Please note that the Trains for Kids layout will be close for renovation from January 1st, 2019. The main layout will still be available to visit on Saturdays.
The North County Model Railroad Society is located at:
230 Peyri Dr, Oceanside, CA 92058 Click here for a map. We are open on Saturdays from 10 am until 3 pm. The club welcomes your visit which is free but we do welcome donations.
We have a separate room with a layout for young people to run trains with space for up to four at once.
You may contact us by emailing email@example.com
We hope to see you there in the future and we now have the whole layout working.
Please look at the pictures below to see some of the interesting activities that are going on.
We have about 40 enthusiastic members with many different skills. If you are considering building your own layout being a member is a good way all the skills required. Membership costs $25 a month.
The layout is controlled using either IOS or Android cell phones and our Wifi via JMRI. To operate on the layout one needs to have either WiThrottle on an IOS devise ( iPhone or iPad ) or Enginedriver on an Androide devise. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Harold’s Model Railroad
Harold’s home model railroad is a “freelance” Union Pacific transition era model with appropriate engines, buildings and automobiles for the time period. The track plan is a 13ft by 14ft dog bone type plan with towns in each of the loops. The track plan has two passing tracks, an alternate main route, a passenger station passing track and two industrial switching tracks. The main line curves are 30 inch radius and I used Peco flex track and turnouts.
The “main town” includes several businesses and industries. Industries include Abbott, Fred’s Displays and Exhibits, Sunrise Milling and Feed, Richmond Barrel Manufacturing, Ruddick Tools, Hamm’s Beer, Libertyville Freight and Transfer, Steve’s Building Supply, Bill’s Sheet Metal Shop, Bruckner Woodworking, and Mooney Plumbing. The other end of the model railroad also has a small town and two major facilities. The Shell Oil Refinery and the Union Pacific Steam Engine Facility are the two largest facilities on the model railroad. The steam engine facility includes an automated turntable that feeds the three stall roundhouse, four additional tracks and a pair of incoming and outgoing lead tracks. The facility also includes a water tank, coal tower, sand drying and loading and a machine shop.
Click here for a video of our layout taken on Saturday October 6th by Sean Martin