? Pikes Peak Division NMRA Colorado Springs, Colorado

We're a "crafty" bunch. Among us, we have over two centuries of modeling experience! At each meeting we have a short business meeting, a break with refreshments, a how2 clinic or presentation, a drawing for door prizes, and a model contest. Check out the winners in the Milepost Newsletters. We also have a large HO scale modular railroad group. Many of our members are also involved in HOn3 and N scale modular groups. We try to put on two swapmeets a year.

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This year's RMR Convention promises a lot of fun at a great location. We will be raffling a queen-sized quilt, custom made by the Fremont Victory Quilters out of Florence, Colorado, made especially for our convention. The design is all in trains. All their profits go to help veterans. The edg-ing is of many different train signs and the center contains pictures of all different trains. Tickets for the raffle are always available from Charlotte and Wade Mountz or Roy Thompson; $5.00 each, 3 for $10 or 7 for $20.00. Please help support our club and region and we hope to see you at the October convention.

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PPD Modules will setup.

TrainExpoColorado joint swapmeet and module shows.

For upcoming show dates, go to www.tecoshow.org

For table reservations and more information, contact: 719-640-2076

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How We Started the Pikes Peak Division

The original story article produced in 1979 by Wally Smith. Submitted by Jerry Hansz

Great "Now & Then" Youtube videos of the cog train. A must see!

Then and Now

A nice conversion table for HO scale modeling. Conversion Table

Read Articles by Jerry Hansz

  • Installing a decoder in an IHC 2-8-2 (in pdf)
  • SANTA FE INTERURBAN A 2014 exercise in train trashing (in pdf)
  • Mount Emmot Cableway (in pdf)
  • Mount Emmot Cableway Update (in pdf)
  • The Johnsville Story (in pdf)
  • Restoring a SHAY (in pdf)
  • Adding DCC to a Rivarossi 0-8-0 Switcher (in pdf)

    Contest Schedule

  • January - Billboards
  • February - Commercial Building (Non-railroad)
  • March - Weathered stock caboose
  • April - Whimsical
  • May - Railroad Owned Structures
  • June - Weathered Unusual Car
  • July - Weathered Diesel Engine
  • August - Open and Judged Contests, any category (First Timers welcome)
  • September - Animal/Stock car
  • October - Enter Regional Convention
  • November - Passenger Car
  • December - NO CONTEST (Christmas Party)

    Write up for model contest
    Contest Rules


    Wade Mountz

    Asst. Superintendent
    Charles Marchbanks

    Rob Allen

    Treasurer & Door Prize Chairman
    Frank Pareso - 719 591-9470

    Pikes Peak Division Module Group Chairman
    John Emmot - 719 380-8421

    Members Aid
    John Emmot - 719 380-8421

    Public Relations
    Kristin Phillips

    Program Chair
    Charles Marchbanks

    Monthly Contest Chairman
    Dennis Snyder

    Milepost Editor
    Mike Murdock

    James Patterson

    NMRA Achievement Program
    Jack Sousa - 719 576-7017

    NMRA Membership Chairman
    Dennis Snyder

    Swapmeet Chairman
    Dusty Thomson

    Pikes Peak Division Bylaws

    Lots of Modeling & Railroad Links

    Support our local hobby shops.

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    Use this link for www.jameco.com Cinch-Jones 6-pin connectors.

    Pikes Peak Division Module Show Guidelines

  • Traditional style module setups and operations.
  • All members invited to run trains in DC and DCC.
  • Any modules that conform to the basic construction, track standards, and DCC wiring requirements.
  • Standards set by the Module Group Chairman.
  • Guest operators and trains ok.

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    ChamaCam WebCam

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