Next Division Meet on Saturday, June 11, 2022


ELECTIONS:  Online voting will be held using Election Buddy via email.  If you have provided a valid email address to the NMRA, you will receive an email ballot.  If you need to supply a new email for any reason, please send to both Mike Dettinger who will be conducting the online election, and Howard Kaplan who sends out email notifications.  You should expect to receive a ballot around the middle of May.  CLICK HERE for the ELECTION ISSUE which contains the candidates' statements.


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 ➡️ https://bit.ly/NMRAFacebook
NMRA YouTube Channel ➡️ https://bit.ly/NMRAYouTube

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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.
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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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