Our 2024 Cinti Div. 7 Spring Flea Market and Trade Show will be on Saturday, March 9, 2024 in the main gym of the Lakota West Freshman Campus at 5050 Tylersville Rd, West Chester, OH 45069. This is a fun and popular sales-only event (no layouts or displays) to buy and sell new and not so new model railroad items from dealers and individuals. Contact Registrar Roy Hord for table inquiries and Chair Gary Ossenschmidt for other needs. See full info on our Local Events page and our flyer.
We're offering an exciting new benefit for NMRA Div 7 members - the Model Railroading Roundtable (MRR) program. Small groups of modelers will gather in a local home or meeting place and learn a new skill related directly to the model railroading hobby. Those that have mastered the skill will host and assist the group in a one-to-two hour session to develop that skill.
The program is slated to start in early 2024. Several topics are being developed. Those interested in hosting a session can contact Sam Swanson at email@example.com to propose a topic and timeframe. Sign-up announcements for each class will be published in the The Oil Can. See the Modelers Aid page for more details, including a useful pdf attachment.
NMRA MCR Division 7 is proud to launch a YouTube channel where we plan to feature the modeling skills of the numerous model railroaders in the Cincinnati area. The site will include member submitted content as well as material created by the division video team. We hope you will check out the channel and subscribe as we start adding content in 2024.
Our first video was published on January 1, 2024 featuring Bob Adam's N Scale Norfolk and Western Whistle Creek Division. The video is linked below. We hope you enjoy this new content from NMRA MCR Division 7.
If you are new to the NMRA and elect to join via the special 9 month "Rail Pass" discount membership offer, you have an opportunity unique to Cincinnati Division 7. Since March of 2023, once you renew to a regular membership, Division 7 will reimburse you for your cost of your "Rail Pass" membership. This is currently a $19.95 value. See the Membership page for more on this.
We had a wonderful picnic on Sunday, June 11 at the Fernbank Lodge. We greatly appreciate the individuals and businesses that contributed a combined value of $1900 in prizes. See the attached list of donors. Please be sure to patronize those local businesses. Many thanks also to Chuck Endreola and Tony Valerius for leading this event, and also to Roy Hord, John Burchnall, Larry Goodridge, Frank Koch and Joe Stuber for their assistance.