Division Meeting

Division Meeting

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

Clinic:  Lloyd Neal presents "When Atlanta Took the Train." Lloyd, Assistant Librarian at the Southeastern Railway Museum, was part of the team that produced the recently published When Atlanta Took the Train. His presentation starts with an overview of the railroads in Atlanta including photos of the passenger train stations they used. He will compare the Terminal Station and Union Station areas from the early 1970's with photos of the same locations in 2018. He will share some of his photos and stories of the Atlanta passenger train scene of the early 1970's that are not in the book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 

There will be a drawing for one of his books at the meeting!

Bring and Brag: Bring your favorite Pictures of Atlanta Railroads, or whatever you have been working on and want to share.

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.

DIVISION MEETING - SCHEDULE CHANGE

Date: 
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

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

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 01/09/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Dave Bennett presents "Tips and tricks of the trade."  

Dave will share some of the tips and tricks he has learned as a layout builder over the last 18 years. These are techniques that will help you get things done faster and easier while still getting excellent results. Dave will cover random items from all phases of layout construction from bench work to finished scenery details.

Bring and Brag:  Union Pacific.  Show off your favorite UP engines and equipment.

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

2018 Planning and Budget Meeting

Date: 
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 9:00am - 11:00am

The 2018 Planning and Budget Meeting will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017.

9:00am - 11:00am

Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church
Board Room
805 Mount Vernon Hwy
Atlanta GA 30327

All members are invited to attend.

15th Annual Piedmont Pilgrimage

Date: 
Sat, 11/18/2017 (All day) - Sun, 11/19/2017 (All day)

The Piedmont Division is proud to host the 15th Annual Piedmont Pilgrimage, the hobby's premier model railroad layout tour program.

Layouts are open every Saturday and Sunday from October 14 through November 19.  

Saturday hours are 10:00AM to 2:00 for morning sessions and 1:00PM to 5:00PM for afternoon sessions Sunday hours are 11:00AM to 3:00PM for morning sessions and 1:00PM to 5:00PM for afternoon sessions.

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.

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