One of the highlights of our program year and pinnacle of our summer activity is the Annual Division 3 Bus Trip. Mike Mereness has again organized our 2014 trip, to be taken on Saturday, August 16, to visit layouts and activities in Lexington, KY.
It appears that this year's trip is sold out, but if openings are available the information will be posted here. Normal cost for the trip is $25, which includes transportation, a deli box lunch and water.
These trips are always well worth the investment of time and money, so, if you missed this one, plan ahead for next year.
Directions for time and place to meet the bus will be posted here as soon as they are available.
A few seats remain for the bus trip! Cost is $25. Contact Gordon Carlson to get yours (Contact information in print copy of the Call Board).
Bus will depart from the west parking lot of Sycamore Medical Center on Rt. 725 in Miamisburg. Departure is scheduled for 7:30 am promptly!
Video Library Update!
The division's video library contains over 250 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.
New items will be posted on the Division 3 Video Library web page as they are added. To view a complete list of titles and links to product descriptions and reviews, go to the video index (CLICK HERE).
Two New DVD Releases
We have added two new DVDs to our collection.
- The California Western Railroad (Pentrex)
- The Imperial Valley Sugar Beet Trains (Pentrex)
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 just to 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 July's winners, visit our Contest page.
There is no contest in August. The September contest will feature $1/3/5 Models. Show us your creative best!
J. Hedge, editor of the Call Board, has repeated his call for articles and material for publication in the Division newsletter. Anything relating to Division activities, model railroading or railfanning is acceptable. J. has suggested that a series on "Pikes in Progress" would be interesting. If you have done work on your layout and have photos, etc., share them with J. Writing for the newsletter is an excellent way to accumulate points for the "Author" category in the Achievement Program. See details at http://www.nmra.org/education/achievement/ap_author.html
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