Holiday Season Model Railroad Open Houses


November 2021-February 2022

     
** PLEASE CHECK INDIVIDUAL CLUB WEBSITES FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION REGARDING BEING OPEN DURING COVID-19 **
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Abington Lines Model Railroad Club CLOSED FOR 2021-2022 SEASON - .
Location: 2066 Second Street Pike (PA Rt 232), Richboro, PA 18954 (2 miles north of PA 332, on the right)
Phone: (215) 598-7720 Website: http://www.abingtonlines.org Scale: HO (standard, narrow gauge & traction)
 
Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers Admission  -  $5 Donation Appreciated - 12 & under free.
Location: 900 E. Macada Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017 (We share an ample parking lot with St. Thomas' UCC)
Phone: (610) 867-2591 Website: http://www.bdsme.org Scale: HO, O (scale and 3-rail), On30 and S.
Information: Come see 2 floors of multiple trains in continuous operation with Legacy, DCS and DCC systems and plenty of smoke and sound. Organized in 1965, the first floor 650 square-foot display nicely blends O, On30 and S scale action. Operating signals and accessories further enhance the display. The 2nd floor 800 square-foot HO display showcases trains traveling thru rolling hills, ruggged mountains and industry, and past parks and towns. We suggest those with children under 40 inches tall bring a step stool.
Open 1-4 p. m. on Nov. 27 & 28, Dec. 4 & 5, 11 & 12, Jan. 8 & 9, 15 & 16, Feb. 5 & 6.
 
Burlington County Model Railroad Club Admission Free - Donations Appreciated
Location: Basement (right side), Burl. Co. Footlighters Playhouse, 808 Pomona Rd, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
Phone: (856) 733-0010 Website: http://www.bcmrc.org or find us on facebook! Scale: HO
Information: We represent portions of a freelanced 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-track mainline along with several other trains operating in various yards using an NCE DCC system along with JMRI. We ask that adults bring a step stool for children under 40 inches tall. ** We have an air exchanger in place to help mitigate viral transmission and members will be wearing masks **
Open 12-5 p.m. on Nov. 27 & 28, Dec. 4 & 5, Jan. 8 & 9, Feb. 12 & 13, 19 & 20.
 
Coopersburg Area Society of Model Engineers / C.A.S.M.E. Admission Free - Donations Appreciated
Location: Basement of Borough Building, 5 North Main St., Coopersburg, PA 18036
Website: http://www.casme.org Scale: HO
Information: Our layout dimensions are 35' x 44' and when finished, there will be more than 3500 feet (58 scale miles) of track and over 100 switches. A computer-assisted dispatching program using JMRI software, controlling our Digitrax DCC system, allows up to 12 trains to be operated through beautiful scenes and past operating signals over the layout.
Open 12-5pm on Dec. 4 & 5, 11 & 12, Jan. 8 & 9, 15 & 16.
 
Chelten Hills Model Railroad Club Admission Free - Donations Greatly Appreciated!
Location: 8010 Old York Rd. (Route 611) Elkins Park, PA 19027 (located in the former Old York Rd. station)
Phone:(215) 635-9747 Website: http://www.cheltenhillsmrr.org or https://www.facebook.com/CheltenHillsModelRRClub Scale: HO
Information: Join us for our 75th year! Highlights include 1750 feet of track, 300-car freight yard, steam and diesel locomotive facility with operating turntable, and industrial yard. The centerpiece is our operating lift bridge, which allows trains to cross between parts of the layout. Our DCC control system allows us to run multiple trains on the mainline and yards with realistic sound. Wheelchair accessibility available by appointment - please call any Thursday evening to schedule this access.
Open 12-4pm on Nov. 20 & 21, Dec. 11 & 12, Jan. 8 & 9, 22 & 23.
 
Gatsme MRRC - located at the Rockledge Model Railroad Museum (RMRM)
Location: 323 Montgomery Ave. Rockledge, Pa. (corner of N. Sylvania & Montgomery Aves.)
Website: http://www.rockledgemrm.org Also see our facebook page! Scale: HO
Gatsme has renovated a 1920s mill building into a new permanent home. Featuring a 3000-square foot operating walk-through layout, which will include parts of the PRR Schuylkill Branch and the Reading Company's line to Shamokin, the museum also has displays of railroad and model railroad history and is handicap accessible. The layout is progressing, with over 700 feet of operating main line. Memberships are open; join us as we continue to grow!
Open 12-3 p.m. on Dec. 11 & 12, Jan. 8, 15, Feb. 12 & 13 AND the second Saturday of each month. Masks optional for those who are vaccinated. See our web site or facebook page for additional news and events.
 
Keystone N-Trak Admission & Parking Free - Donations Appreciated
New Location:100 North Second Street, North Wales, PA 19454 (GPS: 113 N. 2nd St.)
Parking: Municipal Lot behind St. Luke's Church
Website: https://keystonentrak.wordpress.com facebook: http://www.facebook.com/keystonentrak Scale: N
Information: Keystone is a modular N-scale club, modeling to N-Trak international standards. This enables each member's modules to link to form model railroads at public and private events. We travel to various N scale events and are a participating member of The Eastern N Lines Partnership. New members are always welcome. Meetings are every Tuesday at 7 pm. Please check our facebook page for any last-minute schedule changes or additions.
Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 13 & 20, Dec. 11, 18 & 19
 
Nazareth Area Society of Model Engineers (NASME) Admission Free, but donations appreciated
Location: 212 Main Street, Stockertown, PA Parking across the street, behind Stockertown Municipal Building.
Masks encouraged. Website: http://nasme.tripod.com Scale: HO
Information: Four operating layouts. In the N-gauge layout, you'll experience the excitement of railroading in miniature. The S-gauge circles through the borough of Nazareth and features an operating trolley. The O-gauge includes smoking steam engines, horns, whistles, bells and even railroad chatter. The entire first floor is devoted to an HO-gauge multilevel layout with an operating hump yard and a helix on which four trains move between levels.
Open 1-5 p.m. on Nov. 27 & 28, Dec. 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 28, 29 & 30, Jan. 8 & 9.
 
 
Royersford Modular Model Railroaders Admission to Greenberg's Train Show - Donations Appreciated
Location: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Drive, Oaks, PA
Phone: (610) 888-4306 Website: http://www.royersfordmodular.org Scale: HO
Information: Moveable modular railroad layout, on display during the Greenberg's show, which also includes other layouts, vendors and manufacturers.
Open 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Jan. 8 & 9.
 
Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club CLOSED FOR 2021-2022 SEASON
Location: 400 South Main Street (rear entrance), Phoenixville, PA 19460; diagonally across from Library
Phone: (610) 935-1126 Website: www.svmrrc.com Scale: HO (standard and narrow gauge)
 
Saint Alban's Railroad Fellowship - STARR CLOSED FOR 2021-2022 SEASON
Location: Saint Alban's Episcopal Church, 3625 Chapel Rd. Newtown Square, PA (Under Thrift Shop)
Website: http://www.StARR-MRC.org Scale: HO
 
Note: Dates for all club open houses are Saturdays and Sundays unless otherwise noted. Not responsible for errors or omissions in the schedules. Dates and times subject to change without notice. In case of inclement weather, please verify directly with each club whether their shows will run as scheduled.
Holiday Season Model Railroad Open Houses   -   November 2021-February 2022
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version 1.0 posted 2021-12-02