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May Keystone Flyer

The Division Two full color newsletter is here!

May 2021

Bring 'n' Brag Contest

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.

May 18-22, 2022

Indy Junction 2022 Convention

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

May 16, 2021

Division 2 Meeting

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

MCR

Achievement Program

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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.

May 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

Member Layout Web Pages

Pittsburgh Mainline

 Charlie & Andy Blenko

Plum Creek Railroad

 Tom Gaus

 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.

Local Events

Coming Events Far and Wide -


posted on Allegheny Plateau Division 11's web page

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

Model Train Layout N&W in the City

 dferg100

REALISTIC MODEL RAILROAD WITH WORKING SIGNALS AND MORE!

 djstrains (Charlie and Andy Blenko's layout)

Unbelivable RC ANTONOV AN225 decoupling Midair the BURAN RC Spaceship

 RCHeliJet

Member Layout Tour: Bob Murphy's New Haven

mprrclub

Scary train ride

 SuperBostyn

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


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.