Division Meeting

New! Virtual Division Meeting With Clinician Perry Lamb

Date: 
Tue, 04/14/2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

To limit the spread of COVID-19, meetings and clinics will not be held at Holy Innocents' Epsicopal Church.  Instead, the division will hold "virtual" meetings and present clinics online.  

Layout Open House - A Trio of Garden Railroads

Date: 
Sun, 03/29/2020 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Piedmont Division presents a trio of garden railroads: 

James and Sally Bando's Grand Western Mining Company.  Read more
Russ Bundy's Cedar Creek.  Read more.
Chris Haon's LP & CL Railroad.  Read more.

If you are interested in visiting any of these railroads, contact the Piedmont Division Director of Operations at sbandogeorgia@comcast.net no later than 9pm, Saturday, March 28.  You will receive directions to the layout.

James & Sally Bando's Grand Western Mining Company, FN3 Garden and (HO)

The garden railway depicts the western USA and includes a mine, a western town , a ranch, a circus, southwestern mission town and Native American village.  We run electric track power with Revolution.  There is an indoor and outdoor G-scale layout as well as an HO layout inside that depicts a western town. These layouts depict the early 1900’s with logging engines like the Climax, Shays and Moguls.  There are two live steam engines that are powered by butane and distilled water that will be running. 

Garden Railroad

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 03/10/2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:   Harvey George presents "Tips for a realistic freight train."  More about Harvey's clinic.

Bring and Brag:  Freight cars with graffiti.

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

Tips For A Realistic Freight Train

A preliminary list of tips, not necessarily in this order, includes:

  • Drab is not uninteresting
  • Local influence
  • The 18 inch rule
  • Freelance is okay – but
  • Weathering
  • Graffiti
  • Unit trains
  • Freight cars travel in bunches
  • The same, but different
  • Don’t mix eras

 

 

 

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:  Joe Sullivan presents "Open Loads for Gondolas." Joe will show us to make bulk loads (coal, sand, wood chips, etc.).  His clinic will include the pros and cons of removable loads and making a simple mold/jig out of LEGOs and styrene for gluing bulk loads.  There will be a handout on key points, internet references and suppliers of loads. More about Joe's clinic

Bring and Brag:  Gondola loads.

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


"Open Loads for Gondolas" will focus on the following:

  • Bulk loads (coal, sand, wood chips) and how to make them.
  • Scrap loads and how to paint and weather them.
  • Lumber and log loads and blocking.
  • Steel and pipe loads and how to block them.
  • Tarp-covered loads and how to make them.

 Joe will also discuss the following points:

  • Pros and cons of removable loads.
  • Weight issues (especially if a car runs one way loaded and the other way empty)
  • There's no such thing as a completely empty gondola
  • Where/how to find "how-to" articles on the internet
  • Examples in both HO scale and N scale...
  • How to make a simple mold/jig out of LEGOs and styrene for glung bulk loads.

 

There will be a handout on key points, internet references and suppliers of loads.

58th Atlanta Model Train Show

Date: 
Sat, 01/18/2020 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Stop by the Piedmont Division membership table at the 58th 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.

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:  Peter Youngblood, MMR presents "Modeling Details Along the Right-of-Way," simple one-evening detail projects either scratch built or using readily available commercial products.

Bring and Brag:  Snow Removal Equipment.

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

Train 'N Camp - Model Railroading 101

Date: 
Sat, 02/08/2020 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Are you new to model railroading?  Are you rusty from being away?  Then you won't want to miss Model Railroading 101!

17th Annual Piedmont Pilgrimage

Date: 
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 10:00am - 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 24 and Friday November 29.  

Friday hours are 10:00AM 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.

17th Annual Piedmont Pilgrimage

Date: 
Sat, 11/23/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 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 24 and Friday November 29.  

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.

57th Atlanta Train Show

Date: 
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Stop by the Piedmont Division membership table at the 57th 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.

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