SER 2018 Lake Junaluska Convention

2018 SER Convention, Lake Junaluska, NC

May 24-27, 2018 

Come to the mountains in Western NC for a great weekend with model train clinics, prototype tours, home layout tours and OP SIG sessions at the Blue Ridge Rails Convention. The Convention is being held at the Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center at 91 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745.

  • Thursday May, 24, registration is from Noon until 5 PM, OP SIG session and home layout tours.
  • Friday May 25 and Saturday May 26, Clinics, OP Sig Sessions, home layout tours and banquet.
  • There will be several OP SIG sessions, Thursday, Friday, Satruday and Sunday.

Convention Committee Contacts

Convention Chairman, Fred Coleman, 828-699-0983,

Clinics, Greg Williams, 678-974-9091,

Contest, Ben Bartlett MMR, 828-883-2799,

Home Layouts, Bill Raymond, 678-454-6132,

Operating Sessions, Chuck Place, 828-685-2726,

Proto Type Tours, Ken O'Brien, 828-696-9436,

Proto Tours, Dave Simmons, 828-890-8183,

 Registrar/Treasurer, Ray Baldwin, 607-727-9694,

 Webmaster, Mike Nicoletti, 828-595-4887,

Convention Registration

The Bethea Welcome Center is a multipurpose building that serves as a welcome center for the region and location for lodging and event registration. This center will be the registration point for the convention as well.  Registrants will need to pick up their convention packets containing name tags, event tickets and tee shirts.


A rate of $120/Night has been given for the Terrace Hotel and $99/Night for the Lambuth Inn. For reservations call 800-222-4930 and mention the special NMRA rate.

Online Registration

Click on Online Registration above. Make sure that all required fields are filled out. If you change your mind and do not want to enter any information go to the bottom of the form and click on Reset.

Once you have entered all of the information click on Submit. This will bring up a second page where you can confirm your entries. You will also be asked to select your Payment method. You can pay by PayPal or by Credit/Debit card. Note you can use your browser back arrow to return to this page.

Note: If you would prefer to print out a Registration form and complete it, the form is at the bottom of this page. Complete the form and mail it with your check to the address on the bottom of the form.

If you need assistance please contact the Registrar at email: ""


  • Home Layout Tours
  • Clinics
  • Prototype Tours
  • Contests (Photos, Models and Popular Vote Contest) The Theme for the Contests will be "Logging". Note: You will need to complete the following NMRA Contest forms. Please click on the following links. Print out the forms and complete and bring the completed forms to the Convention. Contest Entry form #901 and Contest Judge's Score Sheet #902. Note: You will need to print out and complete two Contest Entry Forms #902. See SER Contest Guide Lines and NMRA Contest Rules. Click on SER Contest Guide Lines and NMRA Contest Rules.
  • Non-Rail Activities




Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 12:00pm - Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
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