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

CGRS Monthly Meeting - Cookout !

September 27th
  Sunday 2:00 PM
 Home: Ron Hupman and Barbara Hansford
                         Millersport, OH

 Directions to Hupman home

Directions to 2966 Dupler Place, Millersport 43046 We are about 30
miles east of Columbus by freeway and 4 miles off I-70. Take I-70 
east toward Wheeling, WVA to exit 126 and turn south (right) onto
OH-37 toward Lancaster. In one mile turn left onto OH-79 and travel
half mile to the churches. Turn right onto Millersport Road and travel
to the edge of town. 
On your left you will see the entrance to Buckeye Lake State Park; turn
left there onto Liebs Island Road and follow it until it dead ends. Turn
left and promptly left again onto Dupler Place.

We are the white house at the end with blue awnings. There is minimal parking there so most guests will need to park at the boat ramp by the
Queen of the Lake (a paddle wheeler) or across from the Queen at the building with the blue metal roof (a 
former ODNR office). 

It is a short walk to our house which you can see from the boat ramp.
The COSI Train Display 
has been CANCELLED

due to COVID-19

We will see you at COSI NEXT YEAR !


 Please visit the

 of the 
 2020 CGRS Banquet Raffle Prizes


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
Traveling / Display Layout
Doug Kruest 
 General Information
Kent Kloes
Kent Kloes

2020 CGRS Event Schedule

July 26

 Sun 2:00

 CGRS Monthly Meeting:
 Jed & Michelle Hacker Home
 Clinic by Jed Hacker 

 August 13

 Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting:
"ZOOM" virtual meeting
   link to be sent out

 August 30

 Sun 2:00
 CGRS Monthly Meeting:
 Home: Bob & Harriett Dana
       London, OH
 Annual Swap Meet

 September 10

 Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting:  
"ZOOM" virtual meeting
   link to be sent out
 September 27  Sun 2:00

 CGRS Monthly Meeting:
 Home: Barb Hansford & Ron Hupman
        Buckeye Lake, OH

 September 13  Sun 1 - 5 pm  Annual Garden Railroad Tour
 Open to the public
 see 2020 Garden Tour tab for details
 November 18-22

 10:00 - 5:00 pm  COSI - Model Railroad Days

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