? 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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Note: The dead line for Milepost article contributions is two weeks before the next scheduled meeting.
If you have material, please contact the editor.

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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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