We are a large and very active Division in the Mid-Central Region (MCR) of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). All members of the NMRA residing within the MCR are automatically members of both the Mid-Central Region as well as the Division they reside in.
Division 7’s membership area encompasses the geography around the greater Cincinnati area including the southeast Indiana counties of Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Ohio, Switzerland, and Ripley; the Kentucky counties of Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson; and the Ohio counties of: Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren. This "Tri-state" area is well known in the model railroading community as the home of interesting railroad attractions and many spectacular model railroads (see the lists and photo collages on our Layouts and Clubs page).
We welcome and embrace novice or seasoned model railroaders in all scales and gauges who are looking to meet other modelers and to learn and share inspiring model railroading experiences. We have many resources to educate and inspire you, where ever your interests lie. We also emphasize fellowship and in-person interactions with fellow modelers. Unlike simply watching an on-line video, you can readily ask questions and often get immediate expert answers.
Some of the activities and events we offer you are:
Be our guest at our next meeting to visit with us and experience a friendly relaxed atmosphere to “talk trains” and meet your fellow area modelers. We meet in various locations around the Greater Cincinnati area once a month. Our meetings begin with a short business meeting to report on various activities, events and area model railroading. The cornerstone of each meeting is a stimulating presentation by a local or national "clinician" on model or real railroad topics. We also conduct monthly model and photo contests, company store sales, loan videos and a fun raffle. We conclude our meetings with visits to inspiring local model railroads, many of which have been published in model railroad magazines.
Visit the Next Meeting section or call 1-513-662-7245 (RAIL) to discover dates and locations of our next monthly meetings. Please explore our website using the menu buttons to see specific interest areas. Please also explore our Facebook pages at CincyDiv7NMRA.