A Division of the Northeastern Region (NER) of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA)

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Hudson Berkshire Division's 2019 Winter Schedule

Check out the Video page for some new videos

Last month, back on Friday night, January 11th at the Malta Community Center we listened to both John Doehring, NER President and Irwin Nathanson, Division President, give presentations on their vision and strategy for the Northeastern Region and the Hudson Berkshire Division respectively. You can view Irwin's presentation here. You can view John's presentation here.

The bus trip to the Amherst Railroad Hobby Show in Springfield on Saturday January 26th was another well attended and enjoyable trip. Next year's show and bus trip will be on Saturday January 25th, 2020.

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For the February meeting we will gather to hear from Division member Charlie Newton on Friday night February 22nd at the Malta Community Center. Charlie will be giving a presentation based on the G&W as it was in the 1984 era, (before the massive assimilation of short lines). It would be about a real railroad to model as a shelf model railroad, Alcos, salt, and the first expansion to Mount Morris, NY. Although not a 'real' G&W modeler, Charlie will show the prototype landscape and structures and equipment photos and a map of the line from the 1984 era and will have a model layout drawing to offer to the membership

In March (the 22nd) we will be heading up to Mike Romanowski's house where he has cordially invited us to visit his home layout. More details to follow.

Planning for April is still in progress.

In May (the 24th) we will hear from Bruce Johnson on building structures from paper/card stock. We will be publishing information before the meeting with links to some of the web sites where paper models are available online.

In June (the 15th) we will be heading up to the Adirondack Live Steamers for the Division Picnic and Family Day. Again, more details to follow.

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The Great Model Railway Challenge

If you haven't heard of the Great Model Railway Challenge then you need to watch these videos. The GMRC is a British TV show which is a contest as railway modellers compete to create miniature masterpieces against the clock.

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Again, check back on the web site for the latest updates to the schedule - and visit the Event Calendar page for 2019 events.

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NER and NMRA 2019 Conventions

For those of you who haven't attended a Regional or National Convention - how about making 2019 the year to cross that off your list - and for those of you who have attended before - visit the Conventions page for further details about the 2019 NER Empire Junction (Syracuse, New York September 19-22 2019) and 2019 NMRA (Salt Lake City, Utah) Conventions.

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