Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Groups

This list of clubs, museums, modular groups, organizations and rotating “round-robin” groups focus on O Scale 2 Rail model railroading. Some are formal and others are informal. Some are clubs with permanent layouts, modular layouts and home layouts or a combination.  We do our best to provide the best information available while also protecting the privacy of those the contacts.  We do provide enough information to make contact.  We depend on you and the listed groups to keep the information current.

The O Scale Central and O Scale Trains magazine will be sharing club listings as a cooperative venture between OSC and OST. Watch for these same listings to be available in the OST magazine.

O Scale 2-Rail Organizations


O Scale Organizations

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Contact: Glen Suckling, ConRep USA
Telephone: 315-529-6366
O Scale CentralAn O Scale Organization Promoting 1:48 2-Rail Trains
Contact: Please use the 'Contact Us' at the bottom of the O Scale Central HOME page.
NMRA.orgContact: NMRA Headquarters
Telephone: 423-892-2846
Venue: NMRA 1/48 O Scale, P48, On3, On30

NMRA Special Interest Group Contact for O Scale Central is:
Contact: Eric Peterson
Telephone: 317-947-4829

The National Model Railroad Association, Inc. advances the global scale model railroading community through education, advocacy, standards, and social interaction. NMRA supports all Scales.


There are over 150 NMRA Divisions – groups of NMRA members in local communities. Most hold regular meetings featuring interesting and informative presentations on subjects ranging from “how-to” clinics to prototype railroad slide presentations. Many also have a regular newsletter for members. Many NMRA Divisions also hold train shows open to all scales that include sales tables and operating display layouts.


There are 18 NMRA Regions across the globe and each Region is made up of many Divisions. Regions usually hold annual or semi-annual conventions which can include presentations and clinics, as well as tours to model layouts, prototype tours, and even banquets and swap meets. All Regions have a member newsletter.


Every summer the NMRA National Convention brings together its members for a week of clinics, contests, layout tours, prototype excursions, the National Train Show®, and dozens of other exciting activities. Every year it’s held in a different city, so it makes an ideal family vacation.

In addition the monthly NMRA Magazine will also be available on line soon. The NMRA has extensive educational information on line for all scale. Additional member only information included modeler contact information as well as EduTrain recorded clinics.

NMRA continues to maintain model railroad standards and provides additional recommended practices information on many topics for all scales.

One of the best parts of the NMRA is the frequent opportunities to interact with other modelers in person and on line.

O Scale Central is also a Special Interest Group within the NMRA.

California Clubs

Club Name: Golden State Model Railroad Museum
Address: 900-A Dornan Drive, Point Richmon, CA 94801
Telephone: 510-234-4884 (Recorded message)
Contact: Jeff Rowe, O Scale Trainmaster
Contact Telephone: 925-786-9560
Contact Email:;
Venue: Formal, Permanent Layout, NMRA 1/48, On3, HO, N
Description: The East Bay Model Engineers Society was founded in 1933 and ranks as one of the oldest modelling clubs in the nation. Our highly-detailed model train layouts represent prototypical scenery in Northern and Central California. We run both freight and passenger trains typical of the steam era through modern day diesels. Our three main modeling scales are O scale (1:48), HO scale (1:87) and N scale (1:160).

The O Scale layout is 4000 sq. ft., with four divisions in different levels, over 5000ft of hand laid track. We operate with either DC or DCC. Layout and signal control via JMRI. We also have an interurban electric line. The On3 scale layout occupies over 400 square feet of our building. It is intended to capture the flavor of the western mining and logging railroads. It also operates DC or DCC. The O Scale members generally meet on Friday afternoons and evenings for work projects.

We run trains every Sunday, April through December, from noon to 5pm. We are also open Saturdays (noon to 5 p.m.) for viewing the displays, but no trains will be running. We are closed Christmas Eve/Day and New Years Eve when those fall on regular open days.

Admission Prices: $5 for Adults, $3 for Children.

We offer a non-membership Annual Pass for Frequent Visitors to the museum at $29.00 a year for individuals and $45.00 for families. The Annual Pass provides free admission for 12 months to all our shows during our operating season April – December.

Dues for Full Membership are currently $240 per year for Seniors (over 18) and Families (up to 2 adults and 4 children under 14 living in the same household).
Club Name: Orange County O-Scalers
Address: Santa Ana, California
Contact: Ed Jones
Venue: Modular Layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: Orange County O Scalers (formerly the Modular Division of the Citrus Empire Model Railroad Club) sets up layouts at various events throughout the year, mostly in the Southern California area. We have no dues, no offices and no officers, and are self-supporting through revenues we receive from the events. Although we have recently expanded, membership remains open.
Club Name: San Diego Model Railroad Association
Address: Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Venue: Permanent Layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: The Cabrillo & Southwestern is the O scale (1/48th actual size) model railroad being built by the San Diego Model Railroad Club. It is a freelance model of an imaginary prototype running between San Diego and Sacramento. The layout was redesigned in 1986 and is being built in place, section by section, giving visitors a first hand view of model railroad construction. The layout features a electric trolley line which actually receives power from the overhead catenary system. There is also an operating brass sculptured water fountain in front of the main terminal. The San Diego Model Railroad Association (O and HO Scales) meets Fridays at 7:30 pm in the Museum.

Colorado Clubs

Club Name: Colorado O Scalers
Contact: John Johnson
Telephone: 303-678-9527 8AM-8PM
Venue: Rotating "round-robin", modular layout, NMRA 1/48

Connecticut Clubs

Club Name: Southern Connecticut Train Club
Contact: James Cramond
Venue: TBD 2-Rail with some 3-Rail for kids
Description: We are in the very infant stage, looking for a place so that we can construct a layout. We are also looking for other “O” scale 2-Railers to participate in this club. When we do have a layout it would be open to the public. There would be a visitors fee, as far as the dues, we do not know yet. The mission statement would be to educate the youth about trains, hands-on and workshops. When we can find a place, the intent was to purchase the modular layout the club in Hudson, MA had to get us started if still available?
Club Name: Stamford Model Railroad Club
Address: St. John Episcopal Church, 628 Main Street (basement). Stamford, Connecticut
Contact: Jim Mardiguian
Telephone: 718-347-3159
Venue: Permanent layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: The Stamford Model Railroad Club is a 2-rail O Scale club founded in 1939. We have a large DC operated permanent layout with 6000′ of trackage. Located at St. Johns Episcopal Church on the corner off Mian and Elm streets, we meet on Tuesday evening. New members are welcome, Please feel free to contact us using the information above. Come and visit.

Florida Clubs

Club Name: Florida and Southern Georgia 'O' Scalers
Address: 6832 SW 95 Street Hampton, FL 32044
Contact: Walter Horlacher
Telephone: 954-254-4609
Venue: Modular Layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: The F&SEG O Scalers is a 2-rail O Scale modular group started in 2012 originally as the Southeastern Florida O Scalers. Our focus is on presenting the O Scale 2 rail experience by operating our 28’ x 31’ L-shaped layout at several shows annually ranging from various club sponsored shows to include GATS, TCA as well as County Fair events. Our members come from all regions of Florida to include Southeast Georgia. Our modular railroad provides our members a platform to operate their equipment. We are actively seeking members to help with set up and operation, we also encouraged to individuals to build a module, but is not requirement. There are no annual dues but we are 100% NMRA and require membership to maintain our status as such.
Club Name: First Coast Model Railroad Society
Address: Jacksonville (Beaches), Florida
Contact: John Piselli
Telephone: 904-993-0225
Venue: Modular On3 Layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: First Coast Model RR Society has an extensive On30 module group that gathers and sets up 6+ times annually at local train shows from Jacksonville to Deland area. The Club also has a train running session on their 750 sq ft. Bi-level H.O. layout every Sunday from 9-11 a.m. at their clubhouse located at a gated location near I295 & Monument Rd. Contact 24-48 hours prior to arrange a visit. Work nights each Thursday evening 7-9 P.M.
Visitors welcome anytime.
Club Name: The Electric Railway Club(s)
Address: 55 Valley Drive, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174
Venue: Modular and Round Robin, NMRA 1/48
Description: The Electric Railway Club(s) are round-robin style club(s). Club(s) - plural - because the state of Florida is quite large, so we have multiple divisions across the state. This is a multi-scale club but has an O Scale Presence. We also setup modular layouts at multiple shows throughout the year.

Georgia Clubs

Club Name: Railroad Model Club of Atlanta, Inc.
Address: 487-1/2 Edgewood Avenue SE, Atlanta, Georgia
Contact: Bob Peppel
Telephone: 770-695-7830
Contact: David Payne
Telephone: 770-910-0091
Venue: Permanent layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: The club was founded in 1937 and moved to its present location in 1946. The layout is a point to point operation squeezed into a 25 x 75 space. The layout is traditional in every sense of the word. It is a straight DC operation with the layout divided into power blocks, our only surrender to modernity is that some of our lever/cable/counterweight switch machines have been converted to Tortoise machines. We operate on a time schedule train order basis which requires 5 yard operators and 3 main line cab operators as a minimum for satisfactory operation. From time to time we include switch lists to make it even more interesting. Our goal is to operate a real railroad in miniature.

We meet every Monday night from 7:30 to 9:30 (except for major holidays). Many Monday nights are operating sessions interspersed with maintenance sessions as necessary. We also have an operating session on the first Saturday of every month from 10:30 am to approx. 1:00 pm. All sessions are open to the public. Our monthly dues are $20 and we currently have memberships open.
Club Name: Southern O Scalers (SOS)
Address: Canton, Georgia
Contact: Dan Mason
Telephone: 770-337-5139
Venue: Portable Modular Layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: Description: The club was founded in 2005 with the goal that we promote O scale 2-rail at train shows and exhibitions in the Southeastern region of the U.S and provide a forum for sharing modeling ideas, railroad history and technical knowledge. The layout consists of 6’ x 24” portable straight modules with 84” radius curved modules that are constructed of lightweight Luan plywood based upon schematics as printed in O Scale News in the early 1990s of the CHAOS (Chicago O Scale Module Club). The layout is generally displayed in an 18’ x 45’ oval configuration and is fully sceniced with representations of the1930s – 1950s Southeastern and Northeastern regions of the U.S. We presently operate both DC and NCE DCC equipment and run standard locomotives and rolling stock. Any member may bring his/her models to operate and share with the group.

We generally have meets 1-2 times a month and attend a train show or exhibit 1-2 times each year. Memberships are offered to anyone that submits a member application and participates in the club activities. There are no formal dues, but donations are welcomed. We boast the longest and most detailed O Scale 2-rail U.S. military train (WWII & Korea) in the country.

Anyone that is interested in 2-rail O Scale is welcome. There is no admission fee.

Iowa Clubs

Club Name: Raccoon Valley Model Railraod Club
Address: 5460 Merle Hay Rd. Suite G, Johnston (Des Moines), Iowa 50131
Note: The above is not a mailing address
Contact: Ed Truslow
Telephone: 515-277-3442
Venue: Permanent Layout, NMRA 1/48, On3, On30, H), HOn3

Louisiana Clubs

Club Name: The Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders
Address: 3406 College St., Jackson, LA 70748
Contact: Bob Coon
Telephone: 225-767-2620
Venue: Modular Layout, NMRA 1/48

Maryland Clubs

Club Name: Baltimore Society of Model Engineers
Contact: Doug Albrecht
Venue: No more permanent layout. There is a club site for meetings, clinics, research, work on equipment and modules. The club is actively pursuing a new site for layouts (HO and O).
Club Name: Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum
Contact: Gerry Smith
Telephone: 301-739-4665
Contact: Gerry Smith
Venue: Permanent layout, NMRA 1/48

Massachusetts Clubs

Club Name: Southern New England Model Railroad Club
Contact: Rich Godfrey
Telephone: 508-829-4529
Venue: Permanent layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: The Southern New England Model Railroad Club is an O Scale model railroad club located in Gardner Massachusetts where we have constructed a 40’ by 65’ permanent layout. Operation uses NCE Digital Command Control, line-side signals, and a computerized Dispatch center. A new yard, industries, scenery and structures continue to be added. New members are welcome. We also sponsor an annual Fall Open House and participate in the “Tour de Chooch” event in November. The club’s schedule of events includes Wednesday evening work sessions, monthly Saturday work sessions, monthly operating sessions and a members-only bi-monthly business meeting.

The model railroad is loosely based on the ill-fated actual Southern New England Railroad, also known as the “Titanic Railroad”. The layout is a double track main line generating freight traffic from many on-line industries which is consolidated in the “Roland Roberts” main yard and then dispersed to other locations throughout the rail system, both modeled and imagined. The state of the art design provides a linear walk-around model railroad using the “mushroom” technique to greatly increase running length (850’). It’s a great operating design and continues to provide interesting model railroad construction opportunities for the membership. This includes all aspects of the hobby – operating, scenery, model building, signaling, etc. Check our web site for more updates at:

Anyone interested in visiting or possibly becoming a member should contact the Membership Chairman, Dennis Lyons, 109 West Princeton Road, Westminster, MA 01473, Phone (978) 874-2075 or
Club Name: Bay State Model Railroad Museum
Address: 760 South Street, Roslindale, MA 02131
Venue: Permanent layout, Multi-Scale, NMRA 1/48
Description: We are a multi-scale club located on the second floor of a building that we own. The O Scale layout features both railroad and trolley. We have several open houses throughout the year.

Michigan Clubs

Club Name: Detroit Model Railroad Club
Address: 104 North Saginaw Street, Holly, MI 48442
Club Telephone: 248-634-5811
Contact: Skyler Shippy, President
Telephone: 810-429-5269
Venue: Permanent layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: The Detroit Model Railroad Club was founded in 1935 and has built 6 layouts since the founding. The current layout, the Detroit Union Railroad, was started in 1974 when the club moved to its current location at 104 North Saginaw Street in Holly, MI, 48442. The club owns the 4,000 square foot former movie theatre in which it resides. The Detroit Union Railroad currently has 6,500 feet of hand laid track and operates with an NCE DCC system. The railroad has 7½ feet of elevation change from the lowest point to the highest point. The Detroit Union Railroad features a 900 foot long mainline, about 55% double track and 45% single track. A 14 track double ended working classification yard with a 420 freight car capacity as well as an 11 track passenger terminal with a 116 passenger car capacity are featured. The railroad also has a 12 track hidden staging yard and three branch lines, one of which is 200 feet long. There is a local yard with a 100 freight car capacity serving a large industrial complex with 46 designated car spots as well as 20 other local car spots. Mainline freight trains of up to 50 cars can be accommodated. There is also an On3 branch line serving a mountain area. The Detroit Model Railroad Club is a 501c3 corporation and gladly accepts donations. The club usually operates 19 public open house dates. Several classes of membership are available. Information of the open house dates and membership can be found on the club website.

Minnesota Clubs

Club Name: Twin City Model Railroad Museum
Address: 668 Transfer Road, Suite 8, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Telephone: 651-647-9628
Venue: Permanent layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: We have a 3,500 sqft. layout in a 12,000 sqft. toy train museum. We are open 3 days a week. Please check our Facebook or Google for latest hours, hobby sales and other event listings.

Missouri Clubs

Club Name: Big Bend Railroad Club, Inc.
Address: Webster Groves Frisco Station, 8833 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves, Missouri 63119
Contact: Ken Rimmel
Telephone: 314-968-6847
Venue: Permanent layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: We are a 2-Rail O Scale (1/4″ to the foot) model railroad club that started in 1938 and have been located in the same building in Webster Groves, Missouri for the whole time. The building is a former passenger depot for the Frisco Railway that was constructed in 1910. We operate for the public on the first Tuesday of the month (Except holidays) from 7:00 PM until around 8:30 PM, with extra nights in December, and other days for special occasions. We meet each Tuesday at the station. The public is welcome to drop by on any Tuesday evening, and have a look around, but be aware that there may not be any activity on the layout other than the ongoing repair work.

New Hampshire Clubs

Club Name: The Ammonoosuc Valley Railroad Association
Contact: Bill Driscoll
Telephone: 603-747-3492
Venue: Rotating “round robin”, retired O scale modular layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: The Ammonoosuc Valley Railway Association is a group of local model railroaders, getting together once a month to experience the enjoyment of model railroading with others with similar interests. These gatherings are a combination of out monthly meeting and an operating session or bull session at the meeting host’s home.
Regular meetings/Operating Sessions are held on the third Saturdays of each month at 1:30pm, unless rescheduled by a majority vote of the membership present at the previous meeting and announced in the club newsletter. The place of the meeting shall be decided at the previous meeting. They may be postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather or for other reasons at the discretion of the president or his designee.

New Jerey Clubs

Club Name: New York Society of Model Engineers
Address: Carlstadt, New Jersey
Contact: Andy Brusgard
Telephone: 908-686-4856
Venue: Permanent layout, NMRA 1/48
Club Name: Cherry Valley Model RR Club
Address: 7 E. Maple Avenue, Merchantville NJ 08210 (Basement of Grace Episcopal Church)
Contact: John P. Dunn Sr.
Telephone: 609-432-2871
Venue: Permanent layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: The club started in 1962 and the current layout was started in 2001 and has a double track main line with PRR style compound catenary included. There is over 2000 feet of track.

We are looking for beginner or seasoned modelers age 18 years or older in the South/Central New Jersey and Philadelphia area who would like to be a part of a FUN club building a great O scale 2 rail layout.

We are located at Grace Episcopal Church and meet each Tuesday evening at 7 to 10 PM. We have very simple rules and the first two are -FUN and FELLOWSHIP !!! Our current members model 2 rail O scale, 3 rail O scale, HO and even N gauge. Our members come as far as Metuchen NJ to 2 blocks from the CV Layout.

New York Clubs

Club Name: Railroad Club of Buffalo
Address: Town Boys and Girls Club, 54 Riverdale St, Tonawanda, NY Use the entrance on the Edgar Ave side of the building.
Club Telephone: 716-598-8015 please leave a message.
Venue: Permanent layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: The model Railroad Club of Buffalo is the nation’s 3rd oldest club featuring a 600 square foot O scale layout and a 1200 square foot HO scale layout.

Our club layouts have seen significant changes as a result of work on the building the layout is located in. This is a good thing and has provided us the opportunity to make some changes. Our next open house should be an interesting one for both returning and new visitors alike! In the meantime, if you’re interested in joining the club, there’s never been a better time since parts of the layout are being rebuilt from the benchwork on up!

The O scale layout occupies a 20′ x 25′ area and will include On3 Narrow Gauge and Standard Gauge Freight and Traction. The 3′-gauge line will serve a coal mine. The Standard Gauge line has been expanded with a longer mainline run and interchanges freight with the 3-foot line. The Traction runs trolleys from a small city to a lakeside resort area. Scenery represents an Appalachian setting with heavily forested hills. Steam powered trains predominate on the Narrow Gauge and wooden interurbans are powered from the overhead trolley wire.

Ohio Clubs

Club Name: Cincinnati Model Railway Club
Address: Harmony Lodge, 646 East Epworth Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45232
Contact: Frank Koch
Telephone: 513-324-3781 or 513-732-3208
Venue: Permanent layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: The Cincinnati Model Railway Club (CMRYC) was started in 1932 by a group of model railroaders in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. It was formally organized in 1934.
Club Name: Western Reserve O Scale Club
Address: Cleveland, OH
Contact: Sam Shumaker
Telephone: 440-248-3055
Venue: Round Robin Group, NMRA 1/48
Description: Rotating “round robin” first Friday or Saturday of the month. NYCSHS member.
Club Name: Central Ohio O Scale Engineers
Address: Columbus, OH
Contact: David Richter
Telephone: 614-459-5206
Venue: Modular Layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: Modular group involved with many national train shows of all kinds.
Club Name: Youngstown Model Railroad Association
Address: 751 N Four Mile run Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44515
Contact: Chuck Willet
Telephone: 330-799-8691
Venue: Permanent layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: Club is open every Friday 8-10 PM.

Oklahoma Clubs

Club Name: Oklahoma City O Scalers
Contact: George Wallace
Telephone: 405-751-7649
Facebook: Oklahoma Model Railroad Association & Museum O Scale
Venue: Informal, On3 Modular, Permanent O scale Layout, NMRA 1/48

Pennsylvania Clubs

Club Name: Black Diamond Society Of Model Engineers (BDSME)
Address: 902 Macada Rd., Bethlehem Pa. 18017
Contact: Daniel Mehen
Telephone: 610-974-9718
Venue: Permanent layout, NMRA 1/48, On30
Description: Incorporated as a nonprofit organization in March, 1965, the Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers was formed from the nucleus of previous model railroad clubs in the area dating to 1948. Our membership has many vocations but as rail enthusiasts, our common bond is the flanged wheel on the steel rail. The Society’s objectives are to promote cooperation, fellowship and understanding to persons who are interested in Model Railroading, obtain facilities for meetings, discussions, exchange of information, construction and operation of model railroads.
The first floor 650 square foot layout features models of O, On30 and S scale steam trains from the glory days of railroading to the mighty diesel locomotives of today, including prototype sights and sounds. Operating semaphores and signals further enhance the display. Visitors can even operate specific accessories.
The second floor 800 square foot HO scale display has a multitude of trains in operation, including a loaded coal train stretching to more than 100 cars powered by multiple diesel locomotives winding through mountain scenery. A miniature trolley travels between a village and a distant amusement park with both an operating ski lift and rides. Visitors can operate the park train, too.
We meet Tuesday evenings at 7:30p.m. The Public is always welcome. The first Tuesday of each month is a business meeting. The other Tuesdays are either work or operating sessions. Membership in our Society is open to all persons with an interest in model railroading. Memberships are available starting at $15.00 a year. For more information, click on the links below, drop by on a Tuesday evening or send us some email. We would love to hear from you.
Club Name: South Central Pennsylvania O Scalers
Address: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Contact: Rich Randall
Venue: Rotating "round-robin", NMRA 1/48, UK 7mm
Club Name: Reading Society of Model Engineers
Contact: Joseph Donches
Telephone: 610-929-5444
Facebook: Reading Society of Model Engineers
Venue: Permanent 2-Rail O Scale Layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: The RSME is a model engineering club focusing on all aspects of railroading. Our 25 acre site is located near the city of Reading in Berks County, PA. Our property features outdoor ride-able railroads including the 15″ gauge Laurel Run Railroad and the dual gauge, 7.25″ and 4.75″ gauge live steam railroad. On the second floor of the clubhouse we have a large “O” scale, “On3” scale, and “O” gauge model railroad.
Club Name: Waynesboro Model Railroad Club
Address: 3291 Waynecastle RD., Greencastle, PA 17225 (Waynesboro)
Contact: Gerald Wheeler
Telephone: 240-625-8252
Club Email:
Venue: Permanent layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: Founded by people with a shared passion for model railroading, the Waynesboro Model Railroad Club prides itself on the dedication and the close relationships that are built alongside of the club layouts. Always looking for new and exciting ways to improve the layouts, the club uses some of the latest technology including MRC and Digitrax DCC layout systems for smooth control and public enjoyment. The Club prides itself on hosting five scale sizes, including N, HO, S, O, and three-rail O.

Club Name: The East Penn Traction Club, Inc.
Contact: Tom Lederer
Website: East Penn Traction Club
Venue: Modular Layouts in 2-Rail O Scale - NMRA 1/48, HO Scale - NMRA 1/87, 1/2", and 3/4" scales.
Description: The East Penn Traction Club, Inc. (a nonprofit Pennsylvania corporation) is a group based in the Philadelphia Delaware Valley, USA, with over 300 members from the local area and around the country. Members share a common interest in the history and modeling of electric powered rail transit vehicles, known more affectionately as trolley cars. The models actually take their operating current off of the miniature overhead wire, just as the real ones do. East Penn is perhaps best known for its adoption and promotion of modular layouts, having refined the standards formulated by the late Everitt F. Wood in 1969. These standards allow individually-built, portable sections to be connected with each other. This concept allows the quick assembly of large layouts capable of complex operating possibilities. Modular layouts are well suited to the sharp curves, short trains and compact scenery typical of real electric transit lines. The layouts, built in 1:87 (HO gauge), 1:48 (O gauge), 1/2", and 3/4" scales, are familiar to those who have attended hobby shows along the East Coast, and have done much to introduce trolley, interurban, and rapid transit modeling to the general public.

In the spring of odd numbered years, the club sponsors the largest trolley-only model meet in the country. The meet draws the premier modelers and model trolley manufacturers from all over the country for a weekend of viewing models, layouts, films, photos, slides, model contests, and �how-to� clinics on subjects ranging from hanging trolley wire to modeling subway cars. In addition, the latest in trolley kits, parts, bodies, etc. are offered for sale as is prototype data such as photos and books. Check our Meet Page for the latest on this event.

The club also sponsors periodic fan trips over local transit systems featuring rides on everything from the latest state-of-the-art electric transit vehicles to carefully restored historical cars. A popular yearly trolley calendar featuring photographs of various regional trolley lines is also produced by the club and sold to members and the general public.

The club meets the first Friday of every month from September through June. Meetings are typically held at various members� homes or public meeting places (church or fire hall, etc.). Members receive a monthly newsletter covering club activities and the location of the monthly meetings. If you would like to attend a meeting, join our group, receive a copy of the modular layout standards, purchase our calendar, or ask questions about our club, send an e-mail to the EPTC Webmaster at

Texas Clubs

Club Name: Dallas/Fort Worth O Scale Club
Contact: Brady McGuire
Telephone: 903-868-2726
Contact: Stan Schwartz
Telephone: 972-359-8242
Venue: Modular Layout, 12 x 41 Trolley/Traction Modular 3 x 22, NMRA 1/48
Notes: Two-to-Three shows per year.

Washington Clubs

Club Name: The ROTTERS
Address: Edmonds, Washington
Contact: J. Woody Mathews
Telephone: 206-723-8746
Venue: Rotating “round-robin”, NMRA 1/48

Canada Clubs

Club Name: Hamilton Society of Model Railroaders, Inc. (HSMR)
Address: 116 MacNab Street. S, Hamilton, ON L8P 3C3 (McNab Hall, basement of McNab street Presbyterian Church, between the east end of Hunter street tunnel and the GO Transit station, sorry not wheel chair accessible.)
Contact: Glen
Telephone: 905-318-1416
Contact: Ken
Venue: Permanent O scale Layout, NMRA 1/48
Description: Established in 1932, we are one of the oldest and longest running model railroad clubs in North America currently building our 5th layout “The Algoma Eastern”. A subsidiary line of the Canadian Pacific operating in Ontario’s near north Sudbury/Manitoulin Island Region; also known as the Nickel belt region. The layout features two 400′ main lines; CPR/AER and CNR in a 2000 square foot area (33′ by 63′). The layout includes; 3 turntables, an interurban area and a branch line, plus an interchange yard between the two main lines with a helix into the storage yard and port facility.
We are open for Hamilton’s “DOOR’S OPEN” seeking new membership, all inclusive. We model the steam/diesels transition era of late 50’s early 60’s. Members of the club also run a “big boys” and a “cab forwards. Open Friday nights 8 PM.

Club Name: London Model Railroad Group, Inc.
Telephone: 226-998-0586
Venue: Permanent layout 2-rail, 1:48 O-scale
Description: LMRG’s new Lake Erie and International Railway depicts London and its environs as they might have been in the 1970s. This elongated 2-level layout provides for sweeping vistas culminating in a massive 12’ helix linking the levels. Combining traditional, tried-and-tested model railroad construction techniques with the latest digital train control, animation, automation, and programmable lighting, the LE&I is an immersive experience for visitors and operators alike.

Open Houses are held the first Tuesday of every month from 7:30-9:00pm. Members meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-9:30pm.
Club Name: St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway
Telephone: 519-664-3737
Venue: Permanent layout 2-rail, 1/48 NMRA
Description: St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway is North Americas finest “O” Scale Layout. Showcasing Southern Ontario during the 1950’s. Come see our huge world renowned display accurately portrayed to every last detail.
In 1982 AJ1 was moved about a kilometer up the road to a Steel building. In this new home the original display was expanded and dubbed as AJ2. The display grew to over 3000 square feet and operated in Aberfoyle until its last show in May 13th 2012. With the land that housed Aberfoyle Junction being developed the display desperately needed a new home. With help and generosity of a few key people it was decided that the Display would have a new home in St. Jacobs. The display was then cut into 51 sections and moved over 40km’s away to its present location in downtown St. Jacobs.
St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway Show Dates Admission Fees – Can be purchased Online or at the Door. Adults $8.00 Seniors $7.00 Children $5.00. Check the website for show dates.
Club Name: Model Railroad Club of Toronto
Address: 11 Curity Avenue Unit 2, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Telephone: 416-536-8927
Venue: Permanent layout 2-rail, NMRA 1/48
Description: One of the oldest and largest model railroad clubs in Canada. Modeling the Central Ontario Railway featuring transition era steam and 1st generation diesels. The Central Ontario Railway (CORY) connects with the mighty CNR and CPR forming the third major railway system in Ontario. Featuring over 5000’ of track, full timetable operation, NCE DCC, fully signaled using Canadian Railway Operating Rules c. 1962.

United Kingdom Clubs

Club Name: Liphook & District Model Railway Club
Contact: Tony Bettger
Telephone: 405-751-7649
Venue: New Build, UK 7mm, NMRA 1/48, MOROP O