We run trains in our gardens

The Columbus Garden Railway Society (CGRS) is a unique,  organization whose goals are to have fun with garden railroading and the sharing of information.  We have no formal organization, constitution or by-laws. We are simply an informal gathering of people interested in gardening and railroading. 

Our only rule is the 10-foot rule, which loosely translates to “If it looks good from 10 feet away, then it is good enough”. 
   

 Membership in the Columbus Garden Railway Society (CGRS) is open to anyone. While the name of our organization refers to garden railroading, ownership of a garden railroad is not necessary. Many of our members have a G-scale railroad in their garden or yard, others may have one in their basement or other room of their home, and yet others may choose to not have one at all. That is not important. What is important is that all of our members share a common interest in the hobby.
    

 Benefits of Columbus Garden Railway Society (CGRS) membership include an informative monthly newsletter (sample newsletter), monthly meetings at host railroads, the multi-club tour, and the fall foliage trip. Meetings may include presentations or clinics on various aspects of modeling, gardening, railroading, electronics, or controls. Guests are always welcome. For more information go to the membership page or contact the Columbus Garden Railway Society (CGRS) membership at membership@thecgrs.org

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CGRS LIVE STREAM EVENTS

WORKBENCH WEDNESDAY
Mar. 3rd    7:00 PM
TBA

 

 

Large Scale Consolidated Live
Friday Mar. 5th   8:30 PM
TBA

 

 

 Please visit the
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2020 CGRS Banquet Raffle Prizes

Who’s who in CGRS

Newsletter related business,
articles and classified ads
JoAnne Hamblin

newsletter@thecgrs.org

Principal Business Contact
Bill Logan

business@thecgrs.org 

Bills and Invoices
Cecil Easterday
bills@thecgrs.org

Meeting hosts
Bob Duggan
meetings@thecgrs.org

Membership
Bob Collins

membership@thecgrs.org 

Address Changes
Bob Collins

addresschange@thecgrs.org 

Traveling / Display Layout
Doug Kruest
layout@thecgrs.org 

General Information
Kent Kloes
info@thecgrs.org

Webmaster
Kent Kloes
webmaster@thecgrs.org

2021 CGRS Event Schedule

Jan. 14

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
“ZOOM” virtual meeting
link to be sent out

Jan. 31

Sun 2:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
CANCELLED

   due to COVID-19

Feb. 11

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
“ZOOM” virtual meeting
link to be sent out

Feb. 28

Sun 2:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
CANCELLED

   due to COVID-19

Mar. 11

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
“ZOOM” virtual meeting
link to be sent out

Mar. 28

Sun 2:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
CANCELLED

   due to COVID-19

April 8

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
“ZOOM” virtual meeting
link to be sent out

April 25

Sun 2:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
Briane & Connie Spangler’s Home
 near Mt. Sterling, OH

Make It/Take It – footbridge clinic
  
If you want a Footbridge kit, please email Webmaster@thecgrs.org so we can get a count.
  
If you have a 1/2″ nail gun/compressor please consider bringing it along.

May 6

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
“ZOOM” virtual meeting
link to be sent out

May  23

Sun 2:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
Current plans are to have a plant swap at the Doves’ house (where else!)
Start planning what you can give and what you need !

Guests are always WELCOME

Have you hosted a meeting this year?

 

We’re looking for future meeting hosts

 

Preference is given to those who have not
previously hosted a CGRS meeting

Contact Bob Duggan to host a meeting at meetings@thecgrs.org

Webmaster at
webmaster@thecgrs.org