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The NMRA Michiana Division holds scheduled meetings on Saturdays at public libraries located around the division. Our meetings are open to the public and we always welcome potential new members to join us.

Our February meeting will be on February 17, 2018 - Western Avenue Branch of the St. Joe County Public Library - from Noon to 2:00PM EST
611 S Lombardy Dr, South Bend, IN 46619 Topics forthcoming!. We hope to see you there!

March 17, 2018 - Western Avenue Branch of the St. Joe County Public Library - 611 S Lombardy Dr, South Bend, IN 46619
April 21, 2018 - German Township Branch of St. Joe County Public Library - 52807 Lynnewood Ave, South Bend, IN 46628
May 19, 2018 - Francis Branch of St. Joe County Public Library - 52655 N Ironwood Rd, South Bend, IN 46635
4 hour Weathering Day from 10:30AM to 2:30 PM! Attend all or some of the time allotted!

Past meeting topics:

Presentation on Oil Dealers
Visit and lunch at the Cass County Model Railroad Club in Dowagiac, Michigan
NMRA EduTraIn presentations
How to tune rolling stock for improved operation
How to create believable structure stand-ins and models with Model Builder Software
Weathering with Guache, Powders, and Pan Pastels
Professional railroading videos
Using Touch Toggles to control turnouts
Operating Sessions at various members layouts
Open discussion of layout design considerations -
Bring 'em if ya got 'em Clinic on adding details to Structures
Presentation on the history of the NJI&I Railroad (with maps)
A visit to a local Model Railroad Club and other area layouts!

The National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), is an organization of model railroaders that advances the worldwide scale model railroading community through education and standards as well as advocacy and fellowship. The purposes of the organization are to promote, stimulate, foster, and encourage by all manner and means the art and craft of model railroading and the preservation of the hobby’s history, science, and technology.
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