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** Updated home page.
** Updated Train Show Page , now listing 40 train shows.
** Added July and September issue of Call Board.
** Updated Meeting page.
** Updated Support Your Division page.
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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 https://www.facebook.com/DaytonTrainShow.

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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.

 

Diorama Contest

It is not to early 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.

Coming Soon to a Meeting Near You

November

November's meeting will be a joint meeting with Division 7 from Cincinnati. Meeting will be on the 12th( second Sunday) at 2 pm. Location is the Washington Township Recreation Center West, 965 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. (St Rt 725) This is the building behind the Subaru Dealer. Program will be presented by the editor of Model Railroad Craftsman. Contest will be weathering, models will be judged only on their weathering.

December

Peter Weighlin will return for the December meeting and present a program on dining cars. Meeting will be held at The Greene County Historical Society, 74 W Church St, Xenia, OH on December 17th at 2 pm. Contest will be Structures. Categories will be kit, kitbashed, scratchbuilt and photo.

January

January's meeting will be held at The Greene County Historical Society, 74 W Church St, Xenia, OH on December 17th at 2 pm. Contest will be Open Loads. Categories will be kit, kitbashed, scratchbuilt and photo.

February

Its Auction time. Meeting will be held at The Greene County Historical Society, 74 W Church St, Xenia, OH on December 17th 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.

 

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


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 may be slightly out of date.

Contest for September is Make-It-Cheap $1-3-5.



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