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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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Upcoming WISE Meet & Event Schedule

Here is a list of upcoming WISE Division meets and events for 2017. Please keep in mind there will NOT be a meet in December.
– January 15: Beginners’ Meet at the Midway Hotel & Suites in Brookfield
– February 18: Bus Trip to SCWD Mad City Train Show (extra fare event)
– March 19: Meet at the Oconomowoc Historical Society in Oconomowoc, Wis.
– April 23: Meet at the New Berlin Ale House in New Berlin, Wis.


WISE Bus Trip to the Mad City Train Show on February 18

The WISE Division Bus Trip to the Mad City Train Show in Madison will be on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Fare will be $37 for adults, $15 for those 17 and under with an adult. Fare includes admission to the show, coffee, water and donuts on the bus. We will have boarding at three Park & Ride lots:

• College Ave. Southwest lot at 7:00 a.m.

• State Fair Park I-94 and 76th St. at 7:15 a.m.

• I-94 & Barker Rd. (Goerke’s Corner) at 7:30 a.m.

Contact Art Oseland at raydenny1@aol.com, or 414-764-5375, for more information or see him at the January 15 meet to register. Note, we will not be visiting Spec Machine and C&NW #1385 this year as they are not having an open house that weekend.


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.