Division Meeting

Division Meeting and Contests - Schedule Change

Date: 
Tue, 04/18/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Due to a scheduling conflict, the April and May meetings will be held the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  We will go back to our normal meeting date, the 2nd Tuesday of each month, in June.  

The Spring Model and Photo Contests will be held during the April meeting.

2016 Board of Directors Elections

Date: 
Tue, 11/08/2016 - 7:00pm

The Piedmont Division will hold the 2016 Board of Directors Elections Tuesday, November 8, 2016 during the general meeting at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 805 Mt Vernon Hwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327. 

Brass Locomotives to be auctioned at the November meeting!

Date: 
Tue, 11/10/2015 - 7:00pm

Two brass locomotives will be auctioned at the November meeting. 

Division Meeting and Holiday Party

Date: 
Tue, 12/13/2016 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm

The party begins at 6:00pm.

Bring your favorite dish or appetizer for the gathering (enough to serve 10).  Contact Dottie Maiuro at joedottiem@aol.com to sign up.

Train N' Camp "Weathering with PanPastels"

Date: 
Sat, 01/31/2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

On Saturday, January 31st, Peter Youngblood, MMR and Perry Lamb present 2015's first Train N' Camp, "Weathering with PanPastels."  The camp will be held at HobbyTown USA, 840 Barrett Lakes Blvd NW, #650, Kennesaw, GA 30144.  Hours are 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact  perry_lamb@mindspring.com for additional information.

Train N' Camp "Model Railroad Benchwork"

Date: 
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Covenant Presbyterian Church
2881 Canton Rd
Marietta, GA 30066
See Map:  Google Maps

In this class, the participant will learn how to build a basic module that can be used in either a modular layout or the foundation for benchwork on a home layout.  Each student will construct a 2 X 4 foot section of benchwork, complete with framing and decking.  Students will be provided a list of useful tools, however there will be tools available.  Various methods of either attaching the module to the wall or adding legs will also be covered. 

A nominal fee of $15 will be charged for his class.

This class will be limited to 8 students and registration will be required. To register contact Perry Lamb at Perry_Lamb@mindspring.com.

Train N' Camp "Laying and Ballasting Flex Track"

Date: 
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Covenant Presbyterian Church
2881 Canton Rd
Marietta, GA 30066
See Map:  Google Maps

This hands-on class will cover the installation and ballasting of flexible track.  The student will learn to solder joints between sections of track, securely attach feeders to the soldered track and then apply ballast.  The student will be able to take their completed "diorama" home and finish the remaining scenery.

Registration for this class will be limited to 8 participants and registration will be required.  A list of useful tools will be emailed to participants, track and other materials will be provided, however, if a participant wants a particular ballast color, it is suggested that you bring your own.

There is a nominal fee of $15 for this class.  To register contact Perry Lamb at Perry_Lamb@mindspring.com.

Train N' Camp "Train N' Camp "Installing DCC Sound"

Date: 
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Hobbytown USA
840 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Maps: Google Maps
(770) 426-8800

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

This Train-n-Camp will discuss the selection of a sound decoder for installation into a steam or diesel  locomotive.  In this hands-on clinic, the student will have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge in the installation of a sound decoder into a steam or diesel locomotive.  This class will require the student to provide their on decoder, speaker and locomotive of choice.  There will be a list of required tools that will be emailed to the participants. 

Registration will be required and will be limited to 6 participants.  Participants should plan on bringing lunch and snacks with them.  Contact Perry Lamb at Perry_Lamb@mindspring.com.

Train N' Camp "Model Railroading 101" Session Two

Date: 
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

February 3, 2018
Blue Ox Trains
425 Market Place
Roswell, GA, 30075
See Map: Google Maps
(404) 312-6467

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

You got a model train set for Christmas did you?  Well, this Train N' Camp will cover many of the aspects of getting started in the hobby of Model Railroading.   We will cover the basics of constructing benchwork (a table) for your model railroad, types of track, and methods of controlling your model trains.  We will also discuss building scenery, structures and cars.

Train N' Camp "Model Railroading 101" Session One

Date: 
Sat, 01/27/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

TrainMaster Model Trains
601 East Main Street
Buford, GA 30518
See Map:  Google Maps
(678) 546-3600

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

You got a model train set for Christmas did you?  Well, this Train N' Camp will cover many of the aspects of getting started in the hobby of Model Railroading.   We will cover the basics of constructing benchwork (a table) for your model railroad, types of track, and methods of controlling your model trains.  We will also discuss building scenery, structures and cars.

Because we will be holding the sessions at active model railroad hobby stores, we will take time to look at various aspects of a model railroad and various products available to the hobbyist.  There will be plenty of time to ask questions of the experienced instructors of the class.

Registration is required.  Contact Perry Lamb at Perry_Lamb@mindspring.com.

Registration will be limited to 25 at TrainMaster Model Trains and 20 at Blue Ox Trains.

January 27, 2018
TrainMaster Model Trains
601 East Main Street
Buford, GA 30518
See Map:  Google Maps
(678) 546-3600

February 3, 2018
Blue Ox Trains
425 Market Place
Roswell, GA, 30075
See Map: Google Maps
(404) 312-6467

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