|Information on model railroad groups in|
Ashtabula, Geauga, & Lake counties of Ohio
|Ashtabula Area Operating Group |
Description: Informal, round robin HO model railroad operating and social group.
Meets: Every Tuesday at 7:30 pm at members homes in the Ashtabula area.
Contact: Bob Palmer 440-997-9036 or Gary Shaffer 440-224-1884
|Cuyahoga Valley S Gaugers |
Description: S-gauge club open to all: scale, narrow gauge, tin plate, hi-rail, and collectors. Three portable layouts: sectional hi-rail, modular scale with both standard and 3 ft narrow gauge, and a traditional American Flyer. Formal club. $15 dues.
Meets: Third Sunday of every month in the evening at members homes.
|Lake Erie N-Scale Society (LENS) |
Description: Informal N-scale group, majority of members have NTrak modules but it is not a requirement. Set-up NTrak modules 5 to 6 times a year; over 40 modules within the group; occasional clinics during monthly meetings.
Meets: Fourth Friday of every month at members homes, mainly Lake and Geauga counties but all are welcome.
Information Dennis 440 352-7081 email: Dennis Lloyd
|Lake Shore Live Steamers |
Description: For people interested in live steam and gas powered machinery including trains, farm machinery, marine equipment, and stationary machinery. The group has 1Â½", 1", and Â¾" scale trackage at Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Nature Center in Kirtland, Ohio. Formal club. Various levels of membership. Standard adult dues are $35/year; $12 for junior membership. Regular run days - schedule available at Penitentiary Glen park building.
Meets: Third Saturday of every month at 7:00 pm at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center, 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH. Regular weekly work sessions are held on Wednesday nights when Daylight Savings Time is in effect. Anyone is welcome to come to a work session to see what the group is all about.
Contact: Roger Harnish - Pres. 440-354-6435
|Narrow Gauge Society |
Description: Informal club with periodic gatherings. Covers narrow gauge railroads (rails less than 58Â½ inches apart, but generally lines of 2 foot or 3 foot gauge). Members from Canton and Mansfield to Bay Village and Mentor (Ohio). Sporadic newsletter.
Meets: About six meetings a year at member's homes.
|Northern Ohio S Scalers |
Description: Informal S-scale club started in December 1998. Goals are to promote model railroading, improve modeling skills of the members, and to have fun with the hobby. Emphasis is on 1:64 scale with no restrictions on gauge, era, or prototype.
Meets: Last Sunday of every month at 2 pm in members' homes.
|Ohio Northern Operating Group |
Description: Operating group on Harley Smith's HO Ohio Northern Railroad. Everyone welcome. You can bring your own equipment to run. Informal group.
Meets: Third Saturday of every month at 7:00 pm at Harley Smith's home
Contact: Harley Smith 440-286-4890
|Western Reserve Railroad Association |
Description: We are a organization committed to saving and restoring the Painesville Depot. The plan is to make the depot a museum for the railroads and interurban of Lake County. Our goal is to restore the structure to a useful purpose again!!