Division Meeting

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

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

See map:  Google Maps.

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

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

For additional information, visit themodeltrainshow.com

2018 Holiday Party

Date: 
Tue, 12/11/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Details: TBA

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

Division Meeting and Board of Directors Elections

Date: 
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:  TBA

Bring and Brag:  TBA

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

Date: 
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  TBA

Bring and Brag:  TBA

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

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

Model contest entries do not have to be scratch-built models.  Super-detailed kits are welcome entries.  There are a number of categories, including motive power, revenue cars, non-revenue cars, passenger cars, cabooses, and structures.  Models may take first, second, or third place awards without earning merit awards.  Merit awards are given to those models which receive a score of 87.5 points or better.  Photo contests are held in conjunction with the model contests.  There are four categories -- B&W model, color model, B&W prototype, and color prototype.  Photos should be mounted on matte material.  Minimum print size is 5" x 7".  Minimum mount size is 8" x 10". A contest entry sheet must accompany each entry.

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 09/11/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  TBA

Bring and Brag:  TBA


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

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  TBA

Bring and Brag:  TBA


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

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 07/10/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  TBA

Bring and Brag:  TBA


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

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  TBA

Bring and Brag:  TBA


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

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 05/08/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Tony Koester presents "Nickel Plate HO Layout Construction."

Bring and Brag:  Bring your favorite brass rolling stock or structure.

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

Division Meeting and Model and Photo Contests

Date: 
Tue, 04/10/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Dr. Joe Nichols, Jr. presents "Block detection options and more with JMRI."

This clinic will review the options for block detection as well as the costs to add this feature to an existing layout.  We will discuss the hardware for detection that can be used for any DCC (and with adaptation DC) system with output to panel LEDs or to a full track display panel on a monitor or TV.  We will review the dollars, cents and sense of installation.  This can be adapted to run trains over the internet from other parts of the world.

Bring and Brag:  Show off anything Amtrak-related.

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

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