Upcoming Susquehanna Division 11


What's on tap for this year in Div 11


Railroad Prototype Modeler in metro-Pittsburgh, PA

It is time to make your RPM-East plans and fire up your modeling efforts after a long winter! There will be plenty of action March 24 & 25 at the prototype modeler gathering in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

  - two days of prototype and model presentations

 - a large display room to share your modeling efforts and learn new techniques

 - a variety of vendors selling prototype modeling supplies

 - Thursday evening operating sessions on local model railroads

 - an informal Saturday buffet

 - Sunday model railroad layouts to visit

 Registration is only $35, with an additional banquet cost of $28.

A single-day registration of $20 will be available at the door.

RPM-East will be held at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Ramada Inn Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601. A special hotel room rate of $104 per night that is available beginning January 1, 2017.

 Registration forms, PayPal registration, hotel information and more can be found at the website:


RPM-East is sponsored by Division 2, MCR-NMRA.

Set your schedule and register now for RPM-East!

 Eric Hansmann

RPM-East Publicity and Web Guy



The Mar 18, Clinics and Layout Visits, Lebanon. has been moved to April 1st

see the current issue of Sidetracks for more information.


Saturday April 8, 2017
NMRA, MER South Mountain Division and Mainline Hobby Supply
5th annual Mini Con at the Blue Ridge Fire Hall
13063 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA, 9 AM to 4 PM
Come enjoy this one day free event one block north of Main Line Hobby Supply, consisting of prototype and modeling presentations, formal and informal clinics, modular displays, and interaction with your fellow hobbyists and beginners. This year’s formal clinics will focus on Steel Mills and associated Steel Industries. Free admission.

Saturday May 20, 2017
Title: Spring on the Mainline
Project Officer: Howard Oakes (hoakes@susquehannanmra.org).
Location and Schedule: Christiana Freight Station, Christiana, PA (approximately 5 miles south of Gap, PA).
The Lancaster Chapter of the NRHS is the owner of the restored 1882 PRR freight station. The station features a train watching deck on the Amtrak Keystone corridor at milepost 48.5. Onsite is a Conrail N7E caboose undergoing restoration. The station is handicapped accessible.
After a meet, greet and registration with coffee and donuts, the morning program at the station will have 2 clinics:
- We are pleased to have a presentation by our own Division 11 Jim Hertzog - A look at my model railroad called "The Reading Railroad-Shamokin Division". Jim is well known in prototypical operation and modeling circles and has had several articles published in the railroad press.
- A discussion of the Railroad Museum of PA – Past, Current and Future.
All attendees are encouraged to bring a model for display during our Model Showcase segment. For our afternoon activities, home layouts will be open for our viewing pleasure. The final event plan will be presented in the May Sidetracks.
Howard Oakes

Sep 16-17, Mainline Hobby Weekend Layout Open Houses, Blue Ridge Summit.

Oct 6-7, LSOP9, Lancaster-Harrisburg and Allentown-Lehigh Valley.

Oct 12-15, MER Convention - The Susquehannock, Harrisburg.

 Click here for more information - Susquehannock

Nov 4-19, Division Grand Layout Tour, Division-Wide.




Future events  

We would like to schedule more meets with museum visits, clinics, and layout tours in the future.  Please, let us know if you'd like to open your layout to the division membership.  Also, let us know if you have additional ideas for a Division meet.

If you will be willing to host a Division event or help arrange one, please contact Barry Schmitt, Susquehanna Division 11 Superintendent, or contact any division officer.