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Alabama

Mobile

Bay Area Railroaders (BARR)

Email hall

Larry Hall, BARR, 1991 Bradbury Dr W, Mobile, AL 36695; 251/634-2574

For those interested in 2-Rail O Scale modules...

 

California

Menlo Park

West Bay Model Railroad Association

website home.earthlink.net/~pesce/westbay.htm

WBMRR Assn, 1090 Merrill St, Menlo Park CA 94025

O, HO, and S scales: The West Bay Model Railroad Association was organized in 1947. Since 1950, when they were able to get space in a building next to the Menlo Park Station (100' away) via the Southern Pacific railroad, they created and have run a display layout, integrating three different scales. Basically a ring layout shaped as a large U, the HO, S and O tracks intermingle with tunnels, bridges and cuts. Even though some modifications have been done to the layout over the years, the main tracks still follow the original plan. The layout is built in a way that allows the public to view all the layout from different angles. Platforms are provided to view the layout from a higher angle, and for little kids. They meet every Wed, 7:00 to 10:00 pm

CA

San Francisco bay area -Sacramento - Fresno

California Central Coast On30

website www.ccc-on30.org/ccc_on30.htm

CCCNGRR, c/o John Roth, 3028 Badger Dr, Pleasanton CA 94566

On30 modules, “To have fun building & operating On30 modular railroad. Modules are free-lanced, set in central CA in the early 1900s.” - display at O Scale West, Great Trains Expo, 2010 O Scale National Convention & other shows. Also video clips at www.youtube.com (“Modular Model Railroad")

CA

Fresno - Visalia - Hanford -Bakersfield

California Central Narrow Gauge Railroad

website ccv-on30.com

Chuck Wolfson, 2134 Pleasant Way, Hanford, CA 93230, 408/242-9797

On30 modules - Email chuck.wolfson

CA

San Diego - Orange County - Los Angeles

California South Coast On30 Modular Group

Yahoo forum yahoo.com/group/CSCModOn30/

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On30 free-form modules built with flex track (code 100 rail between modules), era on module should range from late 1800s to 1930s. Set up at shows & for fun. All information, standards and meeting dates, posted at their Yahoo site.

CA

Pleasanton

Alameda County Central Railroad Society

website alameda

Gary Lewis, 208 Yosemite Dr, Livermore, CA 94550; 925/455-8135

HO & O Scale layouts built at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton Ave & Fairgrounds Rd - Fri 6 to 10 pm. Junior Memberships (age 12-18) are free with adult sponsor in club.Newsletter www.pleasantonmodelrr.org/newsletter

CA

Point Richmond

East Bay Model Engineers at Golden State Model RR Museum

website www.gsmrm.org

Jeffrey Heller, 255 The Uplands, Berkeley, CA 94705; 510/658-3915

Located at Golden State Model RR Museum, 900 Doman Dr - the group is involved with their 2-Rail O Scale and On3 operation, also HO and other misc. equipment. Meet Fri 7 pm. Junior Memberships are available for kids 12-18 at no cost with an adult sponsor (i.e. member). video at www.youtube.com (“East Bay Model Railroad Museum”)

CA

San Diego

San Diego Model Railroad Club at San Diego Mode RR Museum

website www.sdmrrc.org/SD_Olay.htm

Barbara Hultenius 619/696-0199

2-Rail O/On3 Cabrillo & Southwestern Division & O division inside the San Diego Model RR Museum, Casa de Balboa Bldg, Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado - Bob Turner is a member but the museum is multiscale has quite a few huge layouts, displays, and models; videos of 2-Rail O Scale at YouTube include “Trains, Part 1” “Trains, Part 2” (ignore intro music on the first 2, it only lasts a short time before you see nice quiet shots of the railroads at the Museum) & “sdmrm-1998-Cabrillo&SW”; electronic rail pass available at www.sdmrrc.org/SD_E-pass/Epass.htm

 

Colorado

Denver

Denver Society of Model Railroaders

website denveroscaleclub.org

DSMR, 31701 Wynkoop St Ste 10, Denver, CO 80202; 303/572-1015

O/On3; Denver Union Station (basement) - dues vary based on level of membership; Tues 7 pm. videos of 2-Rail O Scale at YouTube include "Denver Society of Model Railroaders"

 

Connecticut

Stamford

Stamford Model Railroad Club

website www.stamfordmodelrrclub.com

SMRC, PO Box 2123, Darien, CT 06820; answer machine 718-829-1764

St. Johns Episcopal Church (downstairs), Grove & Elm St - meets 1st Tues, work session 2nd Tues.  

CT

Leyard

Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club

website www.mprr.org

M-P Model RR Club, 23 Hyde Park Dr, Gales Ferry, CT 06335-1941

modular club (O, On30, G, HO, N); building projects, setup at shows, custom club cars, E-mail newsletter.

CT

Manchester

Silk City Model Railroad Club

website www.timemachinehobby.com

MRC&FoC, 71 Hilliard St, Manchester, CT 06040-3001

71 Hilliard St: SCMRRC multi-scale (HO/N/O) model railroad groups & other hobby clubs meet at Time Machine Hobby,  Thurs 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

 

Florida

Orlando

Florida O Scalers

Yahoo forum yahoo.com/group/FloridaOScalers

Ron Dettmer, 2756 Connie Cir, Orange Park, FL 32065-7229; Email

meeting sites/times vary - 2-Rail O modules, annual show. 

FL

Plantation

Florida Citrus Model Train Society

website www.fcmts.org

Ken Sargeant, 1810 SW 105 Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33324; 954/473-6376

modules, displays, train shows. see website for current news & schedules.

FL

Sarasota

Sarasota Model Railroad Club

website www.smrc.org

Dan Cioffi, 941/723-3421

6730 15th St E - N, HO, 2- & 3-Rail O Scale. layouts & modules and open houses, shows & clinics. ‘O’ group meets Thurs 7:00 pm.

 

Georgia

Atlanta

Southern O Scalers (SOS)

Email dmason@danielrmason.com 

Southern O Scalers, %Dan Mason, 160 S Church St, Canton, GA 30114; 770/720-7596

2-Rail O Scale modules, build & display.

GA

Atlanta

Railroad Model Club of Atlanta

website www.oscale-atlanta.info

Bob Peppel 770/934-4067; club 770/979-0473

487-1/2 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30312 - founded 1937 & moved to current space in 1946 (primarily Southern) - work sessions & additional operations staggered on Mon 7:30 pm, operate every 1st Sat 10 am.

GA

Warner Robins

Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club

website members.cox.net/mgmrclub/

Bill Attaway, 311 Donna Dr, Warner Robins GA 31088; 478/328-1743

Elberta Depot - HO layout, portable N, some 2-Rail O Scale; meet at My Father's Place Pizza, 2507 Moody Rd, Warner Robins, GA 31088, 3rd Tues 7:30 pm.

 

Illinois

Elgin

Fox Valley O Scalers

website railsunlimited.ribbonrail.com/FoxValley/

Ted Schnepf, 126 Will Scarlett, Elgin, IL 60120; 847/697-5353

off Rte 19, O/On3 layout below a large home - still growing with expansion of basement, triple-deck, 9' ceiling/4' aisles, MILW-NE Iowa, Dubuque Div/Iowa & Dakota Div, great building and operating sessions, new members always welcome (contact Ted for details) - open after March Meet or by invitation.

 

Indiana

Indianapolis

Indiana On30 Narrow Gauge Group

Email bmitchum2003@yahoo.com or Email INOn30NGG@yahoo.com

INGG %Brian Mitchum, 707 S California St #C, Sheridan, IN 46069, or Paul Robinson 909/855-5093

central Indiana, meet north of Indianapolis; modules will be built with modified American Fremo standard with 14" module interfaces plus one 45 degree turn. Info & standards: SASE for the full set of INGG Standards.

IN

Indianapolis

Unaffiliated O Scalers of Central Indiana

Email rsrendfeld@aol.com

Ron Rendfeld, 3034 Washington, Indianapolis, IN 46205; 317/925-3671

modular 2-Rail O Scale - meet Sept to May, 1st Thurs 7 to 9 pm; newsletter $7/year.

 

Louisiana

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge O Scalers

Email tgwinbr@aol.com

Terry Williams 225/667-1515

25 S Donmoor; setup modules at shows; Wed 7 to 9 pm.

LA

Covington

Southeast Louisiana O Scalers

Email jgpayne@bellsouth.net

Gordon Payne 504/341-5081

operating sessions, construction, rebuilding.

 

Massachusetts

 Roslindale (Boston area)

Bay State Model Railroad Museum

website www.bsmrm.org

J. Morris, BSSME, 760 South St, Roslindale, MA 02131; 617-327-4341

BSSME, 760 South St - O/O trolley/HO/HOn3/N (O scale layout with 1940s Roslindale Village, N scale layout featuring scenic New England, HO scale layout spanning Atlantic to Pacific, and HOn3 scale Colorado narrow gauge) - O Scaler area includes 6' min radius, interurban pantograph-catenary - meet Wed 8 to 11 pm. Info:  A few videos at YouTube including “Steam Engine Coming Through

MA

 Gardner

Southern New England Model Railroad Club

website www.snemrr.org

Rich Godfrey, 78 Woodland Rd, Holden, MA 01529; 508/829-4529

Chestnut Street United Methodist Church, 161 Chestnut St - 21'x 67'modules w/DCC, 42'x70' permanent layout; meet Wed 7:30 pm, and Sat 9:00 am. Vdeos at YouTube see "Southern New England"

MA

 Haverhill (Boston area)

Metrowest Model Railroading Society

website www.trainweb.org/metrowest/

MMRS, 15 Mechanic St, Haverhill, MA 01830

meet at members homes, mostly O Scale modules, annual Spring show. Some photos on website.

 

Maryland

 Baltimore

Baltimore Society of Model Engineers

website www.modelengineers.com

BSME, 225 W Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD 21201; 410/837-2763

225 W Saratoga St (downtown), huge upstairs layout area with loads of local railroadiana divided equally between HO & O Scale areas with shared library. Good layout for operations and viewing.

 

Maine

 Greater Portland

Maine On30 Group

Yahoo forum  yahoo.com/group/Maine_On30/ or Email mainenarrowgauge@ yahoo.com

Elliott Thomas, 45 Ledge Rd, Yarmouth, ME 04096; 207/846-6201

On30 modules & fellowship.

 

Michigan

 Holly

Detroit Model Railroad Club

website dmrrc.org

Edward MacDowell 248-634-5811

104 N Saginaw St (originally a theater, they have restored it to be a wonderful site for a railroad club)- since 1935, 2-Rail O Scale Detroit Union Railroad (also modules), open houses, building/operations, travel, newsletter; meet Tues 7:30 pm.

 

Minnesota

 St. Cloud area

Central Minnesota O Scalers

Email morg777@yahoo.com

Bryon Morgan, 625 W Sartell St, Sartell, MN, 56377

round-robin, Fremo modules.

MN

St. Paul

Twin City Model Railroad Museum & Club

website www.tcmrm.org

TCMRMC, 1021 Bandana Blvd E, St Paul, MN 55108; 651/647-9628

Twin City Model Railroad Museum, Bandana Square, 1021 Bandana Blvd E - 1930-1950s eral layout features local MN scenes; founded 1939, has been at the Bandana site since 1983.

 

Missouri

Webster Grove (by St. Louis)

Big Bend Railroad Club, Inc.

Video visit: "Big Bend Railroad Club"

Ken Rimmel, 855 Windemer Ave, Des Peres, MO 63131-4531; 314/966-5227, 314/968-6847

Old Frisco Station, 8833 Big Bend Blvd - Springfield & Ozark Railway, huge layout built in a restored railroad station; 1st Tues 7:30 to 9 pm; YouTube video of their history & a visit to "Big Bend Railroad Club"

 

North Carolina

Raleigh

East Carolina On30 Modular Group

websites www.trainweb.org/ecarolinaon30/ & Yahoo forum for their standards & meeting info groups.yahoo.com/group/EasternCarolinaOn30/

Alan Ashworth, 101 Raspberry Ct, Willow Spring, NC 27592, 919/796-8005, Email Tarheelrrds@yahoo.com

Members from across the US, build On30 modules, and travel to shows on the East Coast for fun & set-ups.

NC

Raleigh

Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club

website www.nrvclub.net/

Peter K. Hansma, PO Box 52017, Raleigh, NC 27612; 919/217-0407

Hale High School Library, I-440 exit Six Forks Rd or Glenwood to Lassiter Mill Rd - multi-scale, magazine, shows; 3rd Wed.

 

New Jersey

Carlstadt

New York Society of Model Engineers

website www.modelengineers.org

Andy Brusgard, 537 Malcolm Rd, Union, NJ 07083; 908/686-4856

341 Hoboken (1 mile from Meadowlands Sports Complex) - HO & 2-Rail O Scale layouts; meet Wed 7 to 9 pm.

NJ

Merchantville

Cherry Valley Model Railroad Club

Email eostrains@att.net

(SASE) CVMRC, PO Box 192, Maple Shade, NJ 08052; Dave Richter, 215/639-3864

Grace Episcopal Church, Maple Ave & Center St; meet Thurs 7 pm.

NJ

North Haledon

Model Engineers Railroad Club of North Jersey

website www.angelfire.com/nj4/merrcnj/

Chris Mazzei, MERCNJ, 569 High Mountain Rd, N Haledon, NJ 07508; 908/852-7156, 6-10 pm EST; Paul Harbord, Email PWHarbord@aol.com

MERCNJ, 569 High Mountain Rd; Fri 7 pm; since 1954, website photos & virtual tour.

 

New York

Brooklyn

Bay Ridge O Scale Model Railroad Club, Inc.

website www.members.tripod.com~ KnightTime/bayridgemodelrailroadclub.html

Cono Bianco, 28 Marine Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209; 718/743-7759

28 Marine Ave; 2-Rail O Scale NYC pike.

NY

Kingston

Kingston Model Railroad Club, Inc.

website www.wcrg.org/hvl/

Tom Scrivani, 215 Butz Ln, Scotrun, PA 18355; Email catman5308@yahoo.com or 845/334-8233; KMRRC, PO Box 1885, Kingston, NY 12402-1885

on Susan St behind YMCA (Pine Grove Ave by CSX RR) since 1937 - 2-Rail O Scale, On3 logging, library, shop, museum. Meet Thurs 7:30 pm.

NY

Ronkonkoma

Central Operating Lines, Ltd. Model Railroad Club

website www.trainweb.org/centoplines

John A. Cardona 631/472-3395 (6- 9 pm) or Bob Peterson 631/661-9345 (6-9 pm)

90F Raynor Ave (W of MacArthur Airport) - collectors, operators, modelers get together to enjoy trains and put on the occasional swap meet. - Fri 7 to 10 pm; $30/month.

NY

Tonawanda

The Model Railroad Club of Buffalo, Inc.

website buffalocentral.railfan.net

TMRRB, Attn: Russ, 54 Riverdale Ave, Tonawanda, NY 14150

54 E Riverdale Ave - HO/O/On3 - Tues 7:30 pm.

 

Ohio

Cincinnati

Cincinnati Model Railway Club

website www.cincinnatioscale.org

Gene Eberhart, CMRyC, 513/245-1609 or Email geneeber@msn.com

Harmony Lodge, 646 E Epworth Ave (basement, Epworth & Mitchell Sts) - 2-Rail O Scale, modular layouts, displays; 32'x64' room; building sessions Tues 1 to 5 pm, Thurs 2 to 7 pm.

OH

Youngstown

The Model Railroad Club of Buffalo, Inc.

website www.youngstownmodelrailroadassn.org

Dean DeMain, 747 Orlo Ln, Youngstown, OH 44512

751 N Four Mile Run - HO & 2-Rail O Scale.

 

Oregon

Eugene

Northwest Narrow Gauge Imagineers

Email ghulin@earthlink.net

Gil Hulin, 3895 Colony Oaks Dr, Eugene, OR 97405; 541/344-6858

location varies. Members build modular point-to-point RR from a common hub (eliminates need for all to be present to complete a loop), DCC or DC. Some modules also serve as home layouts between shows. Rail height must be 44.5" from floor at common interface, otherwise standards are up to builder, many 2'x4' modules.

 

Pennsylvania

Altoona

Altoona Association of Model Railroaders

website vzeoiysm/modelrailroaders/index.html

AAMRR %Dick's Trains, 406 N 7th St, Altoona, PA 16601; 814/942-4390

12 Ward Civic Ctr (at S 10th Ave & 30th St), O & HO scale, large layout & museum area; Fri 7 to 11 pm.

PA

Bethlehem

Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers

website www.bdsme.org

Raymond P. Viohl, secretary; clubhouse phone 610/867-2591

902 E Macada Rd - HO, S, 2-Rail O & O traction, 3-Rail O Scale; Tues 7:30 pm.

PA

Philadelphia

East Penn Traction Club

website www.eastpenn.org

Gary Reighn, 236 Stoughton Cir, Exton, PA 19341; or Bill Weber, 1277 Colonial Dr, Hatfield, PA 19440

round robin, 1st Fri Sept to June - newsletter, modular standards online along with other traction info, trips.

PA

Reading

Reading Society of Model Engineers

website www.rsme.org

RSME, PO Box 13011, Reading, PA 19612; message 610/929-5444

Iron Horse Ln & Mt. Laurel Rd - acres of trains, indoors & out: 2-Rail O Scale, On3 & tinplate and more; since 1931- bimonthly newsletter, memberships available.

PA

Zullinger

Waynesboro Model Railroad Club

website www.waynesborotoytrains.blogspot.com

Bill Summers 717/582-0926; WMRRC, 3291 Waynescastle Rd, Greencastle, PA 17225

3289 Waynecastle Rd, located in a historic grain mill (by Rte 16 RR overpass between Greencastle and Waynesboro) - HO, N & two O scale layouts: both 2- & 3-rail O scale areas - Tues 6 to 9 pm.

 

Rhode Island

Pawtucket

Narragansett Bay Railway & Navigation Company On30 Group, Little Rhody Division NMRA

websites nbrnmodule.tripod.com and www.trainweb.org/lrdivision

Justin Maguire, Jr., 33 Narragansett Ave, Barrington, RI 02806-1336; 401/246-0381, Email Pennywhistle@fullchannel.net

round robin module group / meet to set up - The NBR&N is an On30 modular RR that depicts a fictional narrow gauge RR in southeastern New England, 1930-40s. They use a combination of Bend Track and Free-MO (modules & balloon areas). Set up for display at East Coast shows. Video on YouTube "Narragansett Bay Railway"

 

South Carolina

Charleston

Charleston Area Model Railroad Club

website www.chamrc.com

George Maas, president, CAMRC, 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407

Citadel Mall, 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd (moved from Jenkins Ave in North Charleston in early 2009). New location: Citadel Mall, next to Dillard's Department Store - O/O-27/S/HO/N; Tues & Thurs 5 to 9 pm, Sat & Sun 12 noon to 5 pm.

 

Tennessee

Memphis

Mid-South Narrow Gaugers

Email

D. Johnston, 3955 Muirfield Dr, Memphis, TN 38125; 901/737-7345

meets vary (often at shows); want to build an On30 modules for display (32'x6'), modules should have CO/NM western theme.

TN

Knoxville

East Tennessee Narrow Gauge Society (aka the Narrow-Minded Old Geezers)

Email

J.A. Foxall, 7608 W Clearwater Rd, Hixson, TN 37343; 423/847-0711

locations vary, On3 club, building point-to-point modules to setup for displays & shows.   

 

Texas

Dallas

On30 Texas Outlaws

Forum group.yahoo.com/group/TexasOutLawsOn30

Don Culbertson, Email

build modules for fun & display - meet at Hobbytown USA, US 75 & Walnut Hill Ln; 4th Sat 10 am to 12 noon.

TX

Central area from  Austin to San Antonio+

On30 Hill Country Outlaws

website www.frolin.net/txng/groups/HCO-On30.html Forum groups.yahoo.com/group/On30HCOutlaws

Email HillCountryOn30Outlaws@ yahoo.com

For those who enjoy building OR displaying lightweight On30 modules. You don’t have to build or own module to participate in their setups or meetings. Module construction info available to members in Yahoo group files area. Based in central TX, but anyone even slightly interested in On30 is welcome. They set up and run a modular layouts about three times a year and have monthly meetings (see forum for time/place).    

 

Wisconsin

Neenah (Appleton area)

Neenah Menasha Model Railroad Club & Milwaukee and Northern Railway Historical Society

Forum yahoo.com/group/Milwaukee-Northern/

Jim Hill 608/259-0507, Email or Stan Bye 920/722-5577

323 W Forest Ave - 2-Rail & 3-Rail O Scale trains multi-level layout in 1874 Soo/MILW freight depot; Wed eves 7 to 10 pm, visitors 1st Wed only.

 

Canada

Aberfoyle, Ontario

Aberfoyle Junction Model Railway Club

website www.aberfoylejunction.com

Aberfoyle Junction Model Ry Club, %Frank Dubery, 53 Rhonda Rd, Guelph ONT N1H 6H1; 519/837-3837

128 Brock Rd, quonset hut - 2-Rail O Scale; small gift shop on website.

Canada

London, Ontario

London Model Railway Group, Inc.

website www.rrhobby.ca/OGuage/LMRGhome.htm

Jim Liggett, 598 Mapledale Ave, London, ONT N5X 2B8 Canada; 519/672-7923, fax 519/679-9258

69 Holborn Ave (by Taco Bell on Wharncliffe Rd) - founded in 1938, they have created a 40'x105' permanent layout w/5,000' of handlaid track (standard O, O traction & narrow gauge); meet Tues & Thurs 7:30 pm.

Canada

Toronto, Ontario

Model Railroad Club of Toronto

website www.modelrailroadclub.com

MRCT, 171 E Liberty St Ste B1, Toronto ON M6K 3P6; Dave Chesher, 416/536-8927

(in the same location off Hanna Avenue, south laneway – look for the club sign; only the street address has changed from 37 Hanna) - since 1938, 1955-62 era fully sceniced, Central Ontario Railway, point-to-point operation; Wed 7 pm, operate 1st Wed.

 

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