Division Meeting

16th Annual Piedmont Pilgrimage

Date: 
Sat, 10/27/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 5:00pm

The Piedmont Division is proud to host the 16th Annual Piedmont Pilgrimage, the hobby's premier model railroad layout tour program.

Layouts are open every Saturday and Sunday from October 13 through November 18.  

Saturday hours are 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Sunday hours are 11:00AM to 5:00PM

Refer to the Pilgrimage website for specific times of the layout you are interested in visiting.  For more information and the tour schedule, visit the Piedmont Pilgrimage online at piedmontpilgrimage.com.

 

16th Annual Piedmont Pilgrimage

Date: 
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 5:00pm

The Piedmont Division is proud to host the 16th Annual Piedmont Pilgrimage, the hobby's premier model railroad layout tour program.

Layouts are open every Saturday and Sunday from October 13 through November 18.  

Saturday hours are 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Sunday hours are 11:00AM to 5:00PM

Refer to the Pilgrimage website for specific times of the layout you are interested in visiting.  For more information and the tour schedule, visit the Piedmont Pilgrimage online at piedmontpilgrimage.com.

 

16th Annual Piedmont Pilgrimage

Date: 
Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 5:00pm

The Piedmont Division is proud to host the 16th Annual Piedmont Pilgrimage, the hobby's premier model railroad layout tour program.

Layouts are open every Saturday and Sunday from October 13 through November 18.  

Saturday hours are 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Sunday hours are 11:00AM to 5:00PM

Refer to the Pilgrimage website for specific times of the layout you are interested in visiting.  For more information and the tour schedule, visit the Piedmont Pilgrimage online at piedmontpilgrimage.com.

 

Chatsworth Model Train Expo

Date: 
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Join the Piedmont Division at the Chatsworth Model Train Expo.  Model railroad clubs, dealers, and other railfans  will participate.

Chatsworth Depot
500 North 1st Avenue
Chatsworth, GA  30705

See map:  Google Maps

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 is 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 "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


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 own decoder, speaker and locomotive of choice.  There will be a list of required tools that will be emailed to the participants. 

Registration is required and the class is 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

2018 Piedmont Division Model Train Show

Date: 
Sat, 03/17/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/18/2018 - 4:00pm

The Southeast's Premier Train Show, Sponsored by the Piedmont Division

March 17th and 18th, 2018

Saturday:10 - 5 & Sunday: 10 - 4

Cobb Galleria Centre (Hall A), 2 Galleria Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339 (I-75 & I-285). See map

Operating layouts, model railroad vendors, Raffle layout, white elephant table (sell your stuff), door prizes.

Adults $10.00 
Kids 12 & under and Scouts in uniform get free admission!!

Parking at the Cobb Galleria Centre is $5 per day (Credit/Debit only. No cash for parking)

For additional information, visit themodeltrainshow.com

Buy tickets online now to qualify for a chance at a train set giveaway

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