Cincinnati Express

Mid Central Region Super Convention
May 17-20, 2018


Overviews

Flyer9 - updated Nov 15
Informational Slides4 - updated Nov 30
Welcome Letter

Registration - Open!

Download our simple 1-page Early Registration Form4, and return it by ordinary mail - Email Registrar Roy Hord with your questions

Importantly, your registration date establishes your priority for the banquet, guest operating sessions, bus tours and all other extra fare actitivies. Pre-registering before December gets you our full registration package about 2 weeks earlier than everyone else!

Hotel Reservations - Open!

Book your rooms directly with the hotel - Use code "National Model Railroad Association" for special pre-tax rates - $109 King Bed, $119 Two Double Beds. Click here to see the current hotel space plan.

Cincinnati Marriott North
6189 Muhlhauser Road, West Chester OH 45069
513-874-7335

Abundant Layouts

Cincinnati Div 7 is blessed with a large number of quality layouts. 67 plan to be open for this convention, spread across all 4 days, including 12 on special Great Model Railroad mini bus tours, 4 at the hotel, 5 at nearby EnterTrainment Junction and 5 at a "permanent" local school arrangement.

21 of these layouts will be open for guest operating sessions, again across all 4 days. 30 of the 67 layouts have been published, several more than once. Two prominent layouts are featured on our Thursday afternoon early bird special open house. See links below for lists. See the Layouts & Clubs tab for pictures. See also attached overall map of the layout locations.

All Cincinnati Express Layouts
Cincinnati Express Guest Operating Layouts

Premier Rail Clinicians

We’ve lined up a diverse group of clinicians from the Mid Central Region and across the country, including several special guests. A complete list of presenters and topics will be available on the convention website and program as the schedule is finalized.

Current List of Rail Clinicians

Contest - Updated!

Please click on this updated 2018 MCR Convention Contest link for a one page pdf of the contest information, including updated links to the MCR entry form and rules.

White Elephant Sale - New!

This year’s convention will again offer attendees the opportunity to dispose of surplus model railroading items and to acquire some treasures from other attendees. See attached simple instructions as well as either electronic or pdf inventory form.

Shirts and Car Kits

Short Sleeve Polo and Long Sleeve shirts feature our embroidered convention logo - ladies and mens styles. Our HO scale convention car kit is 4 versions of the new Accurail 36' Box Car painted in MVL and V&O schemes designed and authorized by W. Allen McClelland. See also pictures of both the shirts and car kits here.

Convention Refund Policy

See the Cincinnati Express official refund policy here, covering registration fees, extra-fare events (bus tours, meals, clinics) and merchandise (company store, white elephant, and pre-purchased).

Email Contacts

Chair Rick Crumrine
Vice Chair, Tours & Layouts John Burchnall
Registrar Roy Hord
Rail Clinics Mike Brestel
Non-Rail Chair Linda Kerka
Volunteers & Publicity Randy Kerka
Company Store Paul Musselman
White Elephant Sale Frank Koch
Contest Brad Jonas


 

 

 

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Link to About Division 7 page
link to next meeting page link to Events and Shows page link to Monthly Contest page
link to Modeling Aids page
link to membership
link to Board of Director's page
link to Community Service page
links to Projects page
link to Newsletter page

Link to Hobby Shops page

Company Store link
Division 7 Logo and link to home page
Mid-Central Region logo and link to their web page
link to Layouts and Clubs page