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November Keystone Flyer

The Division Two full color newsletter is here!

January 15, 2023, 2:30pm

Division 2 Meeting

Marshall Township Municipal Building, 525 Pleasant Hill Road, Suite 100, Wexford, PA 15090
Program: Richie Jodon, Airbrushing

February 19, 2023

Division 2 Meeting

Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center, 3149 Main St, Weirton, WV 26062
Museum open at noon, meeting at 2:30pm

March 19, 2023, 2:30pm

Division 2 Meeting

Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society, 5000 Greenbag Rd, Unit D-13, Morgantown, WV 26501

April 16, 2023, 2:30pm

Division 2 Meeting

Ohio Valley Lines, 1225 Merchant Street, Ambridge, PA 15003

May 4-7, 2023

Rails to Pittsburgh, 2023 MCR Regional Convention

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

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.

Winter 2022

Morning Sun Books new releases

Contact the company store with any orders or questions.

November 2022

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

Contact the company store with any orders or questions.

Holiday Open Houses

December 2022

Friday, Dec. 2
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Saturday, Dec. 3
noon - 5:00pm: Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society
10:00am - 6:00pm: Clarion Model Railroad Club
11:00am - 3:00pm: Clarksburg Area Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Ohio Valley Lines
noon - 4:00pm: Rochester Area Heritage Society
noon - 6:00pm: Youngstown Model Railroad Association
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Sunday, Dec. 4
noon - 5:00pm: Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society
noon - 4:00pm: Clarion Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Ohio Valley Lines
noon - 4:00pm: Rochester Area Heritage Society
noon - 6:00pm: Youngstown Model Railroad Association
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Friday, Dec. 9
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Saturday, Dec. 10
noon - 5:00pm: Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society
10:00am - 6:00pm: Clarion Model Railroad Club
11:00am - 3:00pm: Clarksburg Area Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Ohio Valley Lines
noon - 4:00pm: Rochester Area Heritage Society
noon - 6:00pm: Youngstown Model Railroad Association
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Sunday, Dec. 11
noon - 5:00pm: Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society
noon - 4:00pm: Clarion Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Ohio Valley Lines
noon - 4:00pm: Rochester Area Heritage Society
noon - 6:00pm: Youngstown Model Railroad Association
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

December 2022

Friday, Dec. 16
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Saturday, Dec. 17
noon - 5:00pm: Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society
10:00am - 6:00pm: Clarion Model Railroad Club
11:00am - 3:00pm: Clarksburg Area Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Ohio Valley Lines
noon - 4:00pm: Rochester Area Heritage Society
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Sunday, Dec. 18
noon - 5:00pm: Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society
noon - 4:00pm: Clarion Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club
1:00pm - 4:00pm: Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society
noon - 5:00pm:
Ohio Valley Lines
noon - 4:00pm: Rochester Area Heritage Society
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Friday, Dec. 23
noon - 4:00pm: Clarion Model Railroad Club
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Saturday, Dec. 24
10:00am - 6:00pm: Clarion Model Railroad Club
11:00am - 3:00pm: Clarksburg Area Model Railroad Club

Monday, Dec. 26
10:00am - 4:00pm: Clarion Model Railroad Club
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Tuesday, Dec. 27
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Wednesday, Dec. 28
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Thursday, Dec. 29
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Friday, Dec. 30
11:00am - 9:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Saturday, Dec. 31
noon - 5:00pm: Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society
11:00am - 3:00pm: Clarksburg Area Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Ohio Valley Lines
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

January 2023

Sunday, Jan. 1
noon - 5:00pm: Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society
noon - 5:00pm: Ohio Valley Lines

Friday, Jan. 6
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Saturday, Jan. 7
11:00am - 3:00pm: Clarksburg Area Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Ohio Valley Lines
noon - 4:00pm: Rochester Area Heritage Society
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Sunday, Jan. 8
noon - 5:00pm: Mid Mon Valley Model Railroad Club
noon - 5:00pm: Ohio Valley Lines
noon - 4:00pm: Rochester Area Heritage Society
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Friday, Jan. 13
6:00pm - 9:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Saturday, Jan. 14
11:00am - 3:00pm: Clarksburg Area Model Railroad Club
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Sunday Jan. 15
11:00am - 5:00pm: Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum

Saturday, Jan. 21
11:00am - 3:00pm: Clarksburg Area Model Railroad Club

Saturday, Jan. 28
11:00am - 3:00pm: Clarksburg Area Model Railroad Club

Local Events

Washington Township VFC Holiday Lights

Public event by: Washington Twp. VFC, 1314 Axton St, Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 6:00pm
Santa arrives at 6:30 PM, treat Bags from the Lion's Club, Free Hot Chocolate, Hot Dogs and Popcorn.

Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show

January 7 & 8, 2023 10am-4pm ‍
Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA

Annual Train Show and Sale

January 30, 2023 10am-4pm
New Eagle VFD Social Hall 156 Chess St. New Eagle, PA 15067

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:

Thomas the Train set ( train table, track,
cars, engines, & portable table) available.  
Please make an offer to my e-mail:
This would be great for people with small 
grandchildren they wish to interest in 
trains.
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

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.

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

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

Tid Bits - Trivial Things on YouTube

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

 dferg100

RF&E-The Final Year

 ssnk79

Troels Kirk's On30 Coast Line RR

 Conny Jörnryd

Central New Hampshire Diesel Trains

 Dynamo Productions

H0 Utah Belt of Eric Brooman - vintage 4x3

 JSVideoUTube

Dave Clune On3 Cascade County Narrow Gauge

 JeffJohnston

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

 Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

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

 BArailsystem

Southern Pacific Donner Pass HO Scale Layout Tour

 TSG Multimedia

Tehachapi Pass - San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Need4Life 

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

 fmnut

Vol 1: Howard Zane's Piermont Division

 Nace's Videography LLC

Announcements

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.