Welcome to the Valley Model Railroad Club!

We are an HO-scale model railroad club with two layouts. One layout is permanent and housed in the historic building of Clintonville Station, in South Elgin, IL. The other layout is portable, used on the road at train shows and other events.  

We are always looking for new members, and kids are welcome.  Click here to learn more about us and check our Calendar for operating times.  Or, feel free to email us at vmrrwebmaster@gmail.com.

Permanent (Main) Layout


One permanent layout is and housed in the historic building of Clintonville Station, in South Elgin, IL.

Portable Layout


Our portable layout is used on the road at train shows and other events,

“Our mission is to engage young people in the rich history of railroading by showing them how our layout uses up-to-the-minute computer-based technology. It’s about making the hobby accessible – something they can touch and experience on a personal level.” – Jim Pechous, Valley Model Railroad Club.

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This website is created and updated by:
Jim Pechous and Joe Montilla

Website Questions or Comments: vmrrwebmaster@gmail.com