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The Northeastern Region (NER) encompasses the six states of New England, much of New York, northern New Jersey, the Eastern Provinces of Canada and Quebec.The approximate 1500 members of the NER are also member of the National Model Railroad Association, Inc. (NMRA). The NMRA advances the global scale model railroading community through education, advocacy, standards, and social interaction. NMRA activities include conventions, train shows, meets and meetings, clinics and other educational sessions, development of standards and recommended practices, hobby advocacy, and social interaction in many forms  and much more. There are today nearly 20,000 NMRA members across the globe.


President's Message (November, 2021)

Ed ORourke MMR 300hWelcome to the Northeastern Region of the NMRA! We are a very active Region, with a lot going on at both the Region and the Division level.


If you are new to the NMRA and/or the Region, you will want to find out about what is going on in your local Division. I urge you to reach out to the leadership of the Division and find out what their next activity is going to be. This is where you will meet people nearby who can help you with your modeling, answer your questions and get you in touch with local folks who share your interest in Model Railroading. Stop reading this and go to the Division page in the “About Us” tab at the top of the page, or click here.


Now that we are better acquainted, let me share with you what we have to offer at the Region level. The first thing I’d like you to do is head to the “Media” tab above and check out the Region Magazine “The Coupler.” Our editors do a great job of keeping us informed of goings on in and around the Region. While you are at it, check out the back issues to see some of the great modeling going on here. And if you have a technique, idea or photo to share get in touch with our editor Chris Carfaro. He’s always looking for new material.


Next, check the Conventions tab. Here you will find everything you need to know about our next convention, along with archival information on past conventions. We do a great Convention in the NER, with many fine layouts, a lot of op sessions, and outstanding clinics at a fraction of the cost of a National Convention.


If you are on Facebook, follow the posts on the Region page to keep up with things going on in the different divisions. And feel free to post items related to your modeling or Division event. And make sure we have your email address so that you receive the email updates of Region events.


Thanks for visiting us today. Do get involved with your Division – I guarantee it will expand your enjoyment of this great hobby. We (all of us together) ARE the NMRA!



Edward O’Rourke, MMR