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Layout Tour 2

Layout Tour 2 Ed Fischer’s HO Piedmont and Tidewater Railroad represents a short line that runs up the Northern Neck from Reedsville to Fredericksburg, which was planned but never actually built--pure freelance.  It also includes a rebuilt Virginia Central Railway from Fredericksburg to Orange---proto-freelance.  No stacks, no racks, no locals ducking into holes to let the varnish by; it is a switching layout with lots of places to spot railcars but not a lot of extras like scenery.

Layout Tour One - Jim Moores Southern Railway

 Our First Layout is Jim Moores Southern Railway themed layout The layout is HO Scale and measures 16ft by 27ft.  The setting is the Appalachian Region of Southwest Virginia, Southern West Virginia and western North Carolina in 1949. The layout focuses on coal hauling with a few through Freights and Passenger Trains.  

Friday Night Hangout December 8th 7PM

Check your email for login credentials December 8th at 7th Topics: Next Meeting New Tools in Philip Taylor Collection What is on your work bench

Annual Meeting at Fredericksburg Meeting

 Our annual meeting for the James River Division will be on January 13, 2024 during the meeting in Fredericksburg, VA.  Please contact the Superintendent or Ken Montero if you wish to run for office or have an agenda item.  Agenda 1. Election of Officers 2. New Business

Workshop 2 for Fredericksburg - Manifest Destiny — Expanding the USMRR Aquia Line by Bernie Kempinski

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Manifest Destiny — Expanding the USMRR Aquia Line by Bernie Kempinski It is a well-known axiom that model railroads expand to fill all available space. Bernie will describe how he used system analysis tools to help design the optimal plan for his expanding O Scale USMRR Aquia Line railroad. He’ll also discuss what’s new on the railroad including an automated telegraph, random events, time table and train order operations in the 19th century. If you’re not interested in the techy stuff, there will be plenty of pretty pictures, bad jokes, and dancing girls. There will even be a movie. Just kidding about the dancing girls, but come anyway.

Decoder Pro Clinic at Hobby Barn December 9th

 For those who missed the JMRI Decoder Pro Clinic at the November Joint Meeting there will be another chance at Jerry Stanley's Hobby Barn on December 9th. Space is limited.   Follow this Link for full details and reservation form