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SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA MODEL RAILROAD CLUBS
Royersford Modular Model Railroaders Founded in 2002, and holding their first public show in August of that year, the club is constructing a modular layout in HO scale.
Abington Lines Model Railroad Club
(no web address available)
Located at 2066 Second Street Pike, Richboro, PA.
The club operates a 20 X 60 foot layout with over 1000 feet of two-track mainline. Trolleys and narrow gauge operations are also featured on this HO scale model railroad, set in the mountains of Pennsylvania.
Chelten Hills Model Railroad Club Located in the 1863 train station at 8000 Old York Road (Route 611) Elkins Park, PA 19027.
The club is currently celebrating its 55th anniversary. They operate a large layout, wit over 1750 feet of double track, 100 hand-laid turnouts, and a fully-functioning yard and engine terminal. An operating lift bridge allows trains to pass from one side of the layout to the other.
GATSME Model Railroad Club Located at Prospect and Madison Avenues in Fort Washington, PA
(in the basement.)
The club features a 40 X 50 foot museum-quality layout is based on 1956-era Pennsylvania, as well as HO scale trains pulled by diesel and steam locomotives. Trains operate over the mainline, two branch lines, and a narrow gauge railroad line.
Keystone N-Trak Located in the Kulpsville Antique Market on Forty Foot Road in Kulpsville, PA, less than a half mile from the Lansdale exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension.
The club operates an N-scale model railroad, made up of modules built to N-trak standards. City, country, and river modules are all included. See Thomas the Tank Engine in N scale.
Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club
(no web address available)
Located at 400 South Main Street (rear entrance) in Phoenixville, PA.
The club operates HO scale model trains through realistic wooded Pennsylvania scenery on the Philadelphia-Reading mainline. Features include logging, bridges, and point-to-point operation. See 29 years of creation on display.
Oaks Model Railroad Club Although the layout was dismantled when they lost their space in Oaks, John Almeida has kept the web site active.
Penn State Model Railroad Club Penn State's model railroad club. Currently constructing a new layout after moving to a new building. (Actually, this club is in central Pennsylvania, but I was a student there, and wanted to include it.)

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NEW JERSEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUBS
Burlington County Model Railroad Club Located in the basement of the Footlighter's Playhouse, 808 Pomona Road, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077.
The club has been in this location for 14 years, and operates a scenicked HO scale layout. The club is also renovating a recently-acquired adjacent room, and expanding the layout.
Jersey Valley Model Railroad Club Jersey Valley Club.
The Model Railroad Club Union City, New Jersey.

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MODEL RAILROAD MANUFACTURERS
Athearn Models Manufacturers of model railroad equipment.
Atlas Model Railroad Company Manufacturers of model railroad equipment.
Bowser Model Railroad Company Manufacturers of model railroad equipment, especially Pennsylvania Railroad equipment.
Digitrax Manufacturers of digital control systems for model railroads.
Stewart Hobbies Manufacturers of model railroad equipment

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OTHER MODEL RAILROAD SITES
National Model Railroad Association Establishing standards and assuring interchange among model railroaders.
RailServe Connecting people interested in trains with each other.
TrainWeb Connecting people interested in trains with each other.

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