Welcome to the DuPage Division of the
National Model Railroad Association

Schedule of Events for 2017/2018

Click on an item of interest below for additional details.

Regular meetings are held at:
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
5729 Dunham Road
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(All Meetings start at 1:30)


Program/Activity:
55 Years of Excursion Steam – By Patrick Golden

Contest:
Express Reefers and Box Cars designated for Passenger Trains

Program/Activity:
Model Operations on the LE & STL - by John Goodheart

Contest:
All Things Intermodal - from early daysto modern containers, trailers and cars.

Program/Activity:
Amtrak - by Dave Phillips

Contest - National Model Railroad Month:
Diesel & Steam Locomotives with Helper Units - Steam/Diesel or Diesel/Steam lash-ups.

Program/Activity:
Regional & National News and the Annual Division Christmas Party

Contest - Holiday Season Photo Spectacular:
Bring Model or Prototype photos in any color or B & W print, slide, or digital formats. Show us your best shot from the last year.

Program/Activity:
TBA – Contact Ray Gerlich if you have a subject or presentation you would like to share

Contest:
Favorite Train - Locomotive(s) with freight and/or passenger cars.

Program/Activity:
Forum - Layout Desigh Do's & Dont's. Lessons Learned. (Volunteers needed to participate.)

Contest:
Supporting Charactors - Anything that is NOT rolling stock but helps support the railroad.

Program/Activity:
Weathering - by Steve Cerka.
Ore Operations on the GN - bu Bob Hammer

Contest:
Annual All Categories Extravaganza - a good tune-up for the Regional Convention.

Program/Activity:
Layout Tours - Prarie Scale Rails MRRC - Lombard
Great Northern - Willowbrook
LE & STL - Lombard

Contest:
No contest.

Capitol 400 at Madison, WI
See: https://www.nmra-scwd.org/capitol-400.html for more information.
Contest:
Region Contest

Program/Activity:
TBA – Contact Ray Gerlich if you have a subject or presentation you would like to share

Contest:
Bulk Commodity Cars - covered hoppers, gondolas, old time box cars with Signode wood plank grain doors or any car that carries bulk products.