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Mid-Eastern Region                                                                   

Mid-Eastern Region of the National Model Railroad Association

The National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) promotes and encourages the art and craft of model railroading through education, development of standards and recommended practices, advocacy, and social interaction.  There are about 20,000 NMRA members worldwide. 

The Mid-Eastern Region (MER), the sponsor of this website, is one of seventeen Regions within NMRA.  The MER includes Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, plus parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Carolina.  There are about 2,000 members in the MER.  MER activities include at least one convention each year � normally in the fall.

As described elsewhere on this website, there are ten active local Divisions within the MER.  Each Division has it own program of meetings, tours, social activities, and educational activities.  The map shows the complete area.
Links to the web pages for the various divisions are also located on the map page. 


National Schedule:
Jul 13-19, 2014
NMRA National Convention

Cleveland, OH

Regional Schedule:
Oct 16-19, 2014
MER Convention
Hagerstown, MD


The Local   
(MER Newsletter)

Archives, 1996-Current
News!: The archives have been
restored and now contain all of the
issues back to Jan, 1996!

Contact the Editor

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Send email for electronic version or
check for Print version to Business Manager


Congratulations to the latest MER Master Model Railroaders


  Date MMR#
Ron Baile 9- 1-12 496
Jack Parker 1-15-13 504
Herbert Gishlick 1-15-13 505
Stephen Wood 3-  1-13 507
Charles W. Day 5-1-13 510

A series of stories about
Model Railroading manufacturers
in the MER
  • The Tichy Train Group by Vic Bitleris
  • The Shelf Layout Company by Roger Cason
  • R & S Enterprises by Roger Cason
  • CMR by Roger Cason
  • Imperial Hobby Productions by Mike Bartel
  • Lehigh Valley Models by Ed Kuser
  • Micro Scale Models, Inc. by Ed Kuser
  • Model Memories. By: Don Silberbauer
  • Achievement Program

    You're likely very good at some of things you do...but how do you compare to the best?  
    The Achievement Program lets you measure yourself, and gets you involved in positive feedback.
    Eventually the AP leads to the Master Model Railroader award.  And yes, you can get there without building a locomotive from brass sheet and tube!




    Officers and Directors

    President: John Janosko
    Vice President: P.J. Mattson
    Secretary: Mike White
    Treasurer: Tom Buckingham
    Director: Gary Tyler
    Director: Martin Brechbiel
    Director: Jack Dziadul
    Business Mgr: Bob Price
    AP Chairman: Charlie Flichman
    NMRA-East Director: Joe Gelmini

           Election Results:

    Jack Dziadul          296*
    Martin Brechbiel     245*
    J. Gary Tyler          216*
    John Siegle            196



    This site maintained by Martin Oakes and Phil Duba