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Model Railroad Clubs

  The Eastern N Lines Partnership

  RTP Area Clubs

  Other Clubs in NC

  Other NTRAK Clubs

  NMRA Directory of Clubs


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This page contains descriptions of and links to model railroad clubs and organizations of all scales, primarily located in North Carolina, but some NTRAK clubs located elsewhere are listed. The listing in each category is alphabetical.

The initial listing is the Eastern N Lines partnership, a group of NTRAK clubs that coordinate and collaborate to jointly put on train shows in locations that are not their home location. The North Raleigh Model Railroad Club is proud to be a member of the Eastern N Lines Partnership.

Requests from other clubs for listing, and updates to the information published below are welcome.


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The Eastern N Lines Partnership

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Several years ago a number of Clubs that had been participating in train shows in locations distant from their home base formed a partnership to organize and successfully conduct these train shows. These out-of-town shows generally entailed a significant effort beyond what would normally be required to operate a local show. This cooperation among the various clubs was formalized at the first Danville Old 97 Rail Days in 2003 with the founding of the Eastern N Lines Partnership™.

The ENL partnership clubs have also worked together to develop new concepts for prototype operations using standard NTRAK modules. These concepts have evolved and been tested at the Danville Old 97 Rail Days shows, and are now featured at each Danville Old 97 Rail Days show.

Current members of the Eastern N Lines Partnership are:

Central Carolina N Scalers

Hickory, NC

French Broad e'N'pire

Hendersonville, NC

Grand Strand Model Railroad Club

Myrtle Beach, SC

Keystone N-Trak

Lansdale, PA

Lynchburg Area N Scalers (LANS)

Lynchburg, VA

New Jersey Southern (NJS)

Collingswood, NJ

North Raleigh Model Railroad Club (NRMRC)

Raleigh, NC

Peninsula Model Rail Road Club (PMRRC)

Newport News, VA

Richmond Area NTRAK (RANTRAK)

Ashland, VA

South Hampton Roads NTRAK

Norfolk, VA

Click on the links for more information about these clubs.




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Model Railroad Clubs in Research Triangle Park,
North Carolina

Atlantic Coast S Gaugers
Carolinas Division

Joseph Haenn
404 Shetland Road
Rougemont, NC 27572-9338

The Atlantic Coast S Gaugers is a nonprofit club begun in Richmond, VA, and is divided into three divisions: Virginia Central Division, Carolinas Division and the Washington & Old Dominion Division. The Club's focus is S gauge trains, including American Flyer and other manufacturers. Members enjoy both collecting and operating S gauge trains.

Each Division of the Club has a modular S gauge layout which is operated 4 to 6 times during the year at various train shows and other events.

For more information, visit the web site at or call Joseph Haenn at 919-471-2613 or send an Email.

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Carolina Piedmont Division 13
Mid-Eastern Region, NMRA

St. Michael Archangel Center & Gallery
830 High House Road
Cary, North Carolina

Connect to the CPD13 web site

The Carolina Piedmont Division (Division 13) of the Mid-Eastern Region of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) is the local entity of the NMRA, and meets the 4th Tuesday of each month (2nd Tuesday in November and December) at 7:00pm at St. Michael Archangel Center & Gallery a6 830 High House Road in Cary, NC. There are Members modeling in several scales, including G, O, HO and N.

For more information, call Grif Bond at 919-556-7066 or Bob Bridges at 919-602-4557. The web site contains information about the agenda and program for each meeting, and directions to the St Michael Archangel Center & Gallery.

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Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club, Inc.

PO Box 19573
Raleigh, NC 27619-9573

Connect to Neuse River Valley RR web site

The Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club is a multiscale modular railroad club with members and layouts in Z, HO, O, and G scales plus O tinplate.

The Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at their Club Headquarters at 1001 Airport Boulevard, Suite 120 in the Morrisville Outlet Mall (use Entrance "A" near the Dress Barn). Visitors are welcome. The Club is also open on Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Sundays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Club participates in several shows/displays in the Triangle area throughout the year. Each November the Club holds its annual show at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, with modular layouts and dealers from across the east coast. Click here for more information about the November Show.

For more information about the Club contact Peter K. Hansma, Public Relations. Send Email to Peter.

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North Carolina Garden Railway Society

Central NC

The North Carolina Garden Railway Society (NCGRS) is the Triangle's Garden Railroad Club, although the club does not limit itself to the garden. The size of the trains generally means that they appear outside in the backyard. The NCGRS is composed of members in Central Carolina, as well as throughout the state.

Founded in 1991, the NCGRS is an informal group dedicated to helping each other learn tricks and techniques for enjoying large scale trains. The overall goal is to have fun with our trains. Monthly meetings rotate among the members so that different layouts can be seen and trains run.

Garden railroading is one of the fastest growing areas of the hobby of model railroading. Garden railroading is actually two hobbies in one. The first is the model-railroading portion. The second is gardening, an aspect which has brought other family members into model railroading.

This group is also asked to do a lot of shows in the area, which we do, hoping to entice people into railroading.

For more information contact Barbara Sossoman at (919) 266-1109 or send her an Email

North Carolina LEGO® Train Club

Raleigh, North Carolina

The North Carolina LEGO® train Club (NCLTC) is a non-profit organization of LEGO® Train Enthusiasts. NCLTC exists for its members to share their hobby with one another and to exhibit LEGO® Trains for the general public at train shows that are open to the public, typically two to three times a year.

NCLTC is a loose collection of LEGO® enthusiasts who enjoy building and exhibiting LEGO Trains. NCLTC is affiliated with the North Carolina LEGO® Users Group (NCLUG).

Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18. Younger members are welcome but must be sponsored by an adult member (parent or older sibling). Membership is open to residents of North Carolina.

For more information, visit the NCLTC web site at


North Raleigh Model Railroad Club

Raleigh, NC

N Scale (NTRAK)

Connect to NRMRC web site

The North Raleigh Model Railroad Club is the N-scale NTRAK club in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. The Club was formed in 1972, mostly as a social club for people interested in railroads and model railroading. In 1974, the Club adopted the NTRAK standards for building N-scale modules. Today the Club has more than 30 members and over 200 linear feet of NTRAK modules, and participates in several train shows each year.

The Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month in various Members' homes. Membership is open to anyone regardless of modeling skills or scale (although we are primarily an N scale Club). For a membership application form or an invitation to the next Club meeting, please connect to the NRMRC web site (click above) and select the appropriate page.

The North Raleigh Model Railroad Club is a member of the Eastern N Lines Partnership.

The Sipping and Switching Society
of North Carolina

Raleigh and Boone, North Carolina

HO Scale

The S&SS is a very loose group of about 12 HO modular modelers who became fed up with a local model railroad club that seemed to be more interested in running a club than in running trains. The S&SS has no proper organization at all, but instead operates by consensus. The position of "Cruise Director", who coordinates show appearances, rotates among members every show.

There is no "club" as such. Instead the S&SS simply gets together every month or so at a local restaurant to talk about trains. The S&SS displays its modules at train shows within a 250 mile radius, about 4-6 times per year. Any money earned at such shows is donated to a local charity.

Connect to the S&SS web site.




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Other Model Railroad Clubs in North Carolina

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Apple Valley Model Railroad Club

Historic Hendersonville Depot
7th Avenue & Maple Street
Hendersonville, North Carolina

The Apple Valley Model Railroad Club (AVMRC) is located in the over 100 year-old historic Hendersonville Depot. This 50+ member club has constructed a fully scenicked HO model railroad representing Hendersonville and Western North Carolina. The club is opened to the public every Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Admission is free and donations are accepted.

The club holds regular closed membership meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 10:00am at the Depot. Organized operating sessions for club members are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the morning.

For more information about membership, or to contact the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club please send an Email to: or click here to go to the AVMRC web site.

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Cape Fear Model Railroad Society.

Southeastern North Carolina

PMB #137
1319-CC Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington NC 28405

Meetings are held at 7:00pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

Connect to Cape Fear Model Railroad Society web site

The Cape Fear Model Railroad Society is the local model railroad club in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Club sponsors a train show in late January each year featuring dealers, layouts, memorabilia, etc.

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Cape Fear Railroaders

Chapter 164 — National Railway Historical Society
100% National Model Railroad Association Club

Fayetteville, NC

Meetings are held at 7:30pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Cape Fear Railroaders Historical Center, on the third floor of Fascinate-U Children's Museum, 116 Green Street, Fayetteville, NC 28302.

Open House on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from Noon – 4pm and 4th Friday from 7 – 9pm.

Connect to Cape Fear Railroaders web site

The Cape Fear Railroaders operates the Railroad Historical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It is incorporated as a non-profit Historical and Educational organization, dedicated to keeping the history of railroading alive.

Members enjoy railroad history, historical preservation, railfanning, slide and video presentations, and discussion of rail-related topics. Activities include running a model railroad show and sale, trips to other rail museums and shows, and operating model railroad displays at malls and the county fair.

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Carolina Coastal Railroaders

2001-B South Glenburnie Road
New Bern, NC 28562

Contact the Membership Chairman at: 252-638-2504.

Connect to Carolina Coastal web site

The Carolina Coastal Railroaders (CCR) was formally organized in 1992. Currently there are 35 members.

The CCR has a permanent layout, the Carolina Midland, in HO scale with 575 feet of mainline track that was started in March of 1993. The model railroad is based on railroading in North Carolina — starting on the coast in a port and continues into the mountains. There is a mine, large yard with diesel facilities, steam facilities (under construction), a large town and numerous small industries. All members participate in the construction and operation of the railroad. All members have access to the railroad at all times. There is also an N scale layout with 85 feet of track and lots of sidings.

Layout work sessions are Monday and Thursday nights from 7:00 – 9:00pm, and Saturdays from 8:00am – 12:00noon at the address above. Trains run each Saturday at 8:00am.

The CCR has a Modular Railroad Interact Group that consists of members within the club. Each member owns one or more sections of the 16' x 44' layout that can be transported and then connected with other modules to create an operational railroad. The members have displayed the modular railroad in different locations in New Bern. It is used as a means to educate the public and attract new members.

The Club hosts a Train Show (see Shows page) each February, which features layouts in various scales from cooperating clubs. There are many dealers in attendance who buy and sell everything connected with Model Railroading. The modular railroad is displayed annually at the October Chrysanthemum Festival and at the Kinston Arts Council Museum.

Carolina Model Railroaders, Inc.

J. Douglas Galyon Depot
(REA Building next to Greyhound)
234B East Washington Street
Greensboro, NC

U.S. Mail: PO Box 13642, Greensboro, NC 27415-3642

HO, N and Z Scale Layouts

Public Hours of Operation: Thursday: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 2:00 – 5:00pm
Other times by appointment.

The Carolina Model Railroaders occupied a space in the old Southern Railway depot in Greensboro since 1975 and built a fine model railway there, which reflects the flavor of the full-size railroading in the area as it was and is today. Currently the Club is located in space in the old REA building adjacent to the main terminal while the Depot is being renovated. There are about 30 members ranging in age from 15 to 85. New members are welcome.

The Club is constructing a large HO scale display showcasing the industrial and railroad heritage of Greensboro. Members model in Z, N, HO, O and G scales. Several are narrow gauge enthusiasts and most are accomplished model railroaders with years of experience.

The club meets every 3rd Thursday.

Visit the club's web site at
Send Email to the Club.

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Carolina Southern Division 12
Mid-Eastern Region, NMRA

Charlotte, NC

Connect to the Carolina Southern web site

The Carolina Southern is a division of the Mid-Eastern Region of the National Model Railroad Association.  Our membership includes all NMRA members in the North Carolina counties of Cabarrus, Catawba, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanley, and Union and the South Carolina counties of Chester, Lancaster, and York.

The purpose of our Division is to:

  • instruct, aid, and assist model railroaders in our area in fulfilling their enjoyment of model railroading as a hobby

  • promote model railroading especially in the area bounding the Carolina Southern Division by sponsoring model railroad conventions, meets, clinics, and contests

  • promote model railroading in general through participation in the Mid Eastern Region (MER) and National Model Railroad association, Inc. (NMRA)

The Carolina Southern Division sponsors the Rail Operations Weekend. What is it?

If you like to operate a model railroad so that trains do more than just run around loops on a layout, then you are in for a treat during the Carolina Southern Rail Operations Weekend. Layout owners from around the area will be opening up their pikes to participants for operating sessions all on the same weekend. Registered participants then rotate through the layouts on a set schedule and serve as dispatchers, yardmasters, and train crews to keep things humming along the rails. This is not an "Open House" weekend. Participation is limited to those who specifically register to participate. And if you are a participant, you are expected to work your 'shift' according to the schedule -- not be a railfan standing trackside watching the trains go by.

To get a taste of what a Rail Ops Weekend is about, check out this page for a report on the last weekend. Full details for the 2011 NC RailRun can be found by clicking here.

The Carolina Southern Division also offers the Railroad Modeling University. It is a place to discover the fun of model railroading. Master Model Railroaders and just 'Plain Ole Modelers' will be available to conduct clinics (short classes in 'university speak') and hold demonstrations (labwork in 'university speak') about the various aspects of model railroading.

Typically a wide assortment of classes are offered. including:

  • If you have just purchased your first model train, there are classes structured to help you with questions everyone has when they first start to enjoy their trains and the hobby of model railroading.

  • For more experienced modelers, we usually offer a wide range of topics. They include: how to refine and enhance your ready to run models using inexpensive ideas to customize them; how to program special sounds for your layout; weathering your rolling stock; and classes to learn about how to improve your layout's background and scenery, or how to easily add a turnout to your existing track plan.


Central Carolina N Scalers

Lexington/Hickory, NC

N Scale (NTRAK)

This club was organized in the summer of 2005 and has members in Rowan, Iredell, Catawba, Mecklenburg, and Cabarrus counties. The Club is currently focused on developing an N Scale modular layout using NTRAK standards that can be displayed at various train shows and other venues in the region. Several member also have N Scale home layouts. Meetings and activities for the club can be seen on their web site at: The club also operates a forum at which is open for viewing to non-members.

Cherryville Model Railroad Club

Old SAL Depot
105 N. Depot Street
Cherryville NC 28021

HO and O Scales

The Club is located in the old Seaboard Air Line Depot in Cherryville, which is located on the CSX line from Charlotte to Bostic at milepost SF 371.42. CSX has a radio repeater and tower on site (frequencies 160.590 and 161.520). The club is currently restoring the Depot to look just as it did when in operation in the early 1900's. The loading platform will also be rebuilt to enable train watching and picture taking.

There is a 12 x 14 foot operating HO layout in the waiting room that is currently being expanded. O and HO Scale layouts are currently under construction in the warehouse, as is a 2-track G scale layout that will hang from the rafters. An N Scale diorama of the Seaboard Air Line train wreck on July 13, 1966 that occurred in Cherryville will be constructed. This wreck destroyed 6 engines and killed an engineer. There will also be a museum in the Depot, which will feature the old Wilmington, Charlotte, Rutherford rail line that went through Cherryville.

The Club meets every Thursday night at 7:30pm. There is an open house each Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

For more information contact John Seagle at

Concord Area Model Railroad Club

908 South 9th Street
Bessemer City NC 28016

HO Modular, G and O Scales

Meets monthly at member's homes. Most members model in HO scale, but all scales are welcome. For more information contact: Dave Chance, 704-933-4200 or visit

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French Broad E'N'pire

507 Seventh Avenue East
Hendersonville NC 28727

The French Broad E‘N’pire NTRAK Club is a model railroad organization consisting of 14 members who model in "N" scale, the majority of whom live in the Hendersonville area, although we also have members from around western North Carolina and one in Georgia! Membership is open to anyone with an interest in model railroading.

The club has been in existence since 1991 and meets in our own building at 229B Washington St. in Hendersonville. We have our layout there and meet to work on or operate the layout every Wednesday night from about 7 to 10p.m. There is a business meeting on the first Wednesday followed by an operating session. Time and location of meetings will be posted in the News section of the Club's web site. Dues are $120 per year ($10/mo.) The Club organizes and hosts two model railroad shows and swap meets each year in April (Spring Rails) and October (Autumn Rails), and also participate in several NTRAK and model railroad shows each year.

The club gets it’s name from the Greenville and French Broad River Railroad, an actual railroad chartered in 1855 to operate between Greenville and Asheville. The real railroad was never constructed, but lives in history and as interpreted on our model railroad layout as the French Broad River Railroad.

For information contact Chuck Place at (828) 685-2726 or Email at, or visit the Club's web site at

Goldsboro Area Model Railroad Club, Inc.

116 E. Mulberry Street
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530

The Goldsboro Area Model Railroad Club promotes and shares an enjoyment of model railroading. The club philosophy is that joining a model railroad club should be interesting and fun, not a chore. That's why the club features:

  • No mandatory work sessions

  • No long waiting periods to operate trains

  • No series of endless meetings and rules

Modelers and rail enthusiasts of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome at Goldsboro Area Model Railroad Club. Club membership is a mix of beginners and experts — you might even find a few hobby shop owners and railroad employees on our roster.

The club has a large N scale layout that is currently under construction, designed for the railfan. Designed by an aspiring Master Model Railroader, it features spectacular sight lines, interesting Lineside Industries, and a track plan that supports prototypical operations.

Our business meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, and operating sessions are held each Saturday and open to the public from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

More information is available on the club's web site at

Greensboro Model Train Club

1814 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro NC 27409

This is a new club in the Greensboro area primarily for those modeling in O Gauge (Tinplate). Meetings are currently occasional.

For more information contact:
Rodney Sutherland at (336) 449-6824
Mike Brock at (336) 273-5894

Visit the club's web site at

Kinston Area Railroad Modelers Association (KARMA)

400 North Queen Street
Kinston NC 28501

This is an HO scale club utilizing Digitrax DCC for train control. New members are welcome, and the layout is open to the public.

For more information contact:
Craig Strickland at (252) 648-8503 or by Email at

Mayberry Model Railroaders

Mount Airy, North Carolina

Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm; locations vary. The club is in the process of building our own building and club layout. Modelers of all skill levels and scale interest are welcome.

For more information contact:
Herb Atkins
PO Box 255
Mount Airy, NC 27030
Phone: (910) 786-4201

Metrolina Model Railroaders, Inc.

4120 Belle Meade Circle
Belmont NC 28012

The Metrolina Model Railroaders were formed in 1980 with the intent of building a permanent HO scale layout, which they did several times as they moved from buildings in Charlotte to Belmont where they stayed in one location for 13 years. The club currently does not have a permanent layout, but has built an HO scale modular layout that is displayed at the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte and at other shows. The layout can be configured from 14' x 18' to 18' x 30', but still growing, which is stored and transported in a large enclosed trailer. There are photographs of this layout on the Club's web site.

Meetings are normally Sunday afternoons (2:00pm) and Thursday evenings (7:30pm) at member's homes.

For more information visit or contact the club by Email.

Onslow Model Railroad Club

236 New Bridge Street
Jacksonville, NC

The Onslow Model Railroad Club, serving the Marine Corps Base, Camp LeJeune, NC, home of the 2nd Marine Division, the Marine Corps Air Station New River, Jacksonville, and all of Onslow County, was formed in January 1998. The Club has members in both HO and N scales, and has both HO and N scale modules. The Club supports any area of prototype and model railroading that a member may be interested in. We have several seasoned model railroaders and lots of those new to model railroading.

The club meets every Tuesday evening starting at 7:000pm, and other times as members wish.

For more information check the club's web site at at, or contact Bernie Rosage Sr. at 910-455-6311.

Piedmont–Triad Model Railroaders Club

Winston-Salem NC

Connect to PTMRC web site

The Piedmont–Triad Model Railroading Club is a 3-rail O Scale club that was established June 2010. The Club's goal is to promote the joys of model railroading among its members and the general public, by publicly displaying our modular layout, and to attract a new generation to the joys of model railroading.

The Club's activities focus on Thursday nights, with monthly business meetings on the first Thursday and operating sessions on the fourth Thursday; informal viewing can be arranged in advance for the latter. Both Active membership and Associate membership levels are available.

To join the Piedmont–Triad Model Railroaders Club, you must be sponsored by 2 active members of the club. New members will go through a "Probationary Period" before joining the club. There is a one-time club membership fee of $80.00. Each new member will have the opportunity to purchase a club module; the cost is $140.00. (Purchasing a module is optional, you don't have to purchase a module to be a member of the club).

For more information contact Roger Whitsett, Club President at P.O. Box 357, Rural Hall, NC 27045, by phone at (336) 918-1311 or by Email at

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Piedmont and Western Railroad Club

Old Rock School
400 W. Main Street
Valdese NC

Connect to P&WRRC web site

The Piedmont and Western Railroad Club is an HO Scale club, formed and incorporated in 1988. Construction of the Club layout began in January 1989, and is almost 800 square feet (74 square meters) in area, with workshop and storage in an adjacent room. The mainline is mostly single track to increase operating interest, and is approximately 250 feet (76 meters) long with total trackage well over 1,000 feet (305 meters). The Railcommand Control System is used.

The Piedmont and Western Railroad is a fictitious line serving Western North Carolina whose mainline extends from Marion, NC to Leadvale, TN. Its chief purpose is to carry the trains of its owners, Southern RR and the Clinchfield RR across the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since it is the only Carolina's mainline that crosses the Blue Ridge, traffic is heavy. The P and W also maintains extensive terminal facilities in Asheville which is the focus of operations. Trains set off or pick up local traffic, or are reclassified for their final destinations. Modern operations with diesel locomotives are emphasized.

The Club's activities focus on Thursday nights, with monthly business meetings on the first Thursday and operating sessions on the fourth Thursday; informal viewing can be arranged in advance for the latter. Both Active membership and Associate membership levels are available.

Smithfield Railroad Club

27 Noble Street
Smithfield NC

HO Scale

The club has a freelanced 30' x 80' HO scale layout with Digitrax DCC. Business meetings and work sessions are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm. Operating sessions are held on the fourth Thursday. Visitors are welcome.

For more information visit the club's web site at or by Email.

Southbound Model Railroaders

120 Park Ridge
Winston-Salem NC 27107

HO and N Scales

Web Site:

Meetings are held every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm. This 35 year old club has their own building in South Fork Park with a standard-gauge 35' x 30' HO scale featuring N&W and Southern. Modelers of all skill levels and scale interests are welcome.

For more information please call the club's answering service at 336-760-6924 to request membership and visit information.

Toe River Valley Railroaders

Yancey, Avery, Mitchell & McDowell Counties, North Carolina
(Burnsville, Newland, Spruce Pine, North Marion)

N, HO, O-High Rail, O-27, G and Prototype Scales

This Club is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains where the old Clinchfield line crosses by way of the famous Clinchfield Loops and the Nolichucky Gorge. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. The club is informal with no officers, dues or structure at this time. Currently there are 14 members.

For more information and the location of the current month's meeting please send an Email to Tom Hullett at, call him at 828-682-0314, or write to him at:

346 Maney Branch Road
Burnsville, NC 28714

Triad Live Steam Club, Inc.

Harrisburg, North Carolina

7½" Scale

Triad Live Steamers Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the lore and history of railroading with large scale model trains. The railroad and its equipment is for both children and adults alike to enjoy and ride on. You do not have to own any equipment in order to come and enjoy the club or to join. An interest in learning more about our hobby is all that is required.

Triad Live Steamers Inc. was founded in 1983.

Presently the Club operates 1,700 feet of 7½" gauge track at the Harrisburg location, which is located at 6960 Robinson Church Road. This facility is within one of Harrisburg's town parks, near the restored historic post office.

The Club's former location was in Farmington and has been dismantled and moved to the Harrisburg location.

The Triad Live Steamers has a program named "Rail Kids" at the Harrisburg location. This family focused program is intended to give the young railfan an opportunity to interact with the railroad and equipment on a closer basis while also making it easier to ride the trains on public run days.

For more information go to the Club's web site at

Valley River Model Railroad Club

Located in Southern Caboose next to L&N Depot
Murphy, NC

The VRMRC ( is an N-scale layout begun in November, 2008. Currently, the layout is operated with DC (with the possibility of converting to DCC at a later date). The layout is a walk-around island 4' x 24' which contains two mainlines; several industrial sidings; an extensive yard; and an operating turntable with a 6-stall roundhouse. Also, members are constructing individual 2'x4' HO-scale modules for a modular display layout during special events, open houses, etc. In addition to the layout, the caboose features many historical photos and displays depicting local railroading history as a part of the Valley River Historical Railroad Museum project.

The club has a regularly scheduled monthly meeting on the third Thursday of the month in the L&N Depot at 6 p.m. It conducts two Open Houses annually (April and November).

Membership is open to individuals with an interest in railroading from ages 9 to 90! For additional information, please contact Thomas Roskelly, CEO, 828-644-0434 or 828-361-2210.

Waynesborough Model Railroad Club

118 West Mulberry Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530

Connect to WMRRC web site.

The Club has a 20' x 56' HO scale layout which uses Digitrax DCC for train control. Our layout is located in our own building. The layout is open to the public on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm. The club is always looking for new members.

For more information send an email to


Western North Carolina Model Railroaders

Asheville, North Carolina
Division 15, SER, NMRA


The "Western North Carolina Model Railroaders, Inc." are hobbyists drawn together by a common interest in railroading and model railroading. The club was chartered on May 19, 1974 as a non profit organization. Operations are conducted by officers and a board of directors, and are governed by a constitution and bylaws. Membership is open to men and women of all ages, whether they are NMRA members or not. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome at all the group's activities.

There are approximately 80 members with scales from Z to G. A general meeting is held once a month on the first Thursday, with the exception of July, at the Eliada House.

There is an HO scale modular group associated with the club called Land of the Sky Terminal RR.

Programs at the meetings are designed to provide information about railroading and model railroading, to help improve skills in various areas of model railroading and to offer opportunities for members to participate in model railroading activities and events at local, regional, and national levels.

Clinics cover a wide range of topics, including layout construction, scenery techniques, wiring, weathering, and prototypical operation to name a few. Other events include the annual white elephant sale that offers bargains for the members, contests to test member's model building skills, and occasional field trips to observe railroading in real life.

This club hosted the NMRA SER/MER Spring Convention held Memorial Day weekend in 1997.

For more information go to the club's web site at

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Wilmington Railroad Museum Modelers

505 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 29401

Phone: (910) 763-2634

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The Wilmington Railroad Museum Modelers are the Model Railroad Committee of the Wilmington Railroad Museum. Our modelers are responsible for building and maintaining the model railroads of the Museum. There is an extensive HO model railroad representing the Wilmington area in the 1950s, a modular layout compatible with the Sipping & Switching Society's modular layout, an O Scale layout in our Children's Area, and a G Scale system running in the Museum's gift shop.  There are about 40 dedicated volunteers who maintain these layouts and keep them running for the Museum visitors. We welcome volunteers who wish to help in this effort.

We meet for a lunch meeting on the first Monday of each month. We get together at other times depending on the projects going on. We are usually working on the layouts on Mondays and Saturdays.

There is only one requirement — be a member of the Museum. There are no other dues or costs.

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Wilson Area Railroad Modelers, Inc. (W.A.R.M.)

"The Bright Leaf Route"

c/o The Antique Barn
2810 Forest Hills Road
Wilson, NC 27893

Phone: (919) 237-6778

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The Wilson Area Railroad Modelers (WARM) is a membership of people interested in modeling a freelance layout with various styles, techniques and time periods — the steam era never died — and both steam and diesel locomotives work side-by-side, complete with shops to service both. The club organized in 1981, and began by meeting in members' homes to work on or to operate the member's layout. It has grown into a group which owns and operates what is believed to be the largest HO scale modular railroad on the east coast — The Wilson & East Carolina.

The 20' x 120' HO modular layout is located on the 2nd floor of the Antique Barn & Train Shop in Wilson, NC. The mainline is almost 8 scale miles long with dual main lines composing about 20% of the layout; this is being converted to a single main line with passing sidings. The layout consists of 65 modules in a semi-permanent configuration, some individually owned and detailed by club members. There are 2 main yards and one staging yard with a total capacity of 2,000 cars, and an locomotive servicing facility with a capacity of 60 locomotives. Control is Digitrax DCC, and signaling is being installed.

The club promotes interest in, and educates the public about model railroading by holding Open Houses every Saturday (except holidays) from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $1.00 per adult. Children are free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Business meetings are the first Saturday evening of each month. Operating sessions are held on the third Saturday of the month into the evening hours. Work sessions are scheduled as needed.




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Jersey Central N-TRAK

Tinton Falls/Ocean Township
(Wayside), New Jersey

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Jersey Central N-TRAK is a fairly small club - approximately 15 modules - that follows NTRAK standards. Any and all model railroaders are welcomed (there are 2 female members). Whether you like to build models and modules, or just like to run trains, there is a place for you in this club.


The Kentuckiana Society of "N" Scalers (KSONS)

Louisville, KY

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The KSONS are dedicated to the advancement and enjoyment of N scale model railroading. Business meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area. Public shows are held at various times throughout the year. Membership in the KSONS is open to anyone who is or wishes to become actively engaged in N scale model railroading.

The KSONS lead the way in the Louisville area with DCC, a large switching yard, 100+ car trains and award-winning model and modules.

The KSONS are the host club for The Derby City Express, the 2008 National NTRAK Convention.

Lynchburg Area N-Scalers (LANS)

Lynchburg, VA

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The Lynchburg Area N-Scalers was founded in 2000 and had their first public show in 2001. Club meetings are the first Thursday of each month in various members' homes.

Contact LANS via their web site for more information.

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NEONS — Northeast Oklahoma N-Scalers

8753 S. Lewis, Suite B
RiverBend Center
Tulsa OK 74137
(Co-located with Challenger N-Scale Hobbies)
919 298-4800

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The NEONS are an N-scale model railroading club located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, sponsored by Challenger N-Scale Hobbies (CNS), co-housed with CNS, and maintain a small N-Trak layout. The purpose of the club is to support and encourage N-scale model railroading, which we do by holding regular monthly meetings, building club owned N-Trak modules and by assembling and operating our NTRAK layout at public venues. The club works in harmony with TNT (Tulsa N-Trak), and usually combine their modules with ours to form larger and more impressive layouts at shows.

Club hours are the same as Challenger N-Scale Hopbbies store hours (see the NEONS web site for latest information).


Northern Virginia NTRAK, Inc.

PO Box 523051
Springfield, VA 22152

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Northern Virginia NTRAK brings N-Scale Model Railroading to the Nation's Capitol. The Club is very active in its monthly operating nights, and in its participation in Train Shows. NVNTRAK hosted NTRAK East '96, which featured the world's largest model railroad, with N scale modules providing a total of over 40 scale miles on the Red Line Route.


Peninsula Model Rail Road Club

Denbigh Recreation Center (used to be a school)
14302 Old Court House Way
Newport News, VA 23602

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The Peninsula Model Rail Road Club (PMRRC), located in Newport News, VA was formed in the mid 1970's, in the back room of a Local Hobby Shop. In 1978, we were fortunate to acquire space in the Lee Hall Depot. Right now, with the Lee Hall Depot undergoing renovation, we are in a temporary location which used to be a Public School.

At the present, we are in the process of building a new layout. Some of the goals of the club are to promote the model railroad hobby while learning new techniques. The new layout is 16.5 feet by 22 feet, and represents the area extending from Newport News, VA to Richmond, VA during the Steam-to-Diesel era of the late 1950's to early 60's. When the Lee Hall Depot is ready for us to move back in the layout we are building will be moved there.

We have two T-TRAK layouts. One is kept at the Club, and the other is our traveling layout for train shows and events. We welcome everyone. You are always welcome to come out and have fun with us anytime. For more information, please visit our web site by clicking on the link above. Thanks!


Richmond Area NTRAK
Model Railroaders

Ashland-Hanover Shopping Center
Ashland, VA

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RANTRAK members are dedicated to furthering the hobby of N Scale model railroading through public displays and community involvement. All roads are modeled and new members are welcome. There is always plenty to do and learn, so come join the fun.

The Richmond Area NTRAK Model Railroaders is one of three branches of the Richmond Freelance and Prototype Model Railroaders (RF&P MRR), the other two being HO and O scale groups. RF&P MRR Club Meetings are 7:00pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month. RANTRAK meetings are at 7:15pm on the 2nd and 3rd Friday of every month.

The RANTRAK layout is open for public viewing on Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sundays from 12noon to 5:00pm.

South Hampton Roads NTRAK Model Railroad Club

Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA.

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The South Hampton Roads Club is a modular NTRAK N scale club serving Virginia N scalers in the Hampton Roads area of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. The Club meets every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at Squires Memorial Presbyterian Church in Norfolk. (The first Tuesday of the month is a business meeting.)

The Club participates in a number of train shows each year, as well as Girl and Boy Scout activities and activities with the Tidewater Division of the NMRA.

Dues are $10/month for Regular Members and $2/month for Associate Members.

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Tucson NTRAK

Tucson AZ

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Tucson NTRAK is a not-for-profit social club whose theme is N Scale model railroading. Members enjoy the model train hobby and as a club are actively participating in it and promoting it. Part of the participation aspect is sharing accomplishments with the community, encouraging public rail crossing safety and railfanning safely along with respect for the railroad property being observed.

The club's roots go back to the early 1990's. For many years the club's layout was located at Davis Montham Air Force Base. After a couple of moves the club migrated towards NTRAK, and started setting up at Great American Train Shows. This led to the club becoming part of the Arizona & Southwest Model Railroad Society.

Tucson NTRAK was an early adopter of DCC for control and utilizes the Digitrax DCC system.




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