The New Jersey Model Railroad

Layout Design and Operations Event


Save the date!

:: October 25 - 26, ::

The Union County Vocational-Technical School is our location.
1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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The event is co-sponsored by the Garden State Division, Northeastern Region, of the National Model Railroad Association

Pre-registration is only $15 (registration deadline is October 15, 2014)
Registration is $20 at the door.

Click here for the Registration form (PDF file)
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The best hobby bargain in New Jersey!!

In addition to the model railroad layout design and operations focus, the event has a large room for Railroad Prototype Modeler displays! Many tables will be available to display your latest railroad model projects in finished or unfinished forms.

Hotels in the area:

Best Western Westfield Inn
435 North Avenue W, Westfield, NJ 07090
Call to Book: 1-855-276-7320
Holiday Inn Clark
36 Valley Road, Clark, New Jersey 07066
Contact: 732-574-0100
Kenilworth Inn – Kenilworth
60 S 31st St, Kenilworth, NJ, 07033
Contact: ‎866 539 8430‎



Saturday October 25 – 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A day of presentations focused on model railroad layout design and operations. Several of the region's top model railroaders will discuss their experiences and lessons learned as they designed their layouts for operations. 

A details clinic schedule will be posted later in the year.

Bring your own layout designs to display and share. We have plenty of space for displays to share ideas. Everyone will be welcome to offer a presentation during the Saturday afternoon open mike segment.

A design and op help desk will be available Saturday afternoon to assist with your questions.

Lunch and dinner can be found at several good local eateries. Details will be available at the event.


Sunday October 26 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Self-guided layout tours.  Here's a chance to visit and see some of the best layouts the area has to offer. Details for the 2014 layout tour will be posted later in the year.

Here are the layouts of the 2013 layout tour, many of which may again be open.

Craig Bisgeier - Housatonic Railroad in 1892
Joe Calderone - Delaware & Hudson Railroad
Ted DiIorio - Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, Pennsylvania Division, circa 1943
Jim Fawcett - Baltimore & Ohio Old Main Line
Ralph Heiss - Lehigh Valley Harbor Terminal Railway along the New York Harbor, circa 1951
Jim Homoki - Newark Terminal: Penn Central/Central New Jersey, circa 1969-1974
Dave Olesen - CSX Alleghany Subdivision, Circa 1986
Ted Pamperin - Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, New River Division, circa 1943
Dave Ramos - New York Harbor Railroad: New York Central, Lehigh Valley, and Erie waterfront operations, circa 1947

All layouts are HO scale.
Maps and layout details will be distributed at the event to all registrants. Your event badge will be required to visit the layouts.

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