The Columbus Garden Railway Society (CGRS) is a unique,  organization whose goals are to have fun with garden railroading and the sharing of information. We have no formal organization, constitution or by-laws. We are simply an informal gathering of people interested in gardening and railroading. Our only rule is the 10-foot rule, which loosely translates to "If it looks good from 10 feet away, then it is good enough". 

Membership in the Columbus Garden Railway Society (CGRS) is open to anyone. While the name of our organization refers to garden railroading, ownership of a garden railroad is not necessary. Many of our members have a G-scale railroad in their garden or yard, others may have one in their basement or other room of their home, and yet others may choose to not have one at all. That is not important. What is important is that all of our members share a common interest in the hobby.

Benefits of Columbus Garden Railway Society (CGRS) membership include an informative monthly newsletter (sample newsletter), monthly meetings at host railroads, the multi-club tour, and the fall foliage trip. Meetings may include presentations or clinics on various aspects of modeling, gardening, railroading, electronics, or controls. Guests are always welcome. For more information go to the membership page or contact the Columbus Garden Railway Society (CGRS) membership at

We run trains in the garden

Who's who in CGRS

Newsletter related business, articles and classified ads
JoAnne Hamblin
Principal Business Contact
Bill Logan
 Bills and Invoices
Cecil Easterday
 Meeting hosts
Bob Duggan
Bob Collins 
Address Changes
Bob Collins
Portable Layout
Doug Kruest 
 General Information
Wayne Beedle
Wayne Beedle

CGRS Event Schedule

 Month/date  Day/Time  What/where
 Jan. 19  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting ; Easterdays
 Jan. 29  Sun  2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting : St James Church - sound boards
 Feb. 16  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting : Easterdays
 Feb. 25  Sat   6:00  Annual Banquet : Worthington Country Club
 March 16  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting
 March 26  Sun  2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting : St James Church - loading dock (make it - take it)
 April 20  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting
 April 30  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting : Spangler's
 May 18  Thru 7:30  News Table Meeting : Duggan's
 May 21  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting : Wall's
 June 15  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting : Hills
 June 25  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting : Morehart's
 July 20  Thur 6:45  News Table Meeting: Hamblin's
 July 30  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting : Easterdays
 Aug 17  Thur 7:30  News Table meeting: Beedle's
 Aug 27  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting : Mann's - swap meet
 Sept 10  Sun 1:00 - 5:00  CGRS Open Garden Tour
 Sept 12 -17    Connecticut and Rhode Island trip
 Sept 21  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting : Easterdays
 Sept 24  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting : Shepherd's - cook out
 Oct 19  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting : Klink's
 Oct 22  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting : Hacker's - "Bluetooth" on the railroad
 Oct 25 -29    COSI
 Nov 16  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting :
 Nov 18  Sat  EnterTRAINment outing
 Dec 21  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting
 Dec 29  Fri  Christmas Party : Easterday's

Guests are always WELCOME

Have you hosted a meeting this year?

We're looking for future meeting hosts

Preference is given to those who have not previously hosted a CGRS meeting

Contact Bob Duggan to host a meeting at

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