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**update Div 3 Contest Page , with 2020 Diorama Instructions.
** Updated home page.
** Updated Train Show Page , now listing 35 train shows.
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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 https://www.facebook.com/DaytonTrainShow.

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2020 Division Elections

In accordance with our by-laws elections for the division offices will be held in April 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 is 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.

V&O project car

Supplies are getting low. Get yours now before it is too late. Only two complete sets remain. Less than 20 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.

 

 

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Upcoming Events and Clinics

Date Event
Dec 6 2019 UD Christmas on Campus—volunteers needed for load-in, load-out and event.  Contact Rick Lach.
Dec 15 2019 General meeting. Contest is structures. Paul Jenkins will make a presentation on Cincinnati Locomotive Builders.
Jan 19 2020 General Meeting. Contest is Open Loads. Clinic is by Bob Frankrone (Love Those Loads, NMRA magazine), topic Open Loads.
Feb 16 2020 General Meeting. Auction time, Get your excess stuff ready and save your money. Details forthcoming. No contest
Mar 15 2020 General Meeting. Contest is freight cars.
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
Apr 19 2020 General meeting. Contest is passenger cars. Division elections.
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


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 NMRA.Div.3@gmail.com or call 937-301-0746.

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 is out of date.

Contest for December is Structures. Categories will be kit, kit bashed, scratch built and photo.


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