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This is a starting point for your journey into and through the wonderful world of model railroading. While we may not have all the answers here, we have links to many other places where you can find incredible information about our hobby.
Whether you are a beginner with your first train set, or a more experienced modeler looking for new tricks, tips, and techniques, we invite you to browse through our pages using the easy-to-use menus at the top of this page (and all our site's pages).
Our calendar of events lets you see model railroading events within and near our area in North and South Carolina. Most of these events are open to visitors and the public in general and you are invited to contact the sponsors to arrange a visit.
Let us know if there are other ways we can help you enjoy your hobby. You can use our Helper Page to contact us and we will put you in touch with one of our members to assist you.

Wecome aboard. We know you will enjoy the  World's Greatest Hobby .

new          The April Brass Pounder has been posted    new
Please click on the link below to see
the current edition

        RMU Returns for 2024!          new   

Save the date of April 20th 2024,  for the second
post pandemic Railroad Modeling University!   

Once again RMU will be held at the
West Concord Babtist Church, 225 Warren C.Coleman Blvd.
Concord NC, 28027
We are currently seeking clinicians for this event. Contact
Doug Algire if you able to instruct at

Once again the registration fee is only $10.00 and for
an additional charge of $5.00 you can enroll a family member
NMRA membership not required for this event.

Many new classes have been formed so take a look at the registration
page to see what is available at this time. This is a constantly changing
schedule so check back often. The link for registration
and RMU information can be found here.

      The Red Springs Event         new   
This trip is in the books and it was a well attended event.
If you could not attend, you missed a very nice day on the rails.
There are a few pictures posted on this page

 new   The Carolina Piedmont Division will be hosting the    new
2024 MER Convention on OCT 17th-20th. This is a new date so be
sure to correct your calendars.
A link to their website can be found here

 Train Town Volunteer Hosts Needed

     Please support this important Division program
More information is at this link

new    Take a look at our links to all the Charlotte   new   
 area model railroad suppliers   

Click here for a link to our supplier page

       NOTE: Links to the latest NMRA E-Bulletin and NMRA Turntable are now available in the "Members Only" section of the NMRA Website. Just log in and look under the heading "Publications". If you are an NMRA member and cannot log in, go to this link.    
signal     Check out our custom hats and shirts at this link     signal
We now have CSD Name badges available!