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Welcome to Houston Tinplate Operators Socity.


NOTICE Update June 22, 2013: We have relocated from the east side of the hallway alongside Target to the west side. (Down around suite 617, the two western most suites that used to be the old armed forces recruiting offices.) The black paint has come off the windows.

- Updated list of upcoming train shows that HTOS members know about. Follow here or the meets button at lower right for for upcoming train meets.

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

Club outside The Houston Tinplate Operators Society (HTOS), is an organization of O-gauge train modelers whose principal interests range from true tinplate (pre & postwar) to near-scale 3-rail operation. Our organization was founded in 1988 by a group of people who wanted to have fun running Lionel and compatible trains. HTOS is dedicated to promoting research of 3-rail O-gauge trains and fostering the education of people in the field of model railroading. At left is a view of the club store front in the mall. HTOS is one of the few O-Guage train clubs in the Houston area, and also a club with a year-round permenant location.

About Us
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Train Meets
Donation Info
We are currently located in Memorial City Mall, located on the west side of Houston, Texas. See our directions link for more detailed driving directions and a mall map. Click this link for our operating hours. The club operates four layouts in our space. The large portable layout, a 'seasonal' window layout, a bigger curve window layout and a kids wooden train layout.

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