SCALETRAINS ROAD TRIP

We’re sure these words bring back fond memories of family vacations, fun destinations, and kids arguing in the back seat. “Are we there yet?”

We are embarking on the adventure of a lifetime that will take us to all 50 states over the next couple of years. Along the way, we want to meet you and have you play a role in our Road Trip story. Click-on the Road Trip video to learn more.

         

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 possible, 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. With more than a year of planning, the idea evolved into also exhibiting at regional train shows; attending special events at railroad museums; setting-up at full-scale railroad festivals; hosting train-watching days at railfan hotspots; and more. We then asked special guests to join us along the way and several partners (see below) to share the news. The Road Trip was born.

We recently acquired a truck and RV so we can travel everywhere and set-up anywhere. This will allow us to visit all 50 states over the next couple of years. If everything comes together, we’ll meet our friends in Canada too.


Winter 2021/2022 — Southern States
Spring 2022 — Midwest
Summer 2022 — Upper Plains; Northern Rockies; and Pacific Northwest
Fall 2022 — New England
Winter 2022/2023 — Texas; Louisiana; Hawaii
Spring 2023 — Mid-Atlantic States
Summer 2023 — Middle Plains; Central Rockies; Central/Northern California; Alaska

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

Arizona Model
Railroading Society
Glendale, Arizona

Bear Wilson

Oklahoma Model
Railroad Association
& Museum
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

A model railroad inside
a model house inside a
model railroad club.
Coralville, Iowa

Naptown & White
River Model Railroad Club
Indianapolis, Indiana 

Springfield Model
Railroad Club
Springfield, Illinois

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



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.