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!

Amarillo Railroad Museum


Bear Wilson's Adventures

Flagstaff Model Railroad Club


Oklahoma Model Railroad Association & Museum

Arizona Model Railroading Society


South Florida Railway Museum 

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

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

A look back...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6TH, 2022
Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

FRIDAY, JULY 8TH, 2022
Spud Valley Model Railroad Club

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Fargo, North Dakota

SUNDAY, JULY 10TH, 2022
Dakota Central & Western Model Railroad Club

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 2pm
Bismarck, North Dakota

TUESDAY, JULY 12TH, 2022
Rimrock Model Railroaders

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Billings, Montana

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13TH, 2022
Livingston Model Railroad Club

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Livingston, Montana

FRIDAY, JULY 15TH, 2022
Pocatello Model Railroad Club

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Pocatello, Idaho

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20TH, 2022
Western Montana Railroad Historical Association

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Helena, Montana

THURSDAY, JULY 21ST, 2022
Montana Museum of Railroad History

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Great Falls, Montana

SATURDAY, JULY 23RD, 2022
Missoula Model Railroad Club

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 1pm
Missoula, Montana

MONDAY, JULY 25TH, 2022
River City Modelers

Spokane, Washington

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27TH, 2022
Tri-City Model Railroad Club

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Kennewick, Washington

 

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

FRIDAY, JULY 29TH, 2022
Whatcom Skagit Model Railroad Club

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Bellingham, Washington

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2022
Olympic Model Railroad Society (OMRS)

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Lacey, Washington

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH, 2022
Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 1pm
Portland, Oregon

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10TH, 2022
Willamette Model Railroad Club

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Clackamas, Oregon

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16TH, 2022
Lane Society of Model Railroaders

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Junction City, Oregon

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 2022
Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Medford, Oregon

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19TH, 2022
Eastern Cascades Model Railroad Club

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Bend, Oregon

MONDAY, AUGUST 22ND, 2022
Caldwell Model Railroad Club & Historical Society

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Boise, Idaho

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24TH, 2022
North Side Model Railroad Association

Everyone Welcome - Meet & Greet at 7pm
Jerome, Idaho

Partners

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.