Chesapeake Division

Mid-Eastern Region, National Model Railroad Association

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About the Division

The Chesapeake Division, Division 14, consists of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil, Harford, Queen Anne's, Carroll, Howard Counties and Baltimore City in the state of Maryland. Chartered 3/25/2009, we are part of the Mid-Eastern Region of the NMRA. Chesapeake strives to bring the fellowship and camaraderie of the NMRA to the counties and the city.

Write an Article for the Newsletter

Message from John D. "As of today, I have exactly two articles for The Relay. At this stage, the July 1st edition of The Relay is hardly worth printing. My “GO/NO GO” date is June 28th."

Our newsletter editor, John Darlington, is calling for articles. Submit a write up about a project you're working on, or, a photo essay showcasing the progress you've made on your layout. How about describing a railfanning trip you just came back from? We would love to read about it. You'll also earn points toward your Author AP certificate. Contact John for details on your submission format.

Handlaying Switches and Track Clinic

After the success of the Arduino clinic, Kurt has agreed to give another clinic on hand laying switches. First, we are looking for level of interest to hold this clinic probably July or August. Please click the link for more details on what this clinic will entail. If you are like me, you have been putting off hand laying your own switches thinking that it is too hard, or time consuming. Join me in stepping out of your comfort zone and let's have some fun with hand laying switches! The Fast Track jigs make it easier and simpler to hand lay whatever switch you desire.

Please respond to Greg Kidwell with your name, scale, and if you are bringing a guest. We will compile a head-count and then be able to reply with a cost and location for this clinic. Also, feel free to check out Fast Tracks website for more about their jigs and other products.

PA-DE-NJ-MD RR Open House Schedule

Ken Poznaniak of Cecil County has provided the link for this year's open house schedule of railroads in nearby PA, DE, NJ, MD. Featuring a total of 103 layouts including 9 new, they continue to post impressive layout numbers with 190 total dates this year.

Ken's HO scale Chesapeake, Susquehanna and Western RR features automatic coal loading and unloading facilities. Entire trains are run through the loader and filled with coal. They move around the layout and are unloaded by a rotary dumper.

Member's Survey Form

The Member's Survey is a questionnaire helps division officers plan events and other opportunities for the membership by determining the interests of each member. The survey takes about five minutes to complete. So please take five and tell us what your modeling interests are and how we can help you. If you've taken the survey once in the past, feel free to run through the form again and give us a refresher.

Yahoo Group

A Yahoo Group is available for division members. Follow this link to sign up.

Join us!

(free six month trial membership)

The Mid-Eastern region is offering a one-time, while supplies last, free six month trial membership to the NMRA. Click Railpass in the navigator menu above to fill out the application form.

Superintendent: Greg Kidwell
Assistant Superintendent: Bill Ataras
Director At Large: Rick Uskert
Past Superintendent: Tom Casey
Paymaster: David Arday
Clerk: Jeroen Gerritsen
Achievement Program: Greg Meeks
Division Newsletter: John Darlington
Webmaster: Russell Forte