Here are some awesome photos from Dennis Colucci’s N scale layout. Dennis’s layout is based roughly on the New Haven’s Maybrook Line, with a fictional railroad, the Balfour and Colucci Creek Southern. Dennis’s layout is a 1×6 switching layout. He took all the pictures in natural light.


Scott Meyer tells us that the following video is his first HO layout after a lifetime of mostly N Scale. It is a freelanced Boston & Maine Subdivision set somewhere in Massachusetts. His layout is a 10′ x 10′ shelf layout set in the early 1950s, scenery is 99% complete, and provides both continuous running and ample switching opportunities. Plenty of operations to keep Scott busy!


The Hudson Valley Division of The Northeastern Region (NER) of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) was founded in 1946 in Kingston by members who are now the Kingston Model Railroad Club. Our division encompasses the following New York counties: Ulster, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam, Rockland and Dutchess counties.

Photo taken at the Kingston Train Show on March 26th. In the photo are the efforts and results of Scott Meyer’s Portable Layout Project.

The hobby of Model Railroading is a fascinating pastime that can be shared by young and old alike. It can be a wonderful family activity that stresses creativity and togetherness. Unlike other leisure-time activities, model railroading doesn’t have a right and wrong way to do things. You can participate in the way that works best for you. Model railroading allows you to exercise your imagination, enhance your knowledge of railroading, and understand the historical importance of railroads in our area. Your model railroad is yours and yours alone!

Whether you are 100% immersed in model railroading, or are a casual model railroader, or just getting started in the hobby, you can enjoy the benefits of membership in the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). To learn more about NMRA programs and becoming an NMRA member, access the NMRA website at https://www.nmra.org.

To learn more about the Northeastern Region (NER) of the NMRA, go to https://www.nernmra.org.


Our Division’s History

The Hudson Valley Division is in the Northeastern Region (NER) of the NMRA and has been in existence for over 60 years. We are in New York State’s Hudson River valley, which includes Dutchess and Putnam counties (east of the Hudson River) as well as Ulster, Orange, Rockland and Sullivan counties (west of the River). We hold four to five meetings annually and they are divided among the various counties we serve. We also have a planning meeting in December. We usually have a presence at local train shows and railroad historical society banquets. Our members have wide ranging interests including DCC, model building, operations, and prototype information in a variety of scales. To learn more about our Division and the NMRA, please go to the Contact section of our website and send us an email.

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Division of the Northeastern Region, NMRA