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  • #16
    Former Club:

    Northwest Crossing Model RR Club, Houston, Texas

    HO, N, Z and Roler Coaster Divisions


    All eras, sets up layouts for train shows, model rr week, Christmas, Fathers Day, usually for public viewing.

    Club has monthly meetings and an annual Christmas Party

    Model Railroad layouts in local malls for special events

    Current Club

    Petticoat Junction Model Railroad Fellowship, Tomball Texas

    Meets at a local resturant for dinner and conversation about trains and other stuff. Often the meeting includes "show and tell" of an on going project, or an invitation to visit one of the members home layout.

    PJMRRF does not have any dues, officers or bylaws. There are 2 rules. 1. You must like trains, and 2. you must like good BBQ.

    The fellowship has sponsered a mini train show at the resturant for the last two years, and we pass out tickets to the other diners to try and interest more folks in our great hobby.

    Five local modelers started the group two years ago, and we now have about 45 members. The main benifit that we get from our membership is getting to associate with a great group of people, most of whom are also great modelers.


    • #17
      I'd like to express my thanks to all of the forum members who have responded to this thread. It has been good to observe the various types of clubs and to learn of your involvement.

      Let me encourage you to utilize this sub-forum to start and to periodically update a thread for your club. I started the thread, TOPSY-TURVY? , for my club mainly because it was going (and still is) through dynamic change and transition. Recently, our club noticed a dim light at the end of the tunnel, a light that appears to be getting brighter.

      I'm sure that others will join in and comment as you share what your club is up-to. Again, thanks for your participation.
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      • #18
        I am a member, currently on leave, of the...

        Club name/location - Nevada County Narrow Gauge Historical Model Railroad located at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

        Scale - On3

        Type - Premanent/dedicated building 30x80?

        Era/Purpose - 1940's, to model the NCNG

        Events - See website

        I am a charter member and worked on the layout starting in 1985.



        • #19
          1. Your most recent Club’s name and location, The name of my club that I belong to is the Galveston County Railroad Club located in Texas City, Texas.

          2. The scale or scales it modeled,The club has a variety of layouts which are an O Layout, G gauge layout, N scale, A scale and HO scale.

          3. The type of layout(s) (I.e. –modular, etc.) and size, The O layout is 3ft by 25 feet. G layout is 4 ft by 8 ft, N is E shaped with an additional island just completed and is 40 ft by 30 feet - It is modular and used to be our show layout. A traveling N layout is 3.5 ft by 30 feet. The HO layout is 35 ft by 35 ft with a center island and the Z scale is 4 ft by 6 ft.

          4. The era modeled and a brief description of the layout’s purpose. 40s through 2000s.

          6. The events your club sponsored for the public. The club is open to the public on most Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM. A small fee is required since it is located in the Texas City Museum. The club sponsors a train show once a year in February. Several modular N,HO and Z layouts within the Houston area are invited to attend.

          7. How often your club meets, The club's general business meeting is the 3rd Thursday.

          8. The purpose for which it meets,

          9. The monthly dues you pay if any. $5 per month.

          10. The benefits you receive from being a member, and how long you have been a member. I have been a member since 1992 and each club member receives a key for entry during anytime the museum is open. Additionally, officers of the club have keys to enter the museum when the museum is closed.

          Mike Lee