Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Meeting this Saturday at 930 AM


Join us this coming Saturday for 2 clinics and a layout open house.  We will gather in Lynchburg at Fort Hill UMC to hear about using home laser cutters in modeling by George Riley who is a frequent contributor to the On30 Annual and Traction modeling by Garth Quole. Remember to bring a diorama for the Modeling Theme. Jean Raas will have his O Scale layout open after lunch.  For details click this LINK

Philip Taylor
JRD Superintendent

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

NMRA Partnership Program

The NMRA Partnership program or as some call it the discount program was a big announcement that gives another reason to join the NMRA 

***NMRA Partnership Program***

Today 8/7/2017 we are pleased to announce the launch of the NMRA Partnership Program offering discounts to our members. We will be adding more partners soon, but members can now take advantage of the following discounts:

Catzpaw Innovations - 10% 
Green Frog Productions - 20%
Larc Products - 10% 
Logic Rail Technologies - 10% 
Micro-Mark - 15%
Motrak Models - 10%
MRC - 25% off their 'Light Genie'
RR-CirKits - 15% 
Rusty Stumps - 10%
Unreal Details - 20%

Members can find the discount codes in our members only section of our website by following this link http://www.nmra.org/members/partnership-program

Monday, August 7, 2017

Lynchburg Rail Days 2017

Lynchburg Rail Days is this weekend for those in the JRD and surrounding areas.  Last year was an enjoyable event with a number of bargains for those looking for odds and ends.  There were a few smaller layouts setup.  This year should be a repeat of last year.  Details are available by the link below.

https://www.blueridgenrhs.org/10-rail-day/52-lynchburg-rail-day-2017


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Shifting into Operations

The thing many like about model railroading is the variety of tasks from building cars, scenery, track work, locomotive detailing, electronics and many other tasks.  If you get bored or your interests change you can work on another area.  Lately, more members of the JRD are operating their layouts according to a schema they devise for the layout.  The layout may not even been designed initially for operations, but layouts can be rebuilt, expanded and changed to fit new interests.

George Gaige is a JRD member who has changed his layout and is still changing his layout to adjust to new interests.  His story was recently published in the April 2017 Dispatchers Office (released in late July 2017) which is published by the Operations Special Interest Group or OPSIG.  Pick up or borrow a copy of the issue to learn how George has adapted his layout to his new operations interest.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July Layout Tour

Layout Tour this Saturday July 8, 2107 in the Richmond, VA area


Our July Meet this year will be a layout tour with morning tours on the Southside of Richmond with maps for the morning only available at Todd's Hobbies beginning at 9AM. The morning tour will begin at 10AM and end at Noon

Morning Tour
Keith Prichard - Great Plains RR
Dick Munnikhuysen - Western Maryland Moseby Division 

For lunch we will gather around Noon or before at Arby's in Midlothian.  

Maps for the afternoon session on the Northside of Richmond will be session will be available at Todd's Hobbies at 1 pm.  The afternoon session will start at 130PM and end at 330PM.  

Afternoon Tour 

Craig Miller - Southern Railway (Miller Version)

This layout has not been toured by the JRD previously to my knowledge so come and see. 

This tour is open to all NMRA members.  If you are not a JRD member please bring your NMRA membership card.  Guests of members are welcome and should travel with members and are required to check in at Todd's Hobbies with their sponsoring member.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

July Meeting Layout Tours

Layout Tour this Saturday July 8, 2107 in the Richmond, VA area


Our July Meet this year will be a layout tour with morning tours on the Southside of Richmond with maps for the morning only available at Todd's Hobbies beginning at 9AM. The morning tour will begin at 10AM and end at Noon

Morning Tour
Keith Prichard - Great Plains RR
Dick Munnikhuysen - Western Maryland Moseby Division 

For lunch we will gather around Noon or before at Arby's in Midlothian.  

Maps for the afternoon session on the Northside of Richmond will be session will be available at Todd's Hobbies at 1 pm.  The afternoon session will start at 130PM and end at 330PM.  

Afternoon Tour 

Craig Miller - Southern Railway (Miller Version)

This layout has not been toured by the JRD previously to my knowledge so come and see. 

This tour is open to all NMRA members.  If you are not a JRD member please bring your NMRA membership card.  Guests of members are welcome and should travel with members and are required to check in at Todd's Hobbies with their sponsoring member.

Monday, April 24, 2017

JRD May 6th Meet

Check out the meetings tab for more information on the JRD Meeting coming the 6th of May which is the first Saturday.