The Observation Car - NOVEMBER 2021
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The Observation Car

November 2021

Please visit our Western Heritage Division NMRA website:

Future Events:


CONFIRMED - AUGUST 7 - 14, 2022: NMRA National Convention and Train Show in St Louis, MO

UPCOMING TRAIN SHOWS : All events are subject to change.

November 6 and 7, 2021:
Mid-Continent Prototype Modelers Meet, Benton Lions Community Center, Benton, KS, Saturday: 9am - 5pm and Sunday: 10am - 3pm.

November 13 and 14, 2021:
Trainfest, Milwaukee, WI has been cancelled.

November 20 and 21, 2021
Nebraska-Iowa Railroaders 2-day train show at the Oakview Mall, 144th and Center street in Omaha, NE. Saturday, November 20th, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday November 21st, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

November 20 and 21, 2021
Sioux Falls Trains at Christmas to be held at the W H Lyons Fairgrounds Expo Building, 4000 W 12th Street, Sioux Falls, SD sponsored by the Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society.
Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm.

December 4 and 5, 2021
Oklahoma City Train Show to be held at the Cox Pavilion, Oklahoma City, OK Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm

January 15 and 16, 2022
North Texas Council Train Show, Plano Centre, Plano, Texas
Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm

January 29 and 20, 2022
Amherst Railroad Hobby Show to be held at the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E), West Springfield, MA
Saturday 8am to 4pm; Sunday 9am to 4pm

Select Historical Society Conventions: All events are subject to change. Please check the various society websites for the latest information.

- Missouri Pacific Historical Society 2022 annual convention will be held in Palestine, Texas from October 6 to 9, 2022. 

- Union Pacific Historical Society 2022 annual convention will be held in Cheyenne, Wyoming from May 11 to 14, 2022.

-The Chicago and Northwestern Historical Society 2022 annual convention will be held in Mankato, Minnesota May 19 to 22, 2022. 

Here are the notes on a few of the past and upcoming virtual meetings as supplied by George Sinos -

NMRA-X  is the "virtual convention" put together by Gordy Robinson and several other volunteers.  The most recent updated information is on the NMRA facebook group.  Membership is free.  The actual Live event is on the NMRA Facebook PAGE not the group.  You don't need to be a member of Facebook to watch.  In the future, the live events will be simulcast on the NMRA's YouTube page.  The clinics are recorded and posted on the NMRA YouTube page a few days after the live event. 

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The Opsig has been hosting weekly clinics via Zoom. Membership is not required.  Information on the live and past events is on the Opsig web page.  Events are recorded and posted on YouTube.  I'll just include the single link to the Opsig page. The descriptions and links to the individual events can be found there.

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This is the monthly newsletter of the Western Heritage Division of the NMRA. You're receiving this message because you are already a member or have otherwise signed up to receive it. You can unsubscribe or change your address via the links at the bottom of the page.

Our next Western Heritage Division NMRA meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November 6, 2021. This meeting will again be held via Zoom. The meeting will begin at 9:00 and will last no longer than 2 1/2 hours.

The meeting number is 880 9389 1175. The password is WHDNMRA.


At this time we don't have a program or clinic planned for this meeting so we will just have our usual roundtable discussion of member's projects and layout progress.

As always, we are soliciting volunteers for a short presentation or clinic for our Saturday get-togethers  Please let us know if you want to show us your layout or if you have a clinic topic you would like to present at one of our monthly get-togethers, even this upcoming meeting.

Future Meetings - (Presentations and Clinics subject to Change)

DECEMBER 4th: Zoom Meeting



If you have suitable information that could or should be shared with other WHD members here in THE OBSERVATION CAR, please send an email to Ron Brozanic at Thanks

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