Model Railroad Clubs

Elmhurst Model Railroad Club (Large HO Layout in Elmhurst, IL)
Prairie Scale Model Railroaders (Large HO Layout in Lombard, IL)
Little “Q” Model Railroad Club (HO Layout in Aurora, IL)
Midwest ‘N’ Pioneer (N scale Layout in Broadview, IL)
Lake County Model Railroad Club (Ho Layout in Wauconda, IL)

Prairie State Railroad Club (Large Scale in Big Rock, IL)

Hobby Shops / Online Model Railroad Venders

Lombard Hobbies
Grayland Station
J2C Engineering (Signal, Detection, and Control Systems used on the layouts)

Railroad Museums / Historical Groups

East Troy Electric Railroad Museum
Fox River Trolley Museum
Hesston Steam Museum
Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum
Illinois Railroad Museum

Other Links

Great Midwest Train Show (The portable layout is at the show every month)
Illinois Prairie Path (The right away for Chicago Aurora and Elgin is now a bike trail)
Kane County Forest Preserve District
The Third Rail Cookbook and Trolley Wire Times (A blog that a member maintains about streetcars, interurbans and rapid transit in real life and model form. Also this blog includes updates about the vmrr club traction line.)
Roadside America (A Big layout in Pennsylvania)
Brief History of New York City Transportation (a request from a fan)
Jamie 61 (One of our members YouTube page)

Links about us (Open House 2013) (DuPage Fair 2013)
Lambs Farm Train Days Facebook Page (Lambs Farm 2013) (Great Midwest Train Show) (Merit Badge University 2011) Meet the electrical engineer who powers his passion in South Elgin.

School and Library Internet Research Project Links

These are links found by students doing school and library internet research projects on model trains. Several students have sent us links to share that have useful information about model trains.

Understanding Model Train Maintenance(Tips on Model Railroad Maintenance) (3-22-13)