Thanks to the thoughtfulness and efforts of the following co-sponsors, a new tour program of Maine model railroad layouts has become practical. Learn more about the current co-sponsors below. To go directly to each co-sponsor’s website, place your cursor over their name and hit enter. Other model railroad organizations, vendors or associations are welcome to become co-sponsors. There is no financial obligation. Rather, co-sponsors are asked to support the Maine Model Railroad Tour concept by whatever means are appropriate for their circumstances such as providing publicity, encouraging eligible visitors to participate, advising on or participating in organizational discussions, and recruiting layout owners to host tours.
|Boothbay Railway Village||The thirty acre setting of the Boothbay Railway Village includes more than two dozen buildings many of which are filled with displays of artifacts related to Maine’s railroading history, the advent of the automobile and the everyday life of Mainers from the mid-eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries. Our outstanding Model Railroad Exhibit is still under construction and visitors witness the changes first hand as they visit time and again.||586 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay, ME 633-4727
|Eastern Maine Model Railroad Club||Private club with its own clubhouse. HO layout is based on Maine prototype railroads||405 Back Ridge Road, E. Orland, ME|
|Great Falls Model Railroad Club||Private club with its own clubhouse. It has a double-deck large HO layout on lower level, and G, N, and Z scale layouts on upper level||144 Mill Street, Auburn, ME|
|Maine Garden Railway Society||Private organization with members in Maine and elsewhere. Members display an impressive G scale layout in the Maine Mall during the holiday season|
|Maine Modelworks||Full-line model railroading shop. Authentic custom painting. Specializing in New England railroads||374 US Route One, Yarmouth, ME 781-8300|
|Maine Narrow Gauge Group||Highly skilled modelers focused on narrow gauge models|
|Maine 3-Railers||The oldest and largest club in the state dedicated exclusively to the enjoyment and advancement of the 0-Gauge, 3-rail model railroad hobby.|
|MaiNe Track||MaiNe Track, an N-scale modular club based in southern Maine, was formed in December 1996. Members set up modules regularly at four train shows a year, plus a few other events on occasion. The Club has its own two-track standard that is now used by individuals and clubs stretching from Massachusetts to Montreal. Through use of conversion modules to interface with N TRAK and oNe TRAK, members can also accommodate those who may wish to build modules to a more recognized standard. Members meet almost every week, alternating work sessions (even-dated meeting nights) where project and maintenance occur and operating sessions using switch lists (odd-dated meeting nights). As active and serious as the members are in promoting N scale model railroading, they comprise a nicely laid back, informal and a fun little group. New members are warmly welcomed.|
|Model Train & Slot Car Shop||Model Trains and Slot CarsOne of southern Maine's leading specialty retailers for model trains and slot cars. We sell most major brand names and have an extensive domestic and international distributor network to satisfy our customers. Search out that "must have" engine, box car or building for your model train layout.||891 US Route One York, ME
|Norm’s O-Scale||Huge inventory of O gauge and O scale trains and accessories. Now selling estates and collections in |
HO & N Scale !! Great O-scale layout on-site.
|41 Roosevelt Trail, Casco, ME
|Seacoast Division NMRA||Almost 200 NMRA members in Maine and New Hampshire with regular meetings and other fun activities. The NMRA and this Division welcome model railroaders of all skill levels and interest in all scales and gauges.More info.|
|Sheepscot Scale Products||HO scale model truck and crane kits and accessories||2 Country Charm Road, Cumberland, ME 829-5134|
|Sn2 Crew||A modular layout group focused on S-scale 2-foot narrow gauge with members in the northeastern United States|
|Ray and Robin's||Model trains, plus specializing in radio controlled planes, cars, helicopters and boats. Plastic models, model rockets, craft items, doll houses. On-site track for electric cars and trucks.||West Falmouth Crossing Plaza, 65 Gray Road, Falmouth, ME 207-797-5196
|Bedford Boomers||The Bedford Boomers are an informal modular railroad group with roots in southern New Hampshire. We actually have members in all six New England states as well as New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Our modular layout consists of individually constructed and owned modules that range from scale reproductions of prototype areas to dragons and Viking long boats. The primary concept being that model railroading is fun and organizations such as the Boomers should be inclusive, thus allowing the serious as well as beginners and the more fancifully creative to enjoy the hobby.||Bill Trueheart
|Sheepscot Valley Model Railroad Club||A relaxed group of modelers who own modules now housed in the Messalonskee Middle School in Oakland awaiting "re-birth." The Club will reincarnate the modules and help to get the school's club off the ground.||Bob Bennett, South China, ME
|New England Chapter of the Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society||The New England Chapter is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the Pennsylvania Railroad (1846-1968) and the fellowship of its members. Though it was formed in August 2004 to serve Pennsy fans in all six New England states, we have members from nearly every state. We welcome members from anywhere with a love and respect for the Standard Railroad of the World.||PO Box 624, Marlborough, MA 01752-0624|
|Pepperell Siding Model Railroad Club||The Pepperell Siding Model Railroad Club (PSMRC) is an HO scale model railroad club that meets in Lomar Industrial Park in Pepperell, MA every Monday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The public is welcome to visit during any meeting. The club's second floor area features a permanent layout in an area of approximately 1,000 Sq. Ft. The club's "traveling" modular layout is made up of a mix of club-owned and member-owned modules that are taken to various shows throughout the year.||PSMRC, Inc.
41 Lomar Park Drive, Unit 4, Pepperell, MA 01463-1487
|New England Steam Corporation||New England Steam Corporation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our all-volunteer membership is comprised of people from all walks of life, including railroaders, mechanics, machinists, electricians, carpenters, educators, historians, enthusiasts, and many others.|
Our mission is to restore, care for, and operate steam locomotive #470. Our members will provide hands-on work and technical knowledge to revive vanishing trades and skills. Safety and quality work are our first concern, and we will take pride in showing off our steam locomotive both in the shop and on the road!
|New England Steam Corporation
P.O. Box 302
Winterport, ME 04496
|The 470 Railroad Club||The "470" Railroad Club was established in 1954 to commemorate the last run of a steam locomotive, No. 470, in passenger service on the Maine Central Railroad. Based in the Portland Maine area, it is incorporated in the State of Maine as a not-for-profit historical and educational association, and is certified as such by the United States Internal Revenue Service.|
The activities of The 470 Railroad Club follow many courses, including membership meetings, publication of a newsletter The 470, publication of railroad books, excursion trains and restoration of equipment. From the beginning the monthly membership meetings have featured guest speakers and photo shows produced by members and guests. The subjects have varied from the two foot narrow gauge railroads in the State of Maine to shows from all over the world.
The "470" Railroad Club owns and maintains a collection of historic locomotives and cars which are displayed at the Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway, New Hampshire. The club has an extensive collection of photo negatives and color transparencies covering Northern New England railroads, past and present.
The 470 Railroad Club traces its origin to a rainy Sunday in June of 1954 when the Maine Central Railroad scheduled the final run of a steam locomotive. It would seem that the date, June 13th, the event, the end of the steam era, and the rain could lead to anything but a lasting association.
As the train left Portland with a sellout crowd of 700 people aboard and proceeded to Bangor via Lewiston and Waterville, many of the Portland area residents began to share their experiences. On the way back to Portland, via Brunswick this time, a nucleus of ten men decided to meet informally once a month at one of their houses.
|The "470" Railroad Club
P.O. Box 641
Portland, ME 04104
|Northeast N TRAK||We are a model railroad club, over 25 years old, dedicated to the promotion of N-Scale modular railroading. Members build unique modules that are joined together at shows throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.||Northeast NTRAK Membership
18 Burroughs Road
Lexington, MA 02420-1908
|Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum||The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum is dedicated to the preservation and operation of historic two foot gauge railway equipment for the education and enjoyment of the public. The museum features exhibits, artifacts, historic railroad cars and equipment from Maine’s narrow gauge railways. In addition to the museum, visitors can enjoy a scenic train ride along the Portland waterfront. For more information, hours and a full calendar of events, visit our website.||Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum
58 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101
|Seashore Trolley Museum||Founded in 1939, the Seashore Trolley Museum has grown into the largest electric railway museum in the world with a collection representing almost every major American city that had a streetcar system. See the beginning of mass transportation from the omnibus to the development of the electric streetcar, and follow the progress to today's buses, light rail vehicles, and rapid transit cars. Our collection contains vehicles from almost all major cities in the United States that had streetcar systems, as well as from other cities across the globe, to provide samples of how generations past moved about for work, school and leisure and to show the dedicated craftsmanship put forth to construct these workhorse vehicles.|
Take a tour around our property, you'll find a multitude of displays to show the history behind mass transportation. Explore our three exhibit carbarns and then witness the restoration process of a streetcar from the observation gallery in our restoration shop. Hands down, the favorite part of a visit to the Seashore Trolley Museum is the chance to ride a streetcar out along a rebuilt portion of the Atlantic Shore Line Railway, once an electric interurban route. Our volunteers will place you into the bygone era and explain why and where you would be riding a trolley to in the early 1900s.
|Seashore Trolley Museum
195 Log Cabin Road
PO Box A
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
|Southern Maine Model Railroad Club||Founded in 2016, the SMMRC was established with the mission of providing a social, educational and recreational outlet for serious HO Scale model railroaders in the Southern Maine region.|
In these early years, we are building upon the success of our combined experience with other groups and have already made great progress in establishing this new club. Currently, we have no fixed physical location, but we will have a complete modular layout by the Fall of 2017 that will be on display at various events in the area.
We continue to work on several projects geared towards the betterment of the model railroad community and look forward to many years of prosperity ahead of us. It is our near-term mission to find a location in the Greater Portland Area to house a layout and provide resources and education to members for the art of fine scale model railroading.