? 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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--------------------- DIVISION SWAPMEET --------------------------------

PPD Modules will setup.

Pikes Peak Division Swapmeet - May 13th, 2017 from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

Admission is $5.00 per person with 12 and under free.

Contact Swapmeet Chairman - Dusty Thomson

At the Trinity United Methodist Church, 701 N. 20th St., Colorado Springs, CO
(This is right across from the Uintah Gardens and King Soopers shopping center on 19th and Uintah.)

----------------TECO Show-------------------------------

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)

    2017 Contest Schedule

  • January - Weathered Motive Power
  • February - Off-line Structure (no track access)
  • March - MOW Car
  • April - Something Whimsical to bring a smile or chuckle
  • May - Scratch Built Structures
  • June - 324 Contest Anything that fits within an 18"X18" Mini-scene
  • July - Flatcat that isn't flat (any load or modification)
  • August - On-line Structure (with track access)
  • September - Passenger Car
  • October - Open and Judged Contests (First Timers welcome)
  • November - Kitbash anything with multiple kits
  • December - NO CONTEST (Christmas Party)


    Joe Costa

    Asst. Superintendent
    Charalee Topinka

    Rob Allen

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

    Module Group Chairman
    John Emmot - 719 380-8421

    Members Aid
    John Emmot - 719 380-8421

    Public Relations
    Kristin Phillips

    Program Chair
    Charalee Topinka

    Monthly Contest Chairman

    Milepost Editor
    Mike Murdock


    NMRA Achievement Program
    Jack Sousa - 719 576-7017

    NMRA Membership Chairman

    Swapmeet Chairman
    Dusty Thomson

    Pikes Peak Division Bylaws

    Lots of Modeling & Railroad Links

    RailServe.com: Railroad Travel, Hobby & Industry

    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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