** Latest News **
New Directors and Leaders Elected at the Winter Meeting
At the recently concluded Winter Members Meeting, three Directors were elected to the Seacoast Division NMRA Board of Directors as well as a new slate of Division officers. Chip Falter and Peter McKenney were re-elected to the Board and Bill Poor was elected to fill the Director position vacated by Rich Breton. Following the Members Meeting, the Board of Directors held their winter meeting and elected Erich Whitney as President, Chip Falter as Vice President, Tom Oxnard as Secretary and Doug Hartwell as Treasurer. Thanks go to Rich Breton for his many years supporting the Division in a number of leadership roles. Thanks also go out to Peter McKenney for his inspired leadership for the past two years as President and to Tom Coulomb for his years of service as Treasurer. Visit the Contacts page for updated contact information for these new Division officers and leaders. Watch for a full recap of the Winter Meeting activities and meeting notes coming soon !
The January 2015 issue of The Switch Tower is published !
Included in this issue of The Switch Tower is a recap of the Fall meeting, profiles of this year's Board of Directors candidates, information on researching prototypes, and much, much more.
Building the Town of Ashland... Almost a Town !
Read the third in a series of articles written by Tom Oxnard chronicling his project to build the town of Ashland on his Boston and Maine layout. Tom discusses his thought processes and construction techniques as he raises Ashland off the plywood benchwork. In this installment, Tom is starting to put in the finishing touches with landscaping.
Go to the Resources section to read the article
Announcing a New Feature to the Website
"What's Going on in My Train Room ?"
Derry Fun Night
February 13, 2015
"Inspiration, Motivation, and a Few Lessons Learned"
The Seacoast Division NMRA continues to sponsor their Derry Model Railroading Fun Night program in 2014. The program is held on the second Friday night of each month, from 7:00 – 9:00pm, at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry, NH. John Doehring shares his experiences as a reforming armchair railroader with two short presentations: Confessions of An Armchair Railroader (Seven Secrets to Getting Out of Your Chair, Becoming More Active, and Enjoying Model Railroading More), and Take Two! (Some Lessons Learned and New Ideas for the Second Time Around.)
Engraved Name Badges Now Available
Engraved name badges are now available to all Seacoast Division NMRA members. The badges will feature the Seacoast Division logo and up to three lines of text for a cost of $5 each (optional shipping extra). Name badges are a great way to "break the ice" and and get conversations going... get yours today !.
Please use the name badge order form to order your badge.
Soliciting News Briefs from Maine and New Hampshire Model Railroad Clubs and Informal Groups
The Editor of The Switch Tower is soliciting news briefs from clubs and groups in Maine and New Hampshire. On a space available basis, The Switch Tower will print news briefs in future issues. Please submit your news brief by March 1 to be considered for publication in the Spring Issue (April 1) of The Switch Tower.
Past issues of The Switch Tower have been posted
The library of past issues of The Switch Tower has grown and now dates back to the end of 1998. Thanks to Rich Breton for scanning printed copies of The Switch Tower for 1998 through 2004. To view the library of past issues of The Switch Tower, go to The Switch Tower section.