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**update Div 3 Contest Page , with 2020 Diorama Instructions.
** Updated home page.
** Updated Train Show Page , now listing 32 train shows.

The Dayton Train ShowSM


The Miami Valley Division is the host of The Dayton Train Show, held the first full weekend of November. For 2020 it will be held on November 7 and 8. The show is from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. The show will be held at the Fairgrounds and Event Center of Montgomery County (the new Montgomery County Fairgrounds), 645 Infirmary Rd., Dayton,OH. You can follow the train show by clicking Dayton Train Show to visit the train show web site or visit our facebook page at this location

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V&O project car

Supplies are getting low. Get yours now before it is too late. Only three complete sets remain. Less than 25 cars total.

V&O project car

The project cars are available at the Company store and will be available at the general meetings. There are 2 styles of 70 ton 2 bay covered hoppers and two numbers per style. The cost is $20 per car + sales tax + shipping, as applicable. Supplies are limited.


Upcoming Events and Clinics

Date Event
Nov 17 2019 General meeting. Clinic is by Blake Clark, topic Spotting Locomotives. Contest is weathering.
Dec 6 2019 UD Christmas on Campus—volunteers needed for load-in, load-out and event.  Contact Rick Lach.
Dec 15 2019 General meeting. Contest is structures. Paul Jenkins will make a presentation on Cincinnati Locomotive Builders.
Jan 19 2020 General Meeting. Contest is Open Loads. Clinic is by Bob Frankrone (Love Those Loads, NMRA magazine), topic Open Loads.
Feb 16 2020 General Meeting. Auction time, Get your excess stuff ready and save your money. Details forthcoming. No contest

The monthly meeting starts at 2 pm. Unless otherwise noted meetings are held at Greene County Historical Society, 74 W Church St, Xenia, OH.

Questions?  Email at or call 937-301-0746.


Video Library Update!

The division's video library contains over 300 titles, available to Division 3 members. Titles include Allen Keller Great Model Railroads series, modeling "how-to" videos, and prototypes railroads broken out by category to make them easier to find. New titles will be added during the year. These VHS tapes, DVDs, movies and books are available, but must be reserved through the Division 3 Librarian.

The video library is now in possession of 87 clinics from the NMRA National Office! New items are posted on the Division 3 Video Library web page. Many will be previewed here. To view a complete list of titles go to the video index (CLICK HERE).

NMRA Clinics now available from the library.
If you wish to reserve them please send an e-mail to the Division 3 Librarian

Contest Information

The contests at our monthly meetings have been becoming more popular. We are getting several terrific entries in the various categories. Some folks like to enter, some like to just look and judge. In any case, if you go to the contest page and click on the monthly category for a past contest, it will take you to a table of the winners, complete with links to the photos when available.

For a look at recent winners, visit our Contest page. NOTE: Contest page is under going a face lift and is out of date.

Contest for October is Weathering. Categories will be the weathering of the model and Photo.

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