Division Meeting

15th Annual Piedmont Pilgrimage

Sat, 10/14/2017 (All day) - Sun, 10/15/2017 (All day)

The Piedmont Division is proud to host the 15th Annual Piedmont Pilgrimage, the hobby's premier model railroad layout tour program.

Layouts are open every Saturday and Sunday from October 14 through November 19.  

Saturday hours are 10:00AM to 2:00 for morning sessions and 1:00PM to 5:00PM for afternoon sessions Sunday hours are 11:00AM to 3:00PM for morning sessions and 1:00PM to 5:00PM for afternoon sessions.

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.

Train N' Camp "Building a Craftsman Wood Kit"

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

In the Piedmont Division's third 2017 special clinic, students will have the opportunity to assemble a laser cut wooden kit.  

53rd Annual Model Train and Railroadiana Show

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Stop by the Piedmont Division membership table at the 51st Atlanta Model Train Show.

Infinite Energy Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30093
See map:  Google Maps

For additional information, visit the train show website.

Piedmont Division Picnic

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Join other division members at the first Piedmont Division Picnic to be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the North Georgia Live Steamers'  Conyers & Hightower Trail Railroad in Conyers, GA.

4th Annual Piedmont Division Facebook Contest

Sat, 05/06/2017 (All day) - Sat, 05/13/2017 (All day)

The Piedmont Division is holding its 4th Annual Facebook Photo Contest May 6 through May 13, 2017.  Take a photo of a prototype or model train and post it to the Facebook group Piedmont Division, NMRA.  

Division Meeting and Holiday Party

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 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.

Please invite your spouse or a friend to join us for a delightful evening.

If you are able, please bring a new unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots campaign.  Last year was a big success. Let's make 2016 even better and make a lot of children happy this Christmas! 


There will not be a meeting of the Board of Directors prior to the December meeting.

2017 Board of Directors Elections

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 7:00pm

The Piedmont Division will hold the 2017 Board of Directors Elections Tuesday, November 14, 2017 during the general meeting at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 805 Mt Vernon Hwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327. 

 List of Candidates:   TBD



Division Meeting

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Joe Sullivan, Charlie Mason, and Brian Glock present "Scratch Building Rolling Stock." 

Bring and Brag:  Bring your favorite brass model.

Board of Directors elections will be held during the meeting.  Please review Voting instructions and candidates' statements before the meeting.  Chuck Hoesch and his elections team will be in the lobby. 

It's NATIONAL MODEL RAILROAD MONTH: Reach out and get someone acquainted with model railroading.

The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. 

Division Meeting and Model Contests

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Joe Gelmini, MMR presents "Operations on the Georgia Great Southern."  Topics include:

  • Design considerations for operations
  • Layout Analysis
  • Types of operations
  • Developing operations documents
  • Hosting and participating in an operating session
  • Earning your Chief Dispatcher AP while having fun operating your layout.

Bring and Brag:  Locomotives, rolling stock, or anything from Georgia railroads in the past or present.  Bring your favorite or whatever you have been working on and want to share. 

The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

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

Please bring models and photos, along with completed contest forms and other paperwork, to the contest room beginning at 7:00.

Layout Open House

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Larry Lammes' Boston & Maine

230 Sawgrass Place
Griffin, GA 30223
See map: Google Maps

The track plan is point to point with a 5 track staging yard located at each end of the 260’ mainline, 2 helixes connect the 3 levels. The layout is freelance, based on the New York/Western Massachusetts area, the time frame is 1957 or the early McGinnis era of the Boston and Maine.

See Larry's Layout online.

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