Hello everyone in the NMRA from Erie and Niagara Counties. So what is this is a place? It is a place for you to find copies of our newsletters, directions to events and event notices, as well as other things that we might want to share. This website is the home of the Western New York Division of the National Model Railroad Association. Our goal is to promote the Model Railroad Hobby in Western New York.

Latest News

Upcoming WNY Division Meetings and Train Events

See "NEXT MEETING" for our WNY Division Meeting (< side-bar to the left or scroll down on mobile)

Additionally, here is a list of Upcoming Train Events and our Coupon for the shows

Jack Ellis Bar Mills "Shack Pack" Project 

"Thank you," Jack and Art

Part 1

Part 2

International Plastic Modelers Society Newsletters

Upcoming Events at the Lehigh Valley Station in Williamsville.

Division News

Website Updates: 

We've been doing some housekeeping on this main page to help better call out our current events and organize our past events.

Note: The Store remains non-functional

NMRA Updates:

You should have received notice about the new NMRA Interchange in the January NMRA Dispatch. Once joined, you can access our Division's channel: # 2206-Wester-New-York-Division-WNY, which is nested below Niagara Frontier Region (NFR 2200). If you have issues getting started, please email Darby Marriott, our Division's IT Director. Otherwise, once within Interchange, you can use the # i-need-help-with-the-interchange channel for additional assistance. Click here for Directions.

Past WNY Division Meetings and Train Events

Note: the View the Meetings Archive  section no longer contains updates. This section below incorperates a list with links to details/recordings of our past meetings and events:


January 2023 WNY Division Meeting

February 18th-19th, WNYRHS Train Show, Hamburg

Ken Akerboom: “The Official Railway Equipment Registers”
Mark Klingel: “Buffalo’s Short Line Railroad Legacy”
Darby Marriott: "Adventures in 1:64 S Scale”
Clark Kooning, MMR video: “Modeling 101”
Dave Ellis: "Expand Your Horizons With Backdrops"

March 2023 WNY Division Meeting

May 2023 WNY Division Meeting

June 2023 WNY Division Meeting

September 2023 WNY Division Meeting


January 2022 WNY Division Meeting

February 2022 Hamburg Train Show links: Saturday Link   Sunday Link

March 2022 WNY Division Meeting

April 2022 WNY Division Meeting

May 2022 WNY Division Meeting

2022 WNY Division Picnic

2022 Buffalo CanAm NASG National Convention August 2-6th

September 10th, 2022 Division 12 Mini-Meet

October 2022 WNY Division Meeting

CANCELED: November 19th and 20th WNYRHS Show Information


September 2021 WNY Division Meeting

October 2021 WNY Division Meeting

Hamburg Train November 2021 Show ClinicsSaturday
We had our WNY Division meeting with a live Zoom and a Clinic from Clark Kooning to finish our Downtown Deco project.

  • Click here for Saturday Clinics.
  • Ken Akerboom (WNY Division): a history of Boston & Maine
  • “5 Minutes with Brad” Superintendent Alleghany Western Division (Division 12 Erie Pa.)
  • Dave Durr (LakeShores Division-Rochester): how he Scratch built a 25 Ton Engine
  • Mike Hauk (Alleghany Western Division - Division 12 Erie Pa): demonstration on how to install Static Grass
  • “5 Minutes with Brad” Superintendent Alleghany Western Division (Division 12 Erie Pa)
  • Rob Bennett (Alleghany Western Division - Division 12 Erie Pa): Large Power transformer Basics for Model Railroaders


  • Click here for Sunday Clinics
  • Caryl Youngers (WNY Division): demonstration on how to make trees.
  • “5 Minutes with Brad” Superintendent Alleghany Western Division (Division 12 Erie Pa)
  • Jim Walsh (Garden State Division): Bond and Filling (Glues)
  • Chuck Diljak MMR (Garden State Division): Car Tipping Or, Tips on Building Cars.
  • Clark Kooning MMR (Niagara Frontier Region): Modeling 101