Division Meeting

17th Annual Piedmont Pilgrimage

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 5:00pm

The Piedmont Division is proud to host the 17th Annual Piedmont Pilgrimage, the hobby's premier model railroad layout tour program.

Layouts are open every Saturday and Sunday from October 12 through November 23.  

Saturday hours are 10:00am to 5:00am. Sunday hours are 11:00am to 5:00am.  

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 "Trees"

Sat, 06/29/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Covenant Presbyterian Church
2881 Canton Rd,
Marietta, GA 30066

This hands-on camp will instruct students in the fine art of foreground tree building. 

The class will follow the format utilized in the very successful Modeling with the Masters classes taught at NMRA National Conventions and will be a great opportunity to experience this type of class without having to attend a National Convention (although you may want to after this class!!!).   There will be a mix of tools that the student will need to provide but materials will be furnished. 

Registration is required and will be limited to 10.  There will be a nominal charge of $15.00 to cover the cost of materials and location.  To register or for more information, contact Perry Lamb at Perry_Lamb@mindspring.com

2019 Holiday Party

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Speaker:  TBA

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

Division Meeting, Railroad Diorama Contest, and 2019 Board of Directors Election

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:  Charlie Crawford, MMR presents “The Case for Modular Railroading, an update after 15 years.”  This is a followup to Charlie's June 2004 clinic, "Module Building for the Uninitiated."  Charlie will be revisiting basics and discuss what trends are emerging.

Bring and Brag:  Logging cars and equipment. 

The 2019 Board of Directors Election will be held during the meeting. 

Railroad Diorama Contest.  This a popular vote contest with prizes for the top 3 dioramas.  Not an NMRA-judged Event.  Check back for more information.

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

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:  Stephan Bartelski presents "Using Cloud Computing for Model Railroading."  How to build your own systems without being a programmer, using a simple ticket system as an example.

Bring and Brag:  Track maintenance equipment.

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

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:  Steve Austin presents "Making scenery from natural materials."

Bring and Brag:  Santa Fe locomotives.

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

Division Meeting

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:  Walt Liles presents "How to design model train layouts with computer programs".. 

Bring and Brag:  Model train layout blueprints

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

Division Meeting and Swap Meet

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Piedmont Division is throwing a pizza party and swap meet!

  • Bring plenty of cash! 
  • Limit of 3 items to sell/trade/swap per member.  
  • The division is not receiving a commission, 100% of the money goes to the seller.

We will enjoy hot pizza during announcements and division business, then begin the swap meet.

The Board of Directors will not meet prior to the Division meeting. 


Train N' Camp "PanPastels"

Sat, 03/30/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Covenant Presbyterian Church
2881 Canton Rd,
Marietta, GA 30066

 This Camp will provide the attendee with an opportunity to learn how to weather rolling stock utilizing PanPastels.  This will be a hands-on class and the participant should plan on bringing two or three pieces of their own rolling stock to the class.  Materials and tools will be provided.   This Camp would be a good way to get a head start for the Weathered Car contest that will be held at the May 2019 Piedmont Division meeting. 

There is a nominal fee of $15.00 to cover the cost of the materials and space.  Registration is required and limited to 8 participants.  Contact Perry Lamb at Perry_Lamb@mindspring.com

2019 Piedmont Division Train Show

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 4:00pm

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

March 16th and 17th, 2019
Saturday: 10 - 5 & Sunday: 10 - 4
Cobb Galleria Centre (Hall A), 2 Galleria Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339 (I-75 & I-285). See map

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

Adults $10.00   Kids 8 & under and Scouts in uniform get free admission!!

Purchase Tickets Online!

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

To purchase tickets online or for additional information, visit themodeltrainshow.com

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