Holiday Season Model Railroad Open Houses

November 2017-March 2018

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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 village, 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. 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 30 & 31, Jan. 6 & 7, 13 & 14, Feb. 3 & 4, 10 & 11.
Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers Admission $5 - Donations 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: 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. 2 & 3, 9 & 10, Jan. 6 & 7, 13 & 14, Feb. 10 & 11.
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 11-4pm on Nov. 18; 12-5pm on Nov. 25 & 26, Dec. 2 & 3, 30, Jan. 6 & 7, 13 & 14, Feb. 10 & 11, 17 & 18.
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. 25 & 26, Dec. 2 & 3, 9 & 10, Jan. 6 & 7.
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: Join us for our 71st 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. 9 & 10, Jan. 6 & 7, 20 & 21; Snow Dates Jan. 27 & 28.
Gatsme MRRC - now located at the Rockledge Model Railroad Museum (RMRM)
Location: 323 Montgomery Ave. Rockledge, Pa. (corner of N. Sylvania & Montgomery Aves.)
Websites: and Scale: HO
During the past few years we have moved,and renovated an old mill building into our new home, featuring a 3000 square-foot walk-through layout, parts of which are already running. This single-deck multi-level layout features the PRR Schuylkill Branch and the Reading Company line to Shamokin. The museum will also have other displays. We are handicap accessible.
See web sites or facebook for open days, when scheduled. Visits can be arranged at other times.
Contact us for more information. Memberships are also open - join us in building this new railroad!
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
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. Check facebook or our web site for any last-minute schedule changes.
Open 11am to 4pm on Nov. 11 & 12, 18 & 19, Dec. 10, 16 & 17, Jan. 6 & 7, 20 & 21, Feb. 3 & 4
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 again this season.
Feb. 17, 18, 19, 24 & 25 (12-4pm) at Phoenixville YMCA, 400 East Pothouse Road, Phoenixville, PA.
Unfortunately, we won't be at the January Greenberg's Show in Oaks, due to space limitations.
More shows may be added - please see the web site for additions or changes.
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. 25 & 26, Dec. 2 & 3, Jan. 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21
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: Layout fills 4000 square feet 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 routes over 1100 pieces of equipment throughout the system. A large variety of roads and eras are featured. The layout is controlled by DCC with computer enhancement. Also, a Thomas the Tank Engine layout for the kids to operate.
Open 1-4pm on Nov. 11 & 12, Dec. 28 (7pm-10pm), 30 & 31, Jan. 4 (7pm-10pm), 13 & 14, 27 & 28, Feb. 10 & 11, 24 & 25.
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 2017-March 2018
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