MASON DIXON LARGE SCALE RAILROAD SOCIETY, INC.
P.O. BOX 148
BEL AIR, MD 21014
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Do your presently own large scale trains? ______ Do you have a layout? _____
Please check the club activities you're most interested in:
___Display setup ____Running my trains ____Write articles ____Photography ____Website
___Event planning ____Event scheduling ____Take minutes ____Transport equipment ___Archives
___Host a meeting ____Keep inventory ____Public relations ____Demonstrate techniques
Please enclose $25 annual dues and $10 initiation fee payable to M.D.L.S.R.S. and send to the address above.
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| Our organization was formed to provide a common means for families to enjoy large scale model rail-roading. Meetings, operational displays, and newsletters provide opportunities to share experiences and information about our unique hobby. The extent, type of equipment, and modeling is entirely individual and does not carry any predetermined theme. Large scale model railroading covers a wide range of styles from whimsical (fantasy) to prototype (real life) based upon American or foreign railroads.
The Mason Dixon Large Scale Railroad Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit, non-stock, Maryland corpora-tion consisting of individuals and families from the Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware area. Most equip-ment, structures, and accessories belong to individuals attending the activities and functions. The Society owns and maintains items of common need as shown below, and a storage shed located at a member's home.
The Society maintains four corner modules, skirting, plexiglass shields, and transformers. Individual members own and maintain modules finished to suit their interests, built to standards adopted by the Society. The complete modular layout can be set up when an appropriate space is available and members commit to bring their modules for setup. For running the display, members sign up for time slots and run their own trains.
Floor or ground layouts can be set up on an impromptu basis by just a few members. They can be set up on a floor using indoor/outdoor carpeting, or outside using mulch. Mulch can be sculptured to provide an over-and-under track design. The Society owns indoor/outdoor carpeting, transformers, track, model trees, structures, and a few trains.
General membership meetings are held several times a year to shre information and discuss group activities. Meetings may be held at a member's home or at a group display or sctivity location. Board meetings are generally held at one of the board members' homes and are open to any member.
Meetings have provided opportunities to scratchbuild railroad cars, learn about modifying equipment, work on a member's garden railroad, share details about national events and new offerings from manufacturers.
Membership dues are $25.00 per year, per family, at the same address. A first year initiation fee of $10.00 includes an embroidered hat and name tag. The membership year runs from May 1 to April 30. Checks should be made out to "Mason Dixon Large Scale Railroad Society, Inc." and mailed to MDLSRS, P.O. Box 148, Bel Air, MD 21014.