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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What Happened to the WISE Division Calendar?

Some of you may have noticed that the WISE Division calendar that appeared in the right column has vanished. It stopped functioning and has been removed while it is determined how much the necessary software upgrade would cost, and if it is a function worth keeping. Meanwhile, events will keep appearing on the Timeline as their date approaches.

WISE Division Bus Trip to Mad-City Show

A reminder that there is NOT a meet in February and we are only doing the bus trip to the Mad-City Train Show on February 20. Fare of $37 for adults, $15 for those 17 and under with adult, includes bus ride, admission to the show and snacks on the bus. We will also be going to Spec Machine in Middleton to see the progress on the restoration of C&NW #1385. To register contact Art Oseland at 414-764-5375 or email him at raydenny1@aol.com.

Boarding locations and times are as follows:
• College Ave. Southwest Park & Ride lot at 7:00 a.m.

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

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


Steve Miazga won Best of Show and 1st Place – Structures for his N scale “The Ridge View.”

WISE Division December Meet Review

Did you miss the Division’s December 13 meet at Country Springs in Pewaukee? If so, here are some pictures from the contest room. After the meet, Country Springs opened up their G gauge train display for us (video), and Jim Kelly had his N scale Tehachapi Loop layout open for tour. You can view pictures of his layout, and video (Video 1, Video 2, Video 3).

 WISEop 2016 set for April 29 & 30

The WISE Division Operating Day, or WISEop 2016 will be Friday night, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. More information is available at the WISEop web site. Below are links to pics from some of the session during WISEop 2015 held last April.