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Recent Updates and Additions. Click on underlined words to go to that page.

** Added new layout to Layout Photos page.
** Updated Contact Us
** Added March engine contest to Support Your Division Page
** Updated Meeting Page
** Updated home page.
** Updated Train Show Page , now listing 36 train shows.

The Miami Valley Division is the host of The Dayton Train Show, held the first full weekend of November. For 2016 it will be held on November 5 and 6 at Hara Arena. The show is from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. You can follow the train show on facebook at or click Dayton Train Show to visit the train show web site.


Hot out of the Camera


Check out the first video of the V&O Express as it highballs through town. Courtesy of Wil Davis.

V&O Special 1


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Our February meeting will be the annual auction. So spend a few minutes sorting through stuff you have and don't want, put it in a box, download this PDF, fill in the needed information come to the meeting with your stuff, take home money. Meeting to be held on February 21st at 2pm . No contest . Location is The Greene County Historical Society in Xenia, OH. Go to the Meeting Page for more information.


Support Your Division

Our Division, as with most non-profit organizations, depends upon it's members to support the various projects and activities it undertakes. All of our activities are hobby related, most involve presenting to the public the joy of our hobby. Click here to find a listing of current projects and events that are upcoming. The giving of your time and talent would be appreciated.


Coming Soon to a Meeting Near You


It is auction month. Get a start now on going through your collection of stuff and put aside the items that you have no need for but don't want to throw it in the trash. Bring them to the Greene County Historical Society and see if someone has a need for it and will give you a little bit of money for the items. No contest. Click here for a PDF to list your auction items.


The meeting will be held at Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church at 7505 Taylorsville Rd, Huber Heights. It will be the scene of The Engine Tug-O-War and The Engine Hill Climb. More information on the contest can be found on the Support your Division page.

Division Elections on the Horizon

The Division's By-laws direct us to hold elections biannually, on even numbered years. April 2016 is the next election. Detailed information on the elections can be found on Support Your Division, scroll down to Division Elections.


2016 MCR Convention "Rails to the Capital"--Columbus, OH

The host for our 2016 regional convention, Buckeye Division 6, is looking for layouts for open house tours on Sunday, May 1st. They are also looking for layouts for operating sessions on Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday afternoon, travel time to operating layouts will need to be a consideration. For more information send an e-mail to Mike Wolf or Webmaster.

2016 NMRA National Convention--Indianapolis, IN

The Central Indiana Division, Mid-West Region is hosting the NMRA National convention in 2016. They are looking for layouts in our region for their tours. They need layouts in the area from Darke County down through Dayton (they are already working with Div 7 in the Cincy area), and also west to Richmond, Indiana. If you would be interested in participating in the layout tours or you know someone who might be, please send the information to Dennis Rahn (who owns Growls & Whistles) by sending an e-mail to Dennis Rahn.

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. The December contest had 17 entries plus 6 photos.

For a look at recent winners, visit our Contest page.

The contest for March is Freight Cars. With the auction in February there will be no contest. In March the standard classes will be judged. They are kit, kitbashed, scratchbuilt and photo.


Articles Needed

J. Hedge, editor of the Call Board, has repeated his call for articles and material for publication in the Division newsletter. Anything relating to Division activities, model railroading or railfanning is acceptable. The deadline for articles has been moved from the Friday after the meeting to the Wednesday after the meeting. Writing for the newsletter is an excellent way to accumulate points for the "Author" category in the Achievement Program. See details at

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