Next Division Meet on Saturday, September 10, 2022

ELECTION RESULTS:  Joe Walters and Mike Dettinger were re-elected to the board, and Charlie Long was newly elected.  At the first board meeting following the election, the following officers were elected:

Superintendent:  Joe Walters, MMR
Assistant Superintendent:  Rob Hinkle
Clerk:  Charlie Long
Treasurer:  Kevin Feeney


Earl Paine:  AP Coordinator
Joe Walters, MMR:  AP Committee Chair
Charlie Long:  Membership
Rob Hinkle:  Ops, Social Media
Mike Dettinger: Clinics, Door Prizes
Chip Stevens:  Publicity, Member Outreach
Jeff Witt:  Venues
Kevin Feeney:  Donations, Train Shows
Bill Fagan:  Layouts
Howard Kaplan:  Website, Newsletter

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Scam emails have been reported requesting money for division or charitable purposes. No one from the Philadelphia Division will ever request money for gift cards or any other type of funds. These emails are completely fraudulent and should be ignored. If you're not sure, DO NOT REPLY to the email in question. Contact the official using a contact form on the website, or his email address as listed in The Dispatcher

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 ➡️

                   LAYOUTS               CAB RIDE LAYOUT VIDEOS              UPCOMING EVENTS

Welcome Aboard!

We are the Philadelphia Division of the Mid-Eastern Region (MER) of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), proudly celebrating our 52nd year as of May 24, 2021.  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:

Alden Smith’s Western Maryland – Cumberland Division (HO)
Alden was an outstanding scratchbuilder and a frequent clinician and contributor to The Dispatcher.

He was a great guy and friend to many.  Sadly he passed away in January of 2021.

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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