Clubs: Niagara Frontier

Niagara Frontier Region

Southern Ontario and North Eastern Ontario

Model Railroad clubs throughout NMRA Canada territory have kindly submitted the following descriptions of their associations and activities

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Belleville Model Railroad Club

Contact Rick Potter at 613-398-7260

Barrie-Allandale Railway Modellers

Our club is a meeting place for railway modelers and others interested in model railways. We have an opportunity to meet and share our enthusiasm with like minded individuals. Those who wish to can work on or operate our HO Layouts. Our goal is to promote the hobby of railway modeling.

Platelayers Society

We are a group of railway enthusiasts, living in Southern Ontario, Canada. Our interests are primarily in the railways of Britain, either as modellers or as armchair enthusiasts. We meet monthly in various local venues and membership is open to anyone who shares our interests.

The Brantford Model Railroad Club

The Brantford Model Railroad Club was established and has been at its present location since its inception in 1947. We are located minutes from the Brantford Train Station, in Brantford Ontario Canada.

The Burlington Model Railway Club was started in the early 1980’s, and consists of men, women, and families from Burlington and the surrounding areas who have an interest in model railroading, in a variety of scales. Our skill levels vary from beginner to expert. Club members own and operate model railroads in three different scales. We have large HO scale model railroad with both new and established sections, an N scale railroad under construction, and an outdoor railroad in G (garden) scale. Club members meet weekly at the Burlington Model Railway Centre in Hidden Valley Park. Many members also have model railroads in their homes or gardens.
Cambridge Model Railroad Club  The club was formed in November, 1975, to promote model railroading and to encourage its members to develop their modelling skills and to support the NMRA. The majority of our members are also NMRA (Niagara Frontier Region) members, and several are working towards the Master Model Railroader achievement. The club members’ layouts range from fully scenicked, basement sized empires with handlaid track throughout and command control, through table sized pikes of sectional track. All of the layouts in the group have one thing in common, though. They provide hours of enjoyment to their builders.
Mississippi Valley Associated Railroaders  -We are a social club with a wide range of scales, interests and skill levels. We meet Sat. mornings for breakfast in Carleton Place, Wed. mornings for coffee in Almonte, and monthly for a more formal meeting. Everyone Welcome
Dundas Modular Railway Club Our club was formed in 1992 and now boasts a membership of over 40. We have built a sectional HO scale layout that we can take to local shows in different configurations to suit the location. The layout, “The Dundas and Mineral Springs” is set in the 1950’s but any models of any vintage and locale are welcome. Our goal is to promote the hobby to the general public and provide our members with a place to enjoy the hobby, share their skills or simply enjoy the camaraderie that a club can offer. The club meets every Tuesday evening around 7:00pm, upstairs at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 36, in Dundas.
Frontenac Society of Engineers is a society of enthusiasts sharing an interest in “Model Engineering”. This includes, but is not limited to, building and operating model steam locomotives, traction engines, hot air engines, steamboats, IC engines, clocks, and workshop equipment
Guelph Model Railroad Society  The Club models the fictitious Pacific Western Railroad running point-to-point, interchanging with the CN and CP. Being a bridge route between these railroads results in a display of modern & old equipment. Our single track mainline serves over one hundred industries along the line. This creates plenty of passing and interesting switching problems! Twice monthly operating sessions employ a freight forwarding system, with computer printed train orders, and a fast clock. The track is powered by DIGITRAX® Digital Command Control system (DCC).
HO Model Engineers Society  – see web page for more infornation.
Canadian Association of Railway Modellers – Group founded to foster fellowship amongst railway modellers in Canada with chapters in SW Ontario and one on Vancouver Island.
Muskoka Model Railroad Club  We have about 20 members in the club and we are just starting on a larger HO scale layout of the CNR going through Muskoka circa 1945-1955. This will be the focal point of our club. It is a good time for new members (young and old) because they will see the entire modeling process. There is also an N scale division to the club. The N scale layout is a portable layout that is 8’x16′. Members model in scales from N to G in their home layouts.
Kingston Division of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association meets in Kingston at KCVI school on the second Wednesday of the month (except summer and March).  See website for details.  CRHA Kingston Division hosts the annual Rail-o-Rama Train Show in Kingston every March.
Lindsay and District Model Railroaders Inc.  The club maintains “HO” and “N” scale layouts at the club rooms. We also have an extensive library of railway magazines and railway videos which are available to Club members. We have a number of portable layouts in various scales for use at the numerous shows that we attend each year. There are several fields of interest amongst the Club members including, operations, planners, builders, railfans and historians.
London Model Railroad Group O Scale – see website for more information
Buffers The Buffers is a group of Transport enthusiasts living in the Soutwestern Ontario area of Canada, which meets for the enjoyment of British Railway and other transport modelling.
London N’Gineers Model Railroad Club We are a modular N-scale club that is loosely based upon the N-trak standards. We have a small clubhouse in North East London and attend a number of local trains shows throughout the year. For more information contact club President Greg Lawrence at 519-686-2690.
Merrickville Model Railroad Club is primarily a father/son model railroad club teaching the skills of the hobby to a new generation and enjoying field trips and other rail related activities.
Midland District Railroad Club Meets every Monday night at Huronia Airport 7:00-9:00. Modelers take part in layout construction as well as participating in eight regional shows and events. We have an N scale layout and are building a new DCC HO layout. We welcome new members. Visit our web site www.midlanddistrictrailroadclub.info or contact club President John Harrison 705-526-3461.
Erin Mills Model Railroad Association  formed in May 1980 as a club to encourage and promote model railroading. At present, the club has about one hundred members ranging from early teens to retirees. While our association does not have a permanent layout, we have two active groups based on portable modular layouts, one for HO scale and one for N scale. These layouts are assembled at train shows in order to form large temporary layouts on which our members operate their trains.
Morrisburg Model Railroad Club  – We meet at the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg Ont Canada Our meeting are the first Thursday of each Month Time:7:30 pm
York Railway Modellers A 1600+ square foot permanent HO scale club, modelling Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railways going through 10 southwestern Ontario towns in the 1953 to 1957 period. For more info visit the website
Orangeville Shortline Model Railroad Club – see web site for more information.
Pine Ridge Railroaders Club meetings are held Monday evenings at our clubhouse in Oshawa, Ontario. We have, at present, about thirty members and we are always looking for new members to get involved. We have two portable layouts that we take to shows – one is HO scale and the other is N scale. Our HO modular layout is made up of 10 modules with a total size of 4.87 by 2.75 meters (16 by 9 feet). At present, we are in the midst of changing some of the trackwork and rewiring it to improve its reliability. In the summer of 2005, we added 3 new tracks on the inside for staging.
British Railway Modellers of North America – BRMNA)is an international organisation which caters for railway modellers who share an interest in modelling British railways and especially those who live in North America.
Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders  Unlike many other railroad oriented clubs, OVAR does not have a club layout. This has allowed us to keep the club an informal association, free of internal politics, major capital investment and the complications inherent in hard rules or membership obligations. OVAR makes up for this by giving you the opportunity to meet people who have, or are building, layouts, on which you can operate, work, contribute your skills or develop your knowledge.
Ottawa Valley HOTRAK Modeular Railroad Club – see web site for more information
Ottawa Valley Garden Railroad Society – see web site for more information.
Ottawa Valley N Trak  see web site for more information.
Peterborough Model Railroaders – see web site for more information.
Scarborough Railway Modellers see website for details.
Sudbury Model Railroading  – a site with links to clubs and other information for model railroaders in the Sudbury area.
Model Railroad Club of Toronto The Club was founded by Borden Lilley and Harry Ebert in 1938. Originally located in Ebert’s basement, the Club soon moved to new premises at Toronto’s Union Station. After World War II, the railways needed the Union Station space. In 1946 the Club moved to its present location, a former munitions factory.  Construction on the layout in its present configuration began in 1962 as a three-rail layout. By the late ’60s the track was converted to a two-rail operation. Some of the structures from the Union Station days are still in use today. Over the years the layout has evolved as track is changed, structures rebuilt, and scenery upgraded.
Chatham, Wallaceburg and Lake Erie R.R.   see website for more information.
The Nottawasaga Model Railway is located in Wasaga Beach and most of our members hail from the triangle formed by Wasaga Beach, Collingwood and Creemore, although a seasonal ‘Beacher’ lives in Warren, OH. New members are welcome. We operate a modular HO layout, parts of which are designed to be quickly taken apart for transportation to model train shows, of which we usually attend six, all within 125 km radius of Wasaga Beach. We hold an annual auction on the first Saturday in May in Stayner, ON, details of which can be found on our web site.
Waterloo Region Model Railway Club Welcome to the home page of the Waterloo Region Model Railway Club. We are a prototype modelling group located in Maryhill (Waterloo Region), Ontario modelling the Canadian Pacific Railway Sudbury Division as it existed in the 1970s decade. Follow the links at the top of this page to learn more about our group.