Project Announcement

LAUREL MD. The Meade Area Railroad Society has reached an agreement with the National Cryptologic Museum of Fort Meade to build a scale model railroad for the museum. Volunteers from the club will build an operating HO scale model train display for use as part of an upcoming display at the museum. The 4 by 6 foot layout will stand on a cabinet about 28 inches high. Children visiting the museum will be able to operate the train and sound effects by pressing buttons on the display.

The National Cryptologic Museum is the first and only public museum in the Intelligence Community and hosts approximately 50,000 visitors annually from all over the country and all over the world, allowing them a peek into the secret world of codemaking and codebreaking. So what's the tie in between railroads and codes? Visitors will have to wait until fall of 2007 to discover that connection.

The links on this page contain information for MARRS members who would like to participate in this project. The Concept of Operations describes the project and contains rules on how we will operate. These are to help keep us organized and deliver a museum quality product on time. The Project Plan lists the tasks or steps we need to complete to reach our goal. It provides sequence and a time line that builds into our schedule. Volunteers are needed for most of these tasks and a broad spectrum of skills are needed. If you're a MARRS member and would like to help please send an email to:

Please state which task(s) you'd like to lead or join.

The Events Log documents what's happened and what is about to happen. All volunteers should check this frequently, as well as provide information about their tasks for inclusion.