MER 2019 Fall Convention

Click here for the Convention Website

We Need Volunteers!!!  Clinic monitors, registration, contest room, white elephant room, vendor room, and more.  Please contribute a small amount of your time to help make this an enjoyable and smooth-running convention.  It's easy and fun (we'll take care of the hard stuff) and you get AP credit, too.
NMRA members from other divisions:  If you plan to attend and would be
willing to help out, it would be very much appreciated, as well.
Please contact Volunteer Chair Charles Butsch by clicking below:


There will be a Division Meet on Saturday, September 7th held at the convention hotel (was Judge Group - tentative--check back to be sure) specifically for convention volunteers where you can sign up for specific positions if you hadn't already mentioned a preference when you contacted Chairman Charles Butsch.  Keep an eye out for details.  There will also be an email announcement.

SPECIAL DIVISION MEET -  CONVENTION VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: Saturday morning, September 7, 2019 at 9:00am at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 260 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia, PA 19406 in the Independence North Ballroom.  For details, see the event page or the upcoming edition of The Dispatcher.

Please use the layout/ops form below and submit to Bill Fagan.
We also welcome layouts of those of neighboring divisions for
"on the way to" and "on the way home."

Click Here for the Form to Register your Layout for a Tour or Ops

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

Click here for the Convention Chair Contacts


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 is an NMRA Life Member, was a co-founder of the Hudson-Berkshire Division of the NER,
and has served as the Philadelphia Division’s AP Coordinator for almost 30 years.

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Upcoming June Meet

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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