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Welcome to Cincinnati Division 7 of the
Mid Central Region (MCR) of the
National Model Railroad Association (NMRA)

Welcome to Cincinnati Division 7! We are a large and very active Division in the Mid Central Region (MCR) of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). Division 7 encompasses the geography around the greater Cincinnati area including parts of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. This "Tri-state" area is well known in the model railroading community as the home of interesting railroad attractions and numerous spectacular model railroads. We welcome new or experienced model railroaders in all scales and gauges who are looking to meet other modelers and to learn and share inspiring model railroading experiences. Please visit our Introductory page for more about us, plus see our Next Meetings page and Events page for the dates and details of all our gatherings.

W. Allen McClelland, HLM, MMR
1934-2022

It is with great sadness we report long-time neighboring Div. 3 member and renowned modeler, photographer, innovator, author and speaker W. Allen McClelland, HLM, MMR passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022. This is a great loss for the entire hobby and his friends in Division 7. Tony Koester just finished a new book on Allen and his V&O layout that will be published by Kalmbach in January 2023. See attached for a photo by John Burchnall of Allen in May 2012. See also the Memoriam for Allen in the News section of Kalmbach Media's Trains.com website. Memorial or gathering arrangements are unknown at this time.

Perry Simpson
1942-2022

It is with great sadness we report long-time Div. 7 member and L&N modeler Perry Simpson passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022. He was also a member of the Cincinnati RR Club and the L&N Historical Society. Perry's large HO scale layout was featured in the 2013 issue of Great Model RRs magazine. Our condolences to Pam and Rick Moleski, Perry's daughter and son-in-law, both also longtime Div. 7 members. See attached obituary for more details. See also attached photo of Perry and grandson Shane at Perry's layout.

Cincinnati Division 7 Fall Show Sponsors

We hope you enjoy our Cincinnati Model Train & Trade Show, typically held one weekend in October of each year. See our Events page for dates and details. Please join us in thanking and supporting our contributing Fall Show sponsors kids r kids and Peter Paul Office Equipment

Inaugural Family Picnic Prize Sponsors

We had a wonderful family picnic on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at the Lakeside Lodge in Sharon Woods Park. Per the attached list, please be sure to patronize the many local businesses that generously donated our door and game prizes. Many thanks also to Chuck Endreola and Tony Valerius for chairing this new event, and also to Roy Hord, John Burchnall, Russ Poynter, Merlyn Jarman and Frank Koch for their contributions.

Cincinnati Express Convention Archives

Cincinnati Express 2018 MCR Convention was a huge success due to wonderful attractions, tons of planning, a superb hotel and fantastic attendees! Thanks to everyone for making it a convention to remember. We hope you had a great time and enjoyed the layouts, clinicians, tours and events. See archival reports on our Convention page.

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