We run trains in our gardens

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 membership@thecgrs.org

Large Scale Live
       
*Sunday*    Sept 25th    7:00 PM (eastern)
(next show Sunday, Oct. 30th)
    
G Scale Layout Construction/Expansion,
3D Printing

       

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Layout Construction and Expansion
      – Andrew’s layout expansion
      – Nico’s new layout construction
    

•3D Printing – Useful tools, parts and full cars you can download for free and print yourself
    

•Upcoming shows and events

 

Remember when…


The Franklin Park Conservatory
needed help funding an acquisition of their
Paul Busse Garden Railway exhibit ??

 The Railway is almost fully funded !
Thanks to YOU!

 

CGRS was challenged, and WE MET THE CHALLENGE! 
(we even got a nice plaque!)

        

HOWEVER…donations for upkeep & improvements
are always welcome.
Click to go directly to the
CGRS donation page

Click here to go to a page for more details.

Who’s who in CGRS

Newsletter related business,
articles and classified ads
JoAnne Hamblin

newsletter@thecgrs.org

Principal Business Contact
Bill Logan

business@thecgrs.org 

Bills and Invoices
Cecil Easterday
bills@thecgrs.org

Meeting hosts
Bob Duggan
meetings@thecgrs.org

Membership
Bob Collins

membership@thecgrs.org 

Address Changes
Bob Collins

addresschange@thecgrs.org 

Traveling / Display Layout
Doug Kruest
layout@thecgrs.org 

General Information
Kent Kloes
info@thecgrs.org

Webmaster
Kent Kloes
webmaster@thecgrs.org

2022 CGRS Event Schedule

Sept 11

Sun 1:00-5:00 PM

CGRS Open Garden Tour
Location:  greater Columbus Area… see TOUR INFO

Sept 12 – 18

 

somewhere in the New England area

CGRS Fall Tour
Location:  somewhere in the
New England area

Sept 15

somewhere in the New England area

NewsTable Meeting
** LIVE ** – probably no ZOOM
Location:  from bus tour

Sept 25

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Monthly Event –
Potluck at the Brenner’s home

Driving Directions

Oct 20

Thurs    7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
LIVE & ZOOM
Location:  Michelle & Jed Hacker home

Oct 30

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Event:  Build a trestle – using a jig
Location:  The Bigrigg Home

Nov 17

Thurs    7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
LIVE & ZOOM
Location:  ???

Nov 27

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Franklin Park Conservatory
       – Veridian Room

Dec 15

Thurs    7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
LIVE & ZOOM
Location:  ???

Looking to the future
CGRS Monthly Meetings

Dec 28

Wed     TBA  PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Holiday Party
The Easterday Home

Looking to the future
Upcoming Train Shows

Dec. 10

Columbus, OH

Ohio Expo Center

Buckeye Railroad Artifacts & Model Train Show

Jan. 14 & 15

Columbus, OH

Ohio Expo Center

Great Train show

Mar. 4 & 5

Dayton, OH

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Great Train show

Apr. 15 (probable)

Columbus, OH

Ohio Expo Center

Buckeye Railroad Artifacts & Model Train Show

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 meetings@thecgrs.org

Webmaster at
webmaster@thecgrs.org