Events and Shows

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These events are not all sponsored nor conducted by Cinti Div. 7, MCR, NMRA. They are shared for the benefit of the local modeling community. Cinti Div. 7 is not responsible nor liable for events conducted or not. See convention page for archives of our 2018 Cinti Express convention.

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Cincinnati Train & Trade Show
11 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun, Oct 9 & 10

Our popular annual Cincinnati Model Train and Trade Show will be held on Sat & Sun Oct 9 & 10, 2021 at the familiar Lakota West High School at 8940 Union Center Ave, West Chester, OH 45069. This will be the 53rd edition of this huge fun-filled family and hobbyist event! See flyer for details. Contact Registrar Roy Hord for tables. Contact Chair Rick Crumrine with other questions.

Our White Elephant booth will again be a featured attraction. For those Division 7 members wishing to enter items, please see linked Instructions as well as Excel spreadsheet Registration Form. Please also join us in thanking and supporting our contributing Fall Show sponsors kids r kids and Peter Paul Office Equipment.

This event will be operated under all local, state, and federal health guidelines in effect at the time of the show. If you're feeling ill or suspect you may have COVID 19 symptoms, you should not attend. Masks are highly recommended, but not mandatory, unless required by federal, state, or appropriate local civil health authorities. Hand sanitizer will be available at multiple locations. Subject to cancellation due to events beyond our control. Watch here for last-minute info or changes.

Advance Notice
2022 Flea Market & Trade Show
Saturday, March 12, 2022

Our 2022 Cincinnati Div. 7 Spring Flea Market and Trade Show will be Sat, Mar 12, 2022 in the main gym of the Lakota West Freshman Campus at 5050 Tylersville Rd, West Chester, OH 45069. This is a fun and popular modeler's event to buy and sell new and not so new model railroad items from dealers and individuals. Other features include our NMRA info booth, loco test track, White Elephant sales and modeler aid services. See flyer for initial details. Contact Registrar Roy Hord for table inquiries and Chair Peter Weiglin for other info.

NMRAx Events

NMRAx is virtual/online NMRA experience bringing clinics and other benefits directly to your home on your computer or mobile device.  NMRAx events are broadcast live and also stored on the NMRA Facebook page and YouTube channel.  You don’t need a Facebook or YouTube account to view these, nor to view content on our Cinti Div 7 Facebook page. Links to the Facebook pages, groups, websites, and YouTube channel are listed below.

NMRAx had streamed hundreds of hours of clinics and layout visits. NMRAx events are listed in the NMRA Event Calendar and announced via the NMRA email list, eBulletin, Turntable and/or social media channels.  Div 7 members also get notices via the Cincinnati Division 7 Facebook page, website events page and/or email list. NMRAx events are typically the 4th Saturday of each month, from 2 pm-11 pm EST with a 1 hr break at 6 pm.

Upcoming NMRAx and Other Virtual Events
• September 25, 2021 - NMRAx
• October 23, 2021 - NMRAx
• November 27, 2021
- NMRAx

NMRA Events Calendar https://bit.ly/eventsNMRA
NMRA Facebook Page  https://bit.ly/NMRA-facebook
NMRA Facebook Group https://bit.ly/NMRAgroup
NMRA YouTube Channel  https://bit.ly/youtubeNMRA

Sam Parfitt Guest Operations
3rd Saturdays of Most Months

Sam Parfitt of West Chester, Ohio invites nearby NMRA members to informal op. sessions on his large HO scale Great Northern Ry. He advises you to use good judgement about whether to come. Those who are sick or around those who are sick should stay home. He says his aisles are large enough (1500 sq. ft. area) in most areas to have enough room to maintain 6' separation. He's 74 and is comfortable with having guests. Still, Sam says each of us must do what we're comfortable with to stay safe

See attached for directions, plus layout, operations, web blog and videos info. You may bring your own DCC engines to run plus your Digitrax throttle. Pizza at 6:30-7:00. Junk food and beverage provided.

Mid Central Region Conventions

May 18-22, 2022 Indy Junction
Indianapolis, IN (MCR, MWR, NCR)
MCR/MWR/NCR Tri-Regional Convention
Hotel & Early Registrations now Open
See Flyer, Contacts, News, Letter

May 4-7, 2023 MCR Convention
Keystone Division 2, Pittsburgh, PA

NMRA National Conventions

August 7-14, 2022, St. Louis, MO

August 20-27, 2023, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Other Events

Nickle Plate H&TS Convention Sept 23-26

The Nickle Plate Historical & Technical Society 2021 Convention is Sept 23-26, at the Marriott Cincinnati Northeast Hotel in Mason, Ohio. See their website for details, membership and registration.

Central Indiana OPS Weekend Oct 15-17

CIRROPS 2021 Operations Weekend involves layouts in Indianapolis, Lafayette and Bloomington Oct 15-17, 2021, sponsored by Central Indiana Div. of the NMRA. All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID. Masks may also be required at layout owner's request. There is no central hotel. If questions contact Eric Smith, CIRROPS Coordinator, at eric@northcomp.com or phone at (317) 288-1720. See website.

2021 Cincinnati Area Railfan Events

The Cincinnati Railroad Club has complied a long list of interesting area railroad events this year, including National Train Day and several Ohio Rail Experience Excursions. See attached notice.

Museum Center at CUT programs

The Cincinnati Mus. Center at Cinti Union Term. periodically conducts virtual heritage program presentations. See attached notice for more info.

Louisville Division 8 Model Train Shows

Div. 8, MCR's next train show will be November 12, 2021. See their website for more info.

2022 Carillon Park Rail Festival

The next Carillon Park Rail Festival in Dayton, Ohio will be June 25-26, 2022. See attached notice, visit their website at www.railfestival.com or contact David Oroszi at david.oroszi@usa.net or 937-238-5655.

Atlanta's Piedmont Div. Layouts

The Piedmont Division (Atlanta) conducted their annual Piedmont Pilgrimage layout tour virtually in the fall of 2020. If you missed this, the website links below may still be up. See also the attached details.

http://www.piedmontpilgrimage.com/tour-atlanta%E2%80%99s-great-model-railroads-online-year

Tour Atlanta’s Great Model Railroads (online this year!) | Piedmont Pilgrimage

Regional Events

See MCR Div 11 link for current year events
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