Sunday, May 26, 2019

Summer Layout Tour 2019

It is just under two weeks to the Summer Layout Tour 2019. By the time this posts all JRD members and permanent visitors should have received an email with the details of the meeting.  Please let me know at jrdnmra@gmail.com if you have not seen your email or if you have seen it and plan to come on June 8th.  Come and see Jim Taverna’s Northern Central Division of the PRR and Ed Rappe’s Middle Division. Both of these layouts are O Scale and show the beauty of O Scale when you have the space.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Good Meeting Last Saturday and Future Meets

We had a good meeting this last Saturday in Fredericksburg.  Though delayed due to weather in January it was worth the wait.  We were treated to Mat Thompson discussing tank car history and how he applied it to choosing cars for his layout.  Shannon Crabtree was voted in as Assistant Superintendent to fill in Ross's unexpired term.  Andrew Dodge brought the winning scratch built steam locomotive along with a scratch built Rotary Snowplow with incredible detail.  The tour of Ken Mead's very large HO layout was inspiring and amazing to see such long trains run with a signaling system.

Our next meet will be in Midlothian in May.  This will likely be the first Saturday in May which is a change.  Check back for more details in the coming week.  The next Modeling Theme is a critter which can be steam or diesel.  Please consider bringing one of your models in this category to the May meeting.

The June Layout Tour will replace the July meet.  More details will be forthcoming as we approach the date.

I was glad to see and talk to many last Saturday and those I missed last time I hope to talk to at the next meeting.

Philip Taylor
JRD Superintendent

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Next Meeting In Fredericksburg, VA

Our next meeting will be in Fredericksburg, VA

March 9, 2019  Fredericksburg, VA

Time: Doors open at 9 a.m. and we start at 9:30 a.m. 
Location: Central Rappahanock Regional Library: Howell Branch
806 Lyons Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406


Clinic 1: Mat Thompson on Tank Cars
Annual Meeting
Layout Tours: Ken Meads HO Layout

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Meeting Cancelled Today January 12th

Meeting Cancelled due to weather. With the impending snow beginning earlier in the day for our southern division members including Farmville, Charlottesville, and Lynchburg I have decided to cancel todays meeting.  Though I believe we could get to the meeting it is likely from the forecast that many would be driving home in snow.  Also, our layout tour had to cancel last night due to illness.  With all this I feel it best to cancel todays meeting.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Meeting Reminder for this Saturday January 12th

Just a reminder about this weeks meeting on Saturday January 12th.

Our primary speaker will be Mat Thompson about Tank Cars.  No matter the era you model or follow tank cars are an important part of the railroad scene with more diversity than is appreciated by most Model Railroaders.  There will be a short annual meeting followed by lunch and then a tour of Ken Meade's basement filling HO layout. 

January 12, 2019  Fredericksburg, VA 

Time: Doors open at 9 a.m. and we start at 9:30 a.m. 


Clinic 1: Tank Cars - Mat Thompson 
Annual Meeting
Layout Tours: Ken Meade

Summer Layout Tour 2019

It is just under two weeks to the Summer Layout Tour 2019. By the time this posts all JRD members and permanent visitors should have receive...