Announcements


Zoom Meeting for April

posted Mar 10, 2021, 7:41 AM by Robert Rousseau   [ updated Mar 16, 2021, 1:39 PM ]

April Zoom Meetings
The next Board Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Monday, Apr. 12th at 7pm. Please RSVP by sending an email to Kevin O'Connor.  This is subject to change as meeting in person was discussed.

The next General Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Tuesday, Apr. 13th at 7pm.

Presentation will be on Original Norfolk Southern Locomotives by John Sokash

Future Popular Vote Contests
The Popular Vote voting sheets are planned for distribution to the members on the 21st of the
month (i.e. Jan. 21st.) Voting should be in by the 1st of the following month (i.e. Feb. 1). Voting should be emailed to Charlie Rausch.

March - Derelict, abandoned building - kit-bash, scratch-built, or super-detailed kit.  

April - Photograph of a model railroad topic

Zoom Meeting for March

posted Feb 10, 2021, 6:30 AM by Robert Rousseau   [ updated Feb 10, 2021, 6:30 AM ]

March Zoom Meetings
The next Board Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Monday, Mar. 8th at 7pm. Please RSVP by sending an email to Kevin O'Connor.

The next General Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Tuesday, Mar. 9th at 7pm.

Presentation will be on Model Railroad Photography - Group Panel Discussion

Future Popular Vote Contests
The Popular Vote voting sheets are planned for distribution to the members on the 21st of the
month (i.e. Jan. 21st.) Voting should be in by the 1st of that month (i.e. Feb. 1). Voting should be emailed to Charlie Rausch.

February - Some model railroad thing you are proud of getting on eBay or a train meet. "your real find!"

March - Derelict, abandoned building - kit-bash, scratch-built, or super-detailed kit.  

Zoom Meeting for February

posted Jan 27, 2021, 8:22 AM by Robert Rousseau   [ updated Feb 1, 2021, 8:40 AM ]

February Zoom Meetings
The next Board Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Monday, Feb. 8th at 7pm. Please RSVP by sending an email to Kevin O'Connor.

The next General Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 7pm.

Presentation will be on How to Sell Model Trains on eBay by Charlie Rausch, MMR

Future Popular Vote Contests
The Popular Vote voting sheets are planned for distribution to the members on the 21st of the
month (i.e. Jan. 21st.) Voting should be in by the 1st of that month (i.e. Feb. 1). Voting should be emailed to Charlie Rausch.

January – Unique passenger depot big or small, short or tall. Scratch built or kit-bash only.

February - Some model railroad thing you are proud of getting on eBay or a train meet. "your real find!" 

Zoom Meeting for January

posted Jan 3, 2021, 1:18 PM by Robert Rousseau   [ updated Jan 3, 2021, 1:18 PM ]

January Zoom Meetings
The next Board Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Monday, Jan. 11th at 7pm. Please RSVP by sending an email to Kevin O'Connor.

The next General Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Tuesday, Jan. 12th at 7pm.

Presentation will be on Craftsman Structures by Jack Dziadul

Future Popular Vote Contests
The Popular Vote voting sheets are planned for distribution to the members on the 21st of the
month (i.e. Jan. 21st.) Voting should be in by the 1st of that month (i.e. Feb. 1). Voting should be emailed to Charlie Rausch.

January – Unique passenger depot big or small, short or tall. Scratch built or kit-bash only.

February - Some model railroad thing you are proud of getting on eBay or a train meet. "your real find!" 

Zoom Meeting for December

posted Dec 1, 2020, 7:14 AM by Robert Rousseau   [ updated Dec 1, 2020, 7:14 AM ]

December Zoom Meetings
The next Board Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Dec. 8th. Please RSVP by sending an email to Rob Rousseau.

The next General Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Dec. 8th. Note this changes from the normal 4th Tuesday to the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

No presentation as we will be participating in our annual Yankee Gift Swap.

Zoom Meeting for November

posted Oct 14, 2020, 12:08 PM by Robert Rousseau   [ updated Oct 14, 2020, 12:09 PM ]

November Zoom Meetings
The next Board Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Nov. 9th. Please RSVP by sending an email to Rob Rousseau.

The next General Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Nov. 10th. Note this changes from the normal 4th Tuesday to the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Presentation will be on Sheet Metal Backdrops by Marty Steele

Future Popular Vote Contests
The Popular Vote voting sheets are planned for distribution to the members on the 21st of the
month (i.e. Oct. 21st.) Voting should be in by the 1st of that month (i.e. Nov. 1). Voting should be emailed to Charlie Rausch.

               October – Trackside shed, shanty, you name it

               November - End of Train, Caboose, Observation Car, FRED, etc.  

Virtual Zoom for October Meeting

posted Sep 29, 2020, 6:02 AM by Robert Rousseau   [ updated Oct 13, 2020, 7:12 AM ]

October Zoom Meetings
The next Board Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Oct. 12th. Please RSVP by sending an email to Rob Rousseau.

The next General Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Oct. 13th. Note this changes from the normal 4th Tuesday to the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Presentation will be on 3D Printing by Dan Fisher.

Future Popular Vote Contests
The Popular Vote voting sheets are planned for distribution to the members on the third of the
following month (i.e. Oct. 1st.) Voting should be in by the 10th of that month (i.e. Oct. 10). Voting should be emailed to Charlie Rausch.

               September – Baggage and/or Railway Post Office or any Head-end car

               October – Trackside shed, shanty, you name it.

Virtual Zoom Meeting for September

posted Aug 16, 2020, 9:52 AM by Robert Rousseau   [ updated Aug 16, 2020, 12:55 PM ]

September Zoom Meetings
The next Board Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Sept. 7th. Please RSVP by sending an email to Rob Rousseau.

The next General Meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting held on Sept. 8th. Note this changes from the normal 4th Tuesday to the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Future Popular Vote Contests
The Popular Vote voting sheets are planned for distribution to the members on the third of the
following month (i.e. Sept. 1st.) Voting should be in by the 10th of that month (i.e. Sept. 10). Voting should be emailed to Charlie Rausch.

               August – Love those loads.  This would include any open load.

               September – Baggage and/or Railway Post Office

               October – Trackside shed, shanty, you name it.

New CPD Meeting Place

posted Jun 22, 2020, 7:55 AM by Robert Rousseau   [ updated Jun 22, 2020, 7:56 AM ]

From the June issue of the Herald:
As stated in the board meeting notes, The Home-Owner’s Association (HOA) Clubhouse at the Preserve at Jordan Lake will be the new location of our CPD-13 meets. Because of Covid 19 restrictions, the meetings have not as yet been scheduled.
Watch for announcements as to when our first meet
is scheduled.

Future Popular Vote Contests
The Popular Vote voting sheets are planned for distribution to the members on the third of the
following month (i.e. July 3.) Voting should be in by the 12th of that month (i.e. July 12). Voting should be emailed to Charlie Rausch.
June—Favorite locomotive model of a railroad you don’t model.

March 2020 Division Meeting Canceled

posted Mar 11, 2020, 5:10 PM by Rob Rousseau   [ updated Mar 13, 2020, 8:25 AM ]

CPD-13 Members

It is out of an abundance of caution that the decision has been made to cancel our regular March meeting scheduled for March 24th at Cambridge Village, this all being due to the Covid19 virus that is becoming more widespread.   This is also in line with the recent Governor's Declaration of Emergency that visitations to retirement centers by the general public be curtailed.    Although the numbers of active cases locally are relatively low, the potential for this virus to quickly become widespread given its capability to exist on surfaces up to 9 days is disconcerting.   Equally disconcerting is that some individuals may not exhibit any symptoms yet are highly contagious.

This notice is not a surrender to hysteria, but sound Public Health containment measures.  Public Health Officials are emphasizing the need for best personal hygiene practices, especially the frequent washing of hands as an easy means to stop the spread of the virus.    Self-isolation will also stop the spread of the virus if you believe you have come in possible contact with the virus.  For the most part, affected individuals will recover without any problems, the biggest threat is to those who have underlying health issues.   Everyone's cooperation is vital.

Thanks for you cooperation
John Sokash, Superintendent CPD-13, MER-NMRA

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