Directory of Museums and Clubs

Listed below are some of the other model railroad or railroad groups in our area. Many members of the Piedmont Division are also members of one of more of these groups. You are invited to call the phone numbers shown if you are interested in any of them and desire further information. If you would like your club or group listed in the Club Directory, forward the information to our Road Foreman, Pat Turner and it will be included in the directory listing.

Museums

Southeastern Railway Museum

Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum and an operation of the Atlanta Chapter, National Railway Historical Society is located just north of the intersection of Buford Highway (US-23) and Pleasant Hill Road with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Exhibits include freight and passenger cars, steam and diesel locomotives, prototype and scale model, operating and static. MARTA's bus collection and many other transportation related displays, are also features of this very interesting and highly rated museum. The Museum is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays April through December, and Saturdays only January - March, Not open Jan. 1, Dec. 25, Thanksgiving. Operating Hours are 10AM-5PM. Open Chapter meetings with interesting presentations are held on the third Saturday of the month at 5:30PM. Contact info number is 770-476-2013. Web site: www.srmduluth.org.

Clubs

Atlanta Interlocking Model Railroaders

Atlanta Interlocking Model Railroaders is an HO modular club founded in 2002. Its members sought a club with high standards, a high level of member involvement, a minimum of rules, no dues and a dedication to exploring fully the modular model railroad concept.

Membership has deliberately been kept small, no more than twelve currently. While not an open club, memberships do come open on occasion. Members must make available ten feet of completed modules. It is expected that members will participate in all aspects of preparing a club layout for a show, from set-up to operating to break down. Atlanta Interlocking Model Railroaders has exhibited at the Greenberg and G.A.T.S. shows in Atlanta. Modelers interested in membership, when available or visiting our home layouts during operating sessions may call in advance to check space and schedule. For info call Charlie Crawford at 770-565-1845.

Georgia Association of Narrow Gauges (GANG)

This is a loose knit group with no dues or membership requirements besides a STRONG interest in Narrow Gauge Railroading. If you are within easy (half day or less) driving distance of metro Atlanta and have a narrow mind, this is for you. Meetings are held at members houses quarterly. Contact info: Pat Turner (770) 487-5028, fecrr@mindspring.com. Web site: http://users2.ev1.net/~on30/On30GANG.htm. We also mail out notices to those who do not have e-mail. Call to get on list.

Georgia Society of FerroEquinologists

Meetings held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Piedmont & Canton Rds., Marietta on second Friday of eash month at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome! Refreshments served. Subjects range from prototype to model trains. Monthly field trips. For more info call Robert Hunt (770-428-3864) or Bob Hoenes (770-422-0081).
Web site: www.trainweb.org/gsof/

Metro Atlanta N Scalers

The Metro Atlanta N-Scalers is an Atlanta area association of 30+ individuals, both men and women, who are interested in promoting the hobby of model railroading through N-Scale. Our membership Area includes Atlanta, Athens and the surrounding regions. This is a Club for N scale modular railroad (NTRAK) fans and has a Digitrax ģ controlled NTRAK layout using more than 37 modules which assemble into a variety of layout shapes from 12' x 40' to 36' x 36'. This includes 11 modules which contain additional mountain line trackage and a 5-module 16' "Fiddle yard". And ... we continue to grow. If you have an interest in N scale model railroading, this Club is for you. Our members bring extensive experience in every aspect of model railroading to our meetings. They freely offer that experience to everyone by giving demonstrations and seminars at our meetings and in one-on-one sessions. Some of our members have N-scale home layouts which range in various sizes and stages of construction. Some were featured on layout tours during the 1995 National Convention.

For additional information, please contact: Dan Douthart, Superintendent, 770 985-2564; Gene Jablonski, Paymaster, 770 992-3061; or Larry Graus, Roadmaster, 770 237-0094. Meetings are held at 7:30 PM the first Tuesday of each month at the home of Larry Graus. Please call him for directions.

Model Railroad Club of Atlanta

Meets every Monday, 7:30 p.m., operation 2nd and 4th Mondays. O scale layout, railroaders in all scales welcome. For more info call Terry Weldon (770) 979-0473.

North Atlanta O-Gauge Railroad Club

The North Atlanta O-Gauge Railroad Club shares the joy of our experiences with 3-rail O-Scale toy trains. Club activities include running O-gauge trains, building toy train layouts, workshops, field trips, tips and tricks and having fun. Monthly meetings include talking trains, fixing trains, layout ideas, modeling tips and announcements about upcoming events for O-gauge toy train hobbyists. Whether you are an O-gauge collector or operator you have a home with North Atlanta O-Gauge Railroad Club. The North Atlanta O-Gauge Railroad Club meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at member's homes in the Atlanta, Georgia metro area. More information is available on our website. Send email to: clubinfo@ogauge.org for specific meeting information.

North Georgia Lego Train Club

Do you still enjoy the fun of building with LEGO bricks, but at the same time have a passion for running and building train layouts? Then it sounds like the NGLTC is for you. If you can play well with others, you are welcome to join us. For more information, please contatct James Trobaugh at james.trobaugh@ngltc.org Website:www.ngltc.org.

North Georgia Modurail

Northeast Metro area - HO scale

Do you like to run trains but donít have the room for a layout? Do you want to learn more about model railroading and need a good way to practice new skills? If so, then modular model railroading may be just right for you! Learn how to build your own personal module that combines with others to form a large layout. You can learn design, construction, tracklaying, scenery, and structure building skills. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm at the Smokerise Baptist Church gymnasium in Stone Mountain. For more info, call Bryan Johnson at 770-622-2750. Website:www.trainweb.org/northgamodurail

P.E.P.S.I. Lines

220 Washington Street, Gainesville

This is the Division's HO scale sectional layout that was built in 1984 and has been to public displays many times. It is now housed in a permanent building in downtown Gainesville and is being completely overhauled -- much of the work is complete and the layout is operational.

Georgia Association of Narrow Gauges (GANG)

This is a loose knit group with no dues or membership requirements besides a STRONG interest in Narrow Gauge Railroading. If you are within easy (half day or less) driving distance of metro Atlanta and have a narrow mind, this is for you. Meetings are held at members houses quarterly. Contact info: Pat Turner (770) 487-5028, fecrr@mindspring.com. Web Site: http://users2.ev1.net/~on30/On30GANG.htm. We also mail out notices to those who do not have e-mail. Call to get on list.

Tri-State Area Model Railroad, Inc.

A group of all skill levels currently working on a 12 module 10 x 20 HO gauge layout. Membership is open to all who are 18 or over (under 18 participation is welcomed and encouraged but must have an adult sponsor). Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Blue Ridge Elementary School Gymnasium, Blue Ridge, GA. Workdays are held each Tuesday. Annual Dues are $30. For more information contact Gordon Tuenge, President at 706-455-8903 or email gotrains@yahoo.com

Valley River Model Railroad Club

The VRMRC (www.valleyriverrailroad.org) is an N-scale layout begun in November, 2008, located in a former Southern Railway caboose next to the L&N Depot in Downtown Murphy, North Carolina. Currently, the layout is operated as a DC (with the possibility of converting to DCC at a later date). The layout is a walk-around island 4' x 24' which contains two mainlines; several industrial sidings; an extensive yard; and an operating turntable with a 6-stall roundhouse. Also, members are constructing individual 2'x4' HO-scale modules for a modular display layout during special events, open houses, etc. In addition to the layout, the caboose features many historical photos and displays depicting local railroading history as a part of the Valley River Historical Railroad Museum project.

The club has a regularly scheduled monthly meeting on the third Thursday of the month in the L&N Depot at 6 p.m. It conducts two Open Houses annually (April and November).

Membership is open to individuals with an interest in railroading from ages 9 to 90! For additional information, please contact Thomas Roskelly, CEO, 828-644-0434 or 828-361-2210.

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