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The Division and The Dayton Train Show has a new phone number (937) 424-6413.

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

** Updated home page.
** Updated Train Show Page , now listing 30 train shows.
** Updated Meetings page.
** Updated Contest page.
** Updated Call Board page.Track

Bidding on the 1975 National Convention.

 

In the early 1970’s a group of local modelers got together and made a bid for the 1975 National Convention. Mike Mereness led a crew in the filming of 7 layouts in the Dayton Area that was used in the presentation to the committee.

The railroads included were:

W. Allan McClelland’s      Virginian and Ohio.
Don Santel’s                        Ohio, Michigan, and South Shore.
Attwell Adair’s                    Allegheny & Ohio.
Bill Fearheller’s                   Reading & Western.
James Paine’s                      Durham & Southern.
Harold Honious’s                Grand Valley.
Paul Gorath’s                       Dayton & Western.

Please take note. This film was made almost 50 years ago, using an 8 mm camera (maybe a super 8). In 2005 Rick Lach had it copied to a DVD. It has now been converted to .mp4 format. Audio and Video standards of the time are not what they are today. For the equipment used they got outstanding results. What I am saying is do not expect HD. Additionally, the audio is somewhat weak. So, crank up your speakers.

There are two files, and they are 1.4 GB total. Expect 3-4 minutes to download, depending on your internet connection. The first you will see is a black screen with the audio playing. In the center of the screen will be a menu, click on the three vertical dots, then click download.

 

Download part 1 Download part 2

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Callboard The September issue of the Call Board is now available. Read here or Go here for archived copies.

Division 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. Categories are Kit, Kit bashed, Scratch built and Photo.
Deadline for entries is 12 pm, noon, Sunday, October 10, 2021.
Entries may be submitted at Div 3 Virtual Contest or Webmaster@modelraildayton.com
Deadline for voting is 12 midnight, Friday, October 15, 2021.
Rules and procedures for the contest may be found here. PDF DOC A revision for the number of entries has been made. Entries are limited to 3 models and 3 photos.

NMRA X is presenting several virtual conventions and events online. Go to NMRA x for details.

The Dayton Train Show
The Miami Valley Division is the host of The Dayton Train Show held the first full weekend of November. For 2021 it will be held on November 6 and 7. 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 https://www.facebook.com/DaytonTrainShow.

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Company Store


Division 3’s Company Store is for the benefit of our members and the public. Here you will find the latest in the division's accessories, mugs, caps, and some modeling aids.
It is also the official point of purchase for our project cars. These cars are always a limited run and when they are gone, they are gone.

Currently there are two types of project cars available, both are Acccurail cars.        

The wood reefers have a built date of 6/1934 and would have been in service through the 1950’s. They are 40’ scale feet with reporting marks for Mid Central Refrigerated Express and the Virginian and Ohio(V&O) herald. Three numbers are available Read more

Click here to go to Company Store

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Upcoming Events and Clinics

Date Event
Oct 17, 2021 General Meeting. Contest is Caboose. Clinic is by Sam Swanson.
Nov 21, 2021 General Meeting. Contest is Weathering.
Dec 19, 2021 General Meeting. Contest is Structures.
Jan 16, 2022 General Meeting. Contest is Open loads.
Feb 20, 2022 General Meeting. Contest is Non-revenue Cars.
Mar 20, 2022 General Meeting. Contest is Freight Cars.
Apr 17, 2022 General Meeting. Contest is Passenger Cars.
May 15, 2022 General Meeting. Contest is Steam Locomotives.


Questions?  Email at NMRA.Div.3@gmail.com or call (937)424-6413.

NOTICE: THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY FOR LATEST INFORMATION.

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

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

Contest for October will be in a virtual format, subject is Caboose. Categories are Kit, Kit bashed, Scratch built and Photo. See above post for details or go to the contest page.