Fall Trip details are posted under MEMBERS tab

Banquet Raffle Donations Needed
Have something to donate to the CGRS Banquet Raffle?
PLEASE email Doug Clark dclar5@me.com
 and let him know so he can plan the raffle layout.
Note: Doug does not need the donation,
just bring it to the banquet with you.
Please put “Raffle Donations” in the subject.

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*    Jan. 29th    7:00 PM (eastern)
(next show Sun. Feb 26th )
 
AML GP60, Aristo Mikado Quartering, CamPac Offerings with Guest Colin Camarillo  
       

Click to Go

AML GP60 Review

•New offerings from CamPac

•How to quarter an Aristo steam locomotive

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

 

The Franklin Park Conservatory
The Paul Busse Garden Railway
Railway closed for the season

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

2023 CGRS Event Schedule

Jan. 14 & 15

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ohio Expo Center
Columbus, OH

Great Train show

Jan 19

Thurs    7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
LIVE
Location:  Deb Sweet home

Jan 29

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Event: 
Location:  Epworth UMC

Driving Directions

Feb 16

Thurs    7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
LIVE
Location:  Michelle & Jed Hacker home

Feb 25

Saturday   6:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Event:  Banquet
Location:  Worthington Hills

Country Club

Driving Directions

Mar. 4 & 5

Hours:  TBA

Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Dayton, OH

Great Train show

Mar 16

Thurs    7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
LIVE
Location:  Deb Sweet home

Mar 26

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Event:  Make-N-Take
Location:  Epworth UMC

Looking to the future
CGRS Monthly Meetings

Apr 30

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Event:  
Location: To be confirmed

May 28

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Event:  
Location:  Tim & Lisa Dove Home

June 25

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Event:  
Location:  Bill Carmin home

July 30

Sun 2:00-4:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Event:  
Location:  Ginny & Doug Clark home

Looking to the future
Upcoming Train Shows

Dec. 10

Columbus, OH

Ohio Expo Center

Buckeye Railroad Artifacts & Model Train Show

Dec. 11

Springfield, OH

Clark County Fairgrounds

Springfield Train Show

Jan. 14 & 15

Columbus, OH

Ohio Expo Center

Great Train show

Mar. 4 & 5

Dayton, OH

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Great Train show

April 15

Columbus, OH

Ohio Expo Center

Buckeye RR Artifacts

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