Philadelphia Division Meet

Date(s) - Saturday, June 11, 2022
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Alverthorpe Park - Picnic Pavilion
Fox Chase Rd.
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Located on Fox Chase Rd., across from World Mission Society Church of God
whose address is 875 Fox Chase Rd., Jenkintown, PA 19046
Coordinates: 40°05’27.4″N 75°06’27.7″W

Directions: PA TPK (I-76) to Exit 343 – PA 611. Take PA-611 south into Jenkintown, left on Greenwood Ave., left on Meetinghouse Rd., right on Fox Chase Rd. Consult your online map or GPS for the best route. Use the provided coordinates or the church address for the most accurate location. You’ll see a white sign with green lettering and PhillyNMRA signs at the entrance. Once inside, picnic area is to the left and visible at the end of the parking lot.



The Philadelphia Division will hold its next meet on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Alverthorpe Park. The official address of the park is Jenkintown Road and Forrest Avenue, Jenkintown, PA 19046. However the  picnic entrance is on Fox Chase Road (See directions and map above). The gates open at 9:00am and we will begin the festivities at 10am.

First on the agenda is our annual business meeting. Board directors and committee chairmen will deliver their reports, followed by Superintendent Joe Walters discussing the past years events, and then delving into what we have planned for the coming year. Concluding the business meeting will be the announcement of the results of the board of directors election.

Our clinic will feature director and door prize master Mike Dettinger, whose clinic is titled, “The Worldwide Steam Locomotive.” The title refers to the United States Army Transportation Corps (USATC) S100 Class, an 0-6-0 steam locomotive that was designed for switching duties in Europe and North Africa during World War II. Several were later used on railways in Austria, Great Britain, France, Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, the Netherlands, Israel, and China. Mike will discuss the design, the reasons and motivation for its development, the time periods of use, the possibilities for modeling, and anything else he can think of.

For those who know Mike it should come as no surprise that he would choose to speak on this subject. He will dabble in any and all aspects of model railroading and is often drawn to the unusual or exotic.

All attendees are encouraged to bring a model to the meet. At the end our clinic, we have a show and tell. It is an open mike opportunity to share a recently completed project or give a glimpse of an in-progress work.

As usual we’ll hold our 50/50 raffle, draw for door prizes, and have coffee, donuts, and Philly soft pretzels.

After the morning program, we will hold the long-awaited celebration of the 50th anniversary of the division.  Members will be treated to hot dogs, hamburgers, and other picnic goodies. The GATSME club layout located at the Rockledge Model Railroad Museum will be open to visitation until 5pm. Please come and join us; we look forward to seeing you all on June 11th.

Make Sure to Vote

By this time all Philadelphia Division members in good standing should have received the election  issue of The Dispatcher, which includes the candidates’ statements as well as the paper ballot. Those who have supplied valid email addresses will also have received online ballots via email.  We encourage you to choose your method and please vote.


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