Upcoming Events

June 5 , 2018


A Complete List of Model Railroad Activities and Events is maintained by the Yahoo group Model Railroads of Southern California




San Diego Model Railroad Museum, April 13 - November 16, 2018. Website

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum proudly presents “Shake Rattle Roll”. This exhibit features a glimpse into railroad graffiti culture and how the model railroad community are replacing what is seen on the railroads today. Dating back to the mid 1900’s through present day, urban style graffiti has incorporated topics of deep personal meaning, cultural awareness and political driven themes. The railroad equipment has not set a limit on what an individual can do with graffiti expression. It has also not stopped various small scale train modelers who wish to replicate these beautifully decorated trains.


Cajon Invitational Module Modelers Meet "CIM3", Friday June 15 - Sunday June 17, 2018, Boy Scout Outdoor Education Center, Irvine Reginola Park, CA Flyer

This meet, sponsored by the Cajon Division of the National Model Railroad Association, features five Southern California modular railroads set up and running for a weekend of running trains for fun and helping Boy Scouts earn their Railroading Merit badges. The event is open to all NMRA members, participating Club members and pre-registered Boy Scouts and parents on Saturday morning. Each NMRA and Club member can bring one guest to this, not open to the public, event. Saturday morning will be devoted to helping Boy Scouts earn their Railroading merit badges with all clubs participating in the varous merit badge requirements.

Tortoise and Lizard Bash Garden Railroad (T&LBRR) , Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10232 Overhill Drive Santa Ana, CA Flyer

Todd and Linda Brody are pleased to invite you, your family, and your guests to the 2018 running of the T&LB Garden Railroad. This marks our 21 th year of operations. The railroad was the winner of the Garden Railways Magazine 2013 competition for garden railways and has been featured in numerous publications and videos. The landscape covers about 1,200 square feet with about 600 feet of track and six bridges, including a 14-foot long trestle. Using simple track power, the railroad can run itself fully automated with up to seven trains that slow and/or wait for each other as necessary to avoid collisions at crossing points. Additionally, the railroad incorporates a high degree of automation and special effects into the multitude of vignettes that adorn the landscape.


Cajon Extra #3704-1 South, Saturday, July 21, 2018.  Several of us Cajon Division members are getting together with a group of the San Diego Division guys for a fun day at the Balboa Model Railroad Museum on July 21st. This is a pay your own way, get yourself to the venue type of event and we would love to have any NMRA PSR members join us.  We will gather on the Amtrak train heading South in the morning (hopefully all on the same train) and meet the San Diego Division at the Santa Fe Depot for a bus ride to the Museum.  After a fun day at the Museum, we will retrace our steps back home in the evening.  This is a great chance to get behind the glass at some of the best model railroads that Southern California has to offer.  No flyer yet but here are some of the travel details:


To San Diego-

Amtrak Train 564: LA Union Station (L 7 :25a) or Anaheim ARTIC (L 8:04a) to San Diego Santa Fe Depot (A 10:12a)

Bus 215: Santa Fe Depot- Balboa Museum (L 10:32a – A 10:52a) (busses every 15 minutes)


Bus 215: Museum – Santa Fe Depot (L 6:03p – A 6:24p)

Amtrak Train 591 Pacific Surfliner: San Diego Santa Fe Station (L 6:43p) to Anaheim ARTIC (A 8:49p) or LA Union Station (A 9:35p)


Contact Dennis Ivison ( Superintendent@CajonDivision. org ) or Gary Butts ( Director@CajonDivision.org ) for more information and to let us know if you are going to join us.

  The Los Angeles Division annual Fall Meet, Freight Fright, will be held on October 27-28 at the South Bay Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes, CA

Cajon Division Fall Meet, October/November, 2018, Buena Park, CA

The annual Cajon Division Fall Meet will be held in Buena Park, CA in early November, 2018. The exact date is still being negotiated but it will probably be the last weekend in October or the first weekend in November.


Cajon Division Henderson Fall Meet, November, 2018, Henderson, NV

The annual Henderson Fall Meet will be held at the Henderson Convention Center in early November, 2018. The exact date is still being negotiated but it will probably be the second or the third weekend in November.


Southern California Railway Museum November 3, 4, 10, 11 and 12, 2018, Perris, CA

All aboard for a day of family fun with Thomas and Percy! Thomas is returning to the Southern California Railway Museum November 3, 4, 10, 11 and 12, 2018. Take a ride with Thomas, meet Percy and Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a day of family fun!  Advanced Ticket Purchase is highly recommended and will be available online prior to the event – check back to purchase tickets online. Flyer (note - It comes with sound)