Division Meeting

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 11/07/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Joe Sullivan, Charlie Mason, MMR, and Brian Glock present "Scratch Building Rolling Stock." 

Bring and Brag:  Bring your favorite brass model.

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 Contests

Date: 
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Joe Gelmini, MMR presents "Operations on the Georgia Great Southern."  Topics include:

  • Design considerations for operations
  • Layout Analysis
  • Types of operations
  • Developing operations documents
  • Hosting and participating in an operating session
  • Earning your Chief Dispatcher AP while having fun operating your layout.

Bring and Brag:  Locomotives, rolling stock, or anything from Georgia railroads in the past or present.  Bring your favorite 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.

The Fall 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.

Layout Open House

Date: 
Sun, 10/01/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Larry Lammes' Boston & Maine

230 Sawgrass Place
Griffin, GA 30223
770-233-8544
See map: Google Maps

The track plan is point to point with a 5 track staging yard located at each end of the 260’ mainline, 2 helixes connect the 3 levels. The layout is freelance, based on the New York/Western Massachusetts area, the time frame is 1957 or the early McGinnis era of the Boston and Maine.

See Larry's Layout online.

Layout Open House

Date: 
Sun, 08/20/2017 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Chris White's British Railways Wessex/Weston and Union Pacific Yellowstone North

The August 2017 layout tour, will be held Sunday, August 20 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, not August 13 as previously listed on the website. 

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Rescheduled from September 12.

Clinic:  Peter Youngblood, MMR presents "Balsa Foam."

Bring and Brag:  War Bonnet Day.  Show off your favorite locomotive in the Santa Fe's classic War Bonnet paint scheme.

In addition to Bring and Brage and Peter's clinic, we will auction a complete Digitrax Zephyr system at the meeting to raise funds for the Piedmont Pilgrimage.  The system was donated through the generosity of Digitrax.  Cash or check only!   

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

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  Mike Cummings presents "Fallen Flags of the 60's and 70's."

Bring and Brag:  Bring your favorite passenger car, any scale or era, whether complete or under construction.

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

Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Clinic:  John Travis, MMR Presents "Layout & Structure Lighting."

Bring and Brag:  Bring your favorite Structure, completed or not yet complete and want to share.

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

Layout Open House

Date: 
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Peter Youngblood, MMR's Santa Fe Railway Colorado & Albuquerque Division

It is 1967 and Santa Fe’s east-west main line still moves freight and first class passenger name trains from Chicago to Los Angeles over Raton Pass and across Canyon Diablo. Construction of this large layout is in the early stages with much of the main line sidings, branch line and point-to-point D&RGW narrow gauge “Chili Line” interchange still to be built. An interesting visit for those starting to build ambitious layouts. 

Peter's layout is not on the Pilgrimage so this is a rare opportunity to see this beautiful scenic layout.

See Peter's layout online.

3563 Memorial Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152-2435
770-966-1661
See Map:  Google Maps

Layout Open House

Date: 
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

AL CHURELLA’S SANDY RIVER & RANGELY LAKES RR

Head back in time to Franklin County, Maine, in the summer of 1919. The two-foot gauge Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes is at its busiest, hauling logs and pulpwood from the forests to the mills. There's plenty of passenger traffic, too, as summer visitors anxious to escape the heat head for the resorts and cabins of the Maine lakes.  All of this is captured on a large layout that fills most of an 1,800-square-foot basement.  This is true On2, not On30, and the layout is designed to be as accurate a portrayal as possible of the prototype, with everything from tracks to buildings located precisely to scale.  There are plenty of scratchbuilt structures and cars to round out the mix.

See Al's Layout online.

226 North Springs Way
Acworth, GA 30101  
770-529-5889
See Map:  Google Maps

Train N' Camp "Model Railroading 102 - Basic Scenery"

Date: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Piedmont Division presents its second 2017 special clinic session, "Model Railroading 102 - Basic Scenery."

Attendees will learn how to add basic scenery to their Model Railroad.

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