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 LIVE STREAM EVENTS

     

Large Scale Consolidated Live
*SATURDAY* Nov. 13th    8:30 PM
Large Scale Consolidated Live” G Scale Trains LS#21 with Guest Mike Zador
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•Mike Zador, who he is and what he has done.
•Photos and videos of Mike’s indoor and outdoor layouts.
•The various types of loads that can be put on flat cars and gondolas (Factory and custom loads made from items you probably would never think of).

The Franklin Park Conservatory
TIME IS RUNNING OUT
Paul Busse Railway exhibit !!
CLOSING Jan. 9, 2022
   

Who’s who in CGRS

Newsletter related business,
articles and classified ads
JoAnne Hamblin

newsletter@thecgrs.org

Principal Business Contact
Bill Logan

business@thecgrs.org 

Bills and Invoices
Cecil Easterday
bills@thecgrs.org

Meeting hosts
Bob Duggan
meetings@thecgrs.org

Membership
Bob Collins

membership@thecgrs.org 

Address Changes
Bob Collins

addresschange@thecgrs.org 

Traveling / Display Layout
Doug Kruest
layout@thecgrs.org 

General Information
Kent Kloes
info@thecgrs.org

Webmaster
Kent Kloes
webmaster@thecgrs.org

2021 CGRS Event Schedule

Nov 18

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
** LIVE **
Location:  Alvin & Beverly Mann home

Nov 28

Sun 2:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting

Inniswood Metro Gardens
Westerville, OH
Monthly Event – Richard Abler – the birth of CGRS
Click for driving directions

Dec 16

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
** LIVE **
Location:  ZOOM meeting

Dec 26

Sun 6:00-8:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
Monthly Event – Holiday Gathering Potluck
Location:  All Saints Lutheran Church (fellowship hall)
6770 N. High Street

Worthington, OH

Look for the ramp to the east of the main doors and enter at that entrance.
Please RSVP to Bob Duggan

614-975-4257

Jan 20

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
** LIVE **
Location:  ZOOM meeting

Jan 30

Sun 2:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
Monthly Event – Installing lights in buildings
Location: 
Epworth United Methodist Church
5100 Karl Rd
Columbus, OH 

Feb 16

Thur 7:30 PM

NewsTable Meeting
** LIVE **
Location:  ZOOM meeting

Feb 26

Sun 6:00 PM

CGRS Monthly Meeting
Monthly Event – Banquet
Location: Worthington Country Club

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

Webmaster at
webmaster@thecgrs.org