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This is a starting point for your journey into and through the wonderful world of model railroading. While we may not have all the answers here, we have links to many other places where you can find incredible information about our hobby.
Whether you are a beginner with your first train set, or a more experienced modeler looking for new tricks, tips, and techniques, we invite you to browse through our pages using the easy-to-use menus at the top of this page (and all our site's pages).
Our calendar of events lets you see model railroading events within and near our area in North and South Carolina. Most of these events are open to visitors and the public in general and you are invited to contact the sponsors to arrange a visit.
Let us know if there are other ways we can help you enjoy your hobby. You can use our Helper Page to contact us and we will put you in touch with one of our members to assist you.

Wecome aboard. We know you will enjoy the  World's Greatest Hobby .

new         Where are we located?     new
Click here to see where our borders are and which counties are included
                     Breaking news and latest alerts
        The next CSD meeting will be held at the            new                
    Northern Regional Recreation Center in classroom "A" located at 18121 Old Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031 on July 20th, starting at 10:30 am.
 This is our first time at this location
                    A link to the Recreation Center website is located here          
The North Carolina Transportation Museum needs our help!
Fellow CSD member Fred Miller MMR has graciously donated
his Trolley display to the museum and it has not had the care that it needs.
Marcus Neubacher has asked for some help cleaning up the display
to make Fred's work look as good as it was when delivered to the museum.
Please contact Marcus at 704-343-8292 if you are able to help.
new          The July Brass Pounder has been posted    new
Please click on the link below to see
the current edition

    new   The Southern Piedmont Live Steamers   new
  event took place on June 8th and we have photo's
available, courtesy of member Keith Iritsky
You can see the  photo's here.

Have Trains?? Nowhere to run them??
Check out the club links on this page.
    The Carolina Piedmont Division will be hosting the   
2024 MER Convention on OCT 17th-20th. This is a new date so be
sure to correct your calendars.
A link to their website can be found here
 Registration is now open and the registration form can be found

 Train Town Volunteer Hosts Needed

     Please support this important Division program
More information is at this link

new    Take a look at our links to some of the   new   
 area model railroad suppliers located in our division  

Click here for a link to our supplier page

       NOTE: Links to the latest NMRA E-Bulletin and NMRA Turntable are now available in the "Members Only" section of the NMRA Website. Just log in and look under the heading "Publications". If you are an NMRA member and cannot log in, go to this link.    
signal     Check out our custom hats and shirts at this link     signal
We now have CSD Name badges available!