Illinois, USA:

Club ID: 822
Burlington Model Railroad Engineers Society (4/1/2010) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO
RR 1-Box 72C
Gladstone, IL 61437
Phone: 319-753-6098

Built our own building-30'x60' to house our layout. Reflects Burlington, IA. and surrounding area of IL. and Iowa besides extending outward from there heading west. Time period is from sixties to present. Have built a operating helix that is ten levels high with a two percent grade to have excess to the four levels that have been designed. A twenty ft. bridge expands from one side of the layout to the other, a steel mill, intermodual yd. and a operating dispatch office. Have put in place five mainline cabs with the option later to add DCC. Our in the process of just completing part of our mainline and have not yet started much scenery.

Meetings: Every Sat.-1st Sat. of month scheduled meeting day-Open House is scheduled for Thanksgiving Weekend-Friday-Sunday-

Contacts:
  • Wade Harman
    Gladstone, IL
    (H) (319)-752-5837
  • Brian Klein, Recording/Sec'y Treasurer
    Gladstone, IL
    (H) (319)-754-7737

Club ID: 581
Chicagoland Garden Railway Society (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:G
, IL

Contacts:
  • Gary O'Malley
    10801 South Mason
    Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
    (H) (708) 425-1229

Club ID: 582
Chicagoland LIONEL Railroad Club Inc. (12/31/2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:O
1311 Schoolhouse Road
New Lenox, IL 60451-3279
Phone: (708) 532-0435
WWW: http://www.clrctrains.com/index_user.asp

The Chicagoland Lionel Railroad Club, Inc. was inaugurated the summer of 1994 by us, a group that wanted a large permanent layout to run three rail, Tinplate trains. We currently have about 305 members. Our modular layout was built by our members. We are continually adding to and enhancing our layout modules. We exhibit our Traveling Layout at shows and shopping malls. Our group has coordinated with Lionel Trains, Corp. to produce limited edition cars customized to our design. The funds earned from the sale of these cars are used to defray the cost of the club's planned permanent layout and other expenses. Members are kept informed of the progress and details of each car produced through the monthly newsletter. When a car is shipped, information about the next club car will be enclosed.

Meetings: Every Saturday. Check the timetable on the club website or ask a Board member about a specific date.

Contacts:

Club ID: 869
Depot Railroad Musuem (12/15/2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO
Danville Junction Chapter, NRHS
East Benton Street at CSX
Rossville, IL
WWW: http://www.prairienet.org/djc-nrhs/

HO group operating 30'x20' HO layout in baggage room. Chicago, Illinois and Eastern Railroad. Open weekends Memorial Day to Labor Day. Monthly operating sessions. New members welcome.

Contacts:

Club ID: 583
Elmhurst Model RR Club (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO
111 east First Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Phone: (708)530-9584

Large 100' x 25' H.O. Scale layout set in the 1960's midwest. Single track main with some double track and passing sidings. Seperate branch line. All controlled by radio throttles. Membership Open.

Meetings: Every night of the week from 7 till 10pm. Saturdays from 6 till 10pm. Sundays from 1pm till 10pm. Open for visitors on Friday nights and Sunday from 1 to 4pm.

Contacts:

Club ID: 584
Garfield-Clarendon Model Railroad Club (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO
Clarendon Park Community Center
4501 N. Clarendon
Chicago, IL

Meetings: Friday 7 pm. - 10p.m.

Contacts:
  • B. Hotzel
    1112 Wrightwood
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (H) (312)-327-3987

Club ID: 585
Illini Railroad Club (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Townsend Hall Basement
Urbana, IL

Student club at the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign Located in the basement of Townsend Hall at Illinois Street Residence Hall on Illinois Street in Urbana Illinois (on U of I campus) 15' x 30' HO scale layout

Meetings: Club members meet on Friday night at 8pm.

Contacts:

Club ID: 586
Illinois Tech Model Railroad (ITMR) (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO
Illinois Institue of Technology
Main Building
3300 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616
WWW: http://www.iit.edu/~itmr.org #

Founded in 1948, our railway system is being developed to represent a fictitious railway operating between the cities of Chicago and Peoria. In addition to our 60" (42" yards) minumin curve radii mainline, we operate a shortline, a narrow gauge, and an electric interurban system.

Meetings: Every Friday from 7pm to 11pm.

Contacts:

Club ID: 587
Kane County Model RR Club (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO, HOn3
Elgin, IL

HO & HOn3 in construction with 2 track main line operation.

Meetings: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.-?.

Contacts:
  • Carl
    , IL
    (H) (708) 741-8086

Club ID: 588
La Salle and Bureau County Model Railroad Club (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:All
, IL
WWW: http://www.theramp.net/railroad/lsbcmrr.html

Loosely knit Round Robin Club meets in member's homes. Newsletter: $5.00 a year

Contacts:
  • Paul Kossart
    303 Fourth Street
    Cedar Point, IL 61316
    (H) (815) 446-6011
  • Jack Pettee
    , IL

Club ID: 589
Lake Shore Model Railroad Association (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO
Calumet Park Field House (downstairs)
9801 South Avenue "G"
Chicago, IL 60617

Celebrating 49 Years of continuous HO operation.

Meetings: Wednesday and Friday evenings: 7-9p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Open House: November 12th 1995 from 11-4. Free admission

Contacts:
  • Greg Kelley, President
    , IL
    (H) (219)845-3114
  • Dan McHugh, Vice-President
    3121 W. 102nd St.
    Evergreen Park, IL 60642
    (H) (708) 857-8484

Club ID: 590
Lamoine Valley Model Railroad Club (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO
P.O. Box 131
Macomb, IL

New Club

Meetings: First Saturday of each month at Hobbies Fabrics and Crafts, 210 S. Lafayette, Macomb, Il. 61455 at 2:00

Contacts:
  • Douglas Menke
    , IL
    (H) (309) 836-9112

Club ID: 591
LGB Model R.R. Club of Chicago (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:G
, IL

Contacts:
  • Bert Lattan
    P.O. Box 448
    Lake Bluff, IL 60044
    (H) (708) 295-7939

Club ID: 592
Little "Q" Model Railroad Club (8/10/2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO
Copley 2 Recreation Center
517 North Union St.
Aurora, IL 60505
Phone: (630) 898-7500 (Club Nights Only)
WWW: http://www.geocities.com/heartland/8114/littleq.html

Now in our 41st year. Our 17x40 foot layout is nearly 90% sceniced, and superdetailed. Included in our layout is an operating trolley line, large freight yards, Midwestern themed branchline, mountains, and lots of industry. Its one of those layouts that has lots of neat hidden little scenes. No unfinished benchwork here!

Meetings: Every Thursday and Saturday from 7:30 until about Midnight. Visitors are ALWAYS welcome, and membership is open. Check out our website for complete directions.

Contacts:
  • Mike Griesmann, President
    , IL
    (H) (630) 897-6513 evenings
    (W) (630) 820-6468 daytime

Club ID: 594
Metro East Model RR Club (3/26/2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO
180 Summit Ave.
Glen Carbon, IL
WWW: http://www.trainweb.org/memrc

The Metro East Model Railroad Club's HO scale layout is located in Glen Carbon, IL. The layout is 18'6" wide by 27'6" long and has roughly 1000' of track on two levels. It features a freight yard, passenger yard, and a staging yard. The upper level depicts the Glen Carbon area in the 1940's which will cover approximately 25% of the layout. This area is currently under construction. The remainder of the layout features the club's fictitious Glen Carbon Central Railroad. To find out more information about the Glen Carbon Central visit the links in the menu.

Meetings: regular business on the first Thursday of each month at 6:15 p.m. In addition, work sessions are held at 6:15 each week on Thursdays. Visitors are more than welcome to stop by at any of these times as well as one of our amazing open houses

Contacts:
  • Gerald Affeldt
    2007 Rhodes St.
    Madison, IL 62060
    (H) (618) 877-7003

Club ID: 593
Mid-West Central Railroad Club (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:
Stevick Senior Center 48 Main
(1/2 Block West of Amtrak Station)
Champaign-Urbana, IL

(East Central Illinois Area)

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Thursdays @ 7:00 pm.

Contacts:

Club ID: 595
Midwest Garden Railway Society (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:G
P.O. Box 1227
Burlington, IL 60109

Contacts:
  • Erv Mueller
    , IL

Club ID: 596
Northwestern Society of Model Railroaders (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO, HOn3, Traction
Edison Park fieldhouse
6755 Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL

Memberships open for all skill levels. Building and operating a large HO layout with HOn3 and Traction operations.

Meetings: Tuesday & Thursday. 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Contacts:
  • Bob Southworth
    , IL
    (H) (312) 784-7778

Club ID: 597
Quad City Society of Model Engineers (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO, HOn3
Beling Building
1001 16th Street
Moline, IL

Meetings: Monday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, 3rd and4th monday of each month is operating sessions, other Monday are work nights on the clubs layout. Must know if anyone is coming as the layout is located in the basement and the door is locked at 5:00pm

Contacts:

Club ID: 866
Quincy Society of Model Engineeers (9/8/2005) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO
2139 Harrison
Quincy, IL
WWW: http://www.qsme.org

Club has a 17 by 70 foot operating HO layout set in the 1950s with first generation diesel and late steam. 95% operable, 85% scenicked. Currently re-working several sections including one which will be a Steel Mill Complex.

Meetings: Business meeting 7:30PM first Thursday of each month, Operating session Friday one week after the business meeting and the following Friday 7:00 to 10:30PM.

Contacts:
  • Bob Turek
    PO Box 194
    Ursa, IL 62376
    (H) (217) 964 2879

Club ID: 599
Smokey Mountain Model Railroad Club (6/23/01) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:O
1507 N. Keystone Ave.
Chicago, IL

Meetings: Sat. 7:30 p.m. Rear entrance. 0 scale layout with operations first Saturday of every month. Open to railroaders of all gauges.

Contacts:
  • Earl Neuhaus
    , IL
    (H) (312) 252-0722

Club ID: 600
Springfield Model Railroad Club (7/6/2008) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:
Washington Park Pavilion Basement
Springfield, IL

Meetings: Thurs. at 7-10 p.m.

Contacts:
  • Chris Maslouski
    , IL
    (H) 217-654-6333
  • Tracy Bailey
    ,
    (H) 217-528-7921

Club ID: 598
Will County Model Railroad Association (8/5/2011) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scales:HO, N, O
23954 S. Chicago St.
Elwood, IL 60421
WWW: http://www.wcmrra.org

Founded in 1979 as the Romeoville Model Railroad Association, we've been around for 30+ years. We are focused on HO scale and are actively building a modular in-Club layout based on Free-mo and DCC. We are always seeking new members us as we grow. (SW Corner of Rt 53 and Millsdale Rd., just south of the Chicagoland Motor Speedway and Route 66 race tracks).

Meetings: Clubhouse is open to the public each Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (approx). Meetings for members are held on the 2nd Tues. each month starting at 7:30 p.m.

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