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

** Updated home page.
** Update Points of Contact page.
** Updated Train Show Page , now listing 25 train shows.
** Added two slide presentations concerning D&W 602 to the Photo Galleries page.
** Updated Meeting page.


The Miami Valley Division is the host of The Dayton Train Show, held the first full weekend of November. For 2018 it will be held on November 3 and 4. The show is from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. The show will be held in the new Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 645 Infirmary Rd., Dayton,OH. You can follow the train show by clicking Dayton Train Show to visit the train show web site or visit our facebook page at this location

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V&O project car

V&O project car

The new project cars are available at the Company store and will be available at the general meeting Sunday, October 21. There are 2 stlyes of 70 ton 2 bay covered hoppers and two numbers per stlye. The cost is $20 per car + sales tax. Supplies are limited.



Support Your Division

Our Division, as with most non-profit organizations, depends upon it's members to support the various projects and activities it undertakes. All of our activities are hobby related, most involve presenting to the public the joy of our hobby. Click here to find a listing of current projects and events that are upcoming. The giving of your time and talent would be appreciated.

Dayton and Western 602

In the fall of 2004 our division started a project to save a piece of Dayton history. Our membership found that the last interurban car of the Dayton and Western Interurban Line was in danger of being scraped. The division took steps to save the car. Two slide programs had been reloaded to Photo Galleries page. Click on the link to view the slide presentation and some additional slides of the move. Rick Lach reported in the April 2018 Callboard that current plans for displaying the car at The Carillon Park is for 2019.

Layout website you can visit.

Ric Zimmerman has established a website for his model railroad. The Colorado Central Railroad is set in northeastern Colorado, circa 1959. Here is a link to his website The Colorado Central Railroad.


Video of Dick Sine's Big Horn & Western

Wil Davis has provided a link to a video of Dick Sine's layout. Dick Sine's Big Horn & Western.


Coming Soon to a Meeting Near You


The October meeting is the 21st. Contest will be on Build It Cheap $1-2-5. Meeting to be held at the Greene County Historical Society, 74 W Church St, Xenia, OH. The meeting starts at 2pm.




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.

The contest is Build It cheap $1-2-5.

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