With truly great sadness for the first time in our 71 year history Valley Model Railroad Club is TEMPORARILY closed due to the Corvid 19 disease restrictions.

Valley prides it’s self in having an open door policy to all train enthusiast and anyone passing by. We are a growing club with many new members at all ages from grammar school through veterans of long passed wars. We are financially sound organization and will reopen as soon as it’s safe to do so. Keep safe and check this site for updates.

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Welcome to the Valley Model Railroad Club!

We are an HO 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 including families with kids.  Please visit us at our permanent or portable layout for more information.  Please check out our Calendar for operating times.  Or email us at


Permanent 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

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