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Welcome to the Houston Tinplate Operators Society website.

Who we are: An O-gauge model train club whose goal is to present to the public a family friendly atmosphere that promotes our hobby and provides enjoyment and education to all who visit.
Our location: Memorial City Mall Suite 617. Inside the mall and adjacent to Target
Weekly operating hours: Tuesday: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM; Saturday: 1 PM to 5 PM
(except some holidays and when attending local train shows)

Please support our first annual food drive: Operation Sunbeam

Watch our video and see what we have been up to:
HTOS What We Do

For a list of upcoming train shows and exhibits in the Houston area and around Texas, click here or the "Train Meets" button at the right.

The Michael Berry Show mentioned US! Listen to the podcast clip below:

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Visit HTOS and relive the excitement and wonder of model railroading.

Club outside
The Houston Tinplate Operators Society (HTOS) was founded in 1988 by a group of model train enthusiasts who wanted to have fun running Lionel O-gauge and compatible trains. Our members' interests range from true tinplate (pre & postwar) to near-scale 3-rail operation. HTOS is dedicated to promoting the history of 3-rail O-gauge trains and fostering the education of people in the field of model railroading.

The front of our club location is pictured at left, a year-round permanent location. HTOS is one of the few O-Guage train clubs in the state of Texas.

The club operates four layouts in our space. The large portable layout, a 'seasonal' window layout, a larger permanent window layout, and an American Flyer S-Gauge layout are for public viewing. There is also a hands-on kids wooden train layout. Enjoy!

See our directions link for more detailed driving directions and a mall map. Click this link for our operating hours.

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