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** Updated home page.
** Updated Train Show Page , now listing 12 train shows.
** Updated Call Board page.

The general meeting for October will be held October 18 at 2 pm. The meeting will be held via ZOOM. Details to be announce. Check our Facebook pages for current information or contact a division officer. Board of Governors(BOG) meetings are being held via ZOOM. Contact a BOG member for details.

Virtual Contest
The virtual contest for October is Caboose.
Deadline for entries is 12 noon, Sunday, October 11, 2020.
Deadline for voting is 12 midnight, Friday, October 16, 2020.
Rules and procedures for the contest may be found here. PDF DOC

NMRA X is presenting several virtual conventions and events online. Next schedule convention is September 26th. Go to NMRA x for details.

The 19th Fostoria Rail Festival, September 26, 2020 in Fostoria, OH has been cancelled.

The Great Berea Train Show, Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, scheduled for Oct 3 and 4, 2020, has been cancelled.

The 53rd Annual Fall Train and Trade Show, presented by Division 7, October 10 and 11, 2020 has been cancelled.

The 3rd Annual Buckeye Division Train Show scheduled for October 18, 2020 in Cambridge, OH. Has been cancelled.

The Mt Hope Train Show for November 7, 2020 has been cancelled.

Trainfest, held in Milwaukee on Nov 14 and 15, 2020 has been cancelled.

The Springfield Model Train Show, to have been held December 6, 2020, has been cancelled.

The Massillon Train & Toy Show for December 13, 2020 has been cancelled.

The 2022 National Convention, to have been held in Birmingham, UK has been cancelled. Click on links to the left for latest information.

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. Less than 8 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
Oct 18 2020 General Meeting to be held via ZOOM. Contest is Caboose. Clinic will be presented by Rick Lach on the "History of the CSX".
Nov 7-8 2020 Dayton Train Show. Montgomery County Event Center and Fairgrounds. 645 Infirmary Rd.
Nov 15 2020 General Meeting. Contest is Weathering.
Dec 20 2020 General Meeting. Contest is Structures.
Jan 17 2021 General Meeting. Contest is Open Loads.
Feb 21 2021 General Meeting. Auction time.
Mar 21 2021 General Meeting. Contest is Freight cars.
Apr 18 2021 General Meeting. Contest is Passenger cars
May 16 2021 General Meeting. Contest is Diesel locomotive

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 will be in a virtual format, Subject is Caboose. Categories are kit, kit bashed, scratch built and photo. Rules and procedures are explained above and on contest page. Voting by e-mail.