Information on model railroad groups in our division

Ashtabula Area Operating Group

Description: Informal, round robin HO model railroad operating and social group.
No dues. Everyone welcome.

Meets: Every Tuesday at 7:30 pm at members homes in the Ashtabula area.

Contact: Bob Palmer (440) 997-9036 or Gary Shaffer (440)-224-1884

Cuyahoga Valley S Gaugers

Description: S-gauge club open to all: scale, narrow gauge, tin plate, hi-rail, and collectors. Three portable layouts: sectional hi-rail, modular scale with both standard and 3 ft narrow gauge, and a traditional American Flyer. Formal club. $15 dues.

Meets: Third Sunday of every month in the evening at members homes.

Contact: Lee McCarty - Pres.
(440) 526-9864
8727 Broadview Rd., Broadview Hts., OH 44147

Lake Erie N-Scale Society (LENS)

Description: Informal N-scale group, majority of members have NTrak modules but it is not a requirement. Set-up NTrak modules 5 to 6 times a year; over 40 modules within the group; occasional clinics during monthly meetings.
No dues.

Meets: Fourth Friday of every month at members homes, mainly Lake and Geauga counties but all are welcome.

Lake Erie N-Scale

Information Dennis (440) 352-7081
email: Dennis Lloyd

Lake-Geauga HO Modular Group LLC

Description: For HO model railroaders that are interested in refurbishing and replacing existing traveling modules from scratch. It is a great place for beginners to journeymen to learn, work and display their craftsmanship and enjoy the camaraderie of other modelers. The traveling modules are set up at special events 5 to 6 times a year. No dues, everyone is welcome.

Meets: On designated Tuesdays in the evenings at Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio.

Information Len Kessler - Secretary/Treasurer (440) 417-6746
email: Len Kessler

Lake Shore Live Steamers

Description: For people interested in live steam and gas powered machinery including trains, farm machinery, marine equipment, and stationary machinery. The group has trackage at Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen Nature Center in Kirtland, Ohio. Formal club. Various levels of membership. Standard adult dues are $35/year; $12 for junior membership. Regular run days - schedule available at Penitentiary Glen park building.

Meets: Third Saturday of every month at 7:00 pm at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center, 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH. Regular weekly work sessions are held on Wednesday nights when Daylight Savings Time is in effect. Anyone is welcome to come to a work session to see what the group is all about.

Contact: Roger Harnish - Pres. (440)-354-6435
8920 Jackson Street
Mentor  OH  44060

Lake Shore Live Steamers

Lakeshore Model Railroad Association

Description: Founded in 2011, The Lakeshore Model Railroad Association (LMRA) assembled to promote the all scale hobby of model railroading in the Lakeshore area. It is our mission to educate and show first hand basic techniques into the digital era and all aspects of this incredible world known hobby. We market ourselves to inspire youth and adults equally to enjoy and become involved in the Art of Model Railroading.

Meets: The LMRA meets at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 16511 East Lake Rd., Erie, PA. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. We have a 40' X 70' room where we currently display "The Lordton" HO Layout, an HO DCC Training Modular Layout, an N Scale Layout and an HO Permanent Layout. Coffee Is Always Served.

Contact: Russ 716-326-6891, Tim 814-476-7582, Jerry 814-833-2588

Narrow Gauge Society

Description: Informal club with periodic gatherings.  Covers narrow gauge railroads (rails less than 58.5 inches apart, but generally lines of 2 foot or 3 foot gauge).  Members from Canton and Mansfield to Bay Village and Mentor (Ohio). Sporadic newsletter.

Meets: About six meetings a year at member's homes.

Lake County contact: Ted Wiese (440) 256-5212

Northern Ohio S Scalers

Description: Informal S-scale club started in December 1998. Goals are to promote model railroading, improve modeling skills of the members, and to have fun with the hobby.  Emphasis is on 1:64 scale with no restrictions on gauge, era, or prototype.
One-time dues are $15 when joining the club.

Meets: Last Sunday of every month at 2 pm in members' homes.

Jack Sudimak  (330) 725-4698

Ohio Northern Operating Group

Description: Operating group on Harley Smith's HO Ohio Northern Railroad. Everyone welcome.  You can bring your own equipment to run. Informal group.
Emphasis is on prototype operations and having fun!
No dues.

Meets: Third Saturday of every month at 7:00 pm at Harley Smith's home
13630 GAR Highway (Rt. 6, 3 miles east of Chardon)
Chardon, Ohio

Contact: Harley Smith (440) 286-4890

Western Reserve Railroad Association

Description: We are a organization committed to saving and restoring the Painesville Depot. The plan is to make the depot a museum for the railroads and interurban of Lake County. Our goal is to restore the structure to a useful purpose again!!

Western Reserve Railroad Association 475 Station Street, Painesville OH 44077

Contact: President - Rob Romig (440) 289-4014