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.

2022 11 05

Fall 2022 Division Meet

Please save the date for our next meeting!

It will be on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Northgate Baptist Church fellowship hall.

In addition to our normal agenda, we will be electing two officers: Superintendent and Secretary. If you would like to serve in one of those roles, or know someone who would, please contact Jack Varadi (nominating committee chair).

2022 05 21

Columbia Area 2022 Division Meet

On May 21, 2022, the fine folks at Dreams Come True Railroad (DCTRR) in Cassatt, SC hosted a special Palmetto Division meeting. We were treated to some interesting clinics regarding the DCTRR, an excellent hot dog lunch, and we got to ride the trains! We had a good turnout, including quite a few guests from neighboring NMRA divisions. On the way home, John Kelchner opened his beautiful layout for us to enjoy. A great time was had by all!

2021 01 06

Division T-TRAK-HO modules

The Division has built several T-TRAK-HO modules  We plan on setting up the T-TRAK-HO layout at the Easley show and we can use it at other events in the future.  A number of T-TRAK-HO modules have been adopted by members of the Division.  But there are still two straight modules that are orphans, plus there is one of the Division's corner modules available for someone to add scenery to it.  Cost for adoption of the straight modules is $10 for a bare module with no track and $25 for a module with track and power wiring already installed.