? 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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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




TIMELINES FOR VARIOUS FREIGHT CAR DETAILS FREIGHT CAR DETAILS (in pdf)


Read Articles by Jerry Hansz

  • SANTA FE INTERURBAN (in pdf)
  • 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)
  • USING COMPUTER POWER SUPPLIES ON MODEL RAILROADS (in pdf)
  • INSTALLING DCC DECODERS (in pdf)
  • INSTALLING DCC DECODERS 2 (in pdf)
  • Restoring a SHAY (in pdf)
  • Adding DCC to a Rivarossi 0-8-0 Switcher (in pdf)



    2021 Contest Schedule


    We will announce a new contest schedule when we are allowed to have live meetings.



    Contacts

    Superintendent
    Joe Costa

    Asst. Superintendent
    Mark Fuerstenberger 719 491-1291

    Secretary
    John Emmot - 719-380-8421

    Treasurer & Door Prize Chairman
    Tony Pawlicki - 719 687-2694

    Module Group Chairman
    Mark Fuerstenberger 719 491-1291

    Members Aid
    John Emmot - 719 380-8421

    Public Relations
    Kristin Phillips

    Program Chair
    Mark Fuerstenberger 719 491-1291

    Monthly Contest Chairman
    Kristin Phillips

    Milepost Editor
    Dave Bristow

    Webmaster
    Open

    NMRA Achievement Program
    Jack Sousa - 719 576-7017

    NMRA Membership Chairman
    Open

    Swapmeet Chairman
    Kristin Phillips

    Pikes Peak Division Bylaws



    Lots of Modeling & Railroad Links


    RailServe.com: Railroad Travel, Hobby & Industry


    Support our local hobby shops.

    Roy's Model Trains, 2218 East Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, 719-728-0503
    Sidetrack Hobbies, 510 Loomis Circle, Colorado Springs, 719-540-4684





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    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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