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 - Ride along Train

October 25th
  Sunday 2:00 PM
 Home: Robert & Eileen Brenner
                Sunbury, OH

Directions to Brenner home
1300 N 3Bs & K Road

  1.  Take I-71 North to the US-36/OH-37 exit, EXIT 131 toward   Sunbury/Delaware.(then 0.21 miles)

  2.  Turn right onto E State Route 37/US-36 E/OH-37 (then 0.04 miles)

     Stay straight to go onto E State Route 37/US-36 E/OH-37. Continue to   follow OH-37 (then 4.13 miles)

     You have arrived at your destination
    Your destination is just past S Vernon St

    1. If you reach Otis St you've gone a little too far

  3. We are located north of Columbus and west of I-71
          Sunbury-Delaware exit. 
    From I-71 go west and turn north at the traffic signal by Cracker Barrel.
    That road dead ends 
    into 3Bs and K. Turn right or north.
    We are at 1300. Park in the yard on either side of 
    the driveway.

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

Oct. 25

 Sun 2:00

 CGRS Monthly Meeting:
 Robert & Eileen Brenner
        Sunbury, OH
      Ride Along Train

Nov. 12

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

Nov. 29
 Sun 2:00
 CGRS Monthly Meeting:
 Franklin Park Conservatory
        Columbus, OH
 Presentation on the train layout

 Dec. 10

 Thur 7:30  News Table Meeting:  
"ZOOM" virtual meeting
   link to be sent out
 Dec. ??  Sun 2:00

 CGRS Monthly Meeting:
 Home: ???
 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