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Model Railroad Club's in New York City/Manhattan

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Model Railroad Club's in New York City/Manhattan
Posted by southernpacificgs4 on Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:28 AM

Hello, 

I am visiting New York City/Manhattan and I would visit, if possible an model railroad club. 

Are/Is there (a) model railroad club(s) in the surroundings of New York/Manhattan( Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island,.....), Newark/New Jersey.

Thank you in advance for the information

 

 

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Posted by tstage on Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:24 AM

Googling "model railroading club+new york city" gave me several hits.  Altering the wording may give you others...

http://www.newyorkcentralmodeling.com

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Posted by joe323 on Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:35 AM

The New York Society of Model Engineers Carlstadt NJ.

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Posted by nealknows on Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:52 AM

Gullivers Gate in NYC (Manhattan) is the place to go (Not a train club, but worth visiting).

https://gulliversgate.com/

Model Railroader did a review on it as well.

http://mrr.trains.com/news-reviews/new-products/2017/05/gullivers-gate-model-railroad-exhibit-opens

On Long Island there's the West Island Model Railroad Club

https://www.westislandmodelrailroadclub.com/home.html

In Union, NJ is the Model Railroad Club. This has a great layout as well.

http://www.themodelrailroadclub.org/

In Northern New Jersey is the Garden State Model Railway Club.

http://www.gsmrrclub.org/

This should keep you busy for a while...

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Posted by Atlantic and Hibernia on Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:21 AM

The big question is whether you will have access to a car or are you confined to clubs that can be visted by public transit?

Please let me know and I will be able to make a few suggestions.

The New York City Transit Museum can be reached via the subway and is certainly worth a trip

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Thursday, June 27, 2019 4:53 PM

I went to Gulliver's Gate a couple of years ago.  I enjoyed it, but they had a nice senior discount at the time.

Trainworld might be worth seeing.

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Posted by joe323 on Friday, June 28, 2019 5:57 AM

MisterBeasley

I went to Gulliver's Gate a couple of years ago.  I enjoyed it, but they had a nice senior discount at the time.

Trainworld might be worth seeing.

 

Probably not unless you go to the flagship store in Long Island which can be reached by LIRR. 

OTOH you can pick up your orders in either stor .

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Posted by steemtrayn on Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:03 PM

I was going to recommend the Bay Ridge club in Brooklyn, but just learned they were evicted, and are moving up the Hudson. Now, there will be TWO O scale clubs in Kingston.

Or not. The other club hasn't posted on Facebook since 2017, and I cant find any website.

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Posted by southernpacificgs4 on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:45 PM

Hello all,

Thank you all for the info

 

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