Holiday Season Model Railroad Open Houses

November 2016-March 2017

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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 depicting the PA rolling hills. Marvel at our trolleys, life-like villages, 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 12-4pm on Dec. 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 26(Mon.), 31(Sat. only), Jan. 7 & 8, 14 & 15, Feb. 4 & 5, 11 & 12.
Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers Admission $5 - Donations Appreciated; 12 & under free.
Location: 900 E. Macada Rd., Bethlehem, PA 18017 (We share a parking lot with St. Thomas' UCC)
Phone: (610) 867-2591 Website: Scale: HO, O (scale and three-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 chuldren under 40 inches tall bring a step stool.
Open 1-5pm on Dec. 3 & 4, 10 & 11, Jan. 7 & 8, 14 & 15, Feb. 11 & 12.
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: Scale: HO
Information: We call our miniature railroad the Rancocas Valley Lines, which is appropriate for this area. We represent portions of a 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. Come and see the progress on our expansion project, more than doubling our layout!
Open 12-5pm on Nov. 26 & 27, Dec. 3 & 4, Jan. 7 & 8, 14 & 15, Feb. 11 & 12, 18 & 19.
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
Phone: (215) 538-0501 Website: Scale: HO
Information: Our layout dimensions are 35' x44' and when finished, there will be in excess of 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 Nov. 26 & 27, Dec. 3 & 4, 10 & 11, Jan. 7 & 8. Snow Dates Jan. 14 & 15.
Chelten Hills Model Railroad Club Admission Free - Donations Greatly Appreciated!
Location: 8000 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: Come join us for our 70th year! Highlights include 1750 feet of track, 300-car freight yard, steam and locomotive engine 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 acceess.
Open 12-4pm on Dec. 10 & 11, Jan. 7 & 8, 21 & 22; Snow Dates Jan. 28 & 29.
Keystone N-Trak Admission Free - Donations Appreciated
Location: Dublin TEC Center, Suite 216, Rear Entrance, 123 N. Main St. (Rt. 313), Dublin, PA
Website: Scale: N scale
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 p.m.
Open 11am to 4pm on Nov. 12 & 13, 19 & 20, Dec. 11, 17 & 18, Jan. 7 & 8, 21 & 22, 28 & 29, Feb. 4 & 5
Pequea Valley Model Railroaders Admission: Adults $3 donation; Children 12 & under are free. - Donations Appreciated
Location: Paradise Township Municipal Building, 2 Township Drive, Rear Entrance, Paradise, PA 17562
Information: At LEAST 11 trains running on THREE layouts during the shows. Paradise Lions will be offering "Lite Fare." We are handicap accessible.
Open Saturdays 10 am to 4pm and Sundays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from Nov. 19 thru Jan. 15. Not open Sunday Christmas Day or New Years Day. "Christmas in Paradise" is December 3rd, and PVMR will be open that day from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Also open on December 26, from 10 am to 4 pm
Royersford Modular Model Railroaders Admission Free (see note below) Donations Appreciated
Location: Multiple (see schedule below for locations, dates, and times)
Phone: (610) 888-4306 Website: Scale: HO
Information: Movable modular railroad layout, on display at multiple locations again this season.
Jan. 14 & 15 (10a.m.-4p.m.) Greenberg's Show at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Drive, Oaks, PA.
Feb. 18, 19, 20, 25 & 26 (12-4p.m.) at Phoenixville YMCA, 400 East Pothouse Road, Phoenixville, PA.
More shows may be added - please see the web site for additions or changes.
There is an admission fee to enter the Greenberg's show, which also includes other layouts and vendors.
Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club Admission Free - Donations Appreciated
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: Scale model trains run through realistic wooded Pennsylvania scenery featuring logging, bridges, tunnels and Tony the Tank Engine on the Philadelphia to Reading point-to-point system. There are 4 different railroads depicted on a 1,000 square-foot layout. Hundreds of buildings, vehicles, figures and trees create realistic scenes. Great for kids of all ages. Numerous buttons allow visitors to bring scenes to life! We are open on Saturdays & Sundays. Check website for inclement schedule/reschedule.
Open 1-5pm on Nov. 26 & 27, Dec. 3 & 4, Jan. 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22
Saint Alban's Railroad Fellowship - StARR Admission Free - Donations Appreciated
Location: Saint Alban's Episcopal Church, 3625 Chapel Rd. Newtown Square, PA (Under Thrift Shop)
Website: Scale: HO
Information: Modular layout fills 4000 square-foot area with 200 feet of 4 track mainline with working signals, 3 branch lines, large steel mill, coke plant, oil refinery, meatpacking plant, three working classification yards and a large passenger terminal. We have a new switch list system for freight and passenger operations that routs over 1000 pieces of equipmnent through the system. A large variety of roads and eras are featured. The layout is controlled by DCC with computer enhancement.
Open 1-4pm on Nov. 12 & 13, 26 & 27, Dec. 29 (7pm-10pm), Jan. 7 & 8, 21 & 22, Feb. 11 & 12, 25 & 26.
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 the club whether their shows will run as scheduled.
Holiday Season Model Railroad Open Houses   -   November 2016-March 2017
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