Area Model Railroad Clubs
and open house information

Click here to download the Green Sheet of local club open house dates

Abington Lines Model Railroad Club
Location: 2066 2nd Street Pike, Richboro, PA 18954
Phone: 215-598-7720
Scale: HO
Misc.: Come see multiple trains with digital radio control and sound, operating on our 20' X 60' two-track mainline exceeding 1,000 feet in length. Enjoy the scenery depicting the PA rolling hills. Marvel at our trolleys, life like village, detailed buildings, operating roundhouse, industrial switching areas and waterfront complete with rail ferries.

Burlington County Model Railroad Club
Location: Basement, Burl. County Footlighters' Playhouse, 808 Pomona Road, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Phone: 856-733-0010
Scale: HO
Misc.:  We call our miniature railroad the Rancocas Valley Lines, which is appropriate for this area We represent portions of a railroad that goes from tidewater to mountains, running through the typical stations and industrial areas of a large city, then countryside, while serving industries. We run 5-8 trains simultaneously on a double mainline along with several other trains operating in various yards.

Coopersburg Area Society of Model Engineers  C.A.S.M.E
Location: Basement of Borough building, 5 North Main Street, Coopersburg, PA 18036
Scale: HO
Misc.: Our layout dimensions are 35' x 44' and when finished there will be in excess of 3500 feet of track and over 100 switches. 

Gatsme MRRC at the Rockledge Model RR Museum
Location: 323 Montgomery Ave, Rockledge, PA
Phone: 215-646-2033 Thursday evenings only
Scale: HO (standard & narrow gauge)
Misc: Our new home is a renovated old mill building, featuring a 3000 square foot walkthrough layout, parts of which are already running.

Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum
Location:  705 Linden St., Bethlehem PA 18018
Phone: 610-868-7101
Scale: HO
Misc.: One of the most spectacular model railroads ever built. This layout features the Lehigh Valley Railroad stations in Easton and Bethlehem, Pa. Also the Bethlehem Steel and Allentown Freight Yard with two working humps.

Royersford Modular Model Railroaders
Location: Multiple see web site
Phone: 610-888-4306
Scale: HO
Misc.: Movable Modular railroad layout, on display at multiple locations.

Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club
Location: 400 South Main Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone: 610-935-1126
Scale: HO (standard & narrow gauge)
Misc.: Scale model trains run through realistic wooded Pennsylvania scenery featuring logging, bridges, tunnels on Philadelphia-Reading point-to-point mainline.There are 4 different railroads depicted on a 1,000 sq ft layout. Hundres of buildings, vehicles, figures & trees.

StARR (St. Alban's Railroad Fellowship)
Location: St Alban's Episcopal Church, 3625 Chapel Road, Newtown Square, in basement under thrift shop
Scale: HO, HOn3
Misc.: Modular layout fills 4000 square feet with 200 ft. of  4 track mainline, 3 branch lines, steel mill, and 3 working classification yards with engine facilities. DCC System, Car card/waybill operation.

Other Sites of Interest

Gulliver's Gate
Website: Gullivers Gate
Scale: HO
Misc.: Located in New York City's Times Square, Gulliver's Gate is a 50,000 square foot display railroad.

National Model Railroad Association
Website: NMRA
Misc.: he National Model Railroad Association, Inc. advances the global scale model railroading community through education, advocacy, standards, and social interaction.

Strasburg Railroad
Website: Strasburg Railroad
Scale: Full size
Misc.: A steam train ride in the Amish countryside and other activities

Website: Steamtown
Scale: HO
Misc.: A National Park Service historic site featuring steam railroading. Located in Scranton, PA.

Website: Railserve
Misc.: A comprehensive guide to railroad web sites and resources.

A Brief History of New York City Railroading
Website: NYC History
Misc.: A brief guide to New York City transportation history.

Model Railroads and Freight Cars
Website: Model Railroads
Misc.: A page with links to beginner articles on model railroading..

Trolleys, Trams, and Streetcars
Website: Model Railroads
Misc.: Resources and history of trolleys and streetcars.