Reading Society of Model Engineers
Reading Society of Model Engineers

Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA

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13 December 2013 Update: Do to the forecasted inclement weather for Saturday December 14, 2013 the RSME will be canceling the Monthly General Business Meeting of the Society! To read the Weather Warning put out by the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ. Please follow this link.

Weather Channel Link

03 December 2013 Update: Today we have a few updates to the RSME website.


First, we updated the schedule page so that it goes to the December Calendar.

Second, we regrets that the Holiday Frosty Run must be canceled. We appreciate any and all interest in this from the public but unfortunately do to an issue beyond our control we are not going to be able to host this event as planned. We do however plan on seeing you in the Spring when we start our normal operations again. Please check the RSME website regularly for more details on that as they become available!

23 October 2013 Update: Today we have a few updates to the RSME website.


First, we have added Dualph Kline as our new Maintenance Of Equipment Laurel Run Chairman.

Second, we updated the membership application so that we can now accept applications from visitors for the 2014 calendar year.

Third, we updated the Picnic Info page to reflect that we are now booking dates for the 2014 calendar year.

Fourth and finally, we have posted the 2014 calendar. It shows our run day events but still needs our Open House events listed. Please check back for those soon.

01 October 2013 Update: I updated the schedule link in the menu so that it now directs you to the October calendar. I would also like to remind everyone that on October 6, 2013 we will be having a run day at the RSME. I have also been informed that we will be running steam at this run day!

24 September 2013 Update: I regret that I had to change a setting on the RSME guestbook. Effective today the guestbook will no longer automatically post your comments into our system. I did not take this action lightly but rather very regrettably. Unfortunately the influx of “inappropriate” guestbook entries has become so high that I feel this is the only solution at this time. For any regular visitors of our website who wish to sign the guestbook please rest assured that if you leave a legitimate guestbook entry it will be allowed to show up in our system The RSME and I thank you for your understanding with this decision.

18 September 2013 Update: I fixed the guestbook and purged unwanted entries from it. I hope that this will let our regular guest have the opportunity to tell us what you think of our site!

04 September 2013 Update: I updated the menu so that when you click on the schedule link you are directed right to the September calendar. I also removed the September Run Day from the hotbox. I hope that every can make it out to our October Run Day and our Fall Open House also in October. I also updated the Officers page to reflect a vacancy. If any RSME members are interested in filling these vacancies please contact the President to be considered for the position.

21 August 2013 Update: The RSME regrets that circumstances beyond our control have forced us to cancel our September Run Day. We hope that anyone who planned on joining us at this run day will be able to join us at our next run day in October instead.

05 August 2013 Update: The RSME would like to thank everyone that came out and joined us for our Summer Open House this past weekend. We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we enjoyed having you.

08 July 2013 Update: Today I have a few updates for you.

First, I updated the hotbox and took out the July run day which was this past Sunday. Thanks to all who came out and had some fun with up to spite the humid weather.

Second, I updated the schedule link on the menu track so that it now points right to the July Schedule.

Third, I verified all the links on the links page. There were some that unfortunately are no longer with us out on the internet and have been removed.

Forth, I made a change to the directions page. Instead of the old map image at the top of the page we now have a Google maps image. I think this will help serve our visitors a little better since you cannot click on the directions link within the map and get driving directions to come visit us a little easier.

04 June 2013 Update: I have a few updates for today. First I would like to note and welcome our newest board member Kyle Sanders as Secretary. I updated the officers’ page to reflect this change. I also updated the schedule link on the menu track so that the June schedule comes up. I removed the Spring Open House and the June run day from the Hotbox.

Finally the RSME would like to thank everyone that came out to the Spring Open House. We would also like to thank everyone who came out to the June run day. We hope to see all of you again soon. Remember if you couldn't make it out to either of these dates we have plenty of other times to come out and join the fun. You can get these dates by checking the hotbox on the main page or by looking through the schedule pages.

02 April 2013 Update: I have a few updates for today. I am happy to announce that I have added a new article series that is being written by our very own Craig Ingham. This article series is called "Signal Application in Model Railroading". It is a follow up series to his previous "Signals" articles. With the addition of this series I have moved all of our RSME Member written articles to a new location on the website. The railroad tie for this area is called RSME Articles. In this area you will find the History, Signals, and Signals in Model Railroading articles. We hope that people enjoy reading threw these articles as much as the authors have enjoyed writing them.

29 March 2013 Update: I did an update tonight to the website. I would like to announce that the RSME will have a table at the Reading Company Technical and Historical Society's 10th Annual Spring Train Meet on Sunday April 7, 2013 at the Leesport Farmers Market from 9:00am - 2:00pm. We hope to see lots of people come out and see us at the show.

I also added the scheduled presentations for the months April, May, June, July, and August. Unfortunately at this time these presentation are for members only but we are hopeful that in the future they may become available for general public to also attend.

The schedule is as follows:

Date: April 13,2013
Title: Reading Company 1947-1952 Volume 2
Location: RSME Meeting Room
Start Time: 20 Minutes after the Business Meeting
Duration: 1 Hour


Date: May 11,2013
Title: Rambling on the Reading
Location: RSME Meeting Room
Start Time: 20 Minutes after the Business Meeting
Duration: 1 Hour


Date: June 8,2013
Title: The Lehigh & New England Railroad Volume 1
Location: RSME Meeting Room
Start Time: 20 Minutes after the Business Meeting
Duration: 1 Hour


Date: July 13,2013
Title: The Lehigh & New England Railroad Volume 2
Location: RSME Meeting Room
Start Time: 20 Minutes after the Business Meeting
Duration: 1 Hour


Date: August 10,2013
Title: The Lehigh & New England Railroad Volume 3
Location: RSME Meeting Room
Start Time: 20 Minutes after the Business Meeting
Duration: 1 Hour

16 March 2013 Update: I did an update to the schedule page for April 2013. I am now listing the "Presentation Nights" that follow the RSME business meeting. If you are a member to the RSME you are invited to join in on the fun while we watch different railroad related presentations. As we get more presentations planned you will be able to go the schedule page for the month and hover over the "Presentation Night" link. This will give you the details of what is planned for that particular month.

13 March 2013 Update: I made a few updates overnight.

First update is that I made some minor changes to the Picnic Info page to reflect the fact that picnics are now a minimal donation of $150.00 per event.

Second update is the Schedule link in the track menu will now take you to the current month of March.

Third update is that on the March calendar we also recognize that this is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. With that being said the members of the RSME would like to show our support for those living with Multiple Sclerosis. You will be out thoughts and we wish you the best!

06 February 2013 Update: I uploaded the Open House flyer for the 2013 season and then added the links to the appropriate months in the calendar. Yu can also access the flyers in the Hotbox on the main page. Please feel free to click on the links and print out a flyer to share with your friends and family!

07 January 2013 Update: I made the appropriate updates to the Board of Directors list under Officers. I would ask that all members congratulate both Matt Jeffery as Secretary and Joseph Donches as Director at Large! I would also like to add a hardy thank you to Steve Ingham for his dedication as Secretary in the past term!

I also made a change to the "What’s New" section. You will now see the updates being grouped together by year via a link. When you click on the "What’s New" tie in the menu it will bring you to the most recent news. Below that in chronological order you will find the older updates just by clicking on the link. I felt this update will help to make the "What’s new" page appear less cluttered.

05 January 2013 Update: Happy New Years everyone! I updated the calendar for the 2013 season. I also updated the hotbox with the whole years operating schedule. I will update the appropriate links once I have the flyers available.

Updates from 2012