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Recent Updates and Additions. Click on underlined words to go to that page. ***************************************************************************************

** Updated home page.
** Updated Train Show Page , now listing 12 train shows.
** Updated Contests page.
** Updated Meeting page.



The general meeting for December will be held December 20 at 2 pm. The meeting will be held via ZOOM. Details to be announced. Check our Facebook pages for current information or contact a division officer. Board of Governors(BOG) meetings are being held via ZOOM. Contact a BOG member for details.

Virtual Contest
The virtual contest for December is Structures.
Deadline for entries is 12 noon, Sunday, December 13, 2020.
Deadline for voting is 12 midnight, Friday, December 18, 2020.
Rules and procedures for the contest may be found here. PDF DOC

NMRA X is presenting several virtual conventions and events online. Go to NMRA x for details.

The Great Train Show scheduled to be at The Montgomery County Fairgrounds December 5 and 6, 2020, has been cancelled.

The Springfield Model Train Show, to have been held December 6, 2020, has been cancelled.

The Massillon Train & Toy Show for December 13, 2020 has been cancelled.

The Great Train Show scheduled to be at The Indiana State Fairgrounds December 19 and 20, 2020, has been cancelled.

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V&O project car

Only two cars remain. Both are cars numbered 5007 and are opened sided.

V&O project car

The project cars are available at the Company Store. The cost is $20 per car + sales tax + shipping, as applicable. Supplies are limited.


Upcoming Events and Clinics

Date Event
Dec 20 2020 General Meeting. Contest is Structures. Meeting will be held via ZOOM Clinic will be presented by Wil Davis on Installing LEDs in Structures.
Jan 17 2021 General Meeting. Contest is Open Loads. Clinic will be presented by Phil Gliebe on Kit bashing and Scratch building Narrow Gauge Locomotives.
Feb 21 2021 General Meeting. Contest will be non-revenue cars. Auction is moved to July.
Mar 21 2021 General Meeting. Contest is Freight cars.
Apr 18 2021 General Meeting. Contest is Passenger cars
May 16 2021 General Meeting. Contest is Diesel locomotive

Questions?  Email at NMRA.Div.3@gmail.com or call 937-301-0746.


Video Library Update!

The division's video library contains over 300 titles, available to Division 3 members. Titles include Allen Keller Great Model Railroads series, modeling "how-to" videos, and prototypes railroads broken out by category to make them easier to find. New titles will be added during the year. These VHS tapes, DVDs, movies and books are available, but must be reserved through the Division 3 Librarian.

The video library is now in possession of 87 clinics from the NMRA National Office! New items are posted on the Division 3 Video Library web page. Many will be previewed here. To view a complete list of titles go to the video index (CLICK HERE).

NMRA Clinics now available from the library.
If you wish to reserve them please send an e-mail to the Division 3 Librarian

Contest Information

The contests at our monthly meetings have been becoming more popular. We are getting several terrific entries in the various categories. Some folks like to enter, some like to just look and judge. In any case, if you go to the contest page and click on the monthly category for a past contest, it will take you to a table of the winners, complete with links to the photos when available.

For a look at recent winners, visit our Contest page. NOTE: Contest page is under going a face lift and is out of date.

Contest for December will be in a virtual format, Subject is Structures. Categories are Kit, Kit bashed, Scratch built and photo. Rules and procedures are explained above and on contest page. Voting by e-mail.