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** Updated home page.
** Update Meeting page.
** Updated Train Show Page , now listing 15 train shows.
** Updated Callboard page.
** Updated Company Store page.


The Miami Valley Division is the host of The Dayton Train Show, held the first full weekend of November. For 2019 it will be held on November 2 and 3. 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

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V&O project car

V&O project car

The new project cars are available at the Company store and will be available at the general meeting Sunday, December 16th. 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.


2019 Events and Clinics—July-Dec 2019
July 7-13 Mont. Cty Fair—volunteers needed for setup 7/7, booth 7/12-7/13.  It will be a self-service booth during the week 7/8-7/11.  See Gail Yarnall.

July 21 meeting clinic Rick Lach on superdetailing freight cars. Contest Non-revenue cars.

Aug 4-5 Carillon Park Mini Maker Faire—volunteers needed for load-in, event, and load-out.  See Gail Yarnall.

Aug—no meeting; an extra day to play with your trains! 

Sept. 15 meeting clinic Hans Schmellenkamp on his layout. Contest Make It Cheap (1-3-5 Dollar).

Oct. 20 meeting clinic Larry Zeller topic tba. Contest Caboose.

Nov. 2-3 Dayton Train Show—volunteers needed for planning, organizing, load-in, show, and load-out.  See Gail Yarnall.

Nov 17 general meeting. Contest weathering.

Dec. 6 UD Christmas on Campus—volunteers needed for load-in, load-out and event.  See Rick Lach. 

Dec 15 general meeting. Contest structures.

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.

Contest for April is passenger cars. Four catagoies will be judged, Kit, Kit bashed, Scratchbuilt and Photo.


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