Clubs

Railroad Clubs in the Piedmont Division Area

Atlanta Interlocking Model Railroaders

We are an HO modular club. Founded in 2002, our members sought a club with high standards, a high level of member involvement, a minimum of rules, no dues and a dedication to exploring fully the modular model railroad concept.

Membership is kept small, no more than twelve currently. While not an open club, memberships do come open on occasion. Members must make available twelve feet of completed modules, and are expected to participate in all aspects of preparing a club layout for a show. Contact us if interested in membership (when available) or visiting during operating sessions.

Contact: Charlie Crawford, 770-565-1845, acrawford@bellsouth.net 

 

Georgia Society of Ferroequinologists

Meetings held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Piedmont & Canton Rds., Marietta on second Friday of each month. Doors open at 6:30 pm, meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Everyone welcome!

Refreshments served. Subjects range from prototype to model trains. Field trips.

Contact: Leonard Martin, 954-232-5390, leonardmtn@aol.com.

Web site: www.trainweb.org/gsof/

Metro Atlanta N Scalers

We are an Atlanta area association of 30+ men and women who are interested in promoting N-Scale model railroading. Membership area includes Atlanta, Athens, and the surrounding regions. We are N scale modular railroad (NTRAK) fans with a Digitrax controlled NTRAK layout using more than 37 modules that assemble into a variety of layout shapes from 12′ x 40′ to 36′ x 36′. This includes 11 modules that contain additional mountain line trackage and a 5-module 16′ “Fiddle yard”. And … we continue to grow.

If you have an interest in N scale model railroading, this Club is for you. Our members bring extensive experience in every aspect of model railroading to our meetings. They freely offer that experience to everyone by giving demonstrations and seminars at our meetings and in one-on-one sessions. Some of our members have N-scale home layouts.

Meetings are held at 7:30 PM on the first Tuesday of each month at the home of Larry Graus.

Contacts: Dan Douthart, Superintendent, 770 985-2564; Gene Jablonski, Paymaster, 770 992-3061; or Larry Graus, Roadmaster, 770 237-0094.

North Georgia Lego Train Club

Do you still enjoy the fun of building with LEGO bricks, but at the same time have a passion for running and building train layouts? Then it sounds like the club is for you. If you can play well with others, you are welcome to join us.

Contact:  james.trobaugh@ngltc.org

Website: www.ngltc.org

North Georgia Live Steamers

Our club, located in Conyers just east of Atlanta, has a 7.5″ live steam and diesel line and a Gauge-1 line. There are work days, party days, and public ride days.

Web site: https://northgeorgialivesteamers.org/

NorthWest Georgia (NWGA) T-Trak

T-Trak is a table top N scale modular railroad standard which has become very popular in the N-scale world.  The NWGA group was founded in 2007. We follow the original standards as published at www.ttrak.org 

We run Digitrax DCC, but have incorporated a DC loop into  layouts when needed.  The group has become mostly inactive due to old age and health issues, but members are still around.

Contact: Jim Nealand casadiego86@gmail.com

North Atlanta O-Gauge Railroad Club

We are a 3-rail O-Scale club. Activities include running trains, building layouts, workshops and field trips. We meet monthly on the 3rd Saturday at the Kennesaw Hobbytown USA, where our 25′ x 12.5′ layout is in the entry lobby.

We take our traveling layout to most area train shows. There is nothing like watching the joy and fascination a child has when watching and running a train!

Website: http://www.ogauge.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ogauge/

Contact: clubinfo@ogauge.org

North Georgia Modurail

We’re Georgia’s oldest HO scale modular railroad club, chartered in 1993 and specializing in portable, modular railroad design and operations. If you like to run trains but don’t have the room for a layout, or want to learn more about model railroading and need a good way to practice new skills, or you’re a seasoned veteran wanting to run longer trains and mentor others, then modular model railroading may be just right for you!

Modelers of all ages and experience are welcome, and you’re sure to see great trains from old steam to modern diesel running through a wide variety of scenes and settings. Learn how to build your own personal module that combines with others to form a large layout – from design to construction to tracklaying to electronics to scenery to structure building and more. We operate about seven shows a year, and it’s never the same layout twice!

Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm (third Thursday in November) in the Roswell or Duluth areas. Come to a meeting or visit us at an upcoming show!

https://www.facebook.com/northgeorgiamodurail/

Contact: mailcar@northgeorgiamodurail.org

Website: http://www.northgeorgiamodurail.org/

Railroad Model Club of Atlanta, Inc.

Meets every Monday, 7:30 p.m., Full operating sessions 10:30 am on the 1st Saturday of every month, please call or email for additional information if you wish to attend. O scale 2-rail layout, railroaders in all scales welcome, we look forward to meeting you.

Contacts: Pete Silcox 770-826-0635, railroadpete@comcast.net

Pete DeBruin 404-966-2163, pehutdebr@comcast.net

Southeastern Railway Museum – Atlanta National Railway Historical Society

Georgia’s Official Transportation History Museum and an operation of the Atlanta Chapter, National Railway Historical Society is located just north of the intersection of Buford Highway (US-23) and Pleasant Hill Road with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Exhibits include freight and passenger cars, steam and diesel locomotives, prototype and scale model, operating and static. Open Chapter meetings with interesting presentations are held on the third Saturday of the month at 5:30PM. 

Volunteer to work at the museum – train crew, track maintenance, guide, equipment restoration!

No matter what your interest or skills, the Southeastern Railway Museum offers fulfilling opportunities to get involved. Our dedicated volunteers bring transportation history to life, helping visitors appreciate and understand the cultural, technical, and economic impact of transportation in our region – and they have fun doing it!

Southern O Scalers

Our members are model train enthusiasts and collectors who primarily model in “O”. We do not REQUIRE you to model in any particular train scale or even have model trains. You just need to have an interest in TRAINS and having fun.

Club expenses are paid from voluntary contributions by the members. We do not have any set dues at this time. Our layout consists of 84″ diameter curves and 6′ modules that are constructed of Luann plywood with 2 inch blue foam for track and scenery sub roadbed. The layout has a 2 track mainline and can include a yard. The layout can be set up in different size configurations, including a circle, but we generally set it up in a 18′ x 45′ foot configuration. Only 2 rail O Scale trains are run on the layout. The club does not own its own trains. Individual members bring the trains they wish to operate. We generally set up the layout 2 times a year at train shows or special events that we are invited to. We have a trailer that the layout and most of the equipment is stored in. Members run their trains during these shows. We generally meet monthly at 160 South Church Street, Canton, Georgia 30114

Contacts: Dan Mason 770-337-5139 Daniel@southernoscalers.com or Richard Morhard 770-967-9813 dirimore@bellsouth.net

Web site: https://www.southernoscalers.com/

Tri-State Area Model Railroad, Inc.

A group of all skill levels currently constructing a 22 x 37 HO Digitrax DCC layout in the restored L&N brick depot at Mineral Bluff, GA. The layout, which is loop to loop with two peninsulas, represents the L&N Railroad Old Line from Marietta, GA (Elizabeth Yard) through Ellijay, Blue Ridge, Murphy Jct and McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN to its terminus at Etowah, TN, and will include the branch to Murphy, NC.

Membership is open to all who are 18 or over (under 18 participation is welcomed and encouraged but must have an adult sponsor). Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month at the Mineral Bluff Depot. Workdays are held each Wednesday. Annual Dues are $65.

Contact: Thomas Roskelly,  828-361-2210 tsmri@yahoo.com.

Web site:  www.tsmri.org.

 Valley River Model Railroad Club

The VRMRC is an N-scale layout in a former Southern Railway caboose next to the L&N Depot in downtown Murphy, NC. The layout is a walk-around island 4′ x 24′ with two mainlines, several industrial sidings, an extensive yard, and an operating turntable with a 6-stall roundhouse. The caboose also has historical photos and displays depicting local railroading history as part of the Valley River Historical Railroad Museum project. Members are also constructing 2’x4′ HO modules for use during special events. 

Meetings are monthly on the third Thursday of 6 p.m. Membership is open to individuals with an interest in railroading from ages 9 to 90! We have April and November two Open Houses each year.

Contact: Thomas Roskelly, 828-644-0434 or 828-361-2210

Vines Volunteer Garden Railway Club 

The Vines Garden Railroad is operated and maintained by this volunteer group! Over 1,000 feet of tracks, a 25 foot bridge, tunnels, viaduct, airport, towns and villages. Beautiful garden setting. Open every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM.

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VinesGardenRR/

3500 Oak Grove Rd SW, Loganville, GA 30052