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October Keystone Flyer

The Division Two full color newsletter is here!

October 17, 2021

Division 2 Meeting

Schiappa Library, 4141 Mall Drive, Steubenville, OH 43952
Meeting at 2:30pm
Program: Bob DiBenedetto, "Operation Lifesaver"
Layout: Bob DiBenedetto

November 21, 2021

Division 2 Meeting

New Eagle VFD Social Hall, 156 Chess Street, New Eagle, PA 15067
Meeting at 2:30pm
Host: Mid-Mon Valley Model Railroad Club
Layouts: Mid-Mon Valley Club, Jim Braum, Susan Werner

April 23, 2022

Division 2 Jamboree

2022 Pittsburgh Model Railroad Jamboree
Robert Morris University, 8256 University Blvd, Moon Twp, PA 15108

Convention Flyer Convention Registration

May 18-22, 2022

Indy Junction 2022 Convention

The RPM Conference has joined with the NCR, MWR, and MCR to bring to model railroaders One Convention, Four Full Days
The heart of RPM Conferences is 30+ presentations in addition to all the NMRA clinics. Attendees can attend all clinics on the same ticket.
All convention participants will have access to all convention activities, with the single exception of the NMRA judged contests, which are open to NMRA members only.
The RPM Conference will have an open model display room plus the Modutrak display layout and other RPM Conference displays.
The NMRA clinics will be primarily in the morning and most evenings with the afternoon available for layout visits and operating sessions.
The RPM clinics will be morning, afternoon, and some evenings.
A Friends of the Freight Car dinner is planned as part of the RPM style activities. Dinner, with a feature presentation, is planned for this event.
Location: Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st St, Indianapolis, IN 46219

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 2022

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.

September, 2024

40th National Narrow Gauge Convention

Where: Pittsburgh, PA

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

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.

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

NMRA

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

Local Events

Coming Events Far and Wide -


posted on Allegheny Plateau Division 11's web page

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show

Nov. 6 & 7, 2021 10am-4pm ‍
Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA

Tid Bits - Trivial Things on YouTube

Southern Pacific Donner Pass HO Scale Layout Tour

 TSG Multimedia

Tehachapi Pass - San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Need4Life 

Western Maryland and B&O April 1975

 Railroad Media Archive

Trains of NAPMs Open House 2020

 North American Prototype Modelers Channel

Bar Mills Scale Model Works Main Display

 TwoSheds deCosta

Mid Central T-Trak POV 7/25/21 Moroeville PA Greenberg Train show

 Jimmy Braum

Home Layout POV tour

 Jimmy Braum

Trillium 2001

 fmnut

Boston & Albany RR HO Scale Tour - Chuck Oraftik NYC

 TSG Multimedia

Last Days of the PaTrain

 fmnut

Model Train Layout N&W in the City

 dferg100

REALISTIC MODEL RAILROAD WITH WORKING SIGNALS AND MORE!

 djstrains (Charlie and Andy Blenko's layout)

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

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

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.

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.


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.

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