Division Meeting

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 and Photo 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:  Tom Gordon presents "Model Railroad Technical GeekSpeak Deciphered."  This presentation will attempt to unravel the types of technology, varieties of electronics and versions of TLA's (three letter acronyms) in order to help the modeler understand just what all this stuff is, and how it is supposed to interoperate.

Bring and Brag:  Western and Atlantic RR items

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:  Lloyd Neal presents “When Atlanta took the Train."

Bring and Brag:  Pictures of Atlanta Railroads

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:  Mike Cummings presents "Fallen Flags of the Southeast 1960 thru 1980."  An overview of the period of mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcies that forever changed the railroad industry in the Southeastern USA. 

Bring and Brag:  Fallen Flag Engines

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:  David Gelmini presents "Rebuilding Southern Railway Motorcar No. 8103."  David and Tyler Gelmini will discuss how they acquired and restored Southern Railway Motorcar No. 8103.  They will also tell us about their first trip and the motorcar group they belong to. 

Bring and Brag:  Service Machinery


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

The Piedmont Division welcomes special clinician Tony Koester as he presents "Nickel Plate HO Layout Construction."  

Division Meeting and Model and Photo Contests

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

Clinic:  Dr. Joe Nichols, Jr., MMR 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 cost and sense of installation.  This can be adapted to run trains over the internet from other parts of the world.

Bring and Brag:  Brass locomotives.

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

Spring 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.

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. 

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 03/13/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Steve Todd presents "Cellphone Throttles, High Tech for Lowering Costs of DCC."

Using new technology such as smart phones and Raspberry Pis can significantly drop the initial cost of entry into DCC Model Railroading without giving up high functionality. Specifically, we'll demonstrate and discuss Engine Driver, WiThrottle, Digitrax LnWi, MRC WiFi, RaspberryPi, PiSPROG One and Nano, bluetooth remotes, and who knows what else.....

Bring and Brag:  Show off anything related to the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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

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