The Observation Car - JANUARY 2022
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The Observation Car


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.

January 8 and 9, 2022: Model Train Convention & Expo, McPherson Community Building, McPherson, KS. Saturday 9am to 6pm;. Sunday 10am to 3pm.

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

February 5 and 6, 2022. Wichita Train Show and Swap Meet, Cessna Activity Center, Wichita, KS. Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm

February 19 and 20, 2022. Lincoln Area Railway Historical Society Show, Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln, NE. Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm

March 12 and 13, 2022. Boot Hill Train Show. Finney County Fairgrounds, Garden City, KS. Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm.

March 12 and 13, 2022. 10th Annual Sioux City Cosmo Train Show. Marriott Hotel Center, 485 East Fifth St., South Sioux City, Nebraska
Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm: Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm

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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The next Western Heritage Division NMRA get together will be our annual Holiday Party to be held on Saturday, January 8th at Lansky's Pizza, Pasta and Philly Steaks at 3909 Twin Creek Drive in Bellevue, NE from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Food will be available from their restaurant menu. There will be multiple door prizes available in addition to the wonderful food and  great conversation.

We require that COVID protocols be followed for our in-person gatherings: Vaccinations are required and masks are optional but welcome.

Since we are meeting face-to-face there are no plans for a Zoom session.

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)

FEBRUARY 5, 2022: On-site meeting visiting Bob Albano's home switching layout.

MARCH 5, 2022: On-site visit to Jonathon Fant's Scaled Automation business. Scaled Automation is an Omaha company committed to developing, manufaturing and selling sophisticated automation solutions for scale model railroads.

APRIL 2, 2022: TBD 

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

Later on down the line, reb


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