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** Update Meeting page.
** Updated Train Show Page , now listing 18 train shows.
** Updated Callboard page.
** Updated Company Store page.
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Weather vs. Meeting

The Board of Governors is constantly reviewing the available weather data to determined if it is safe to hold the general meetings during this time of year. The most current status can be found at our Facebook page. Click here to be directed to our Facebook Page or you may call (937)301-0746. NOTE: No current notice means the meeting is still on.

 

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 https://www.facebook.com/DaytonTrainShow.

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2019 MCR Convention

The 2019 MCR Convention will be held May 2-5 , 2019 at Boardman, OH. Information for the "The Bullet 2019" can be found at The Bullet 2019 MCR Convention. Volunteers and clinicians are being accepted.

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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.

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Auction Time

The New Year is behind us and that means it's auction time. The February meeting is devoted to the redistribution of model railroad items. We accomplish this by having an auction. Here's what you need to do. First go through your collections and sort out the items you have too many of or don't have a need for. Using the tally sheet and following the instructions, list the items you wish to redistribute.

Next prepare to be at the February 17th meeting early, no later than 1:45pm. to enter your items in the auction. Don't forget to bring some cash so you can fill in the vacant spots you now have at home. If you plan on offering high value items let us know in advance. We will get the word out, on the website and Facebook, announcing your intent. This will allow interested parties to be better prepared to bid on the item. Contact the Webmaster.

Here are the links to the instruction sheet and the tally sheet. Instruction sheet .docx Instruction sheet PDF
Tally sheet .docx Tally sheet PDF

2019 Diorama Contest

One of the highlights for the 2019 TRAINing Day/General Meeting weekend of March 23-24 will be the Diorama Contest. The previous two years have seen some excellent diorama's compete for the title.

A new item this year will be the inclusion of T-Trak modules. The link below will provide a copy of the instructions/rules and the score sheet. If entering a T-Trak module, please make note of the conditions of using a T-Trak module. All entrants should review the latest document to ensure complance with 2019 requirements.

Links to the Diorama Contest documentation. 2019 Diorama contest .docx 2019 Diorama contest PDF

2019 Hill Climb Contest

The 2019 Hill Climb Contest will be held at the general meeting, 24th March 2019. So tune up you best pulling engines and bring them to the contest. Open to N and HO scales, Diesel and Steam. refer to the link for particulars of the various classes.

Links to the rules Engine Hill climb .docx Engine Hill Climb PDF

Coming Soon to a Meeting Near You

February

The February meeting is the 17th. No Contest. It is time for the annual auction. You should consider bringing 2 items to the meeting; 1) items you want sale for whatever reason, 2) money to buy what other people are selling. Meeting to be held at the Greene County Historical Society, 74 W Church St, Xenia, OH. The meeting starts at 2pm. Cash is the normal means of settling transactions. Checks require acceptance by seller. No means to use credit cards.

March

In March we will once again be hosting TRAINing Day the Saturday before the meeting, March 23rd. The meeting will be held on March 24th. TRAINing Day is from 9:30 am to 4 pm, the general meeting will be at 2pm. Both will be held at the Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH. Contest will be freight cars. Click here for TRAINing Day flyer in .PDF Click here for TRAINing Day flyer in Word.

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.

There is no contest for February.



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