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** Updated home page.
** Updated Train Show Page , now listing 38 train shows.
** Added May and June issue of Call Board.
** UpdatedClinics, tips and Techniques page.
** Updated Support Your Division page.


The Miami Valley Division is the host of The Dayton Train Show, held the first full weekend of November. For 2017 it will be held on November 4 and 5. 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 former J C Penney's at the Upper Valley Mall, 1475 Upper Valley Pike, Springfield, 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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Venue for the 2017 Dayton Train Show Announced

The contract has been signed with the Upper Valley Mall and we are proceeding at notch 8 to put on the best DTS yet. This year's train show will be in the former J C Penney's. With this new location some of the crowding from last year's show will be eliminated. Also, the Mall has a new tenant providing food service. Tango Yankee will serve up hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and rings. Tango Yankee opened in May and will be expanding their menu.
During the show there will be up to five food trucks parked outside one of the entrances to Penney's. These trucks will provide additional sources of food service and add to the variety available.


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.

Coming Soon to a Meeting Near You



No meeting. Bus trip. Saturday August 19, 2017. We will be visiting several layouts in the Cincinnati, OH area, many have been featured in national magazines. For more information including contact and bus information click for Word Doc or for .PDF .



New Clinics

Here are links to three new clinics that were presented at our monthly meetings.

A couple of notes concerning these files.

The .PDFs show only the slides from the Power Point presentation, they do not include the notes made by the presenter. To see the notes you will need to view it in the Power Point editor, select View Tab on the ribbon, then select Notes Page in the Presentation Views section.

Some of these files are extremely large and may take a couple of minutes to download.

The first is by Rick Zimmerman, titled Planning and Design, presented July 2015.
It is available as a .PDF and as a Power Point presentation.

Next is Philip Gliebe's A Kaleidoscope of Cabooses, presented March, 2017.
It is available as a .PDF .

Finally, is Dana Yarnall's CAD and Your Layout, presented April 2017.
It is available as a .PDF and as a Power Point presentation.

These clinics and others are also available on our Clinics, Tips and Techniques page.


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.

No contest for August it is bus trip time.

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