November 1st starts National Model RR Month (U.S. - Canada). I received this message today and decided to share my answer with the group. On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 23:29:18 EST <Barb> writes: > It is my understanding that November is model railroad month. > Do you have a web site where I could get further information? There is no site for National Model Railroad Month that I am aware of. There is a site for the new 'World's Greatest Hobby' program at http://www.greatesthobby.com/ The older program started by Kalmbach Publishing (Model Railroader and Trains magazine) was the National Model Railroad Month where the hobby would be promoted prior to the Christmas season which is the traditional startup time for the model railroad hobby. Now, that said, I can tell you that a number of groups are doing things to promote the hobby during the month. Our Central Indiana Division, NMRA is holding a free open Meet where everyone is welcome to talk trains, view display models and operating layouts and see clinics including one for the kids where they can assemble a model boxcar with parental and division members help. They get to keep the model when they are finished. See: http://cid.railfan.net/ This is in conjunction with a local Lions Club Pancake Breakfast which exposes the hobby to more non modelers than would otherwise be the case. A number of clubs are holding open houses and several divisions are doing train shows this month. One division in Atlanta, is holding a month long series of open layouts, one or two each weekend day during the entire month of November. I hope that this has helped.