WISE 50th logo FINAL

Celebrating its 50th year, the Wisconsin Southeastern (WISE) Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization which sponsors free monthly meets providing an educational opportunity for members, and the public, to get involved and learn more about model railroading as well as “real” railroads. In addition to the monthly meets, the Division hosts Trainfest®, bus trips to other events, an operating day and other activities throughout the year.

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 October 16 Weathering Clinic Information

As the Owl Car editor forgot to include this article by Dave Nelson on weathering for his clinic at the October 16 meet at the Midway Hotel in Brookfield, here is a .pdf file for you do download and print. You will want to bring a copy of the page along to reference during his clinic.

 March Meet Review

Did you miss the Division’s March 20 meet at the Oconomowoc Historical Society? If so, here are some pictures from the contest room. After the meet the layouts at Maxim’s in Oconomowoc and the HO scale WC and WSOR of Chuck Gevaert were open for tour.

WISE Division February 20 Bus Trip Review

A total of 41 modelers from southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois participated in the Division’s bus trip to the NMRA South Central Wisconsin Division’s Mad-City Train Show in Madison. After visiting the show from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., the group headed to Spec Machine in Middleton, Wis. to see the progress on the restoration of C&NW No. 1385.