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

** Updated home page.
** Updated Train Show Page , now listing 27 train shows.
** Updated Company Store page . New price on wood/steel reefers.
** Updated Clinics and Tips page.
** Updated Call Board Page.

The April meeting has been cancelled.
New election procedures will be in the forthcoming issue of the Call Board.
The TRAINing day event scheduled for April 18, 2020 at Carillon Park has been POSTPONE DATE TBA.

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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Update on
2020 Division Elections

In accordance with our by-laws elections for the division offices will be held in 2020. The elected officers are, the Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent and the Chief Clerk. Each position is for a two year term, limited to 2 consecutive terms. The Chief Clerk is completing his second two year term and is not eligible for reelection. Nominations for these positions are opened to all Division 3 members, in good standing. If you wish to be considered for office please notify Rich Lach or Ric Zimmerman of your desire and for more information.

The April issue of the division's newsletter "Call Board" has been published. Members with e-mail addresses received it via e-mail. Members without e-mails received the standard postal issue. If you have not received your copy you can access a PDF file here.

The current health crisis has caused the BOG to modify election procedures. The new procedures are explained on the front page of the newsletter. Please review this article to ensure your vote is proper and counted. Any questions should be directed to a member of the BOG.

Information concerning the return mailing of the ballots will be included with the ballot.

V&O project car

Supplies are getting low. Get yours now before it is too late. Only two complete sets remain. Less than 16 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
Apr 18 2020 Spring Training Day. At Carillon Historical Park. 9:30 am to 4 pm. Free admission to this event only, not to the park. Contact Gail Yarnall or view TrainingDay2020 POSTPONED DATE TBA
Apr 19 2020 General meeting. Contest is passenger cars. Meeting to be held at Carillon Historical Park. Nominations for Division Officers will be accepted. CANCELLED
May 17 2020 General meeting. Contest is diesel locomotive.
Jun 21 2020 General meeting. Contest is steam locomotive.
Jul 19 2020 General meeting. Contest is non-revenue cars.
Aug 2020 No Meeting
Sep 20 2020 General Meeting. Make It Cheap.
Oct 18 2020 General Meeting. Caboose.
Nov 7-8 2020 Dayton Train Show. Montgomery County event Center and Fairgrounds. 645 Infrimary Rd.
Nov 15 2020 General Meeting. Weathering.
Dec 20 2020 General Meeting. Structures.

The monthly meeting starts at 2 pm. Unless otherwise noted meetings are held at Greene County Historical Society, 74 W Church St, Xenia, OH.

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.

The contest for May is Diesel locomotives. Categories are: Kit, Kit bashed, Scratch built and photo.

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