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Pacific Coast Region - NMRA

Newsletter - The Daylight Observation

The Daylight Observation is the newsletter of the Daylight Division, published quarterly to inform members and other interested parties of Division activities and to provide educational articles for the advancement of railroad history and the art and science of model railroading. It is distributed to all members of the Daylight Division and to officers and newsletter editors of the other divisions in the Pacific Coast Region.

Current Issue: October, November, December 2017 Updated 10/06/17 (318 Kb)

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The Daylight Observation is all digital now!

Send an e-mail to the Editor to notify you via e-mail when the latest issue is available for viewing. Postcards with a link to the new issue and the next meet date will be mailed to members that do not have a good e-mail address on file with the Editor. Save your Division some time and money by sending your e-mail address to:

Editor, Brewster Bird, e-mail: mec569@yahoo.com

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Contributing to The Daylight Observation

We want contributions to the newsletter from and for the benefit of our members. Many members cannot make it to our quarterly meets and would like to know more about our comings and goings. You can get AP points for the Model Railroad Author certificate by getting items published in division and regional publications. (See the NMRA website for more information or contact the Daylight AP Chairman, Dave Grenier at grenida@pacbell.net.)

We're also looking for photographs of your layouts with captions or short stories about each. What do you say people? How about some publicity for your layouts that you work so long and hard on?

Here are some suggested subjects:

Daylight Member Profiles Daylight Layout Profiles/Pictures
History in the Daylight
  • Stories of the Daylight Trains
  • Do You Remember this?
Achievements in the Daylight
  • MMR Achievement Programs
  • MMRs in the Daylight
How Do I Do This? Tips & Tricks
Designed in the Daylight
  • Layout Design Discussions/Questions
Built in the Daylight
  • Daylight Scratch Builder
Youth in the Daylight Book or Video Reviews
Things Seen in the Daylight
  • That’s A Prototype?
  • Layout Features Seen in the Daylight
In the Daylight Gardens
Printed in the Daylight Businesses in the Daylight
Jokes and Puzzles Railroad Clubs in the Daylight
Events to Notice in the Daylight Private Rail Cars Available
Operating in the Daylight Railfanning in the Daylight
  • Railfan Trips you've Done

Submit material to our Editor at mec569@yahoo.com or call (559) 967-6773. Thanks.


Back Issues

Year Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
2017 1st Qtr
6.6 mb
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4th Qtr
318 kb
2016 1st Qtr
3.3 mb
2nd Qtr
3.4 mb
3rd Qtr
3.0 mb
4th Qtr
3.0 mb
2015 1st Qtr
1.5 mb
2nd Qtr
1.9 mb
3rd Qtr
2.1 mb
4th Qtr
2.3 mb
2014 1st Qtr
2.5 mb
2nd Qtr
1.4 mb
3rd Qtr
1.8 mb
4th Qtr
2.3 mb
2013 1st Qtr
1.8 mb
2nd Qtr
514 kb
3rd Qtr
889 kb
4th Qtr
2.7 mb
2012 1st Qtr
186 kb
2nd Qtr
491 kb
3rd Qtr
325 kb
4th Qtr
4.2 mb
2011 1st Qtr
3.7 mb
2nd Qtr
3.6 mb
3rd Qtr
369 kb
4th Qtr
314 kb
2010 1st Qtr
1.7 mb
2nd Qtr
1.3 mb
3rd Qtr
1.6 mb
4th Qtr
1.9 mb
2009 1st Qtr
716 kb
2nd Qtr
487 kb
3rd Qtr
370 kb
4th Qtr
1.3 mb
2008 1st Qtr
702 kb
2nd Qtr
263 kb
3rd Qtr
564 kb
4th Qtr
472 kb
2007 1st Qtr
391 kb
2nd Qtr
803 kb
3rd Qtr
852 kb
4th Qtr
456 kb
2006 1st Qtr
435 kb
2nd Qtr
553 kb
3rd Qtr
663 kb
4th Qtr
447 kb
2005 1st Qtr
257 kb
2nd Qtr
537 kb
3rd Qtr
411 kb
4th Qtr
479 kb
2004
2003
2002 1st Qtr
111 kb
2nd Qtr
700 kb
3rd Qtr
832 kb
2001 3rd Qtr
5.6 mb
4th Qtr
99 kb
2000 3rd Qtr
401 kb
1999 1st Qtr
172 kb

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Copyright 2007 - . Daylight Division, Pacific Coast Region, National Model Railroad Association, Inc.
Reprint permission is hereby granted to other affiliates of the NMRA.
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