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Bring & Brag 2023

January -Anything Goes
February -Motive Power: Diesel, Electric & Traction
March -Motive Power: Steam
April -Freight Cars
May (MCR Regional Convention)
June -Non-Revenue (incl. cabooses)
August -Passenger Cars
October -Structures
November -Prototype Photos

Bring and Brag table at a Division Two meeting

Bring and Brag Contest Guidelines


  • THREE POINTS : Entry receiving the most popular votes
  • TWO POINTS : Entry receiving the second most popular votes
  • ONE POINT : Entry receiving the third most popular votes

The Rules:

  • Only one entry is permitted for each Bring-n-Brag contest.
  • Only entries matching the monthly category may compete for points. Models not matching will be for display only.
  • Each entry must be the creative efforts of the modeler entering it. These may include but are not limited to models, photographs, dioramas, needlework, etc. (this generally excludes out-of-the box models, other people's work and collectibles). Excluded items are welcome for display, however.
  • All entries will remain ANONYMOUS to the membership (only B-n-B chairman will know the identity of the entering member).
  • An entry may be entered only once unless there has been a significant amount of additional work done on it.
  • Each entry will be accompanied by a brief written description of the model including the personal efforts that have gone into its production. The description is very important so members can take the type of construction into consideration since there are no longer points awarded for scratch-building or kit-bashing, The Bring-n-Brag chairman will assign a written number to be written on the paper or note card with the written description.


  • The Division 2 Bring and Brag contest is to encourage model railroaders of all skill levels to share their creative efforts at monthly meetings and to allow members to show their appreciation of these efforts.


  • The B-n-B contest will be based on the calendar year with recognition occurring at the annual jamboree the following year. Recognition will include a first place, a second place and 2 runner-ups.


  • Monthly categories will be established by an ad hoc committee appointed by the B-n-B chairman and published in the January issue of the Keystone Flyer and will be available on the website as soon as possible.


  • Each attendee at the meeting may vote once for his or her favorite entry using the number assigned. Voting will take place between 2:00 PM and 2:30 PM. At 2:25 PM, the presiding officer will remind the membership that only 5 minutes remain in which to vote. The last agenda item before adjournment (and before any program) will be announcement of the winners. After the end of the meeting but before the program, the winners will spend a few minutes discussing their entries and answering questions.

Clinics, Presentations and Videos

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

Turnout Lock for a 3-D Printer

by Ken Hanawalt for the TCR

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

Company Store

The Company Store is a service to the Division members that has been run successfully by Division Two for many years. Available at the monthly meetings and other events, it enables NMRA members to purchase items at a discount. Books, calendars, model car kits and more.

Convention Cars, Kits, & Shirts

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

Documents and Reports