A Division of the Northeastern Region (NER) of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA)

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Hudson Berkshire Division's 2020 Summer/Fall Schedule

Hudson Berkshire Division Activities

PLEASE READ - UPDATED September 9th 2020

The HBD has scheduled an outdoor meeting and clinic at the Glen Doone Pavilion at Thacher Park for Saturday morning September 26th at 10 AM. This is for Division members only and sign up is required. See this month's Form 19 for further details. Click here for signup form

The December 2020 Great Train Extravaganza has been cancelled. Due to the numerous issues associated with hosting such a large event and gathering of people - volunteers, vendors and attendees - it was decided to cancel the GTE for this year. We have reached out to all of the vendors to let them know of the cancellation and looking forward to the 2021 GTE.

The 2020 NER Convention Mill City 2020 - Oct 9th - 12th - has been postponed until 2021

See what fellow Division members are working on during these trying times - click on member activities - added more updates from Kevin Surman, Jack Cutler, Rich Smith, Mike Evans, Bob Hamm, Artie Krass and Mark Sklar - - with more updates still to come - and the second of a series of HB How To videos - Foamcore Throttle Holder (this one by Sarah Lauser) following the first of a series of HB How To videos - Basic Scenery Tips (this one by Doug Dederick) - keep those updates coming!

Visit the NMRA Virtual Facebook Convention - April 24th and 25th - "clinic" videos have been posted on-line

The NMRA 2020 Convention in St. Louis has been CANCELED

The Hudson Berkshire Division has decided to suspend all Division activities until the fall.

Due to the ongoing Covid 19/Coronavirus health issues all Division activities and meetings are cancelled for the months of April, May and June. As per our normal schedule, we do not have any activities or meetings planned over the summer months of July and August. As of now we plan to resume our 2020 monthly meeting schedule for the rest of the calendar year starting again in September. We will continue to publish the Form 19 for the months of April, May and June so as to keep our members informed and entertained during these trying times.

Along those lines, especially for content for the Form 19, we would like to hear from you about your current modeling activities. What are you working on - structures, scenery, trackwork, electronics - well you get the drift. Just a short blurb (or longer if you wish) on what you are doing along with pictures if you have any.

You can send (email) your contribution to either Mark Sklar, Bert Pflegl or myself (Artie Krass) - all of our email addresses are found in the Form 19

Thanks for your patience and stay safe and healthy!

As a start (updated on Wednesday April 10th) you can view some of the member activities here - a work in progress with more to come

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NER 2020 Convention

The NER 2019 Empire Junction Convention is now history - you missed a great Covention if you did not make it out to Syracuse! For those of you who haven't attended a Regional Convention - how about making 2020 the year to cross that off your list - and for those of you who have attended before - visit the Conventions page for further details about the NER Mill City 2020 Westford, MA - October 9-12 2020

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