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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Thanks for a Successful Trainfest 2015

A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make Trainfest 2015 a success. Look for more information on the show in the December Owl Car newsletter.


Ed Varick won Best of Show at the October meet with his HO scale hotel.

WISE Division October Meet Review

If you missed the Division’s October 18 meet at Roma Lodge in Racine, here are some pictures from the contest room. After the meet the Caledonia Historical Society had the Sturtevant Depot open for tours, and the Tri-County Model Railroad Club and the Model Railroad Club of Union Grove also had their layouts open (see the links for respective photos). You also missed a great clinic by Dremel on their new 3D printer and other tools and services.

Photos from WISEop 2015

Despite a few last minute layout cancellations due to illness, 40 operators enjoyed operating on 10 layouts Friday evening, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, during WISEop 2015. Below are links to pics from some of the sessions.

Recent Events

A look at Division meets and events from 2013