November Program

November brings us John Santel's clinic on Painting Steam Locomotives. The presentation will cover the steps he goes through in painting models, both brass and plastic. What he uses to strip and clean a model, the primer he uses on brass, 2 brief videos showing airbrushing and the equipment he uses.

The meeting will be held on Sunday, November 16 at 2 PM at the Greene County Historical Society. (MAP)

The contest is "Weathering". This is a single class contest. Models will be judged on weathering alone.

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.

TRAINing Day 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.

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 October's winners, visit our Contest page.

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

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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