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

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On March 22nd we will be heading up to Mike Romanowski's house where he has cordially invited us to visit his home layout. Mike’s N scale layout is based on the present day UP and BN traffic from Denver and the foothills of the Rockies. The 12x20 shelf design runs under a Digitrax DCC system laid on Kato’s Unitrack. Please note that the layout is not handicap accessible, with 11 steps from the garage down into the basement.

For our April meeting Artie Krass will be giving a brief introduction to the Arduino and illustrate some of the ways we can use the Arduino on our layouts. Artie will touch on the Arduino hardware and the software used with the Arduino, and will demonstrate some of the circuitry that can used to enhance your model railroad. The meetng will be on Friday April 26th at a site still to be determined

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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