set for Saturday, November 12th,  will start at 10:00 A.M. with Kate Kalis conducting the clinic. This clinic will be on "Painting a Backdrop in a Train Room". Attendance is limited to and you must pre-register to attend. To preregister for this event email Jerry Stanley by clicking here.

*** The January 14, 2023 clinic will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 3702 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA. Click here for more information as there is some preparation work that you need to do to save time at the clinic. Attendance is limited to and you must pre-register to attend.
To preregister for this event email Ernie Little by clicking here.

Here is what on the schedule for the next three months.

DATE
TOPIC
CLINICIAN
November 12, 2022
"Painting a Backdrop In a Train Room"
Kate Kalis
*** January 14, 2023
"Resin Casting - Part I"
Martin Brechbiel, MMR
*** February 4, 2023
"Resin Casting - Part II"
Martin Brechbiel, MMR

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 railroad trivia in form of a crossword puzzle challenge. The crossword puzzle will be a PDF file you can download that provides the puzzle, clues, AND the solution.

LAYOUT TOURS:

The Board of Directors is looking for a person(s) interested in serving as the Division's LAYOUT COORDINATOR in anticipation of starting Layout Tour visits up again. If you are interested contact the Division Superintendent by email or phone.

It has been almost two years since our first Virtual Layout tour held on Saturday, December 12, 2020. 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.

Layout tours have been suspended due to the coronavirus and we hope to continue as them soon as the coronovirus guidelines permit and hosts allow visitation of their homes.


UPCOMING TRAIN SHOWS IN THE DIVISION:

Great Scale Model Train and Railroad Collectors Shows and Railroad Market Place. Click here to go to the show's website.

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show. Click here to go to the show's website.



POTOMAC DIVISION NEWS

OCTOBER  BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

The Board of Directors meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. using the Zoom Virtual meeting platform. To attend the meeting click on the following link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87831221397?pwd=Wkd0UWFGU3NYZDF2dzV2T3lxcVJodz09

After registering you will receive an email with the link to the BOD meeting. The agenda will be available before the meeting date.

POTOMAC AND JAMES RIVER JOINT MINICON

The Potomac and James River Divisions will hold a joint mini con on Saturday, November 5th. The event will be held at the Battlefield Baptist Church in Warrenton, VA. Planning is underway and details of the event will be forthcoming as soon as the planning is completed.

CHESAPEAKE TRAINMASTERS CLUB MAKES DONATION TO DIVISION

The Board of Directors thanks the members of the Chesapeake Trainmasters Club for their recent donation in amount of $485.07 in memory of deceased Club and Division members Charlie Kilbourne, Ron Schmidt, and Mike White.

MARSHALL ABRAMS AWARD RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED.

The Division's ANNUAL MEETING took place on Sunday, May 1st. Please join the Board of Directors in congratulating Mat Thompson as the recipient of the MARSHALL ABRAMS AWARD for 2021-2022. Due to the meeting being virtual Assistant Superintendent Ernie Little (on the left) presented the award to Mat (on the right).

    

POTOMAC DIVISION MEMBERS IN ACTION

Eleven Potomac Division members were at the Great Scale Model Train Show (GSMTS) the weekend of February 5th and 6th staffing the Potomac Division booth. The Board of Directors thanks all involved and appreciates their time spent and also thanks the GSMTS organization for their donation of the table space for our booth. This kind of activity is important to the recruitment of members and supporting the model railroad hobby. The following members participated:

Bob Yetter Nick Kalis Gary Eames Ken Wilson
Doug Hess Thomas Washburn William Mosteller Mike Powers
Tim Tilson Mike Fleming Paul Hutchins

WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS OF THE DIVISION -

Please join the Board of Directors in welcoming new members to the Potomac Division by reaching out to them and helping them settle in to their new Division.

JANUARY - 2022
Jack Riegel - Alexandria, VA
FEBRUARY, 2022
Dave Smith - Springfield, VA
Kestutis Pauliukoni - McLean, VA
Ralph Hix - Manassas, VA
David Legal - Pomfret, MD
Gregg Cassidy - Silver Spring, MD John Berg - Fairfax, VA
Edward Mason - Falls Church, VA
MARCH - 2022
Phil Bell - Vienna, VA
Roger Blocker - Forestville, MD
APRIL - 2022
William Broadus - Cheverly, MD
Charles Kaltwasser - Solomons, MD
David Strohmeyer - Gainesville, VA

MAY - 2022
Paul Bastek - Silver Spring, MD
Michael Zelaska - Woodbridge, VA
JUNE - 2022
John Whittaker - Aldie, VA
JULY - 2022
Matt Huse
Al Ravella

    POTOMAC DIVISION VIRTUAL CLINICS-

 
The Potomac Division Virtual Clinics are normally held on the the third Sunday of each month at 3:00 P.M. and are presented using the Zoom video platform. This allows attendees to have video and audio, video only, or just listen access. Click here for Information on how to use Zoom. An email containing information on how to register and gain access the on-line clinic is sent to the PD membership email list prior to the clinic. Here is the what is on tap for the next three months:

DATE
TOPIC
CLINICIAN
October 16, 2022
"If I Could Turn Back Time: Modeling the Ma & Pa in 1924"
Bob Sprague
December 4, 2022
"Adding Working headlights to HO scale vehicles"
George Gaige
January 15, 2023
"Making Trees"
Pat Rivard and Pat Hurly

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 next NMRAx event has not been advertised. When it is we will post the link here.

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


THE NEXT POTOMAC FLYER FAVORITE CHALLENGE - Your Favorite Caboose or Maintenance of Way Car --- December - January Issue

The next Potomac Flyer Challenge is for the December - January issue and the Editor is asking members to send in photos and a short description of their favorite caboose or maintenance of way (MoS) car.  Come on, get out your camera, take a picture, and make up a short description of what it is. Let's see what you have to offer! Send your submissions to: Potomac-Flyer@potomac-nmra.org. The deadline is November 10th.

The staff of the Potomac Flyer thanks everyone who submitted an entry for the Passenger Car, Combine and RPO Car Challenge. Check them out in the October - November issue coming soon.

PRIOR POTOMAC DIVISION CHALLENGES

To see the prior Potomac Division Challenges  Click here to see the submissions.


  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. They continue to work toward the goal and are making progress. To see a list of the AP certificate members click here.

Congratulations to Bill Mosteller on his achievement of the Author AP certificate.

Congratulations to Jerry Stanley on his achievement of the Author AP certificate.

Congratulations to Bill Mosteller on his achievement of the Chief Dispatcher AP certificate.

Congratulations to Rich Steinmann on his achievement of the Structures AP certificates.


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