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Published November 8, 2017
Summary of 2017
2017 was another year of
great shows for GCMRA. Besides the familiar
venues like Twin Towers and Chesterwood Village,
we added a new location to our list of shows.
Bayley Community Wellness Center in the Dehli
area of Cincinnati was a very well publicized
and attended show. The folks there were great to
work with and provided us with a super location
for our display. We hope to be invited back
again in the near future.
We also attended the 50th
Annual N.M.R.A. Division 7 Train and Trade Show
at Lakota West High School in October. This was
a milestone in history, being the 50th year and
the longest running train show in the country.
GCMRA was honored with a certificate for being
one of the clubs participating the longest in
Another first for GCMRA this
year will be our Christmas display moving from
the Tri-County Mall to the Northgate Mall for 11
December 13th through December 23rd. So come on
by and see a large working display of trains
from steam to modern diesel power.
Published November 8,
Summary of 2016
In 2016 GCMRA returned to
several locations. They were Twin Towers,
Chesterwood Village and the New England Club in
Anderson Township. We added a new show at The
Waterford at Fairfield in July.
In addition we attended the
N.M.R.A. Division 7 Train Show at Lakota West
High School and displayed for 10 days at the
We are always looking for new
places for shows and welcome any suggestions.
Please send comments or suggestions to the club
on this website by clicking on the "Contact
GCMRA" link on the home page.
Published January 21, 2015
There will be an Open House at Ross
Schools on March 14, 2015 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
In the Administration Building there will be a
Train Swap Meet and all model railroad layouts
will be open to the public. The layouts are
located on the 3rd floor. Please come and view
the handy work of these model railroad clubs.
Published January 10, 2015
Summary of 2014
In 2014 our club put on 5
train shows. Two were at retirement facilities,
one at the Shriners Hospital and the annual NMRA
Division 7 show in West Chester and the
Tri-County Mall show. This was our 8th year at
This years show at Shriners
Hospital was different than most of our shows.
Usually our shows are on weekends, Friday to
Sunday. This show was a daytime only display for
patients who come to the hospital for doctor
appointments. It was a joy to brighten the day
of these patients. We also received many
positive comments from the hospital staff.
Please check the "Calendar of
Events" page for a list of the proposed shows
Published January 23,
Summary of 2013
We had several big changes in
the year 2013. Among them were changes to our
arsenal of modules with the addition of two new
Club Corner modules – one inside and one outside
- built by several club members. The scenery and
landscaping elements are still under
construction but these modules are fully
functional now and ready for future shows.
Also this year we have added
5 new members and had the return of one member
who recently moved back into our area. This
brings 6 new modules to the Club improving show
layout sizes and configurations.
We ended the year on a high
note with annual Train Shows at
School in October
and Tri-County Mall in December. Both events
were very well attended with many positive
comments about the new
modules and changes made to existing modules.
One popular area was our Drive-In Theatre module
which now has movies actually projected from the
Concession Stand onto the Drive-In’s screen.
Another attraction was the module of a great
ravine with water and four large truss bridges
built by one of the new members. We have a
diverse group of members and the scenic
possibilities are limited only by their
This is what makes GCMRA so
For the coming year we are
committed to providing the most interesting and
exciting train shows for our audiences including
a possible show at the Shriners Hospital. Check
out the “Calendar of Events” page for the
schedule of shows for 2014.
you are interested in Model Railroading come
join the fun with GCMRA. We are always looking
for new members and ideas to enhance the
railroading experience. View our “Module
Specifications” on the link to the left and call
or email our President for information on
becoming a member and start enjoying the
“World’s Greatest Hobby.”
Published May 7, 2012
We just completed a show at The Twin Towers
Retirement Community in College Hill and had a
super time. The residents and staff could not
have been any more enthusiastic and helpful. The
show was one of the largest we have had in quite
awhile, measuring 40' x 28' in an "L"
We held a giveaway for a Norfolk Southern fleece
blanket and mini-notebook. It was won by a 91
year old resident who told us she had never won
anything in her life before.
We would like to thank all the staff for
Also we thank our own Dave Dixon and Paul
Bretschneider, Coordinators for the Show, who
did an outstanding job putting this all
Next show, The Seasons in Montgomery in June.
Check our "Calendar of Events" page for
locations and dates of upcoming shows.
Published December 21, 2011
Price Gallagher getting ready to set off
some cement hoppers at the local cement
The GCMRA's 5th Annual Tri-County Mall show has
come to a close. It was great to see all
the smiling faces on the kids as they watched
the trains run.
This year, we had a drawing for one winner to
come and run the trains with us for 30 minutes.
The winner for the 1st ever "Run the Train"
drawing was Price Gallagher of Fairfield Twp.
We need to send out a huge THANKS to Norfolk and
Southern for providing some extra items for the
The GCMRA would like to thank all that donated
to the club and we wish you and family a joyful
See you next year, and remember keep those
Published December 5, 2011
The Greater Cincinnati Modular Railroad
Association 5th Annual Train Show at Tri-County
Cincinnati, OH (December 1, 2011) –
Tri-County Mall is pleased to host the 5th
Annual Greater Cincinnati Modular Railroad
Association Train Show from December 9 through
This year, one lucky winner will get to “Run
the Train” (a 30 minute engineer session to run
and switch out freight cars just like the real
thing). Registration begins December 9th!
Registrants must be 12 years of age or older.
Drawing will be held on December 18th at 11:59
20 X 50 Foot GCMRA Layout view at the
NMRA National Show in Cincinnati, Ohio
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does not have a way of making or cannot make a
module, can purchase or borrow a module from the
Club. We have a module for sale (from a member
who moved out of town) and some loaner modules
that you can use. If interested
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