Next Philadelphia Division Meet on Zoom - Saturday, November 7, 2020
This will be a joint meet with the New Jersey Division

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NMRA X-Convention

Every 2 weeks on a Saturday, the NMRA brings you 12 hours of live model railroading clinics.  For those unable to attend all or part of the session, the clinics are saved and posted on YouTube and can be watched at your convenience.  For details visit:

NMRA Facebook Page ➡️
NMRA YouTube Channel ➡️


Effective June 19, 2020 Superintendent Charles Butsch has stepped down from his office and board position.  Acting Superintendent Rob Hinkle, with the approval of the board, has appointed Kevin Feeney to serve out the remainder of Charles's term which ends in 2021.  Kevin received the next highest number of votes in the general election and has accepted the position.  On July 8 the Board met to elect new officers.  The results are as follows:

Superintendent:  Rob Hinkle
Assistant Superintendent:  Joe Walters, MMR
Clerk:  Mark Wallace
Treasurer:  Howard Kaplan
Director at Large:  Mike Dettinger
Director at Large:  Chip Stevens
Director at Large:  Kevin Feeney

Auxilliary Officials:
AP Coordinator:  Earl Paine
AP Committee Chair:  Joe Walters, MMR
Clinics:  Mike Dettinger
Layouts:  Bill Fagan
Ops:  Rob Hinkle
Publicity:  Chip Stevens
Door Prizes:  Mike Dettinger
Item Donations:  Kevin Feeney
Newsletter Editor:  Howard Kaplan
Social Media:  Rob Hinkle
Webmaster:  Howard Kaplan

Liberty Bell Special

Liberty Bell Special convention store remains open!  Check out the great
apparel offerings! Open to everyone. CONVENTION STORE


Welcome Aboard!

We are the Philadelphia Division of the Mid-Eastern Region (MER) of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), proudly celebrating our 50th year (our Golden Anniversary) as of May 24, 2019.  Our passion is model railroading and our mission is promoting this great hobby through enjoyment, education, and fellowship, both within the organization itself, and by introducing the hobby and the NMRA to the public.

We serve the southeastern Pennsylvania counties of Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and Bucks, as well as the entire state of Delaware. If you are a member of the NMRA and live in any of these areas, you are automatically a member of the Philadelphia Division.
Read more about us

Featured Model Railroad:

Dave Messer, MMR’s PRR – Northeast Division (HO)
Dave was an NMRA Life Member, was a co-founder of the Hudson-Berkshire Division of the NER,
and served as the Philadelphia Division’s AP Coordinator for almost 30 years.  Sadly he passed away in February of 2020.

January Meet Recap

April Meet Cancelled

Welcome to Model Railroading!

CLICK HERE to see the video introduction to the hobby produced by the National Model Railroad Association and discover the benefits of NMRA membership.
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