We are the Keystone Division, our members get together monthly to share an interest in trains, any scale, model or prototype, hobby or obsession. Our goal is to keep the spirit of the railroads alive for future generations and to support the NMRA. Go to our about us page to see more.
The NMRA advances the worldwide scale model railroading community through education and standards as well as advocacy and fellowship.
The Division Two full color newsletter is here!
Cast your vote for May's bring and brag contest.
Click here to see the entries.
voting will be through Saturday, May 15, 2021 at noon.
Three Regions, One Convention, Four Full Days
The Midwest, North Central, and Mid Central Regions of the NMRA will host this Tri-Regional convention in May 2022
Clinics, Layout Tours, Ops Sessions, Prototype Tours, Non-Rail Clinics and Activities and a Train Show.
Location: Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st St, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Zoom Online Meeting & Program, open to all members, 2:30 pm
Program: Dave Ellis: Expand your Horizons with Backdrops
Quarantine BnB Extra: Red Cross Boxcars
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The Education Department of NMRA has generated three new documents focused on NMRA educational efforts at the regional and division levels.
The four yard building kits for the 2020 Regional Convention are now available.
Contact the company store with any orders or questions.
Contact the company store with any orders or questions.
The convention is in planning to be an ONLINE multi-day video virtual event in lieu of the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Live and recorded video and will have virtual participation by clinicians and layout owners local to the Santa Clara area. Video clinics, layout tours, museum, and railfanning tours are expected, with Q&A sessions and layout owners' panels to provide interactivity. Slack channels or breakout rooms are expected to allow live post-presentation discussions.
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Charlie & Andy Blenko
If you are a Keystone Division Two active member and have a web page for your layout, or would like one hosted on our page, contact the webmaster, it is less work than you might think.
Jim Braum earned his Golden Spike Achievement Certificate, he is a member of the Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club in New Eagle, PA. Thanks to Susan for taking the picture.
Jim Braum earned his Volunteer Achievement Certificate, he is a member of the Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club in New Eagle, PA. Thanks to Susan for taking the picture.
Ray Helster earned his Scenery Achievement Certificate, he is a member of the Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club in New Eagle, PA. Thanks to Susan for taking the picture.
djstrains (Charlie and Andy Blenko's layout)
Piedmont District Railfan
Nace's Videography LLC
The Trackside Modeler
Sunday River Productions
Eastern PA Railfan Productions
Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine
The Genius Lemon
Jim Elster is moving his business to Colorado in August or September of 2021, so he is going to cut back on inventory for his online business.
One of our members, the former editor of our newsletter, has a YouTube channel, His videos span eight years and vary from narrow guage railroads to abandoned iron furnaces to the Badlands in South Dakota. You can like each video by selecting the thumbs up button, and you can also subscribe to the channel.
The museum is located at 350 Adams Street, Rochester, Pa. 15074.
Our model Railroad features 4 permanent displays in 4 different scales (N, HO, O, G). Our large HO display represents Rochester in the early 1900's. It is highly detailed, realistic and a must see. But there's more, the museum features many local historical items and information for you and your family to see!
The FALLSTON FLAGSTOP Railfan B&B is located at 62 Beaver Street, Fallston, PA 15066. Our RAILFAN GUESTS look out upon the CSX Pittsburgh Sub [former P&LE] mainline and the Norfolk Southern Ft. Wayne and Youngstown Line mainlines directly across the neighboring Beaver River in Beaver County, Pennsylvania approximately 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, PA and only five miles from Norfolk Southern's Conway Yard. The website is www.fallstonflagstop.com.
There is a correction to our mailing address for the Div.2 Company Store for ordering porch swings and market decals: Address no longer active: P.O.Box 152 Greensburg, PA 15601-0152 Company Store address to be used: 292 Salem Church Rd Rostraver Twp, PA 15012-2922
Make tracks to the Division 2 Meetings , guests are always welcome to stop in and meet other modelers.
If you enjoy, or are just interested in, trains or model railroads, then you will fit right in with our interests and activities.
We have members that have a few trains stored in the attic, some are master modelers, others have huge operating layouts, and others just enjoy coming to the meetings.
The Free-Mo modular railroad is a chance for anyone to model and operate a section of the layout. Members are available to help and guide you with each step in your modules construction. Visit our Free-Mo pictures page for photos of our modular railroad portable layout.
Model Railroad Jamboree where experts share their skills and knowledge.
Members receive the Keystone Flyer , our monthly Division Newsletter.
You can find out more or get started by taking advantage of the Rail Pass Membership. For only $19.95, you get 9 months of Rail Pass Membership and nine issues of the NMRA magazine Scale Rails. Click here for more information.