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** Updated home page.
** Updated Train Show Page , now listing 23 train shows.
** Added July and September issue of Call Board.
** Updated Meeting page.


The Miami Valley Division is the host of The Dayton Train Show, held the first full weekend of November. For 2018 it will be held on November 3 and 4. 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 in 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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Auction time is here

The February General Meeting is set aside for the Division's Annual Auction. So gather the kits you do not have a place or time for, rolling stock that does not meet you needs, track and accessories that exceed your needs and bring them to the meeting.

But first follow the links to the Talley sheet and the instructions and do some necessary prep work before the meeting. Talley Sheet in Word or Talley Sheet as a PDF. The instructions are here Auction Instruction in Word or Auction Instructions as a PDF.

Come early and stay till the end. A good time is to be had by all.

Diorama Contest

It is not to late to start on your entry for the second Diorama Contest. To be held at the TRAINing Day/Meeting Day weekend in March 2018. March 17 and 18. We had 12 beautiful entries last year, 2 or 3 by first timers. Details at Diorama Contest 2018 Word Doc or Diorama Contest 2018 PDF.



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

Layout website you can visit.

Ric Zimmerman has established a website for his model railroad. The Colorado Central Railroad is set in northeastern Colorado, circa 1959. Here is a link to his website The Colorado Central Railroad.


Video of Dick Sine's Big Horn & Western

Wil Davis has provided a link to a video of Dick Sine's layout. Dick Sine's Big Horn & Western.


Coming Soon to a Meeting Near You


Its Auction time. Meeting will be held at The Greene County Historical Society, 74 W Church St, Xenia, OH on February 18th at 2 pm. No contest. Bring your surplus modeling items and get a few bucks for them. Then bid on other items so you don't go home empty handed.




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.

No contest for February.

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