November 2016 Meet Recap


On Saturday, November 12, 2016, the Philadelphia Division once again held its late fall meet at the Brandywine Town Center Community Center in Wilmington, DE. The morning began with greetings from our superintendent, Joe Bergmaier.

The first order of business was the presenting of Achievement Program certificates by AP Coordinator Dave Messer, MMR. This round’s recipients were our two Earls, Paine and Hackett (coincidentally both newsletter editors, although Earl Hackett has just retired from editing MER’s The Local). Earl Paine earned his certificates in Master Builder: Scenery; and Model Railroad Engineer: Electrical, while Earl Hackett earned his Association Volunteer. … More...

September 2016 Meet Recap


Perkasie Train Station – Cropped from watercolor by James Mann. Click on photo for link to website.

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, the Philadelphia Division held its early fall meet at a new venue, the Perkasie Fire Company #1 in Perkasie, PA. It was originally planned to be held at the Quakertown Train Station, but a scheduling snafu forced us to change the venue at the last minute.

The morning session included two top-notch clinics that proved very interesting and entertaining. First up was Division member Glyn Thomas. Glyn modeled British and other foreign railroads for many years before … More...

June Meet Recap


The outbound Conshohocken Station building located on what was the Schuylkill Branch of the PRR.  This structure is still standing a short distance north of the Schuylkill River Trail, and currently being used as a coffee shop.

On Saturday morning, June 10, 2017 the Philadelphia Division held its meet at a new venue, the Plymouth Fire Company #1 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. The first agenda item was our annual business meeting and the election for Board of Directors. Superintendent Joe Bergmaier greeted the attendees and called the meeting to order. While the election committee was busy counting votes, Treasurer … More...

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