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

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 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

 Jan 17  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting: Easterday's
 Jan 27  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting: Waddell's
 Feb 2  Sat 10:30 - 3:30  Winter Steam-Up: Saint Anthony’s Church/   School Gymnasium  1300 Urban Dr.            
 Feb 14  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting: Easterday's
 Feb 23  Sat 6:00  Banquet
 March 21  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting: Easterday's
 March 31  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting: Waddell's
 April 18  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting: Hills
 April 28  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting: Spangler's
 May 16  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting: Mann's
 May 18  Sat 12:00 (noon)  Joint meeting with  Miami Valley GRS & Northern Ohio GRS: Wells
 June 20  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting: Mann's
 June 30  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting: Duggan's
 July 18  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting: Klink's
 July 28
 Sun 2:00
  CGRS Monthly Meeting: Easterday's
 Aug 15  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting: Sweet's
 Aug 25  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting: Mann's
 Sept 8    Annual Garden Railroad Tour
 Sept 19  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting
 Sept 29  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting: Kimmel's
 Oct 17-21    Fall trip to Tennessee
 Oct 17  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting: On bus
 Oct 27  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthy Meeting: Dove's
 Nov 17  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting: Easterday's
 Nov 20-24    CGRS at COSI
 Nov 24  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting: COSI
 Dec 27  Fri 6:00  Holiday Party: Easterday's
 Jan 16  Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting
 Jan 26  Sun 2:00  CGRS Monthly Meeting:Epworth UM Church, Upper Arlington 
 Feb 29  Sat 6:00  Banquet: Worthington Country Club

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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