The NMRA is a backbone of the model railroad hobby. Without it, many benefits we modelers enjoy would not exist. If you are an NMRA member living in one of these Michigan counties: Branch, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, or Livingston, you are automatically a member of Division Five. Please join us at a meeting and discover the advantages of participating at the division level.
Our regular meetings are held at 1:00 pm on the 2nd Saturday of the month (except June, July, and August). Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the Meridian Township Fire Station 91 and Administration Building, 5000 Okemos Road. Click here for a map, or here for a map and directions.
Until further notice, meetings have been CANCELED due to concerns related to the corona virus. .
Lansing Lashup 2018
On October 11th through 14th, 2018 we sponsored “Lansing Lashup 2018”, the annual North Central Region Convention.
Here’s a video of some of the activity:
The Convention was certainly a success! The final attendance was 184, of which 16 were on a one day pass, and 17 were new RailPass NMRA Members. We thank you, one and all, for being there!
Special thanks to our Banquet Dinner Speaker, Chuck Geletzke. We greatly enjoyed his presentation drawn from his experiences working on the railroad. His books about his adventures are available here.
|The Division 5 Planning Committee,|
|Megan Ten Broeke
|extends its appreciation and thanks for the work done by these individuals, organizations, and vendors:|
|Layout Tour Participants:|
Lansing Model RR Club
|Huckleberry Railroad Backshop
Steam Railroading Institute/Durand Union Station and Durand Model RR Club
Jackson and Lansing Railroad Brake Test Demonstration
|Clinicians (Total Clinics Presented: 23)
Dave Capron MMR
Pete Magoun MMR
Ron St. Laurent
Sam Swanson MMR
Larry Wolohan MMR
|Door Prize Donors (151 items donated. Special thanks to Steve Harsh for working with these donors!)|
|Michigan Hobby Shops:
Hobby Sports – Portage
Nankin Hobby, Inc. – Farmington, Southgate, Westland & Ypsilanti
Rider’s Hobby Shop – Grand Rapids & Flint
Trains & Things Hobbies – Traverse CityVendors and Manufacturers:
Blair Line, LLC,
Bowser Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Broadway Limited Imports, LLC.
Chooch Enterprizes, Inc.
Fast Tracks Hobbyworks, Inc.
Intermountain Railroad Co.
JAM Creations/Solutions, Inc.
Kadee Quality Products Co.
Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Micro Engineering Co.
Tangent Scale Models, Inc.
White River Productions
Wm. K. Walthers, Inc