Holiday Season Model Railroad Open Houses

November 2023-March 2024

Please consult individual clubs listed for any unexpected closures.
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Abington Lines Model Railroad Club Admission Free - Donations Appreciated.
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: Scale: HO (standard, narrow gauge & traction)
Information: Come see multiple trains with digital radio control and sound, operating on our 20' x 60' two-track mainline exceeding 1,000 feet in length. Enjoy the scenery depictiong the PA rolling hills. Marvel at our trolleys, life like village, operating signals, detailed buildings, operating roundhouse, industrial switching areas and waterfront complete with rail car ferries. Also enjoy our extensive narrow-gauge section with old time operating engines.
Open 12-4 p.m. on Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 30, 31; Jan. 6 & 7; Feb. 3 & 4
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)
Website: 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. 25 & 26: Dec. 2, 3,9,10; Jan. 6, 7, 13, 14; Feb. 3 & 4
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: 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 **
Open 12-5 p.m. on Nov. 25 & 26; Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10; Jan. 13, 14, 20, 21; Feb. 17, 18, 24, 25
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: 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 12-4 p.m. on Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10; Jan. 6, 7, 13, 14
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: Scale: HO
Information: Since 1946! 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 or email to schedule this access.
Open 12-4 p.m. on Nov. 18 & 19; Dec. 9 & 10; Jan. 13 & 14; Feb. 3 & 4
Gatsme Model Railroad Club - located at the Rockledge Model Railroad Museum (RMRM)
Location: 323 Montgomery Ave. Rockledge, Pa. (corner of N. Sylvania & Montgomery Aves.)
Website: 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, including 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.
On Dec. 9, co-sponsoring a train show 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cannstatter - 9130 Academy Road, Philadelphia
Open 12-3 p.m. on Nov. 11 & 18; Dec. 9, 10, 16; Jan. 6, 13, 20; Feb. 3, 4, 10 - and the 2nd Saturday of each month thereafter, 12-3 p.m.
Keystone N-Trak Admission & Parking Free - Donations Appreciated
100 North Second Street, North Wales, PA 19454 (GPS: 113 N. 2nd St.)
Parking: Municipal Lot behind St. Luke's Church   Website:   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 other clubs' modules at public and private events. 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. We have a permanent club layout, a traveling layout, and a T-Trak layout that includes individual members and club modules. New members welcome!
Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 21; Nov. 4, 18, 19; Dec. 2, 10, 16, 17 (raffle drawing); Jan. 6 &13
Please check our Facebook page for any dates that may be added, and for membership information. Meetings are every Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum Admission $8, children under 12 free!
Location: 705 Linden Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 - Street parking only
Phone: 610-868-7101 Website:  Scale: HO
Information: The layout in HO scale depicts the routes of the Lehigh Valley Railroad during the period 1950 to 1976, from West Portal NJ to Bethlehem PA and north to Coxton, PA; the Reading Railroad from Quakertown PA to Bethlehem PA, then to Harrisburg PA; and the Central Railroad of New Jersey from Elizabethport NJ to Wilkes-Barre PA. Check out our specialty days listed below if you have a particular favorite!
Open 1-5 p.m. on Nov. 19, 24, 25; Dec. 3; Dec. 9 & 10 (Thomas & Friends), 16 & 17 (Steam Era, 23 &30 (Passenger), 26 (60s & 70s); Jan. 6 & 7 (80s & 90s), 13 & 14 (Modern)
5-9 p.m. on Dec. 28 & 29 (Foreign Power); 2-5 p.m. on Feb. 18, Mar. 17
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.
Website: Scales: N, HO, S, O
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. 25 & 26, Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 27, 28, 30; Jan. 6, 7, 13, 14; Mar. 2 & 3
Also 1-5 p.m. on Dec. 29
Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club Admission Free, Donations Appreciated
Location: 1315 Harding Highway (US Rt. 40), Richland, NJ (Buena Vista Twp. Visitor Center
Phone: 856-952-4251 Website: Scale: HO
Information: The PVMRR is a fictional regional railroad serving norheastern Pennsylvania and norhter New Jersy, approximately from Scranton to Weehawken. We model a time period fro the late 1940s to the late 1960s, the waning dayso f the steam engine and the expansiopn of diesel motive poer. The New York Centra, Pennsylvania Railroad, Jersey Central, Erie-Lackawanna, Delaware & Hudson, andLehigh Balley are just a few of the Class I "Fallen Flags" you can see.
Open Saturdays 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and Sundays 12-4 p.m. on Oct. 28; Nov. 18, 19; Dec. 9, 10; Jan. 6, 7, 13, 14
Royersford Modular Model Railroaders Admission to Greenberg's Train Show - Donations Appreciated for Club at display.
Location: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Drive, Oaks, PA (Some GPS identify this location at Phoenixville, PA)
Phone: 610-888-4306 Website: Scale: HO
Information: Moveable modular railroad layout, on display during the Greenberg's show.
Open 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Jan. 13 & 14.
There is an admission fee to enter Greenberg's Train Show, which also includes other layouts, vendors and manufacturers.
Saint Alban's Railroad Fellowship (STARR)  
Location: Saint Alban's Episcopal Church, 3625 Chapel Road, Newtown Square, PA (under thrift shop)
  Website: Scale: HO
Information: The St. Alban's Model Rialroad (StARR) captures the essence of railroading and industry typical of Southeastern Pennsylania in the steam to diesel transition era, roughly 1930 to 1970. The layout is roughly 30' x 60' and features about 1,000 feet of track, 1400 cars, and 200 locomotives utilizing DCC.
Open 1-4 p.m. Dec. 9 & 10; Jan. 6, 7, 20, 21; Feb. 3, 4, 17, 18
Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club CLOSED FOR 2023-2024 SEASON
Location: 400 South Main Street (rear entrance), Phoenixville, PA 19460; diagonally across from Library
Phone: 610-935-1126 Website: Scale: HO (standard and narrow gauge)
Information: We continue to make improvements to our building and layout and are still active. We look forward to seeing everyone when we have our grand reopening!
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 2023-March 2024
Converted for the web by Fred Monsimer of Royersford Modular Model Railroaders
version 1.2 posted 2023-11-27