Tracks to the Triangle
   Mid-Eastern Region 2016 NMRA Convention
   Thursday October 20 - Sunday October 23, 2016

Carolina Piedmont Division ( will build on the very successful conventions that we hosted in Cary in

2005 and 2011. We are planning to incorporate a Railroad Prototype Modelers (RPM) room at the convention.
We now have the custom Hotel Registration link here:
Last day to book: 10/17/16 at the special $99.99/night rate.

Make your plans now to join us next Fall from October 20 – 23, 2016 at Tracks to the Triangle in Durham, NC.

Check out our PowerPoint presentation here--> Tracks to the Triangle Presentation
Click here for our Flyer to hand out--> Tracks to the Triangle Flyer

Recent Announcements

  • Quick Update
    1) Vic Bitleris will be open for tour Sunday 10am to 4pm. Please check for corrected address information.
    2) Steve Benezra Sunday op session cancelled.
    3) We have two openings for the Saturday Tichy tour - be in the lobby at 8:15am if leaving from the hotel. 3260 Nova Lane, Burlington, NC.
    4) Jeff Grove, Carolina Craftsman Kits will be open for business Saturday  3pm to 5:30pm in Room 336.
    Posted Oct 22, 2016, 3:29 AM by Rob Rousseau
  • Tracks to the Triangle update 10-22-16

    Ladies and Gentlemen: Here are some announcements and updates:

    ·         Vic Bitleris’ Otter Run and Beaver Creek Railroad will be open Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

    ·         Steve Benezra’s Clinchfield Southern ops scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled.

    ·         We have two openings for the Saturday Tichy tour. If leaving from the Marriott meet at 8:15am in the lobby for 8:30am department. Please do not arrive before 9:15am. The tour is from 9:30 to 11am.

    ·         We have openings for the Museum of Art tour. Depart from Marriott lobby at 9:15am.

    ·         We have openings for the Pullman restoration tour. 9am, 10am and 11am.

    ·         Jeff Grove, Carolina Craftsman Kits will be open for business in room 336 on Saturday from 3 to 5:30pm.

    ·         The Wilson Area Railroad Modelers club layout open house scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled due to the recent flood damage.

    ·         The raffle closes at 2pm on Saturday. We have almost 100 items that will be awarded. Be sure to stop in during lunch or between clinics. There are also still many bargains to be had in the Silent Auction.

    ·         Banquet time! All clinics will be closing by 4pm in order for the hotel staff to set up the banquet tables. Cash bar for banquet folks at 6pm, with dinner and program starting at 7pm.


    Our authors’ book signing has been well received and additional Saturday times for autographs and book purchasing are below:

    Author                               Time               

    1.      Dr. Cary Poole             9 to 9:30 am   

    2.      Dr. Cary Poole             1:30 to 2 pm   

    3.      Bernard Kempinski     2:45 to 3:15pm

    4.     Dr. Cary Poole             4 to 4:30 pm    

    The following layouts are open for tours on Saturday.


    1.       Vinny DeRobertis - NY Central 9am–5pm

    2.       Bill Aulicino - Seaboard Airline 1-5pm

    3.       Dan Fisher – N&W Walker Creek Branch 1-5pm

    4.       Jerry Davis – Tehachapi Pass 9am-5pm

    5.       Jerry Mersch – Somewhere Out West 1-5pm

    6.       Mike Humble – Twin Cities & Lake Superior  9am-5pm

    7.       Joe Gibson’s Chamberwell RR 9am-5pm

    8.       Bruce Faulkner – CSX Shenandoah Valley 1-5pm

    9.      Neuse River Model Railroad Club – 9am-5pm

    a.       1615 Old Louisburg Road, Raleigh 919-400-5570

    10.   Will Allen – Duckunder Terminal Railway 9am-5pm

    11.   Carolina Model Railroaders 10am-5pm

    a.       Galyon Depot, REA Building, 234-B East Washington Street, Greensboro

    Posted Oct 22, 2016, 6:32 AM by Rob Rousseau
  • Marriott buffet tonight $16.95 all inclusive
    Newton's Restaurant - Marriott

    Tonight serving buffet - fish / chicken / beef / vegetables / dessert $16.95 includes tax and tip. 
    Posted Oct 21, 2016, 1:53 PM by Rob Rousseau
  • Marriott prepaid buffet lunches
    Ladies and Gentlemen: Marriott is offering to take prepayment for its buffet lunches today and Saturday, $12.95 includes tax and tip. This is the standard price, but buying the meal ticket in advance avoids the congestion of waiting to pay the cashier. It is a bit late for Friday, but some of you might want to arrange this for the Saturday buffet. Todays buffet is Italian. 
    Posted Oct 21, 2016, 1:51 PM by Rob Rousseau
  • Authors' Book Signing Schedule
    Ladies and Gentlemen: the following schedule provides opportunities to have books from these model railroad photographers and modelers autographed and purchased. We have set up an authors' table in the main lobby. Lou Sassi's book signing will take place in Edison D; all others are at the table which we set up in the main lobby. As always, times are subject to change. 

               1.     Dr. Cary Poole                    Friday             5:45 to 6:16 pm     main lobby

    2.     Bernard Kempinski           Friday             7:00 to 8:00 pm     main lobby

    3.     Lou Sassi                              Friday            10:30 to 11 pm      Edison D

               4.     Dr. Cary Poole                    Saturday        9 to 9:30 am            main lobby

    5.     Dr. Cary Poole                    Saturday        1:30 to 2 pm           main lobby

    6.     Bernard Kempinski           Saturday        2:45 to 3:15pm      main lobby

    7.     Dr. Cary Poole                    Saturday        4 to 4:30 pm           main lobby

    Posted Oct 21, 2016, 2:26 PM by Rob Rousseau
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