The Model Railroad Open House Featured on A Modeler's Life Podcast

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Jerry Britton, coordinator of The Model Railroad Open House , was interview last week by A Modeler's Life , a leading podcast in the hobby of model railroading. The interview was released today and is available via iTunes or Libsyn. We discuss the history of this event and what goes in to making it happen. Enjoy! The Model Railroad Open House is an...
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NMRA Golden Spike Award Conferred

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Despite already having three Achievement Program certificates (Scenery, Author, and Association Volunteer), I finally qualified for, and received, the Golden Spike Award. I've already submitted my qualifications for two more certificates -- Electrical Engineer and Chief Dispatcher. Hoping the certificates will arrive in time for the MER Regional Co...
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Publicity Tour Stop - September 10


Jerry Britton will be on the road this coming Sunday, September 10th, promoting Keystone Crossings , The Model Railroad Open House , the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society , the PRR Middle Division in HO Scale , and the Alphabet Route .  The event will be Railroad Heritage Days at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania ...
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MER Regional Convention Slated

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The Susquehanna Division of the Mid Eastern Region of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) will be hosting the regional convention in Harrisburg, October 12th-15th, at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. There is plenty of Pennsylvania Railroad content -- the event is even named after the Pennsy's  ​Susquehannock ​ train ! Th...
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The Fun of the Hobby: The "Short" of It!


This hobby is fun, right? I've had to keep reminding myself of that over the past six weeks or so as I have dealt with a short -- well, three shorts, it seems. I actually took a vacation day to focus on the issue, and it took a good chunk of the day. Not fully resolved, but I'm closing in. My system has a DCS100 command station and two DB100 booste...
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