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New Jersey Division's Activities Calendar

Below is a listing of NJ Division Meets as well as other special events relevant to our members. Our Division Meets are usually held on Saturdays and feature clinics, items for sale, home layout tours and more. It's a great chance to meet and talk with others who share your passion for trains. Some of the events below may have passed by, but we keep them listed here to let you know what kinds of things we do.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Division Meets. If you are not an NMRA member, no problem! Come out and see what we're all about. We're confident that you'll enjoy your day!

September 2017 Division Meet

Date: September 16, 2017
Location: Cumberland County Community Church
Address: Broad Street and Wade Blvd., Millville NJ 08332
Clinics & Meeting: 9am to 12 noon

Annual Business Meeting: Starting at 9AM

Clinic 1: History of Auto Boxcars
Clinic 2: Industries Along the DL&W Bloomsbury Branch

Contest: Detailed and Weathered Flat cars
Layouts: 1pm to 5pm (maps at the Meet)

November 2017 Division Meet

Date: November 18, 2017
Location: Location
Address: 15 E.Lacy Road, Forked River NJ
Clinics & Meeting: 9am to 12 noon

Clinic 1: Trackwork Modeling
Clinic 2: TBA

Contest: Detailed Cabin Cars and Cabooses
Layouts: 1pm to 5pm (maps at the Meet)

January 2018 Division Meet

Date: January 13, 2018
Location: Grace Episcopal Church
Address: 7 East Maple Avenue, Merchantville NJ 08109
Clinics & Meeting: 9am to 12 noon

Joint Meet with Philly Division MER-NMRA

Clinic 1: TBA
Clinic 2: TBA

Contest: Detailed MOW Cars

Friday Layouts: 7pm to 10pm (maps via e-mail from TBA)
Saturday Layouts: 1pm to 5pm (maps at the Meet)

March 2018 Division Meet

Date: March 2017 (date TBA)
Location: Switlik Park (TENTATIVE)
Address: 5 Fischer Place, Hamilton Twp NJ 08620
Clinics & Meeting: 9am to 12 noon

Clinic 1: TBA
Clinic 2: TBA

Contest: TBA
Layouts: 1pm to 5pm (maps at the Meet)

May 2018 Division Meet

Date: May 2018 (date TBA)
Location: TBA
Address: TBA
Clinics & Meeting: 9am to 12 noon

Joint Meet with Garden State Division NER-NMRA

Clinic 1: TBA
Clinic 2: TBA

Contest: TBA
Layouts: 1pm to 5pm (maps at the Meet)

2017 Fall MER Convention

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The Susquehannock - October 12-15, 2017 - Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel - Harrisburg, PA

November Layout Tours
Each November, for Model Railroading Month, many layout owners in MD, DE, PA and NJ open their layouts for the general public. You can look up the list of open layouts online at the Model Railroad Open House web site.

Other Events

Garden State RPM Meet
November 4-5, 2017
Union County Vo-Tech
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains NJ

NER 2017 Fall Convention
"Rails to the Gilded Age"
Nov. 9-12, 12017
Newport, RI

Philadelphia Division Fall Meet
Sat. November 18, 9am-12pm
Brandywine Town Center
Wilmington, DE

Free-mo Module Clinic Day
13 Crosswicks Street
Bordentown, NJ 08505
(part of Holiday Train Show)

Amherst Railway Society
(aka Big 'E' or 'Springfield')
January 27-28, 2018
W. Springfield, MA

Great Scale Model Train Show
Feb. 3-4, 2018
Timonium MD

Garden State Div Winter Meet
Sat. March 3, 9am-12pm
Fulton Friendship Lodge #102
147 Kinderkamack Road
Park Ridge, NJ

World's Greatest Hobby Show
March 10-11, 2018
New Jersey Expo Center
Edison, NJ

RPM Valley Forge
March 23-25, 2018
Desmond Great Valley Hotel
Malvern, PA
Clinics, Op Sessions,
Layout Tours
$35 Registration
(see web site for registration)

Great Scale Model Train Show
Apr. 14-15, 2018
Timonium MD

New England Prototype Modelers Meet
June 1-2, 2018
Holiday Inn
Enfield, CT

NER 2018 Fall Convention
"The Erie Limited"
Hosted by the
Garden State Division
Sept. 13-16, 2018
Mahwah, NJ

MER 2018 Fall Convention
"Crossroads of the MER"
Oct. 3-7, 2018
Rockville, MD

Great Scale Model Train Show
Oct. 27-28, 2018
Timonium MD

NMRA National Conventions
2018 - Kansas City, MO
2019 - Salt Lake City, UT
2020 - TBA
2021 - TBA
2022 - Birmingham, England

MER Regional Conventions

2018 - Washington DC area (Potomac Division)

2019 - Philadelphia Division (tentative)

2020 - TBA

Past NJ Division Hosted MER Conventions

Here is a list of past MER Conventions hosted by the NJ Division:

2015 - Delaware Valley Turn
2010 - Princeton Junction
2002 - Cherry Hill Depot
1996 - Jersey Limited
1989 - Markers
1985 - Boardwalk Flyer
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