Welcome to the International Division

The National Model Railroad Association is a world wide organization divided into Regions and Divisions, much like real railways are. The International Division (ID) is a division of the Niagara Frontier Region.



Jan. 30th, 2019

Modelling Day

Niagara Falls

Lee Valley Tools

Join a group of like minded modellers for a day of doing what we all like best—building models.  Pack your current project and relax at this superb work space.  Tables are limited; you must register in advance, and be a member of the NMRA. 

Only a few spaces left


Lee Valley Tools, 6777 Morrison St, Niagara Falls, ON  905-371-1001

To register, email intldivnmra.info@gmail.com

or phone 905-547-4135   Specify “modelling day”


March 9th, 2019

9:00am start

Hunterline in Hamilton

Make N Take Clinic

Join Rick and Maureen Hunter as they take you through step-by-step instructions to build your own Hunterline 30’ King Post Truss Bridge in your scale (N, HO, S,O).

$50 enrollment includes the kit itself in your choice of scale plus two bottles of Hunterline weathering mix


Eva Rothwell Centre

460 Wentworth St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 5W8

Registration required, email intldivnmra.info@gmail.com

or phone 905-547-4135   Specify “Hunter Line”


Spring ID Meet

April 13th, 2019

registration opens at 9am

Meet starts 9:30am SHARP

Eva Rothwell Centre

460 Wentworth St N, Hamilton, ON L8L 5W8

Advance registration appreciated but not required; guests always welcome but operations on HOMES layout subject to positions available



Members $7 Non Members $9


Welland and Environs Circa 1954

by William Sharpe

Steelmaking at Hilton Works

by Ray Hoadley


Scratchbuilding GRS Signals

by Dennis Krout and Ron Tuff MMR





Our Aim

Our aim is to promote the hobby of model railroading and the NMRA. We accomplish this by means of monthly meets with instructional clinics, prototype and layout tours, and by emphasizing the Fun in model railroading.




The Cinder Cruncher Newsletter

April 2018

October 2017

April 2017

October 2016

March 2016

October 2015

October  2013

March  2013

October 2012

March 2012

October 2011

March 2011

October 2010

Useful bits of information (XLS format)(PDF format)

Binder Inserts (doc format)(PDF format)



February 2010

December 2008

September 2008

December 2007
October 2007
May 2007
March 2007

The Cinder Cruncher is the newsletter of the International Division. It is published 5 times per year and is mailed to members every two months to keep you informed of happenings in the division. You'll also find articles and photos from previous meets and details of coming meets. Membership includes a subscription to the Cinder Cruncher.

Take a few moments to look at our other pages.



The division spans the border so Meets alternate in the U. S. and Canada. See "Meets" for upcoming Division Meets.
Locations move around the division to give everyone a chance for a "close to home" meet during the season. Boundaries of the International Division are:

New York State: Erie and Niagara Counties.

Ontario: Niagara County, and those parts of Hamilton-Wentworth, Brant, Haldimand-Norfolk and Wellington Counties east of a line from Peacock Point to Rockwood and south of Highway 6.