Division Information

Introduction

The Carolina Piedmont Division 13 (CPD13), was founded in 1997. We are one of the divisions comprising the Mid-Eastern Region (MER) of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). In turn the MER is one of many Regions in the NMRA, located both inside and outside the USA. The NMRA was founded in 1935, and is the premier model railroading organization in the world. Among its important functions are the setting of Standards and Recommended Practices for model railroad equipment and products that permit the successful interoperation of products from many manufacturers on the model railroads of hobbyists everywhere.

This page provides information about CPD13. We are governed by the bylaws of the National Model Railroad Association, the Mid-Eastern Region and the requirements of the North Carolina General Statutes for non-profit organizations.


Visitors
We welcome visitors at all of our meetings.

Membership
Anyone who is a member of the National Model Railroad Association and who lives in the geographic area (shown below) served by CPD13 is automatically a member of  the Mid-Eastern Region and the CPD13.

To join the National Model Railroad Association go to their web site at http://www.nmra.org/membership-application-and-renewal. The various classes of Membership are described and you can apply online. If you are not sure about joining the NMRA you can also sign up for a 6-month Rail Pass trial membership at http://www.nmra.org/railpass.

Division Meetings

CPD 13 meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month in the St. Michael's Conference Center Gallery in Cary, NC beginning at 7:00pm, except for November and December when the meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month to avoid the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. See the "Next Division Meeting" announcement on the Division's Home page.

The full address of the St. Michael's Conference Center Gallery is:

St. Michael's Conference Center Gallery
830 High House Road
Cary, North Carolina
(Click here for a Google Map or see below)

For a Map of St. Michael the Archangel campus, please see: http://www.stmichaelcary.org/campusmap
We will meet at St. Michael's Conference Center Gallery

Directions to St. Michael's Conference Center Gallery

St. Michael Conference Center Gallery is located at 830 High House Road, on the north side of High House Road between Cary Parkway and Northwest Maynard Road.

From the north via US 1 take the Cary Parkway (exit 99) and proceed west (bear right). Turn right at High House Road and proceed east. Bond Park is on your right just past the shops. The Center is located on the left just after you pass the Methodist Church.

From the south via US 1 take the Cary Parkway exit and proceed west (left). Turn right at High House Road and proceed east. Bond Park is on your right just past the shops. The Center is located on the left just after you pass the Methodist Church.

From the west via US 64 go past the Salem Street exit. Go under the Seaboard System Railroad bridge and at the next traffic light turn left on to Laura Duncan Road. Follow this until you go over the railroad tracks. At the light turn right on to Old Apex Rd. Turn left at Cary Parkway and proceed west. Turn right at High House Road and proceed east. Bond Park is on your right just past the shops. The Center is located on the left just after you pass the Methodist Church.

From Highway 54 west, turn right at Cary Parkway. Proceed to High House Road and turn left. Proceed east on High House Road. Bond Park is on your right just past the shops. The Center is located on the left just after you pass the Methodist Church.

From Highway 54 east, turn left at Northwest Maynard Road. Proceed to High House Road and turn right. Proceed west on High House Road. Bond Park will be on your left. The Center is located on the right just after you pass the Catholic Church.

From Interstate 40 take the Harrison Avenue exit (exit 287). Proceed south on Harrison Avenue to Northwest Maynard Road. Turn right and follow Northwest Maynard Road to High House Road. Turn right and proceed west on High House Road. Bond Park will be on your left. The Center is located on the right just after you pass the Catholic Church.

830 High House Rd