Posted 08/07/2008, by Ben Sullivan
Hanging in there
The RMRRS is still here. Our situation at the King Farm site didn't pan out as we'd hoped it would and as such our layout has not and will not be built there. We are currently layout-less and seeking space for our club in the Rockville/Gaithersburg/Silver Spring/DC-Metro area. I wanted to let the general public know that we are indeed still here! The club has not disbanded, however as I said above we do not have a layout, and our meetings are currently split between meeting at the King Farm site and at various members' homes. You can still contact us at the info posted here on this site if you have any questions, and as always, we welcome visitors and new members alike.
If any new news arises it will be posted here.
Posted 08/03/2006, by Ben Sullivan
Member in Kuwait
He is in Kuwait as of 31 May and has been promoted to Major in the Reserve. His wife is using a personal webspace to post Fred's Contact info and pictures. Check it out:
Posted 08/03/2006, by Ben Sullivan
It has been a long time since the last update to the site. The club is still here and we're still going strong. The current status is that we're soliciting bids from concrete contractors to have a new floor poured in the King Farm garage (If you know of any good/reasonable ones, let us know!). We recently held our annual meeting and re-elected the same officers. Some members are also entertaining the idea of entering into the world of HO modules. Please, drop us a line or stop by. This summer we're meeting at the King Farm site (when it's not drop-dead hot!).
Posted 01/09/2006, by Ben Sullivan
Due to the fact that the King Farm property is still not ready for occupation, we are currently doing round-robin meetings at members' homes in the area for our regular club meetings. Please send an email to the RMRS (see Contact info) in order to find details of when and where we will be!
Posted 05/26/2005, by Ben Sullivan
Annual Business Meeting Report
The Annual Business Meeting was held. New officers were elected including a new Assistant Superindendent and Board of Directors. Another major decision was made to change the meeting night schedule to accomodate members who cannot meet on the regular Tuesday nights. Starting July 1, 2005 we will meet on the Second Wednesday of the month. We will still meet on Tuesdays the First, Third, Fourth and any Fifth weeks of the month. Discussion of the progress on the King Farm site was good. We are still moving forward with plans to renovate the building and working with the City of Rockville to have those plans approved. Stay tuned for more news.
Posted 05/06/2005, by Ben Sullivan
Annual Business Meeting 5/24/05
Members will elect new officers. Dues must be paid up in order to vote. A proxy is available if needed; please contact webmaster for more info.
Posted 01/26/2005, by Ben Sullivan
Due to changing weather conditions, the schedule for the winter months will vary. Check the Membership page for more info and updates.
Posted 11/24/2004, by Ben Sullivan
RMRS Yahoo Group is online
Membership in the Group is restricted to members of RMRS.
Posted 11/23/2004, by Ben Sullivan
MCMR & GMRS merge to form RMRS
Maryland Central Model Railroad and the Gaithersburg Model Railroad Society have voted to merge and become one organization; the Rockville Model Railroad Society! We are currently going through the official steps to establish this new organization with the powers that be. We are all excited about the merger and are looking forward to what the new organization will accomplish in the years ahead.
Posted 05/19/2004, by Ben Sullivan
New "King Farm Journal" page added to Gallery
You'll find photos and text describing the work that is going on at the King Farm site. CLICK HERE to visit the page.
Posted 05/03/2004, by Ben Sullivan
MCMR in the ROCKVILLE REPORTS newspaper
In the most recent issue (May 2004) of the Rockville Reports (RR) newspaper there is a nice article about MCMR and our new home. RR is distributed to all residents of the city of Rockville. Please visit their website:
| | Rockville Reports Article. Click for PDF
Posted 02/23/2004, by Ben Sullivan
WE HAVE A HOME!
The Maryland Central Model Railroad Club has just secured a long-term lease on new club space. The club's new home is located at the King Farm Homestead site in Rockville, MD. The two story detached structure provides space for a large layout on the ground floorwith meeting and workshop areas on the second level.
Work will begin shortly on building out the layout room to provide a comfortable, climate controlled environment. Layout planning will commence shortly. We currently envision a coal hauling railroad in the steam/diesel transition era serving south-central Pennsylvania, western Maryland, and northern West Virginia. Layout control will be provided via radio DCC.
Anyone interested in obtaining more information can do so by sending me e-mail. We're always interested in new members regardless of skill level. If you live in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, here's your chance to get involved in building a new layout from the ground up!
Tom Matty, President
Maryland Central Model Railroad Club