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TRAINing Day March 14, 2015

The schedule has been announced for our annual TRAINing Day for 2015. It will be held on Saturday March 14. 2015 from 9 AM to 4 PM. It will be held as before at the Sulphur Grove UM Church in Huber Heights. (MAP)

Here's an opportunity to learn the basics of model railroading from the experts. There will be clinics on construction, track laying, buildings, scenery and operations.

Division 3's Dalmatian Switching District will be up and operating during the day.

Refreshments will be available.

Click HERE to download a printable flyer.

March Program

We are looking at having our March General Meeting the next day, March 15, at the Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church in Huber Heights, to take advantage of seeing the layout built by attendees of the Model Railroad TRAINING Day and perhaps running the Dalmatian Switching District.

Our program will be provided by a retired BP Oil Vice President, and will be about railroad operations around refineries.

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.

Thanks to a generous donation from the estate of "Butch" Orr, about 200 new video items have being added to the library! New items will be posted on the Division 3 Video Library web page as they are available. Many will be previewed here. 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

Two of the latest additions to the list:

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 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 recent winners, visit our Contest page found in the links in the right hand column.

The November contest will be Weathering, a single class contest based on weathering alone!

A Final Run

Norm Courtney, our Division Webmaster, passed-away Saturday evening, November 22 at the OSU Medical Center.  He had been in Kettering Medical for about ten days, but they were unable to stabilize him and he was transferred to OSU on Friday. 

The memorial service for Norm was held on Friday 12 Dec, at the Salvation Army Center in Dayton. Several division members were able to attend.

Norm's passing leaves us all with a great sadness, as he was one of the members who always gave what he could to the division.  We will all miss him and the void will be hard to fill.

Photo Album Update!

Gordon Carlson has provided us with some great new photos of his Grafton & Cumberland HO layout. The album may be viewed HERE! This should serve as an incentive to the rest of us to get photos of our layouts to the Webmaster for posting. If needed, the Division can supply a photographer.

Articles Needed

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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