This page is designed to provide an opportunity for members to make connections with other members in order to ask for or volunteer to provide mentoring in various aspects of model railroading.
To start, Alan Mende, the Superintendent of the Susquehanna Division, has asked that those who have expertise in different areas volunteer to mentor in those areas. The areas include, but are not limited to, layout planning, scenery, electrical control, DCC, operations, scratchbuilding, researching the prototype, soldering, and adding realistic details. The list goes on and on, limited only by your areas of knowledge.
All you need to do to volunteer to mentor is give your name, email address, and your area(s) of expertise to our superintendent, Alan Mende (firstname.lastname@example.org), webmaster, David Collison (email@example.com), and to our assistant webmaster, Dave Ellis (firstname.lastname@example.org). We already have a few members who have stepped up listed below; please consider joining them. If you are volunteering, please respond to requests for help or advice in a timely manner, at least acknowledging that contact has been made.
The list of mentors below is in no special order. If they have a division email listed, you can contact them directly. If not, contact email@example.com, and he will forward your request. When you first contact one of the mentors, please put something like “mentorship in model railroading” or “Susquehanna Division mentoring” in the subject line. Establishing a way to make connections that works for both the mentor or the member asking for advice will be a critical first step. Do you live close enough to get together in person, or do you need to figure out a way to work virtually? The system will need to work well for both participants.