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

CGRS LIVE STREAM EVENTS

Large Scale Consolidated Live
*SATURDAY* Jan 22nd    8:30 PM

New & Improved Split Jaw Products 
for G Scale Trains

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What are some of the things we are going to see and discuss in this episode?

    

David Bergmann owner of Split Jaw Products –
•Who he is and what he has done.
•Photos and videos of David’s layout.
•How David restarted the Split Jaw company and line of products a year ago.
•What products Split Jaw currently offers, has in the works, and possible upcoming products.   

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

Jan 15 & 16  10AM – 4PM
  Ohio Expo Center, 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

Jan 20

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
** LIVE **
Location:  ZOOM meeting

Jan 30

Sun 2:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
Monthly Event – Water Features
 (see driving directions)
Location: 
Epworth United Methodist Church
5100 Karl Rd
Columbus, OH 

Click for driving directions

Feb 17

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
** LIVE **
Location:  ZOOM meeting

Feb 26

Sat 6:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
CGRS Banquet

Location: Worthington Country Club
**see updated MEMBERS page**

Mar 17

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
** LIVE **
Location:  ZOOM meeting

Mar 27

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
Monthly Event – Make-n-Take

Location: 
Epworth United Methodist Church
5100 Karl Rd
Columbus, OH 
  click to see the Make-n-Take !

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