Carolina Piedmont Division (CPD 13) members are dedicated to furthering the hobby of model railroading through public displays, community involvement and educational activities. The Division models all scales and railroads, and welcomes new members, especially newcomers to the hobby. There is always plenty to do and learn, so come and join the fun. Check below on this page for information on the next Division meeting...

Recent Announcements

  • March 2019 Divisional Meetup
    Division meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month (except November & December when they are the second Tuesday). The next meeting is:

    Tuesday, March 26th @ 7:00pm 
    Doors lock at 7pm!
    Cambridge Village of Apex
    10000 Cambridge Village Loop
    Apex, North Carolina

    (Click here for Google Map)

    There will be a Board of Directors meeting at 6:30pm


    Building an extension to a layout by Kevin O'Connor

    Weathered Freight Car
    Posted Feb 26, 2019, 4:38 PM by Rob Rousseau
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CPD 13 is part of the National Model Railroad Association's Mid-Eastern Region (MER). The MER includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Mebane Train Show March 9, 2019

Mebane Train Show
March 9, 2019
209 W. Jackson St, Mebane, NC
Flyer Link

Carolina Model Railroaders Train Show March 23, 2019

CMR Train ShowLewis Recreation Center, 3110 Forest Lawn Drive, Greensboro, NC 

RPM-East March 22-23, 2019

Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
RPM-East is a prototype modeler event to spark your modeling efforts as winter melts into spring. The 2019 RPM-East railroad prototype modeler seminar includes presentations, operating sessions, open layouts, a large model display room, vendors, and a banquet to prime your creativity. The busy Norfolk Southern main line is nearby for modern lineside action. Register now to attend one of the longest running railroad prototype modeling meets on the east coast. RPM-East is sponsored by Division Two of the NMRA.

Tichy Train Group Tour April 2019

Hold the date, yes mark your calendar for Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10 AM for our almost bi-annual Tichy Train Group factory tour. Don Tichy is excited about showing off his factory in Burlington, NC. We will have a sign-up sheet at the Division meetings so we can plan for the head count and arrange car pools. We had fully-subscribed forty participants last time, and two sessions at the 2016 convention were sold out. Many of us worked the 2016 convention and did not get a chance to attend a 2016 tour. This is a great opportunity to see how those parts, decals and kits are made and distributed. Be sure to bring your checkbooks as Don and his wife always have some nice discounts available, and no shipping costs of course. NMRA members only please.  

Mid-Eastern Region Conventions

Liberty Bell Special
Hosted by the Philadelphia Division
October 10-13, 2019
Crowne Plaza, Philadelphia - King of Prussia, PA
Watch for details:

MER Convention 2020
Hosted by Carolina Southern Division 
October 15-18, 2020
Charlotte, NC area

MER Convention 2021
Hosted by Chesapeake Division 
Dates TBD
Baltimore/Eastern Maryland area