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February Keystone Flyer

The Division Two full color newsletter is here!

February, 2021

Bring 'n' Brag Contest

See the results for the February contest.

March 21, 2021

Division 2 Meeting

Zoom Online Meeting
Program: TBA

Div.2 Remote Model Evaluation

Achievement Program

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.

2020 Convention Kits

The four yard building kits for the 2020 Regional Convention are now available.

Winter 2021

Morning Sun Books new releases

Contact the company store with any orders or questions.

February 2021

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

Contact the company store with any orders or questions.

May 20-23, 2021

MCR Regional Convention

Cancelled

July 2021

NMRA 2021 Rails By The Bay

Convention Cancelled

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.

September, 2024

40th National Narrow Gauge Convention

Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Achievement Program Awards

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.

Tid Bits - Trivial Things on YouTube

Construction- Clear Lake Timber Company Model Railroad

 Carl Brainerd

Winter Steam on the Conway Scenic

 Dynamo Productions

O Scale Saturday Night Switching

 Fairmont Subdivision

O Scale Allied Switch Job

 Fairmont Subdivision

Deep In The Mountains of West Virginia O Scale HD

 Fairmont Subdivision

*FIRST LOOK*: Western Maryland Scenic 1309 Under Steam!

 Piedmont District Railfan

Tony Koester ’s Nickel Plate Road in HO Scale

 Pilentum

Vol 1: Howard Zane's Piermont Division

 Nace's Videography LLC

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

 Rex Smith

Cab Ride on the City Edge Layout

Rex Smith

George Sellios' Franklin & South Manchester LayoutTour

 The Trackside Modeler

Gorre and Daphetid

Sunday River Productions

Deepwater District Layout Visit

 WPandP

Layout Tour: Gary Reynolds' Grand Allegheny Railroad

 Stephen Bennett

Bill Kachel's HO Scale Pennsylvania Railroad Cosmopolitan Division

 Eastern PA Railfan Productions

Model Train Layout PRR "The Ore Train"

 dferg100

Beautiful Large Private Model Railroad layout in HO scale

 Need4Life

Install a track speedometer - Dec. 2020 WHATS NEAT

 Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

15 Most Amazing Railway Tracks In The World

The Genius Lemon

Model Train Layout N&W

 dferg100

BRR Layout Tour: Scott Woods' B&LE/Union RR Steel Themed Layout

 Stephen Bennett

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

 Dynamo Productions

Announcements

Scenic Express

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.

In memory of Rev. Richard H. Flock, 1935 - 2020

Richard was a spark in the Keystone Division for nearly 50 years, he and Larry Kline were a driving force behind the RPM-East Railroad Prototype Modeler seminars. Click here to view his obituary.

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.


Here is a link to the ORNRy Bunch's web page called The ORNRy Trainmen


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.