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March Keystone Flyer

The Division Two full color newsletter is here!

April 16, 2023, 2:30pm

Division 2 Meeting

Ohio Valley Lines, 1225 Merchant Street, Ambridge, PA 15003
Program: N. Schorr, Backdrop Painting II

May 4-7, 2023

Rails to Pittsburgh, 2023 MCR Regional Convention

Where: Pittsburgh, PA
at the Doubletree by Hilton at Cranberry

Convention Cars, Kits, & Shirts

These items are available for pickup at a Div. 2 meeting, or to be shipped.

October 19-22, 2023

Round the Curve to Altoona, 2023 MER Regional Convention

Where: Altoona Grand Hotel
Hosted by the Susquehanna Division 11

New Directions in NMRA Education

The Education Department of NMRA has generated three new documents focused on NMRA educational efforts at the regional and division levels.

Spring-Summer 2023

Morning Sun Books new releases

Contact the company store with any orders or questions.

January 2023

Latest information on the newest book offerings, (remember the 20% discount).

Contact the company store with any orders or questions.

Division Two

Susan Werner and Ray Helster get Certificates of Achievement

At the February Division Meeting, Susan Werner and Ray Helster were presented with Certificates of Achievement for earning a category in the NMRA Achievement Program.

Local Events

Coming Events Far and Wide -

posted on Allegheny Plateau Division 11's web page

Member Layout Web Pages

If you are a Keystone Division Two active member and have a web page for your layout, contact the webmaster to get a link here. We can also host a page for you. One way to create a web page is to create a Word document, along with some photos, which can be converted to a web page by the webmaster. See George's page for an example.

PRR Panhandle Division in O Scale

 George Pandelios

Pittsburgh Mainline

 Charlie & Andy Blenko

Plum Creek Railroad

 Tom Gaus

The ORNRy Trainmen

 ORNRy Bunch

Pennsylvania Clubs

 Clubs and Societies in PA

West Virginia Clubs

 Clubs and Societies in WV

Ohio Clubs

 Clubs and Societies in OH

Classified Ads

For the upcoming convention, I need 
volunteers in the contest room to 
provide security, to check in entries, 
and to judge. If you are interested, 
please contact  Frank Benders at:

There is a correction to our mailing
address for the Div.2 Company Store
for ordering porch swings and market
  Address no longer active:    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

Clinics, Presentations and Videos

This section, which is a regular section on the Departments page, is a collection of clinics, presentations, and videos that have been collected over the years with some recent additions.

Track Cleaning Car for a 3-D Printer

by Tom Frommeyer and Ken Hanawalt

Wheel Chock for a 3-D Printer

by Tom Frommeyer and Ken Hanawalt

Nickel Plate 765 - Steam in the Cuyahoga Valley

by Dave Kitch

Light-It - July 2021 Clinic

by Doug Sandmeyer

How to Make a Powerpoint Self-running Presentation

by George Pandelios

Bill Defoe's Cinder Valley Video

by Dom Candelore

Ohio Valley Lines - 2009 Video

by Tom Gaus

NMRA Recruitment Video


Estate Planning

by Frank Bongiovanni

Great Pictures on a Budget

by Tom Gaus

Model Railroading in Germany

by Pat Altdorfer

Stone Archway using foam board

by Bill Defoe

Tid Bits - Trivial Things on YouTube

Todd Treaster's Wonderful N Scale Layout and Collection

 Big G's RR

2023 EBT Winter Spectacular - first runs of 2-8-2 Mikado #16 in 67 years

 Jimmy Braum

Chicago Crossing N Scale Layout Tour

 Chicago Crossing Model Railroad

The City Edge Layout - Street Running Scenes - by Vic Smith

 Rex Smith

FSD Shorts: Weigh In Motion O Scale

 Fairmont Subdivision

O Scale Allied Switch Job

 Fairmont Subdivision

2020 Layout Presentation - Per Laursen

 Summit model train videos

PRR Q2s in Action

 Norm's Trains

Model Train Layout N&W in the City


RF&E-The Final Year


Troels Kirk's On30 Coast Line RR

 Conny Jörnryd

Central New Hampshire Diesel Trains

 Dynamo Productions

H0 Utah Belt of Eric Brooman - vintage 4x3


Dave Clune On3 Cascade County Narrow Gauge


mrhmag.com - Colorado Style - Jim Reardon's On3 D&RGW

 Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

HO Ops Session-CN Caramat & Kinghorn Subs - 10/2021


Southern Pacific Donner Pass HO Scale Layout Tour

 TSG Multimedia

Tehachapi Pass - San Diego Model Railroad Museum


Trains of NAPMs Open House 2020

 North American Prototype Modelers Channel

Bar Mills Scale Model Works Main Display

 TwoSheds deCosta

Last Days of the PaTrain


Vol 1: Howard Zane's Piermont Division

 Nace's Videography LLC


History's a Blast

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.

Rochester Area Heritage Society and Model Railroad Museum

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!

See our T-track modular layout.

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.

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.