Welcome to the Scottsdale Express 2015 PSR Convention!

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The 2015 PSR Convention is being hosted by the Arizona Division of the Pacific Southwest Region, NMRA (http://www.azdiv-nmra.org/). The Convention begins on Wednesday, September 16th, and concludes on Sunday, September 20th, 2015.

Come Join Us and See Railroad Modeling and Railroads from across Arizona at its finest. It all starts with a welcome BBQ. Experience the Verde Canyon Railroad in Clarkdale, Verryl Fosnight’s Union Pacific “Wyoming Division” HO scale model railroad layout in Cornville, a new model railroad building at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, numerous great clinics and much, much more. All of this while enjoying "The Valley of the Sun!"

Convention Promotional video!    Watch a video posted on YouTube showing the events and places that you can expect to see and do at the NMRA PSR 2015 Convention!

Here are just a few of the things you can be a part of when you attend:

  • Barbecue Dinner Evening at Scottsdale RR Park
  • Over 25 layout tours
  • Operation Sessions on numerous club and home layouts
  • Prototype tour of the Phoenix Valley Metro Light Rail
  • Day trip to ride the Verde Canyon Railroad in Clarkdale and a visit to Verryl Fosnight’s “Union Pacific - Wyoming Division” Model Railroad
  • Maricopa Live Steamers / Adobe Mountain Railroad Park visit, tour and operations
  • Hobo Auction
  • Swap Meet
  • Railfan events include lunch at a local culinary school on Thursday and wine tasting on Saturday.
  • Full NMRA Contest Event room
  • Clinics, more than 50 scheduled to date
  • And much, much more!

Check back often for updates as more events are made available.



Event Description

 
Tuesday 9/15
Wednesday 9/16
Thursday - 9/17
Friday - 9/18
Saturday - 9/19
Sunday - 9/20
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Auction      
7- 9
Awards Banquet      
6 - 10
BBQ Kickoff       
5:30-8
Company Store      
12 - 6
8 - 12
12- 5 
8 - 12
12 - 5
8 - 12
12 - 2
Contest Room      
9 - 12
1- 6
6 - 7
9 - 12
1 - 6
6 - 7
9 - 12
12 - 2
Hobo Breakfast      
7-8:30
Layout Tours
2-5
7-10
9-12
1-5
 
9-12
12- 6
6 - 10
9 - 12
12 - 6
6-10
9 - 12
12 - 5
9 - 12
2 - 5
Ops Sessions  
7-10
 
7-10
1- 4
6 - 10
9 - 12
6-10
8-12
12-5
9-12
Tours      
Metro-Maricopa
 
Cornville & Verde RR
PSR Activities      
BOD
BBQ
 
Rail fans      
8 -12
12- 5
9:30-12
1 - 5
7 - 9
11- 3
Rail Clinics      
1 - 5
9:30-12
1- 5
8 - 12
1 - 5
7 - 9:30
8 - 12
1- 5
Registration      
12 - 6
8 - 12
12- 5
8 - 12
12 - 5
8 - 12
SwapMeet      
9am - 2pm


Special interest groups   (SIGS)

                  
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The Operations Special Interest Group
Focused on Realistic Prototype Operation. Operations are scheduled during Sunday and Monday in the Tucson Area. See the web page for detailed information.
Come visit our display in the hotel during the convention. We look forward to meeting you during the convention!