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HUDSON BERKSHIRE DIVISION

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



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January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019
May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019
September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019
January 2020

January 2019


January 4th - Friday - Hudson Berkshire Division BOD Meeting - 7 PM until 9 PM - Malta Community Center

First Board of Directors meeting for 2019

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January 11th - Friday - Hudson Berkshire Division Monthly Meeting - 7 PM until 9 PM - Malta Community Center

John Doehring and Irwin Nathanson presentations on the NER and the HBD respectively

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January 26th - Saturday - Hudson Berkshire Division Bus Trip - Springfield

We are off to the Springfield Train Show - reserve your seat now by filling out the form on the Forms/Signup Sheets page.

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January 26th - 27th - Railroad Hobby Show - Amherst Railway Association

Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA.

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February 2019


February 22nd - Friday Hudson Berkshire Division Monthly Meeting - 7 PM until 9 PM - Malta Community Center

For the February meeting we wil gather to hear from Division member Charlie Newton on Friday night February 22nd. 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

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March 2019


March 22nd - Friday - Hudson Berkshire Division Monthly Meeting - 7 PM until 9 PM

A visit to the layout of Mike Romanowski in Queensbury, NY

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April 2019


April 26th - Friday - Hudson Berkshire Division Monthly Meeting - 7 PM until 9 PM

Presentation, Artie Krass - An Introduction to Arduino - Mechanicville Fire Department


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May 2019


May 17th - Friday Hudson Berkshire Division Monthly Meeting

7 PM until 9 PM

A clinic/presentation by Bruce Johnson on constructing paper buildings.

Defreestville Fire Department 350 N Greenbush Rd, Troy, NY 12180

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June 2019


June 15th - Saturday - Hudson Berkshire Division Family Outing

Enjoy the hospitality and food at the Adirondack Live Steamers ALS

11 AM until 3 PM - RAIN or SHINE!


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July 2019

July 7th - July 13th - NMRA 2019 Convention - Salt Lake City, Utah


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August 2019



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September 2019


Our upcoming September Division Meeting will be on Friday night, September 27th at the Malta Community Center from 7 PM until 9 PM. HB Member Charlie Newton will be doing a presentation:

We'll be traveling south from Binghamton to Scranton via the 'new Pennsylvania Division' on the former DL&W, and returning to Binghamton north via the 'old Pennsylvania Division' over Ararat, and Conrail Delaware Division to Binghamton. The time frame is in the 1979-1985 era.

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September 19th - 22th - NER 2019 Convention - The Empire Junction 2019 - hosted by the Central New York Division - Syracuse, New York


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October 2019


The October meeting will be on Friday night, October 18th from 7 pm until 9 pm at the Malta Community Center.

The meeting will be a "Show and Tell" on freight car weathering. Looking for members to bring their weathered rolling stock and be available to give a brief talk/slide/demo to the group on the techniques they have used to weather their rolling stock. We will supply some undecorated 50' boxcar shells for members to take home and try out weathering on. This will not be a hands on clinic at this time mainly a "Show and Tell". I will be sending out an email and asking members to respond to me if they will be attending and bringing some of the weathering efforts to share with the group.

***** We will also be holding a raffle to benefit our Toys For Tots Fund *****


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November 2019


The November Hudson Berkshire Division Monthly Meeting will be an Open House Event.


Hudson-Berkshire Division Open House


(Click here for a PDF version of the Open House Information)

WHERE: Mike Hachey’s house, 4026 Ryan Place, Schenectady, NY, 12303

WHEN: November 2, 2019, 12 – 5 PM (come whenever you want, rain or shine)!


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Upstate Model Railroaders present their Annual Train Hobby and Craft show on a NEW DATE this year, Saturday, November 16th, 2019 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, in the Chase Sports Expo located at 22 Hudson Falls Rd. South Glens Falls, NY.

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Wednesday, November 20th, from 7 pm to 9 pm, Upstate Model Railroaders will be having their monthly open house. The club is located at 22 Hudson Falls Rd, South Glens Falls, NY. in the Chase Sports Expo building.

Click here for details about the Upstate Model Railroaders November events

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December 2019


December - Great Train Extravaganza

Empire State Plaza Convention Center - Albany, NY - Sunday December 1st 10:00 am until 4:00 pm


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January 2020


January 25th - 26th - Railroad Hobby Show - Amherst Railway Association - Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA.


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