Philadelphia Division Meet

Date(s) - Saturday, March 14, 2015
9:00 AM

Elkins Park Train Station
7876 Spring Ave.
Elkins Park, PA 19027



For our March 14th meet we will be convening at a new, authentic, railroad venue, the Elkins Park Train Station. Doors open at 8:30am and the meet starts promptly at 9:00. Detailed directions can be found on page 7 of the division newsletter, The Dispatcher.

Located on the SEPTA Warminster and West Trenton lines (historically the North Penn Branch of the Reading Company), the station building itself has been unused by SEPTA for over ten years but the trains still stop there. The schedule can be found on the SEPTA website at:

The address for your GPS is: Spring and Park Avenues, Elkins Park East, Elkins Park, PA 19027. But why drive when you can take the train!!

For more about the Elkins Park Train Station, check out the website at

Parking may be a little challenging. The folks at the Elkins Park Train Station Renovation Project have told is that there is plenty of street parking and an adjacent SEPTA parking lot on the opposite side of the tracks which is very inexpensive, but not free. It could also be crowded. If you can car pool, it is recommended. If you take the train, the added benefit is that the Chelten Hills Model Railroad Club, which will be open for us in the afternoon, is only a short walk away.

In addition to vendor tables, we will have a White Elephant table. Bring any unwanted stuff to sell.

We have a great clinic lineup with the focus on variety. Instead of two longer clinics, we will have four shorter ones.

 Charles Butsch will give a stand around show-and-tell on weathering freight cars.
 Earl Hackett will discuss 3-D printing and what is involved in getting things made through this revolutionary process.
 Alden Smith will talk about how he scratch built his Jenkins-Jones mine.
 We will be treated to a guided tour with a virtual cab ride of Bob Gross’s beautiful N-scale layout. Video photography courtesy of Bill Fagan.

The Chelten Hills Model Railroad Club, a short walk up the street, will be open during the afternoon for your viewing pleasure.

All NMRA members welcome. Feel free to bring a guest. Free, 6-month NMRA membership applications will be available.

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