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!

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

DELAWARE
DelMarVa Model Railroad Club
St. Stephen's Church
Camelot Hall
103 E State St
Delmar, DE 19940
Wednesday, July 24th

IOWA
Central Iowa Railroad Club
3218 E Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50317
Thursday, August 22nd

KANSAS 
Augusta Model Railroad Club 
Location TBD
Augusta, KS
Monday, August 26th

MARYLAND - CANCELED
Maryland West Virginia Model Railroad Association
Cumberland, MD 
To be rescheduled in the future

MISSOURI
Missouri Model Railroad Museum
312 W Pacific Ave
Independence, MO 64050
Saturday, August 24 at 1:00pm

MISSOURI
Ozarks Model Railroad Association
Presentation Location
White River Tap Room
505 W. Commercial St
Springfield, MO 65803
Club visit across the street afterward
Wednesday, August 28th

MISSOURI
Mississippi Valley N Scalers
Webster Groves Masonic Temple
#12 East Lockwood
Webster Groves Missouri, 63119
Thursday, August 29th, 2024

NEW JERSEY
Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club
1308 US-40
Richland, NJ 08350
Friday, July 26th, 2024

PENNSYLVANIA
Rockledge Model Railroad Museum
323 Montgomery Ave
Rockledge, PA 19046
Saturday, July 27th at 1:00pm

PENNSYLVANIA
Altoona Association of Model
Railroaders Hosts
2930 South 10th Ave.,
Altoona, PA, 16601
July 29th at 7:00pm

VIRGINIA 
Richmond Freelance & Prototype Modeler Railroaders 
229 N Washington Hwy
Ashland, VA 23005
Monday, July 22nd

WEST VIRGINIA
Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club
610 Green St
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Wednesday, July 31st

Club Visits

Thank you to the following organizations for their hospitality.  We truly enjoyed our visit and sharing our favorite hobby.

ALABAMA 
Black Warrior Model Railroad Club, Northport
ARKANSAS 
Sugar Creek Model Railroad & Historical Society, Springdale

ARIZONA 
Wyoming Division Historical Society, Cornville
Flagstaff Model Railroad Club, Flagstaff
Gilbert Model Railroad Club, Gilbert
Arizona Model Railroading Society, Glendale
Thunderbird Model Railroad Club, Phoenix
Scottsdale Model Railroad Historical Society, Scottsdale
Cochise & Western Model Railroad Association, Sierra Vista
The Southern Society of Model Railroad Engineers, Tucson

CALIFORNIA 
Golden Empire Historical and Modeling Society, Bakersfield
Corona Model Railroad Society, Corona
Carquinez Model Railroad Society, Crockett
Pasadena Model Railroad Club, Los Angeles
West Bay Model Railroad Association, Menlo Park
California Southern Model Railroad Club, Norwalk
Golden State Model Railroad Museum, Point Richmond
Sacramento Model Railroad Historical Society,  Sacramento
La Mesa Model Railroad Club, San Diego
Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club, San Pedro
South Bay Historical Railroad Society, Santa Clara
Fresno Model Railroad Club, Selma

COLORADO 
Moffat Modelerers Railroad Group, Denver
Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, Grand Junction
Colorado Model Railroad Museum, Greeley

CONNECTICUT 
Torrington Area Model Railroaders,  Torrington

DELAWARE
DelMarVa Model Railroad Club, Delmar

FLORIDA 
South Florida Railway Museum, Deerfield Beach
Scale Rails of Southwest Florida, Ft. Meyers
Citrus Model Railroad Club, Inverness
Atlantic Coast S Gaugers - North Florida Division, Jacksonville
First Coast Model Railway Society, Jacksonville
Suncoast Model Railroad Club, Largo
West Pasco Model Railroad Association, New Port Richey
Ocala Model Railroaders Historic Preservation Society, Inc., Ocala
Central Florida Railroad Modelers, Orlando
Orlando N-Trak, Orlando
Flagler Model Railroad Club, Ormond Beach
Pensacola Model Railroad Club, Pensacola
Treasure Coast Model Railroad, Port St. Lucie 
Big Bend Model Railroad Club, Tallahassee
Titusville Area Model Railroad Club, Titusville
Orlando Society of Model Railroaders, Winter Park

GEORGIA 
Tri-State Model Railroaders, Mineral Bluff

IDAHO 
Old Boise Model Railroad Club, Boise
Caldwell Model Railroad Club & Historical Society, Caldwell
North Side Model Railroad Association, Jerome
Pocatello Model Railroad Club, Pocatello

ILLINOIS 
Lake Shore Model Railroad Association, Chicago
Elmhurst Model Railroad Club, Elmhurst
Will County Model Railroad Association, Joliet
River City Model Railroad Club, Pekin
Crawford County Model Railroad Club, Robinson
Danville Junction Chapter NRHS, Rossville
Springfield Model Railroad Club, Springfield

INDIANA 
Naptown & White River Model Railroad Club, Indianapolis

IOWA 
Hawkeye Model Railroad Club, Coralville
Eldon Iowa Railroad Museum, Eldon

KENTUCKY 
K & I Model Railroad Club, Louisville

LOUISIANA 
Crescent City Model Railroaders, Metairie
Sue Line Railroad, Shreveport

MAINE 
Great Falls Model Railroad Club, Auburn
Eastern Maine Model Railroad Club, Orland

MARYLAND 
Saverna Park Model Railroad Club, Saverna Park
Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum, Sharpsburg
Maryland West Virginia Model Railroad Association, Cumberland

MASSACHUSETTS 

South Shore Model Railway Club, Hingham
Amherst Railway Society, Palmer
North Shore Model Railroad Club, Wakefield

MICHIGAN 
Blissfield Model Railroad Club, Blissfield

MINNESOTA 
North Metro Model Railroad Club, Coon Rapids

MISSOURI 
St. Charles Model Railroad Club, St. Charles
Missouri Model Railroad Museum, Independence
Ozarks Model Railroad Association, Ozark
Mississippi Valley N Scalers, Fenton

MISSISSIPPI 
Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum, Gulfport
Central Mississippi Model Railroad Association, Jackson
Meridian's Railroad Museum, Meridian

MONTANA 
Rimrock Model Railroaders, Billings
Montana Museum of Railroad History, Great Falls
Western Montana Railroad Historical Association, Helena
Livingston Model Railroad Club, Livingston
Missoula Model Railroad Club, Missoula

NEBRASKA 
Beatrice Area Railroad Enthusiast (BARE), Beatrice
Tri-City Model Railroad Association (TCMRA), Grand Island
Lincoln Area Railway Historical Society,  Lincoln
Nebraska-Iowa Model Railroaders, Omaha

NEW JERSEY 
New York Society of Model Engineers, Carlstadt
Garden State Model Railway, North Haledon
The Model Railroad Club, Union 
Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club, Richland

NEW MEXICO 
ASHOME Model Railroad Club Albuquerque
New Mexico Rail Runner,s Albuquerque
Clovis Area Train Society (CATS), Clovis

NEVADA 
Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City
Carson City Railroad Association, Carson City

NEW YORK 
NMRA Hudson Berkshire Division, Clifton Park
Central New York Model Railroad Club, Elbridge
Upstate Model Railroaders, South, Glen Falls
West Island Model Railroad Club, Hicksville
Rochester Model Railroad Club, Rochester
Upstate Model Railroad Club South, Glens Falls
Model Railroad Club of Buffalo, Tonawanda

NORTH DAKOTA 
Dakota Central & Western Model Railroad Club, Bismarck
Spud Valley Model Railroad Club W, Fargo

OHIO 
Youngstown Model Railroad Association, Youngstown

OKLAHOMA 
Oklahoma Model Railroad Association & Museum, Oklahoma City
Green Country Model Railroad Club, Tulsa

OREGON 
Eastern Cascades Model Railroad Club, Bend
Willamette Model Railroad Club, Clackamas
Lane Society of Model Railroaders, Junction City
Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club, Medford
Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club, Portland

PENNSYLVANIA 
Lehigh & Keystone Valley Model Railroad Museum, Bethlehem
Waynesboro Model Railroad Club, Greencastle
Hudson Model Railroad Club, Plains

RHODE ISLAND 
Providence Northern Model Railroad Club, Providence

SOUTH DAKOTA 
Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society, Sioux Falls

TENNESSEE 
Chattanooga Modular Modelers, Chattanooga
Memphis Model Railroaders, Memphis

TEXAS 
Amarillo Railroad Museum, Amarillo
Gulf Western Modular, Aransas Pass
Austin Model Railway Society, Austin
All Points North Model Railroad Association, Conroe
Texas Northern Model Railroad Club, Inc., Dallas
Texas Western Model Railroad Club, Forest Hill
San Antonio Model Railroad Association, Live Oak
New Braunfels Historic Railroad & Modelers Society, New Braunfels
San Jacinto Model Railroad Club, Pasadena
Cotton Belt Railroad Museum, Tyler
Waco Area Modeler Railroaderss (not a club or organization); held at a church, Waco

UTAH 
Hostler Model Railroad Museum, Ogden

VERMONT 
North Western Vermont Model Railroad Association, Essex Junction

VIRGINIA 
Roanoke Valley Model Railroaders, Roanoke
Northern Virginia Model Railroaders, Vienna
Chesapeake Bay & Western, Yorktown

WASHINGTON 
Whatcom Skagit Model Railroad  Club, Bellingham
Boeing Employee's Model Railroad Club, Burien
Evergreen Model Railroaders, Greenacres
Tri-City Model Railroaders, Kennewick
Olympic Model Railroad Society (OMRS) Lacey
River City Modelers, Spokane
Puget Sound Model Railroad Engineers, Tacoma
Walla Walla Valley Model Railroad Club, Walla Walla

WEST VIRGINIA
Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club, Parkersburg

WYOMING 
Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club, Cheyenne

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

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

Pensacola Model Railroad Club
Pensacola, Florida

Crescent City Model Railroaders
Metaire, Louisiana

Greater Houston Train Show
Pasadena, Texas

All Points North Model Railroad Association
Conroe, Texas

Gulf & Western
Woodsboro, Texas

New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society
New Braunfels, Texas

San Antonio Model Railroad Association (SAMRA)
Live Oak, Texas

Austin Model Railway Society
Austin, Texas

St. Matthew Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
Waco, Texas

Texas Northern Model Railroad Club
Dallas, Texas

Texas Western Model Railroad Club
Forest Hill, Texas

Cotton Belt Railroad Depot Museum
Tyler, Texas

Sue Line Railroad
Shreveport, Louisiana

Central Mississippi Model Railroad Association
Jackson, Mississippi

Meridian Railroad Museum
Meridian, Mississippi

Black Warrior Model Railroad Club
Northport, Alabama

Lincoln Area Railway Historical Society
Lincoln, Nebraska

Tri- City Model Railroad Association (TCMRA)
Grand Island, Nebraska

Colorado Model Railroad Museum
Greeley, Colorado

Moffat Modelers
Denver, Colorado

Nevada State Railroad Museum
Boulder City, Nevada

Carson City Railroad Association
Carson City, Nevada

South Bay Historical Railroad Society (SBRHS)
Santa Clara, California

Fresno Model Railroad Club
Selma, California

Golden Empire Historical and Modeling Society (GEHAMS)
Bakersfield, California

Pasadena Model Railroad Museum
Los Angeles, California

Southern Arizona Society of Model Engineers (SASME)
Tucson, Arizona

Memphis Model Railroaders
Memphis, Tennessee