Finding a Model Railroad Club

Radde007 May 15, 2000

  1. Radde007

    Radde007 TrainBoard Member

    I have been enjoying N-scale railroading by myself for the last seven years, but would like to get some more experience with the hobby and get some better ideas for a new layout. I would like to maybe join a club, but don't know where to find them? What is the best way to find information about clubs in your area, especially N-scale?
  2. porkypine52

    porkypine52 TrainBoard Member

    Look around at you local hobby shop. If nothing else post a note about wanting to join a club. Check with NTRAK and see if there is a local NTRAK club. See if anybody you know in the hobby is a member of the NMRA they might be able to lead you to a club. I am sure that there is a club in your local area, just finding it might take some time. If nothing else post a notice at the Hobby shop and form your own club.

  3. Maxwell Plant

    Maxwell Plant TrainBoard Member

    I'm sure there's an N-Trak Club in Minnie-Paul! They hosted a Great Lakes Regional Meet up there last year. Do go to the N-Trak web site and you'll find the info there, I'm sure!

    RAILROADING-TO-THE-MAX, Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Style!
    Brent Tidaback, Member #234
  4. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    There are some great N Scalers in the Twin Cities. Head over to Hub Hobbies in Richfield and see the guy in the MR section - about 5'7, stocky, doesn't talk too much (I can't recall his name) - he will able to help point you in the right direction. Also, when you get into the fold, you will find a couple of home layouts that have running nights. Sat in during an operating night on a neat basement N empire over Little Canada way last October [​IMG]

    Gary A. Rose
    The Unofficial TC&W page
    N to the Nth degree!
  5. Eagle2

    Eagle2 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    This may be a bit of heresy on an internet site, but this is where the local hobby shop really shines. We have a store here that deals exclusively in N scale, and the owner (the old guy behind the counter) is a great resource for any kind of question. In terms of finding a club, the folks at the local hobby store are probably the best resource, since there's a good chance that somebody there is in the club and can give you all kinds of contacts. Unfortunately, and despite the discounts involved, you can't get that kind of service from the net or a mail order catalog.

    Jenks - the REAL big blue

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