We Grow Trains in

Our Garden!



We now have a FEEDBACK addition to our website. Now, anyone with access to a computer can let us know how we are doing, tell us what they'd like to see in future displays, and just let the members know they did a nice job! Hearing from the public is the best way for us to give you what you've come to expect from us: professional hobbyists who love to show off their trains.

You can access the FEEDBACK page clicking here or by

using the navigation bar at the top of each web page.

Q.I. of the Month

Found on German Website DEClips.net

Even model trains have problems with the snow this winter!
Many comments on the video were that he should have used a Thomas the Train, as it is taller...

NOGRS Wonderlands

It never ceases to amaze me just how much detail goes into our layouts. Being a member for only two years, this is my second season of builds. Last year, it was all brand new to me - literally, as I haven't had a train set since I was 8, and that was merely an N-Gauge 3-foot circle. I also wasn't working, so I got the unique opportunity to carpool with some seasoned members who taught me the ropes.


This year, it was a whole new ball game; I understood how the platform would be built and what things seemed to slow us down last year. Each of the two major builds took less than two days of setup, with the devil being in about each receiving a week's worth of detailing.


New items this year: a trolly winding it's way up a snow covered mountain peak, a drive-in theater with scale speakers on stands, and a display of part of a member's Colonial Williamsburg building collection. There were "I-Spy" game sheets at two of our locations, asking specific questions about the display that only a very keen eye can spy. How many did you find?


We had three displays in the same locations as last year: Crocker Park in Westlake (map), Corso's Flower and Garden Center in Sandusky (map), and American Legion Post 170 in Wadsworth (map).

Give the Gift

of a Membership

Interested in becoming a member? Know somebody who's into model railroading? NOGRS Memberships are a perfect gift, especially for families! We have monthly meetings, demonstrations, workshops, setup sessions...I can't put all of the fun things we do into words!! People from all walks of life, experts and novices alike, are welcomed members of our society. More information and an application form can be found at Memberships.