Start Date & Time: 

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 9:15am

Meeting Location: 

Community Room of the Wethersfield Police Station 250 Silas Deane Highway Wethersfield, CT 06109

Handicapped accessible: 



Nutmeg Division

Of the Northeastern Region of the NMRA


Your portal to more fun in scale model railroading


To promote Model Railroading and help educate modelers in the skills of Model Railroading


This is your invitation to join the General Membership meeting of the

NMRA Nutmeg Division of the NMRA

on the SECOND Saturday of the month, June 14TH 2014, at the


Wethersfield Police Department

Community Room

250 Silas Deane Highway

Wethersfield, Connecticut


This facility is wheel chair accessible

Non-members, family and friends are welcome to attend


As you may be well aware of, some of our members may not have any method of transportation to attend any of our meetings.  If you would be willing to offer to bring someone to the meeting please let me know @ nmranutmegmembership@comcast.net so that I could determine if there is someone in your area that needs a ride.


Also: if you happen to be one of our members that would need assistance to attend any of the meetings of Nutmeg Division please contact me nmranutmegmembership@comcast.net so that I could also put your name in the data base to determine if we could find a match for you.


The Meeting agenda is as follows:


8:45 AM to 9:15 AM: is Setup:


9:15 AM to 9:45 AM: will be to socialize, have refreshments and review the white elephant table and member’s latest modeling efforts and memorabilia.


There will be a table for members wishing to sell excess equipment structures, etc. and are invited to bring these items to the meeting for the white elephant table.  A donation to the division of 10% of the selling price will be greatly appreciated.


Attendees are also invited to bring in their latest modeling efforts and memorabilia for everyone to see and admire.


This would also be the time to review all of the suggested logos for the Nutmeg Division.  After the clinics there will be a quick discussion of the presented logos and then a preliminary vote by the attending members.  After the meeting the BOD will then make the final decision as to what logo is the winner.


9:45 AM to 10:00 AM: will be the start of the meeting and for general Announcements


10:00 AM to 10:50 AM

Clinic #1:          “Railroad Bridges and Buildings” presented by Carl Liba Sr.


11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

Clinic #2:          “3D printing” presented by David Yale.  If you did not have the opportunity to attend the 2014 New England / Northeast Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet May 30 and May 31, you missed an excellent presentation by David Yale.  This Clinic will be basically the same with some possible changes.


12:00 PM to 12:30 PM Break for lunch


There will be a BOD meeting at the Wethersfield Police Dept.  All NMRA members are invited to attend.  At the same time the BOD will decide on the logo that will represent the Nutmeg Division in the future.


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Layout visit at Vincent Rogers.


Vin Rogers’ 1960’s-1970’s New England-themed layout is a 35 Minute drive from Wethersfield, in Storrs, CT.  It is 5’x12’, scenery is 100% complete, where highlights include Vin’s stonework and a horse farm.  The layout design permits long runs for the area available.  This layout was among those on tour at the 2009 NMRA Convention in Hartford.  Vin also recommends a visit to the “new downtown” Storrs, where he indicates that the changes over the past 10 years will amaze you.


Vin’s layout is wheelchair accessible via his basement door, providing some assistance over a grassy area is available.  Directions will be provided at the June 14th meeting in Wethersfield.


Thank you, Vin for opening your layout up to share with the Nutmeg group!



Future meetings will be held every other month and the next meeting will be:


August 9th, 2014


Don’t forget to visit the http://www.nutmegdivision.com website to visit the latest issue of the newsletter.



Obituary for Bill Powers (HUB Division)


The following information was provided by Gerry Covino (HUB Division) on 6/5/2014.


It is with sadness to inform you of the passing of Bill Powers.  Bill was an active member of the division for many years and had most recently served the division by working at the front door of the NE Model Train EXPO.


Bill has not been well for a while and it is the reason he was not in attendance at this past EXPO show.  A link has been included below to his obituary.




Sincerely and respectfully submitted,


Ronald J. Pelletier nmranutmegmembership@comcast.net

Communication Manager / Membership Promotion Manager / Newsletter Editor


860-977-5573 any evening between 7:30 PM and 11:00 PM


Nutmeg Division http://www.nutmegdivision.com

Northeastern Region http://www.nernmra.org

NMRA http://www.nmra.org