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

Annual WNY Division Picnic

WNY Division Picnic This year, the Western NY Division picnic will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the Mud Creek Central Railroad located at 7349 Tonawanda Creek Road, Lockport, NY 14094. Approximate arrival time 10/11 am. Cooking will start at approximately noon. The division will be providing hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, rolls, condiments, paper plates, and napkins for a nominal fee of $5 per person. You may wish to bring a side dish to pass, snacks or dessert. Please bring your beverages and chairs. Any NMRA member is welcome, including the Lakeshores Division, Division 12 from Erie, PA., and the ID Division members and family. The Mud Creek members will offer rides on their 7 1/4” railroad at $5 for two rides, or you can donate to their organization. The Club has 22 acres of land, including a clubhouse, machine shop, and ample parking. Andy and I will be taking a headcount on how many members will be attending. Spouses and guests are welcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Frank Pastore Picnic Chairman H 716-694-9024 C 716-909-6898 frankcpastore@yahoo.com

Western New York Layout Tours

Frank Pastore, our Assistant Superintendent, has scheduled his Non-NMRA Western New York Layout Tours for Oct 23th and 24th. All are welcome. Frank thinks there maybe over thirty layouts this year. More updates are coming, but mark your calendar.

Build along-with Clark

Clark Kooning has invited our Division to “Build along - with Clark” This is a fun project to build. We are going to build the “First Timers Bar” from Downtown Deco starting at our September meeting, we will continue building at our October meeting and finish during our November meeting. BTW, those meetings will be Hybrid meetings. Both Live and on Zoom. (If all goes well) The kit comes in O, HO, and N See the pricing below.

When ordering make sure you send Randy an Email so he can send you extra walls and decals. Get your order in as soon as you can so you are ready for our September Meeting. Our hope is that you have fun with this project and that our Hybrid meetings Work.

Keep your fingers crossed. 

The Bill of Materials you will need is to the left:

Yellow Carpenter’s Glue
Elmer’s White Glue
5-minute Epoxy (optional)
Sandpaper – 80 and 120 grit
Hobby Knife – Xacto #11 blade
Emery boards or sanding sticks
1/8 Drill bit — Pin vise for a bit
000 Steel wool
Assorted flat paintbrushes need 1- 1 inch wide
Cheap acrylic craft paint. List suggestion only:
Apple Barrel, Craftsman, and Cermacote are similar brands & have similar colors. Choose whatever is available to you:
Folk Art Terra Cotta or a similar orange color
Brown, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna
Flat black, Flat White, Flat Red
Light grey or similar for concrete color (Woodland Scenics concrete works well too)
Spray Can Paint:  Krylon Matt Clear