Presenters Needed

Our Next NERx will be March 2025

If you are interested in presenting a clinic at a future NERx, send us a note along with an outline of your clinic to

We are also looking for layout tours which can be videos, interviews, or a powerpoint presentation. We are happy to help you pull this together, so send us a note and let's get started! Email

Thank you Clinicians and Layout Owners

Thank you to all of the clinicians and layout owners that presented during NERx 2024. We appreciate the time and dedication to helping produce a fantastic event. Thank you also to the viewers that watched each night and asked thoughtful questions of our clinicians. Your participation is why we host these events.

If you missed any of the sessions then click on the link below to take you directly to the YouTube video for that session.

If you are interested in presenting a clinic or have a layout you would like to have on the layout tour, then please reach out by sendinging an email to with a short description and we will be in touch!

Join Us in March 2025 for our next event.

Monday March 18th Schedule

Monday, Mar 18

Time Type Title
6:30pm Clinic Scratchbuilding Martensburg WV Fruit Exchange
7:30pm Roundtable Layouts in Small Spaces
8:30pm Layout Tour Seneca Valley Lines
9:00pm Clinic Building the Cranberry Yard Freight House
9:30pm Clinic BuildIt Series - Part 1
10:00pm Layout Tour BD Kaiserslautern
Tuesday March 19th Schedule

Tuesday, Mar 19

Time Type Title
6:30pm Clinic Up on the Roof
7:30pm Roundtable Lakeshores'24 Convention Preview
8:30pm Clinic Dividers
9:00pm Clinic A Railroad Signaling Primer - Part 3

Wednesday March 20th Schedule

Wednesday, Mar 20

Time Type Title
6:30pm Clinic Custom Painting Scale Models
7:30pm Roundtable Women in Model Railroading
8:30pm Layout Tour Borodino & Southern
9:00pm Clinic BuildIt Series - Building a 36' Boxcar
10:00pm Layout Tour New York Central - Buffalo & Rochester
Thursday March 21st Schedule

Thursday, Mar 21

Time Type Title
6:30pm Clinic Sprucing up a Train Show Boxcar
7:30pm Roundtable Assembling a Crew to Work on Your Model Railroad
8:30pm Layout Tour Great Northern - Kalispell Division
9:00pm Clinic Design and Construction of Prototype Buildings for Model Railroaders

Tips and Tricks

The following Tips & Tricks were played during our last event

Title Presenter
Securing Coupler Pockets Dave Durr
Copper Roofs Chuck Diljak, MMR
Tips for Painting Clouds Ed O'Rourke, MMR
Weathering Wood Jeff Hanke, MMR
Easy Evergreens Drew James
Large Scale DCC Installations Chris Carfaro
Design Your Own Windows Andreas Werder
Wire Wrapping Current Transformers Dave Insley

Model Showcase

We highlighted the models submitted during the show. Check out the following video clips. You can also check out the Model Showcase Page!. Thanks to Chuck Diljak, MMR for pulling together these videos!

Model Showcase Part 1
Model Showcase Part 2
Model Showcase Part 3
Model Showcase Part 4

Clinic Highlights

Check out examples of previous clinics. Clinic Lineup

Painting Scale Models

By: Chris Carfaro

Chris will show how he paints, decals, and weathers his scale models.

Building Craftsman Kits

By: John Feraca, MMR

Come learn about building the Cranberry Yard Freight House Craftsman Kit.

Clinic 3

Up On The Roof

By Tom Oxnard, MMR

Tired of looking down on boring roofs? Learn about how to detail them.

Roundtable Highlights

Check out the full lineup of Roundtables on the Roundtable Discussions Page. Roundtable Discussions

Modeling in Small Spaces

Layouts in Small Spaces

Led By: Heath Hurwitz

Join our panalists as they talk about the challenges and benefits to modeling in small spaces.

Women in Model Railroading

Women in Model Railroading

Led By: Angela Sutton

Here what is new from a growing segment of our hobby, Women in Model Railroading!

Work Crews on your Home Layout

Organizing Work Crews

Led By: Drew James

This panel will talk about how you can achieve your dreams of a model railroad with friends.

Meet the Model Railroad Press

Preview of Lakeshores'24

Led By: Dave Durr

Dave Durr and a team from the Lakeshores Division will give us a preview of what is happening at this year's in-person NER Convention.

Our Next NER Convention


Come see us on the Shore in '24. For the very first time, the Northeastern Region’s Annual Convention will be held in the Rochester, NY area. The Lakeshores Division, one of the NER’s newest, will be hosting Lakeshores’24 from Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22.

Click here to learn more.

Convention Car

Make your own virtual convention car using the decals and instructions provided below.