SCALETRAINS ROAD TRIP

“Are we there yet?”

We’re sure these words bring back fond memories of family vacations, fun destinations, and kids arguing in the back seat.

As we continue our journey to visit all 50 states over the next several years, we want to meet you and have you play a role in our ScaleTrains Road Trip™ story.

BE A PART OF THE JOURNEY

Shortly after unveiling our company in 2015, the Chattanooga Modular Modelers invited us to share our story with several clubs from Tennessee and Georgia. This was the beginning of what we now know as a “Meet & Greet.” 

During a Meet & Greet, we display our latest products and encourage folks to pick-up the models for a closer look. We spend about an hour sharing our company story, how model trains are made, and answering every question asked about our company and favorite hobby. We also have gift bags and giveaways, so no one leaves empty handed. If time allows, we run trains on the club layout too.

Normally, Meet & Greets are held in cities where we’re exhibiting at a train show. We’ve held dozens at local clubs and they’re a lot of fun. We always enjoy connecting with fellow modelers in a casual environment. More than a year ago, we began talking about how to reach people in areas that do not have a national level or large regional train show. The discussion evolved into the creation of the ScaleTrains Road Trip. 

In 2021, we acquired a truck and RV so we can travel everywhere and set-up anywhere for Meet & Greets. So far, we’ve visited over a dozen states and plan to visit all 50.

So far, we’ve visited over 50 model railroad clubs and plan to exhibit at regional train shows; attend special events at railroad museums; set-up at full-scale railroad festivals; host train-watching days at railfan hotspots; and more. We’ve also invited special guests and several partners (see below) to join us along the way.

Below, you’ll see photos from some of the clubs we’ve visited as well as a list of places we’ve been. You can also stay connected by clicking on the “Industry Podcasts” tab to listen in as we share some of our favorite Road Trip memories from our previous trips. Additionally, our map of the USA shows where we’ve been and where we’ll be going next.

We hope to see you on the road!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2023 at 7:00pm
Pensacola Model Railroad Club
Ferry Pass Fire Department
2331 East Johnson Ave.
Pensacola, Florida
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2023 at 7:00pm
Crescent City Model Railroaders
601 N Lester Ave
Metairie (New Orleans), Louisana
 
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2023
Greater Houston Train Show
Sponsored by the San Jacinto Model Railroad Club
Pasadena Convention Center
7902 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, Texas
 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2023 at 7:00pm
All Points North Model Railroad Association
611 S Magnolia Dr
Conroe (Houston), Texas

Space is limited, so please RSVP to John at johncbug@yahoo.com

 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2023 at 7:00pm
Gulf & Western
Woodsboro ISD Band Hall
Woodsboro, (Corpus Christi) Texas
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2023 at 7:00pm
New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society
302 San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, Texas
 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2023 at 7:00pm
Austin Model Railway Society
Location TBD
Austin, Texas
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2023 - Time TBD
Texas Northern Model Railroad Club
11999 Plano Road #154
Dallas, Texas
 
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2023 at 6:00pm
Texas Western Model Railroad Club
6808 Forest Hill Drive
Forest Hill, Texas
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2023 at 1:00pm
Sue Line Railroad
6805 N Park Dr
Shreveport, Louisiana

Space is limited, so please RSVP to David at djc148@comcast.net

 
SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2023 at 1:00pm
Central Mississippi Model Railroad Association
Inside the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum
1150 Lakeland Dr
Jackson, Mississippi
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2023 at 7:00pm
Meridian Railroad Museum
1805 Front St
Meridian, Mississippi
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2023 at 7:00pm
Black Warrior Model Railroad Club
725 25th Ave
Northport, Alabama

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, dates, times, and locations are subject to change.

Places we’ve been…

Danville Junction Chapter
Rossville, Illinois

St. Charles Model Railroad Club
St. Charles, Missouri

Crawford County Model Railroad Club
Oblong, Illinois

Springfield Model Railroad Club
Springfield, Illinois

K&I Model Railroad Club and Division 8
Louisville, Kentucky

River City Model Railroad Club
Pekin, Illinois

River and Rail Weekend
Ft. Madison, Iowa

Hawkeye Model Railroad Club
Coralville, Iowa

Will County Model Railroad Association
Joliet, Illinois

Naptown & White River Model Railroad Club 
Indianapolis, Indiana

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Sugar Creek Model Railroad Society
Springdale, Arkansas

Green Country Model Railroad Club
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Model Railroad Association & Museum
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Amarillo Railroad Museum 
Amarillo, Texas

Clovis Area Train Society (CATS)
Clovis, New Mexico

New Mexico Rail Runners 
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Treasure Coast Model Railroad Club
Port St. Lucie, Florida

Orlando Society of Model Railroaders
Winter Park, Florida

Ocala Model Railroaders
Ocala, Florida

The Big Bend Model Railroad Association
Tallahassee, Florida

Flagstaff Model Railroad Club
Flagstaff, Arizona

Arizona Model Railroading Society
Glendale, Arizona

California Southern Model Railroad Club
Norwalk, California

Prototype Rails RPM
Cocoa Beach, Florida

First Coast Model Railway Society
Jacksonville, Florida

Flagler Model Railroad Club
Ormond Beach, Florida

Titusville Area Model Railroad Club
Titusville, Florida

Central Florida Railroader Modelers
Orlando, Florida

West Pasco Model Railroad Association
New Port Richey, Florida

Suncoast Model Railroad Club
Largo, Florida

Scale Rails of Southwest Florida
North Fort Myers, Florida

South Florida Railway Museum
Deerfield Beach, Florida

Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Spud Valley Model Railroad Club
West Fargo, North Dakota

Dakota Central & Western Model Railroad Club
Bismarck, North Dakota

Rimrock Model Railroaders
Billings, Montana

Livingston Model Railroad Club
Livingston, Montana

Pocatello Model Railroad Club
Pocatello, Idaho

Western Montana Railroad Historical Association
Helena, Montana

Montana Museum of Railroad History
Great Falls, Montana

Missoula Model Railroad Club
Missoula, Montana

River City Modelers
Spokane, Washington

Tri-City Model Railroaders
Kennewick, Washington

Whatcom Skagit Model Railroad Club
Bellingham, Washington

Puget Sound Model Railroad Engineers
Tacoma, Washington

Olympic Model Railroad Society 
Lacey, Washington

Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club
Portland, Oregon

Willamette Model Railroad Club
Clackamas, Oregon

Lane Society of Model Railroaders
Junction City, Oregon

Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club
Medford, Oregon

Eastern Cascades Model Railroad Club
Jerome, Oregon

Caldwell Model Railroad Club
Caldwell, Idaho

Old Boise Model Railroad Club
Jerome, Oregon

Northside Model Railroad Association
Jerome, Oregon

Magic ValleyModel Railroad Club
Ogden, Utah

Hostler Model Railroad Museum
Ogden, Utah

Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Nebraska-Iowa Railroaders
Omaha, Nebraska

Orlando N Trak
Orlando, Florida

Citrus Model Roailroad Club
Orlando, Florida

Amarillo Railroad Museum


Bear Wilson's Adventures

Flagstaff Model Railroad Club


Oklahoma Model Railroad Association & Museum

South Florida Railway Museum 


Arizona Model Railroading Society

A look back...

To share the latest news about the Road Trip, we’ve partnered with several organizations. Several will be joining us in person along the way (denoted on the schedule). We encourage you to visit our partner’s respective websites and social media by clicking their logo below.