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!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2022 at 7pm Willamette Model Railroad Club Meet & Greet - Everyone Welcome Clackamas Community Club 15711 SE 90th Ave Clackamas, Oregon 97015
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2022 at 7pm Lane Society of Model Railroaders Meet & Greet - Everyone Welcome Community Center - Behind the library 175 W. 7th St Junction City, Oregon 97448
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2022 at 7pm Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club Meet & Greet - Everyone Welcome Medford Railroad Park 799 Berrydale Ave Medford, Oregon 97501
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2022 at 7pm Eastern Cascades Model Railroad Club Meet & Greet - Everyone Welcome Bring a lawn/camp chair 21520 Modoc Ln Bend, Oregon 97702
MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2022 at 7pm Caldwell Model Railroad Club & Historical Society Meet & Greet - Everyone Welcome 809 Dearborn St Caldwell, Idaho 83605
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2022 at 7pm North Side Model Railroad Association Meet & Greet - Everyone Welcome Idaho Farm and Ranch Museum 500 Kuhn Drive Jerome, Idaho 83338
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2022 at 7pm Hostlers Model Railroad Museum Meet & Greet - Everyone Welcome Newgate Mall- Suite 1001 3651 Wall Ave Ogden, Utah 84405
MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022 at 7pm Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club Meet & Greet - Everyone Welcome Frontier Mall 1400 Dell Range Blvd Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2022 at 7pm Nebraska-Iowa Railroaders Meet & Greet - Everyone Welcome Oak View Mall- Suite C1 3001 S 144th St Omaha, Nebraska 68144
*Due to unforeseen circumstances, dates, times, and locations are subject to change.
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
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
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
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
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.