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

CGRS members:  the Fall Trip is planned!  Check it out !
Sold out!  Contact Cecil for a stand-by list 

2021 DUES are DUE
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Summer Hiatus, see you in the Fall
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Large Scale Consolidated Live
*SATURDAY* May 29th   8:30 PM
Season Finale
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How to upgrade the sounds files Revolution boards (Both current production boards and older Crest made boards with sound)
How to upgrade the firmware on Revolution remotes (including the 2nd generation Crest made remotes)
How to clone settings from one Revolution remote to another (after firmware upgrade)
Recapping the first season with past guests

The Franklin Park Conservatory
will be bringing back the Paul Busse Railway exhibit !!
Opening April 2, 2021. 
They will again  be seeking volunteers this summer to  monitor the layouts. Deb Sweet and Ron Mayer were volunteers  last year, if you have questions about what to expect.

Who’s who in CGRS

Newsletter related business,
articles and classified ads
JoAnne Hamblin


Principal Business Contact
Bill Logan


Bills and Invoices
Cecil Easterday

Meeting hosts
Bob Duggan

Bob Collins


Address Changes
Bob Collins


Traveling / Display Layout
Doug Kruest

General Information
Kent Kloes

Kent Kloes

2021 CGRS Event Schedule

Sept 16

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
** LIVE **
Location:  Deb Sweet Home

Sept 26

Sun 2:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
Brenner’s Home
1300 N 3Bs & K Road, Sunbury, OH

Pot-Luck dinner

Click for driving directions

Oct 21

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
** LIVE **
Location:  Jed & Michelle Home

Oct 31

Sun 2:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
Craig & Audrey Bigrigg Home
6111 Northridge Rd, Johnstown, OH

Nov 18

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
** LIVE **
Location:  TBA

Nov 28

Sun 2:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
Monthly Event – TBA

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

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