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Daylight Division
Pacific Coast Region - NMRA

Next Daylight Meet

Spring Meet
9:30 AM, Saturday, May 14, 2022
Join us for a no-host breakfast at 8:45 AM
This will be a hybrid meet: In person, plus Zoom!

Papi's Mex Grill
1560 E. Champlain Dr. Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93720

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 878 9242 8324
Passcode: X2022

Please check in about 10 minutes before the meeting starts to make sure you are properly connected.


  • No-host breakfast 8:45 AM (MENU)
  • Meeting starts 9:30 AM
  • Peoples' Choice Model Contest. Any railroad-related model may be displayed - rolling stock, structures, modules, locomotives, etc. Award winners determined by popular vote.
  • Business Meeting, brief!
  • Clinic • Steve Lowe, Fresno – Model Railroading while traveling.
  • Clinic • Brewster Bird, New Mexico – TBA
  • Clinic • Robert Pethoud, Fresno – “Freight Switching as a Wooden Manipulative Puzzle.” It should last about 20 to 30 minutes and attendees will be encouraged to try it for themselves.
  • White Elephant Auction • This is a favorite activity from previous meetings. This is also an important fund raising activity for the Division. Please, all attendees, bring a model railroad item which could be useful to a fellow member of the hobby. Conceal your item with a plain wrapping.
  • Door prize drawings:
    • 1st Prize: $50.00 gift certificate from Central Coast Trains in Atascadero, CA.
    • 2nd Prize: $25.00 gasoline card
    You must be a current NMRA member in attendance or online during the entire meeting to win.
  • Lunch break 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Layout Tours
    • Chuck Harmon, MMR®, San Joaquin Central (HO), Don't miss seeing the layout of a Master Model Railroader!
    • Rob Briney, Clovis, Sierra & Western (HO), featuring great prototype fidelity on this locally themed layout.
    • Robert and Sylvia Pethoud, Fall Creek Branch (HO), get inspired by the super-detail and endless enjoyment that can be achieved on a portable layout. Featured in the March 2016 issue of Model Railroader magazine.
    • Fresno Model Railroad Club (HO, N, O), enjoy the two very fine HO scale layouts, plus N scale and an O scale 3-rail layout in the historic Southern Pacific Selma Depot.
    • The Belmont Train Group (HO), A great multi-level layout, featuring modern equipment running in long trains on long mainline runs.
    • Steve Lowe (N) Tehachapi Pass-inspired layout

Layout Tours - Virtual

Here are some other Daylight Division layouts you can visit virtually from the comfort of your own home, either before or after the meet at your leisure whenever it's convenient for you.

Also see the Santa Clara Rails by the Bay NMRA 2021 National Convention website for 49 layout tour videos of great layouts in the Pacific Coast Region.

Contests Categories

  • To be announced when live in-person meets resume.

Future Meets

  • Spring Meet, Saturday, May 14, 2022 • Spring Meet, LIVE and in-person!
  • August 2022 Summer Meet • TBD
  • November 2022 Fall Meet • TBD

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