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Houston Tinplate Operators Society - Lionel, Trains, Layouts: Layout Operation & Club Meetings

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Layout Operation & Club Meeting Schedule

Day of week




Tuesday Night
* 1st Tuesday - Monthly business meeting at 8 PM

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Saturday Afternoon

1:00 PM

5:00 PM

HTOS work and run meetings are held every Tuesday. The club is open to visitors. All meetings are usually layout work, running trains and fun.

We hold club business meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. Business meetings rarely last more than 45 minutes, but during that time we do shut down the trains and close the doors to reduce the noise level. Please do not be disappointed if you drop by and the gate is closed during that time. We will re-open to the public as soon as the business meeting is over.

While our offical meeting end is 9:00 PM, we are sometimes working for some time after that. The mall doors remain unlocked until 10:00 PM. The entire mall and all exterior doors are locked at 10:00 PM by mall security. Please be aware of where you are parked to allow enough time to get back to your car.

If you are shopping, in addition to visiting our layouts, the mall has different hours. Hours vary, so please check with the particular store.
For more information, please visit the Memorial City Mall website.

The general mall hours are:

Day of week



Monday thru Saturday

10:00 AM

9:00 PM



6:00 PM

Mall doors open early for mall walkers.

We wish we could be open for more days and longer hours, but, after all, this is our hobby. We have family and jobs to attend to. If you or your organization would like to schedule a special tour, or make other special arrangements, please E-mail or send your request by postal mail. We will make every attempt to accomodate whenever possible, but please bear with us. Sometimes we are also at the space working on the layouts, particularly on the weekends or evenings, and can arrange to spare some time for a quick tour or to answer questions.

Our Postal address:
Houston Tinplate Operating Society
11152 Westheimer
P.M. Box 255
Houston, Texas 77042-3208

Phone: 832/675-1955

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