Come Join Us

Benefits of membership:

Fellowship – OK – Truth is, not everybody loves trains. However,  everybody in the club loves trains, and it is nice to be with a group of friendly people that ALSO like trains as much as you do. Many of us enjoy rail fanning in the area along with modelling the trains.

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A real layout –Many of us left a basement full of trains when we moved to the Tucson area. We learned that due to the rock hard desert landscape,  there are very few basements in Southern Arizona. A large layout at home is not an option. Members have access to the Green Valley layout where we have a 20 by 50 room filled with NTrak modules. It changes several times a year (as of this writing it is set up as two 16 by 20 layouts).  We have been set up with a 40+ foot straight, and nothing makes a 100 car train look good like a long straight. Visitors love seeing the trains and scenery and we love to run out trains.

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Access to “experts” – We have club members who understand how scenery should be done, members who know how to troubleshoot wiring. Some like to super-detail locomotives and cars.  Some like to weather the train cars to look like the real thing. A few even add graffiti, although it is frowned upon by those who model earlier times. Lots of expertise is available. There are builders, tinkerers and engineers. All are welcome.

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Save money – We have an agreement with one of the larger suppliers to provide a discount to club members. We also gain free admission to train shows and swap meets when we have a display layout. Members are expected to pitch in with set up and tear down, of course, but that is fun too.

If you are interested in model trains, especially N Scale model trains, out club would welcome you as a member. No experience is required, and like any hobby you can spend as much, or as little as you want.IMG_1752

Our Mission: We are a not for profit social club whose theme is N scale model railroading. We enjoy the model train hobby and as a club we are actively participating in it and promoting it.

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