WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE WINNEBAGOLAND DIVISION OF THE
MIDWEST REGION OF THE NATIONAL MODEL RAILROAD ASSOCIATION!
Next WLD BOD Meeting:
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Soo Line Historical Archives Building, Appleton, WI at 12:30 PM
The Winnebagoland Division, MWR, NMRA, is a not-for profit organization and exists to promote the hobby of scale model railroading. The Division was officially chartered in April, 1965. It encompasses the entire Northeastern portion of Wisconsin and the Western half of the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. We have nearly 230 NMRA members, four Master Model Railroaders, and countless other modelers and railfans in our Division. Click here for a rundown of all the counties we cover in WI and the upper peninsula of MI.
Our quarterly e-newsletter is called The Winnebagoland Whistle. The Whistle was presented in print form beginning in 1968 to the end of 2009. It was a good run. With today's focus away from print, we are giving everyone a chance to download it via the web. Visit us often here at wld-nmra.com to keep up-to-date with news, modeling tips, and prototype based articles via The Winnebagoland Whistle!
The Division holds two formal meets per year, one in spring and one in fall. The format for these meets can be found on our new Convention Guidelines page. Both meets feature a full schedule of layout tours, clinics, NMRA and Popular Vote Contests for models and photographs along with a luncheon or banquet featuring a guest speaker. Please visit our Ready Track page for the locations and dates of our upcoming meets.
The Division also hosts an operating session on the first Saturday of November. The operating sessions are held at various layouts around the division. Please check the Op Session page for details.
Please check back often to follow the progress in this new effort of spreading the hobby! There are many clubs within our Division and most welcome visitors. Some clubs sponsor non-Divisional events during the year such as swap meets, open houses, or public displays.Please follow the LINKS provided on this site or view our Ready Track for information regarding these events.
Click here to fill out the Survey of Members, Operating Groups and/or Model Railroad Clubs.