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Upcoming Events

January 2018 2017

Jan 14th, 2018 Monthly Meeting at Aley Church
(Host TBD)

Jan 18th, 2018 Board Meeting at TBD

Jan 28th, 2017 TRACKS Deadline


The 2017 NMRA Show will be held at the Upper Valley Mall in Springfield, Ohio located at 1475 Upper Valley Pike, Springfield, OH 45504. Paul and Debbie O'Connor are the Host again this year.

MVGRS Members Help will be needed in Set-up, Tear-Down and running Trains during the event, so please contact Paul or Debbie if you can help out.

2017 Christmas at Carillon

Last year we (MVGRS) were approached by Dayton History to set up a layout in the Grist Mill at Carillon Park for their inaugural Carillon Christmas celebration. Barb and I, along with Donna and Rodney Meek put together the layout that was seen by over 50,000 people over the course of the event. Since we were in such a confined space, our club track and other items could not be used. However this year….

We have again been asked, and the board has agreed to the request, to setup a layout in the Dicke Transportation Building. for this year’s Carillon Christmas. Our allotted space is approximately 10’-12’ wide by 30’ long. A single loop track is proposed, with a train using the club’s NYC steam engine pulling several Christmas-themed cars and a Christmas caboose. Here’s where you come in…

We will need help with setup (possibly the Sunday afternoon after thanksgiving) “donating” Christmas themed rolling stock for the length of the event (Nov. 29-Dec. 31), possibly some buildings, etc. As we are also putting a layout at the Packard Museum this Christmas season as well, our inventory may be somewhat stretched.

Carillon Park volunteers will oversee the layout’s running (5-10 p.m. each night). I will be the on-call person for the club should a problem arise. The MVGRS is being compensated $200.00 for our efforts.

I wanted to let you, the membership, know in enough time for you to consider helping with this event. November appears that it will be a busy month with NMRA, Kettering Tower Display, Packard Museum and Carillon Christmas. Four great venues to showcase our hobby, and bring in potential new members.

More news about Carillon Christmas to follow, either in the TRACKS, or by email blast.

Thanks Jim Satterfield

Updated Pages

December 2017 TRACKS has been added to the
TRACKS Members page.

Tom's latest article (126th) has been added to the Big Train Project page just Click Here to view it.

The MVGRS BY-Laws have been updated and added to the Web Site Please Click Here to view it.

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The MVGRS Memorial
The MVGRS Memorial was designed and built from scratch by Art Gebele in 1997.
Art built the memorial to recognize members of the Miami Valley Garden Railway Society and the Greater Cincinnati Garden Railway Society who had passed away. The initials of the deceased member are added to the left side of the memorial for the Greater Cincinnati Garden Railway Society and to the right side for the Miami Valley Garden Railway Society.
In 2004, Art donated the memorial to the MVGRS. The memorial is included as part of each display the MVGRS presents.
A Photo of the Memorial is located at the bottom of each Web Page located though out the MVGRS Web Site.
Photo By: Peter Wine