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

MEMBERS:  Fall Trip details & forms are posted.

Sold out! Contact Cecil for stand-by list

Remember when…


The Franklin Park Conservatory
was closing the Paul Busse Railway exhibit ??

 The Railway opens June 4, 2022!
Thanks to YOU!

Now they want to make it a permanent display!…and need your help.

    

An anonymous donor put forward a challenge to the CGRS.  This person pledged to match, up to $10,000, donations from the CGRS towards its purchase, and WE MET THE CHALLENGE! But there is still time to give toward the purchase price.

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

May 19

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
** LIVE **
Location:  Deb  Sweet home

May 29

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
Monthly Event – small scale gardening – Mark Passerrello, Ancient Art Bonsai

Location: The Sweet Home

Need plants?  see details & bring $

June 16

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
** LIVE **
Location:  Easterday Home

June 19th – 25th

Garden Rwy Convention 2022
Denver, CO  
www.ngrc2022.org

June 26

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
Monthly Event – 
Buying metal buildings – good idea?

Location: Perry Ratliff Home 
Driving Directions/Details

July 21

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
** LIVE **
Location:  Klink’s Home
**Bonus: Boat Ride at 6:00 PM

July 31

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Monthly Event – 
Scratch Built Buildings

Location: Jim & Lorinda Shell’s 

Looking to the future
CGRS Monthly Meetings

Aug 28

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Swap Meet – Buy, Sell, or Trade

The Kloes Home

Sept 25

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Potluck at the Brenner’s

Oct 30

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Clinic ?????
The Bigrigg Home

Nov 27

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Host needed – will not be COSI

Dec 28

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Holiday Party
The Easterday Home

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