November 2016 Meet Recap

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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

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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...

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