Division Meeting

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 03/08/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:   Walt Liles presents “Installing a Tortoise Switch Machine."  Walt will have a display and slides to show you step-by-step how to install a Tortoise switch machine, answering some of the most common questions in the hobby.

Bring and Brag:  Railroad stations.  Bring models or photos of your railroad stations. 

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

Division Meeting - Schedule Change

Date: 
Tue, 02/16/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Due to a scheduling conflict, the February meeting will be held the 3rd week of the month.  We will go back to our normal meeting date, the 2nd Tuesday of each month, in March.

Clinics:   This is a special night as two clinics will be presented, running concurrently.  Pick your favorite and attend.

Howard Goodwin, MMR presents "What's in the box?"  Howard provides insight to what you will find in the typical modeler's toolbox as well as things you need, things you should consider, and things you haven't thought of.

Jim Travis presents "Great Scenery Techniques."  Jim will be sharing different scenery techniques that he has used with great success. 

Bring and Brag:  Bring your favorite tank car.  All eras and scales welcome.

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

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 01/12/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:   Brian Chapin presents "Trees, Trees, Trees" - an inexpensive and quick way to make hundreds of trees for your layout.

Bring and Brag:  Bring photos of your favorite scene on your layout or a project you are working on.

The meeting will include a special presentation of the NMRA's new promotional video, "Welcome to Model Railroading."  The video is the culmination of a 10 months collaborative effort between Gerry Leone, MMR, and the Piedmont Division's Peter Youngblood, MMR, and Norm Lundin.

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

2016 Strategic Planning Meeting

Date: 
Sat, 10/10/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The 2016 Strategic Planning Meeting will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015.

Chatsworth Railroad Theme Saturday

Date: 
Sat, 06/13/2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Join Piedmont Division Director of Operations Walt Liles on Railroad Theme Saturday at the Americana Music Series at the historic Chatsworth, GA Depot.   Walt will be operating his new 4' x 6' HO scale oval layout and promoting the Piedmont Division.

The hotel will display railroad art and pictures and feature a “Train” story time for the youngsters. Artists will present a program of traditional ballads.
 

Railroad Rendezvous

Date: 
Sat, 07/18/2015 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

The Piedmont Division is proud to participate in Railroad Rendezvous at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. 

2nd Annual Piedmont Division Facebook Photo Contest

Date: 
Sat, 05/02/2015 (All day) - Sat, 05/09/2015 (All day)

The Piedmont Division is holding its 2nd Annual Facebook Photo Contest in conjunction with Amtrak Train Days May 2 through May 9, 2015. 

Take a photo of a prototype or model train and post it to the Facebook group Piedmont Division, NMRA.  We were overwhelmed with the success of 2014's contest so we have expanded it into a weeklong event.

The winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate from Blue Ox Trains of Roswell, GA!

Contest Instructions and Guidelines

  1. This is a Facebook Contest.
  2. You must be a member of the Facebook Group Piedmont Division, NMRA.  If you are not a member, you may join the group.
  3. The subject can be a prototype or model.
  4. No limit to the number of photos that can be entered.
  5. Must be your photo.
  6. Include the location and time when you shot the photo and anything else you would like to share.
  7. Photos must be taken May 2 through May 9, 2015.
  8. Photos must be posted on Facebook May 2 through May 9.  No emails will be accepted.
  9. Photos with obscene content, including subject and text, are not permitted.  The Piedmont Division reserves the right to remove any photo.
  10. The winner will be announced May 11, 2015. 

Please, NO TRESPASSING on railroad property to take photos.  Be safe and have fun. 

Keep those photos coming!

For additional information please contact Walt Liles, Piedmont Division Director of Operations atwliles.crrman@gmail.com.

 

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 07/14/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:    "DIY Graffiti on 89' Autoracks - Different Methods", presented by Walt Liles.

Bring and Brag:  Bring your favorite pictures, brochures, or models of your Favorite Vacation Railroad.

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

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Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 805 Mt Vernon Hwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Amtrak Train Days 2015 Atlanta

Date: 
Sat, 05/09/2015 - 8:00am - 8:00pm

Brookwood Station
1688 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta GA 30309

The Piedmont Division will be hosting and displaying exhibits of Amtrak trains in HO Scale.There will also be models of other passenger trains on display. The event includes:

  • G  Scale trains in the garden area, weather permitting .
  • Videos of train will be available for viewing throughout the day.
  • Local artists and performers will be on hand.
  • Georgia Operation Lifesaver will be on hand to provide information about safety on and around railroad tracks and highway-rail grade crossings.

Come by and visit and catch the daily trains as well. It will be a fun-filled day of trains.

Amtrak Schedule for May 9

Crescent (Southbound) scheduled to arrive at 8:13 a.m.
Crescent (Northbound) scheduled to arrive at 7:35 p.m.

For more information please contact Walt Liles, Director of Operations, Piedmont Division at 678-896-6311 or wliles.crrman@gmail.com.  If you are a Piedmont Division member and want to volunteer, contact Walt.

For other National Train Day and Amtrak Train Days events in the Southeastern Region, visit the SER website.

Trains, Trains, Trains

Date: 
Sat, 01/24/2015 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

The Piedmont Division is proud to participate in the fifth annual Trains, Trains, Trains at the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History.

The special railroad-themed event will include new layouts and activities, as well as an expanded version of the Museum gift shop that will offer guests an even larger array of train and railroad items made especially for kids. 

In addition to the day’s special events, visitors have an opportunity to explore the Museum’s permanent exhibits to learn about the Great Locomotive Chase, one of the Civil War’s most thrilling episodes. The Museum also includes a full-scale replica of The Glover Machine Works, a locomotive factory in nearby Marietta that helped rebuild the South after the war.

The museum is located at 2829 Cherokee Street in downtown Kennesaw (exit 273 on Interstate 75). 

For more information, call (770) 427-2117 ext. 3058, visit the museum website or follow the museum on facebook.  

Piedmont Division volunteers should contact Walt Liles at wliles.crrman@gmail.com.

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