RC Airplane World
So you're in the market for a new hobby, right? And you've set your heart on flying rc airplanes - great choice!
Learning how to fly rc planes, helicopters or other types of radio controlled aircraft is a hobby that has seen a huge explosion in popularity in recent years.
But if you don't know your rudder from your propeller, trying to get off the ground in this exhilarating and addictive pastime can be a nightmare in more ways than one.
Norman Veber founded the the Maryland Automotive Modelers' Association (MAMA) with about one dozen members at our first meeting on Saturday September 19th, 1988. Today, with more than 200 members on our roster, MAMA is one of, if not the, largest model car club in the United States.
Big as it is, MAMA is still an informal group of automotive enthusiasts who are dedicated to the hobby of collecting and building scale model cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other wheeled vehicles. Our meetings are celebrations of friendship, the exchange of ideas, meeting and helping other modelers, sparking people's interest in the hobby for the first time (or once again), and generally promoting the model car building and collecting hobbies. We are mainly about having fun -- Each meeting has the feel of an NNL-style show and swapmeet. If you attend just one meeting, we're sure you'll keep coming back.
Every month we gather to talk about models, diecasts, and automotive items of interest. No contests -- just bring your models and show 'em. Some form of group entertainment usually highlights each meeting, such as building clinics, talks on various aspects of the hobby, slide shows of contests, etc. To raise funds, we hold a monthly raffle of model kits and related items donated by members and various outside sources (such as local hobby vendors, friends of friends, etc).
Maryland Central Model Rail Road Club
The Rockville Model Railroad Society (RMRS) was founded in 2004 in Rockville, MD by the merging of the Gaithersburg Model Railroad Society and the Maryland Central Model Railroad club. We are currently occupying space in the King Farm area of Rockville, in the old King Farm Homestead. We have a diverse group, modeling in all popular scales from G to Z. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization and welcome visitors!
Baltimore Society of Model Engineers
The Baltimore Society of Model Engineers is a model railroad club located in Baltimore Maryland, formed in March 1932. We have the largest permanent display in the mid-Atlantic region, with 2500 square feet of steam and diesel freight and passenger trains as well as trollies and interurban running from the overhead wire. We are the oldest exclusively model railroad club in the United States and the third oldest modeling society in the world!
The BSME layouts and offices are located on the third floor of 225 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Our downtown location is half a block from the light-rail station, and one and a half blocks from the Lexington Market subway station. (Finding us)
The society operates both HO & O Scale layouts. The O scale layout is set in early 1950s, the late steam and early diesel era. This means the majority of the trains will be Steam and first generation Diesel Trains, but you will see an occasional modern passenger or freight. O scale is not the same a Lionel or O gauge, the most notable difference is no center (third) rail. If you compare O scale and O gauge car next to each other you will see more detail and more accurate dimensions of the scale cars. The O scale layout also has a trolley system running the 65' length of the layout running off the overhead wire! You will city trolley models of Baltimore Streetcars as well as interurban cars running on the line.
The HO scale layout opearates modern SD-90 diesels next to a ten wheeler (4-6-0) steam train with 40 foot boxcars. This is primarily to give the visitor a look at how trains have changed through the years. The HO Layout models the fictous railroad the Chesapeake and Western, which operates a double track mainline from Baltimore, MD to Wheeling, WV, so the scenery reflects that. The City trollies are undergoing restoration and expansion as the citizens look for green transporation alternatives.
Academy of Model Aeronautics
Contact AMA today to learn how you can join one of the world's most thrilling and high tech sports, model aviation. Whether you want to hear the whine of a turbine-powered jet, learn to fly a helicopter, pilot your own giant-scale aircraft, or enjoy a quiet afternoon soaring your sailplane with friends, the AMA can show you where to find instructors, how to become involved, and help answer almost any question.
Chesapeake Bay RC Club
Chesapeake Bay Radio Control Club History CBRC was organized and has been in continuous operation since the mid-nineteen-fifties. Throughout the years, club members have participated in virtually every aspect of radio control modeling. In the earliest days of RC flying when modelers built their aircraft, club members also built the radio transmitters which provided directional control. As the state of the art in RC equipment improved, so did the collective talents within the Club. The experience and modeling expertise gained over the years are still resident with the senior members of the Club and are being passed along to the present generation of “CBRC’ers. A key facet of this transfer of expertise is the Club’s informal flight training program. The Club’s goal is to develop and maintain a positive atmosphere in which both newcomers and old-timers alike can enjoy the hobby of building and flying radio controlled miniature aircraft. The Club also provides a setting in which the values of friendship, assistance, and just having a good time are of prime importance. CBRC members fly a variety of aircraft from the Club’s field. CBRC is primarily a sport-flying club, but there are several members who participate in scale and fun scale. In recent years, the improvement in electric RC technology has not been lost on CBRC members, with the growth of electric powered aircraft becoming more popular each year. Sailplanes (gliders) are also being seen on a more regular basis, providing an added venue for our members to master. CBRC flies from a grass field located in the Crownsville, MD area. The field is approximately 700 feet in length with an average width of 200 feet. In addition to the field, there is an ample pit area to prepare your aircraft for flight and to park while not flying. Also in the field area is a covered pavilion providing overhead protection from the elements and a Port-o-Let to provide the needed sanitary facilities. The field is roughly equidistant between Annapolis and Odenton. CBRC is a Academy of Model Aeronautics Silver Leader chartered club. All members of CBRC must also belong to the Academy. In addition to liability insurance, AMA represents each modeler in both National and International model aviation matters. CBRC meets regularly on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7:30 PM. at the Severna Park Community Center, Severna Park, MD during fall and winter months and at the aerodrome during the summer months.