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Welcome to the DuPage Division of the
National Model Railroad Association

 

Schedule of Events for 2020/2021

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)

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are currently not able to meet physically at our meeting location. The church is currently allowing socially distant groups of 10 or less to meet. Our average attendance has been four times this of late, so it is impractical for us to meet at this time in person.

Please watch this page for ongoing updates and follow us on Facebook for additional information and interactions.

We hope to get together later in 2021. Until then, stay safe, stay well and mask up!



Program/Activity:
Cancelled due to Covid-19

Contest:
Cancelled due to Covid-19

Program/Activity:
Cancelled due to Covid-19

Contest:
Cancelled due to Covid-19

Program/Activity:
Cancelled due to Covid-19

Contest:Cancelled due to Covid-19

Program/Activity:
What I’ve Been Doing During the Pandemic – an opportunity to get the Division members together in a Zoom meeting to talk about what we’ve been doing and what is next for the Division. An invite will be sent to all members with emails on file.

Contest - None

Program/Activity:
Zoom Meeting with a presentation on Pullman Compartment Cars Assigned to New York Central 1910 -- 1923 by Alex Schneider

Contest:
TBA

Program/Activity:
Zoom Meeting with a presentation on Building Etched Brass Kits by Rob Schiavone

Contest:
TBA

Program/Activity:
Structures on an Extraordinary O-scale Traction Layout by Dave Lull

Contest:
TBA

A message from the DuPage Division on the status of the show.

As of today, the All-American Railroad Show is now CANCELLED.

Division elections will be held via an electronic format during this meeting

Program/Activity:
Amazing Arduino Animations by Dave Ackmann
For more details, including a handout, visit my web site at http://daackm.github.io/ Scroll down to the second clinic (the first one you will see is on 3D printing).
You can find a “trailer” for the clinic, a short video of what I will cover, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmHhDBgY5i8
Contest:
TBA

Program/Activity:
TBA

Contest:
TBA

May 20 - 23, 2021

The 2021 Midwest Region convention, will be hosted by the Rock River Valley Division of the MWR.

Unfortunately the Midwest Region Spring 2021 convention has been postponed. It is anticipated that the COVID crisis will not allow the convention to be safely held in Rockford in the Spring of 2021 so it is postponed until fall, probably September, of 2021 in Rockford. Dates are yet to be determined.
http://www.mwr-nmra.org/mwr2016/mwr.conventions.html

Contest:
Regional Contests

Program/Activity:
TBA

Contest:
TBA

Program/Activity:
July 4 - 11, 2021 - National Convention in Santa Clara, CA

Contest:
National Contests

Click Here to link to the convention website

Program/Activity:
TBA

Contest:
TBA