About Palmetto Division

Palmetto Division County Map

The National Model Railroad Association, NMRA, is the largest organization devoted to the development, promotion, and enjoyment of the hobby of model railroading.  The NMRA was founded in 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, making this our 73rd year in service to the hobby of model railroading!

The Southeast Region, SER, covers the States of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and a portion of the panhandle of Florida and the Asheville area of North Carolina.

The Palmetto Division encompasses the following counties in South Carolina:
Abbeville, Anderson, Bamberg, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, Newberry, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union and York.

Anyone living in this area who is an NMRA member is automatically a member of the Palmetto Division.  There are no additional fees for the local benefits.

You can sign up for NMRA membership (including the Palmetto Division) at the NMRA web site.

2018 10 10

Fall 2018 Division Meet

Our Fall 2018 Division Meet is planned for November 10, 2018. Mark your calendars!

The meet will be held at a new location: 

NW2 Heritage Hall - Assembly #150
Greenville Tech NorthWest Campus
8109 White Horse Rd
Greenville, SC 29617

As usual, doors will open at 8:30am and we'll get started by 9am, with layout tours in the afternoon.

We are working to secure excellent clinicians and layout tours at this time. Please contact Ken or Terry with any suggestions!

2018 03 10

Spring 2018 Division Meet

We held our Spring NMRA Palmetto Division Meeting on Saturday March 10th, at the Woodmen of the World (WOW) Lodge in Greer.

The meeting was well-attended (51 plus guests) and everyone had a great time. The contests are getting more popular every meeting, with lots of fantastic models and tips and techniques (see photos for winners). Jon Judd honored our friend Mike Jensen, and helped us all to remember what a fantastic man he was. We had two excellent clinics:

2015 10 29

Fall 2015 Division meet

When: Saturday October 31, 9am to 12:45pm, 2015

Where: The Cottages at Brushy Creek in Greer, SC

The Palmetto Division fall meeting was held at The Cottages at Brushy Creek. The meeting began at 9:00am and included two great clinics:

a convention report,
and a model contest.  
After lunch, we toured the interesting home layout of Chuck Heynen in Clinton, SC.