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Model Railroad Clubs & Museums - Midwest

This page provides a directory of model railroad clubs and museums in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas.

Alexandria Model Railroad Association - Model railroad club in Alexandria, Minnesota

American Flyer S Gaugers of the St. Louis Area - American Flyer enthusiasts in the St. Louis, Missouri area

Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club - HO scale club located at the historic Michigan Central Depot in Dexter, Michigan

Badgerland S Gaugers - Social club promoting all facits of S gauge model railroading; Wisconsin

Beatrice Area Railroad Enthusiasts (BARE) - Model railroad and railfan club in Beatrice, Nebraska

Blissfield Model Railroad Club - Operates a two-level HO scale layout with a focus on the Chesapeake & Ohio and Clinchfield railroads in northeastern Kentucky and western West Virginia; Blissfield, Michigan

Boeing Employee Railroad Club - Operates HO and N scale modular layouts in St. Louis, Missouri

British Train Society - Organization of British railway enthusiasts and modelers around Chicago, Illinois

Buckeye Division 6, NMRA - Ohio division of the NMRA's Mid–Central Region

Capital City N-Gineers - N-Trak club in Madison, Wisconsin

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Cedar Valley O Scale Modelers - O scale 2 rail club in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Central Indiana Division, NMRA - Division of the Midwest Region, serving the Indianapolis, Indiana area

Central Iowa Garden Railway Society - Operates G gauge and Gauge 1 model railroads in Iowa

Central Iowa Railroad Club - Maintains a layout on the State Fair grounds on Des Moines, Iowa

Central Missouri Railroad Association - Model railroad and railfan club in Warrenton, Missouri

Central Ohio Model Railroad Club (COMRC) - Operates HO, O, N, Z, and G scale layouts in Columbus, Ohio

Central Ohio N-Trak - Multi-scale (N, HO, Z) modular railroad club in Columbus, Ohio

Central Ohio S Gaugers - Members operate Hi-Rail, American Flyer, scale, and narrow gauge S model trains

Central Wisconsin Model Railroaders - Plover, Wisconsin

Cherry Valley Model Railroad Club - HO and N scale club in Cherryvale, Kansas

Chicagoland Association of S-Gaugers (CASG) - Club consists of two modular groups: Chicagoland Hi-Rail and Scale Modulars (CHASM) and Chicago Land Area Narrow Gaugers (CLANG)

Chicagoland Lionel Railroad Club - 3-rail O scale club in New Lenox, Illinois

Cincinnati Division, NMRA - Cincinnati, Ohio division of the Mid-Central Region

Cincinnati Northern Model Railroad Club - Operates an HO scale layout as if the prototype railroad has continued operations into the early 1950s

CiNTrak: Central Indiana N-Trak Club - N scale modular club in Indianapolis, Indiana

Claremore & Southern Model Railroad - Modelers in Northeast Oklahoma with a layout based on the Frisco route from Tulsa to Monett, Missouri

Columbus Area Railroad Club - Model train layouts in N, HO, and G gauges, plus railroad photography and artifact displays; Columbus, Indiana

Columbus Garden Railway Society - Garden railroaders in Worthington, Ohio

Cooke Road Train Crew - Informal club in Columbus, Ohio for railfanning and model railroading

Crossroads Railroad Club - Railroad club with HO and N scale layouts in Vandalia, Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley & West Shore Model Railroad Club - O, N, and HO scale layouts in Olmsted Falls, Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association - Informal group of S gauge model railroaders in Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley Terminal - Model railroad club in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

DesMoiNTRAK Modular Railroading Club - Members gather to share in N-scale model railroading, the model railroading hobby, and often prototype railfanning; Des Moines, Iowa

Detroit Model Railroad Club - O scale club in Holly, Michigan

Division 1, Mid-Central Region, NMRA - Model railroaders in the Akron, Canton, and Youngstown areas of Ohio

Division 1, North Central Region, NMRA - Toledo, Ohio

Division 10, North Central Region, NMRA - Model railroaders in Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Shiawassee, and Tuscola counties of Michigan

Division 5, North Central Region, NMRA - Lansing, Michigan

Division 6, North Central Region, NMRA - Model railroaders in Wayne County, Michigan

Division 8, Mid-Central Region, NMRA - Local chapter of the NMRA for Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Division 8, North Central Region, NMRA - Connecting model railroaders in Macomb, Oakland, and St. Clair counties of Michigan

Division 9, North Central Region, NMRA - Model railroaders in Washtenaw County, Michigan

DuPage Division, Midwest Region, NMRA - Lisle, Illinois

Eastern Iowa Division, NMRA - Division of the Mid-Continent Region, covering the Eastern Iowa area

Eastern Jackson County Mainliners Railroad Club - Operates a modular HO scale layout open to the public in Odessa, Missouri

Elkhart Model Railroad Club - Operates HO and N scale model railroad layouts in Elkhart, Indiana

Elmhurst Model Railroad Club - Both HO and HOn3 layouts depicting a nostalgic look at life as it was in the Midwest in the 40's, 50's, and 60's; Elmhurst, Illinois

End-O-Line Railroad Park & Museum - HO scale model railroad and exhibits depict the Currie railroad yards in 1900; Currie, Minnesota

EnterTRAINment Junction - 25,000 sq. ft. indoor model railroad with 90 G scale trains and more than two miles of track; West Chester, Ohio

Fever River Railroad - HO scale model railroad club in Freeport, Illinois

Fox Valley Division, Midwest Region, NMRA - Prospect Heights, Illinois

G Whiz Gang - G scale and F scale modelers based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, with a 12x30 foot portable layout set up at shows in the Upper Midwest

Gateway Division, NMRA - Annual train show, monthly meeting schedule, modeling tips, and news; St. Louis, Missouri

Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society - HO scale model railroad club in the Grand Rapids area sponsors an annual train show in Holland, Michigan

Grand River Valley Railroad Club - Operates HO, N, On30, and Z scale layouts in Wyoming, Michigan

Gratiot Valley Railroad Club - HO scale model railroad club sponsors two annual train shows in Warren, Michigan

Great River Valley System (GRVS) - N-Trak modular railroad club in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota

Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Garden Railway Society - Provides a means for members to exchange ideas, learn, and enjoy the hobby of large scale indoor/outdoor model railroading; Cincinnati, Ohio

Greater Cincinnati Modular Railroad Association - HO scale modular railroad club with a large portable layout for shows in the Cincinnati, Ohio area

Green Bay Area Model Railroader's Club - Operates model railroad layout in De Pere, Wisconsin

Green County Model Railroaders - Hosts an annual train show in Monroe, Wisconsin

Hawkeye Model Railroad Club - Coralville, Iowa

Holland Modular Railroad Club - HO scale modular club in Holland, Michigan

Illiana Garden Railway Society (IGRS) - Operates a 2000 sq. ft. model railroad layout in Valparaiso, Indiana

Illini Railroad Club - Student organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; activities include operating and maintaining a large HO scale model railroad layout and going on railfanning trips throughout the Midwest

Illinois Tech Model Railroad - HO scale miniature railway; Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Valley Division, NMRA - Division of the Midwest Region, covering the area of Peoria, Normal, Springfield, Rock Island, and Quincy, Illinois

Indiana Large Scale Railroaders - Enthusiasts, hobbyists, and collectors who enjoy large scale model trains

Indianhead Model Railroad Club - Operates an HO scale modular layout in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Iowa State Railroad Club - Student club at Iowa State University; information on club activities and railroading in the Ames, Iowa area

James Valley Model Railroad Association - Located in the old Milwaukee Road Depot in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Kalamazoo Model Railroad Historical Society - HO scale club in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kankakee Railroad Museum - Railroad memorabilia and operating N, HO, & O gauge layouts; Kankakee, Illinois

Kansas Central Model Railroaders - HO and N modular layouts in Hutchinson, Kansas

Kettle Moraine Ballast Scorchers Railroad Club - Modular HO and N scale layouts; West Bend, Wisconsin

Lake County Model Railroad Club - Operates the HO scale Wauconda Cental Railroad in Wauconda, Illinois

Lake Erie N Scale Society - Ntrak model railroaders from counties east of Cleveland, Ohio

Lake Shore Model Railroad Association - HO/HON3layout with analog and DCC operation; Chicago, Illinois area

Lansing Area N-Trak (LaNTrak) - N scale club in the Lansing, Michigan area

Lansing Model Railroad Club - HO scale layout in the former Grand Trunk Millett Depot in Millet, Michigan

Lawrence Model Railroad Club - Model railroad enthusiasts in Lawrence, Kansas

Lincoln Area Railway Historical Society - Multi scale model railroad club in Lincoln, Nebraska

Lionel Railroad Club of Milwaukee - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Little 'Q' Model Railroad Club - Modeling a wide variety of trains in HO scale; Aurora, Illinois

Little Falls Railroad & Doll Museum - Indoor model railroads and G scale garden railroad in Cataract, Wisconsin

Local Loco Model Railroad Club - All-scales modular model railroad club in Evansville, Indiana

Lorain County Model Railroad Association - Model railroad club in Lorain County in northern Ohio

Luce Line Railroad Club - Operates an HO scale modular layout; Hutchinson, Minnesota

Marion Model Railroad Club - HO scale club housed in a historic train station in North Central Ohio, with a layout representing the Ohio diesel era along with traction and narrow gauge branchlines; Marion, Ohio

METRO Model Railroad Club - Model railroading and railfanning club in Port Washington, Wisconsin

Mexico Train Works Model Railroad Club - HO scale club located in Mexico, Missouri

Miami Valley Division, NMRA - Division 3 of the Mid Central Region, serving rail modelers and railfans in the Miami Valley and Dayton area of southwestern Ohio

Miami Valley Garden Railway Society - Garden railway club in Beavercreek, Ohio

Miami Valley S Gaugers (MVSG) - S gauge modular club serving the southwest Ohio area

Mid Kansas Model Railroaders - HO and N scale layouts open to the public; McPherson, Kansas

Mid-Central Region, NMRA - Serves Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, and western Pennsylvania

Mid-Continent Region, NMRA - Includes southern Iowa, southern Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska

Midwest 'N' Pioneer Model Railroad Club - 840 sq. foot N scale layout in Broadview, Illinois

Midwest Region, NMRA - Includes Upper Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and western Kentucky

Milwaukee Area N-Trak - N scale modular club in Wisconsin

Milwaukee N Southeastern Model Railroad Club - N scale model railroad club in Cudahy, Wisconsin

Minnesota Free-Mo Modelers - Constructs, operates, and displays an HO modular layout in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area

Mississippi Valley N Scalers - St. Louis Metro Area's oldest exclusive N scale club with both fixed and module layouts

Missouri Valley Model Railroad Club - HO and N scale club in Yankton, South Dakota

MO-KAN Garden Railroaders (MKGR) - Garden railroaders in greater Kansas City area

Muskegon Railroad Historical Society - Preserves Michigan railroad history and operates O, HO, and N scale model railroad layouts; Muskegon, Michigan

Naptown & White River Model Railroad Club - HO scale club in Indianapolis, Indiana

Nebraska-Iowa Railroaders - Collects and operates model trains of all scales, types, and vintages; Gretna, Nebraska

Newport Club - Operates a model railroad based on a midwest prototype; Newport, Minnesota

North American Prototype Modelers Ltd. - 4000 sq ft HO scale layout; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

North Central O Gaugers - O gauge club in Mundelein, Illinois

North Central Region, NMRA - Michigan, northern Ohio and northeastern Indiana

North Metro Model Railroad Club - HO scale model railroad club in Coon Rapids, Minnesota

North Western Illinois Model Railroad Club - HO and N scale club in Chadwick, Illinois

Northern Lights Railroad Museum - HO scale model railroad in East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Association - Railroad enthusiasts and model railroaders in Crosslake, Minnesota

Northern Ohio Garden Railway Society - Garden railroaders in Northeast Ohio

NorthWest N-Trak - N scale modular model railroad club in Illinois

Northwest Trainmasters - HO scale modular club in Roselle, Illinois

Norwalk and Western RR - HO scale modular club in Norwalk, Ohio

Oak Park Society of Model Engineers - HO scale model railroad club in Oak Park, Illinois

Ohio Valley Free-Mo - HO scale model railroaders interested in module building and operations

Overland Western Lines - Group of model railroad enthusiasts comprised of Student Alumni from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE); Wisconsin

Ozarks Model Railroad Association - Operates N, HO, and large scale layouts in Springfield, Missouri

Paper Valley Model Railroad Club - Operates HO and O scale layouts in Kaukauna, Wisconsin

Peninsular Modular Railroad Club - Promotes model railroading in the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo areas of Michigan

Prairie Lakes Division, NMRA - Member of the Thousand Lakes Region, serving Northern Iowa, Southern Minnesota, and Eastern South Dakota

Purdue Railroad Club - HO layout and railroad-related activities; West Lafayette, Indiana

Quad City Society of Model Engineers - Operates a freelance HO scale Midwestern layout set in the 1960s/1970s; East Moline, Illinois

Rails on Wheels - HO modular model railroad club in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan

Redford Model Railroad Club - HO scale club in Inkster, Michigan

Riverbend Model Railroad Club - Operates the 32'x22' double level HO scale Superior Northern Railroad in Hudsonville, Michigan

Rivercity Railroaders - G scale garden railroad club in Omaha, Nebraska

Rock River Valley Division, Midwest Region, NMRA - Covers northwestern Illinois plus Green and Rock counties in Wisconsin

Rose-Hulman Model Railroad Club - Model train club at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Terre Haute, Indiana

Roundhouse Inc. (St. James Model Railroad Club) - Models HO, O (Lionel), N, and G scales in St. James, Minnesota

Sebring Model Railroad Club - Home of the 25'x70' HO scale Ohio & Western Allegheny Railroad; Sebring, Ohio

Sheboygan Society of Scale Model Railroad Engineers - 38 x 46ft HO and HOn3 layout on several levels using Digitrax DCC; Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society - HO layout based on upper Midwestern countryside and urban areas in the late eighties and early nineties; Sioux Falls, South Dakota

South Canadian Model Railroad Club - Modular HO scale club in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

South Central Wisconsin Division, NMRA - Madison, Wisconsin

South Eastern Wisconsin Hi-Railers - O scale model railroad club in Sussex, Wisconsin

South Oakland County Model Railroad Club - HO club modeling Grand Trunk Western in Hazel Park, Michigan

Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers - Devoted to American Flyer, High Rail, and S scale model railroading

Southern Illinois Train Club - Multi-scale club meets in Carterville, Illinois

Southern Kansas City Model Railroad Historical Society - Models many eras of train layouts and landscapes around Kansas City

Southern Kansas Free-mo - Builds and operates prototypical modular layouts to Free-mo standards; Wichita, Kansas

Southwestern Michigan Garden Railway Club - Outdoor G gauge model railroad in a landscaped garden setting, complete with bridges, tunnels, and buildings; Coloma, Michigan

St. Charles County Model Railroad Club - HO modular club in O'Fallon, Missouri

St. Joe Valley Railroad Club - HO scale layout in Mishawaka, Indiana

State Line S Gaugers - American Flyer, Hi-Rail, and 3/16" scale model railroading based in Rockford, Illinois

Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club - Operates member layouts, builds modular layouts, and hosts train festivals in Southeastern Michigan

Swanton Area Railroad & Model Club - O, HO, and N scales modular displays in Swanton, Ohio

TCA Great Lakes Division - Train collectors meet monthly in Parma, Ohio

TCA Heart of America Chapter - Model railroaders and tinplate train collectors in Kansas City, Missouri

TCA Lakes and Pines Division - Promotes the tinplate toy train hobby in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and the Dakotas

TCA Midwest Division - Tinplate train collectors meet monthly in Streamwood, Illinois

TCA Ozark Division - Train collectors in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma

TCA West Michigan Chapter - Train collectors meet monthly in Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southeastern Ohio - Athens, Ohio

Thief River Falls Model Railroad Club - Club with HO modular layout; Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Thousand Lakes Region, NMRA - Serves model railroaders in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Manitoba

Toy Train Barn - Operating model train layouts in all scales from Z to G, plus the 12" gauge Argyle & Eastern Railroad; Argyle, Wisconsin

Toy Train Operating Society: Buckeye Division - Operates model trains at monthly meetings in central Ohio

Trainland USA - Toy train museum featuring O and O27 Lionel trains; Colfax, Iowa

Tri-State Station - 12 operating model railroad layouts including Lionel, O, G, On30, N, HO, S, and Standard gauge; Fremont, Indiana

Tristate Model Railroaders - Promotes two annual train shows in Joplin, Missouri

Turkey Creek Division, NMRA - Division of the Mid-Continent Region, covering the Greater Kansas City area

Twin Cities Division, NMRA - Modelers in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota

Twin City Model Railroad Museum - Model railroad displays and bi-annual train show in St. Paul, Minnesota

Waukesha County Gandy Dancers Model Railroad Club - Operates HO and N scale layouts in Waukesha, Wisconsin

Waupaca Area Model Railroaders - Model railroad club in Waupaca, Wisconsin

Weekend Ngineers - N-Trak modular railroading group in Kansas City, Missouri

Western Heritage Division, NMRA - Division of the Mid-Continent Region, serving Omaha, Council Bluffs, and surrounding areas

Western Reserve Division, NMRA - Serving NMRA members in the Ohio counties of Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula

Western Reserve Model Railroad Museum - Displays N, HO, S, O, On3, and G scale layouts in Mentor, Ohio

Wichita Toy Train Club & Museum - Vintage and current production model trains in O, S, HO, and N scale; Wichita, Kansas

Will County Model Railroad Association - HO scale modular club in Elwood, Illinois

Winnebagoland Division, Midwest Region, NMRA - Northeastern portion of Wisconsin and the western half of the Upper Peninsula in Michigan

Wis-Ill HO Modular RR Group - HO scale modular group in southern Wisconsin

Wisconsin Garden Railway Society - Organization of individuals and families primarily in the Wisconsin area who share an interest in large scale trains and garden railroading

Wisconsin Southeastern (WISE) Division, Midwest Region, NMRA - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Youngstown Model Railroad Association - HO and O scale club in Youngstown, Ohio

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