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Other Model Railroad Clubs

This a representative sample of known clubs west of Charlotte , if we missed your club and want to be included email the webmaster.

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Apple Valley Model Railroad Club
Apple Valley Model Railroad Club (AVMRC) is located in the 100 year old historic Hendersonville Depot. This 40+ member club has constructed a fully scenicked HO model railroad representing Hendersonville and Western North Carolina. The club is opened to the public every Saturday from 10:00am 2:00pm. Admission is free and donations are accepted.

For more information about membership, or to contact the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club please send an email.

French Broad ENpire N-TRAK Club, Hendersonville, NC
The French Broad ENpire N-TRAK Club is a model railroad organization consisting of members who model in N scale, the majority of whom live in Hendersonville area, although we also have members from around western North Carolina and one in Georgia! The club has been in existence since 1991 and meets in own building at 503 7th Ave. East in Hendersonville. We have our layout there and meet to work on or operate the layout every Wednesday night from about 7 to 10 p.m. There is a business meeting at the Hendersonville Depot on the first Wednesday of each month. We organize and host a model railroad show and swap meet each year in October (Autumn Rails). We also participate in several NTRAK and other model railroad shows each year.

The club gets its name from the Greenville and French Broad River Railroad, an actual railroad chartered in 1855 to operate between Greenville and Asheville. The real railroad was never constructed, but lives in history and as interpreted on our model railroad layout as the French Broad River Railroad.

For information contact Ray Baldwin at (607)-727-9694 or Email

Toe River Valley Railroaders
Yancey, Avery, Mitchell & McDowell Counties, North Carolina
(Burnsville, Newland, Spruce Pine, North Marion)

N, HO, O-High Rail, O-27, G and Prototype Scales

This Club is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains where the old Clinchfield line crosses by way of the famous Clinchfield Loops and the Nolichucky Gorge. Meetings are held in the basement of the Mitchell County Public Library in Spruce Pine was made available to the Toe River Model Railroaders.

If anyone is interested in more information, or in joining this group, please contact Warren Harding by phone at 828-688-1922 or by email.

The Smoky Mountain Model Railroaders
The Smoky Mountain Model Railroaders meet in Clyde, NC at 7:00 pm Tuesdays, off Exit 107 near the hospital. The have two 3 rail O gauge modular layouts. For more information, contact Sam Hopkins at 828-773-0550 (cell) or email.

Mayberry Model Railroaders, Inc.
Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm; locations vary. The club is in the process of building our own building and club layout. Modelers of all skill levels and scale interest are welcome.

For more information contact:
Herb Atkins
PO Box 255
Mount Airy, NC 27030
Phone: (910) 786-4201

Carolina Piedmont Division
Carolina Piedmont Division members are dedicated to furthering the hobby of model railroading through public displays, community involvement and educational activities. The Division models all scales and railroads, and welcomes new members, especially newcomers to the hobby. There is always plenty to do and learn, so come and join the fun.
Carolina Piedmont Division 13 meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Cary Senior Center in Cary, NC beginning at 7:00pm. Advance notice will be given of any meetings not held the 4th Tuesday due to a holiday, etc. See the "Next Division Meeting" notice on the Club's News and Information page.

The full address of the Cary Senior Center is:
Cary Senior Center
Room 302
120 Maury O'Dell Place
Cary, North Carolina

Carolina Model Railroaders, Inc., Greensboro, NC
The Carolina Model Railroaders occupied a space in the old Southern Railway depot in Greensboro since 1975 and built a fine model railway there, which reflects the flavor of the full-size railroading in the area as it was and is today. Currently the Club is located in space in the old REA building adjacent to the main terminal while the Depot is being renovated. There are about 30 members ranging in age from 15 to 85. New members are welcome.

The Club is constructing a large HO scale display showcasing the industrial and railroad heritage of Greensboro. Members model in N, HO, O and G scales. Several are narrow gauge enthusiasts and most are accomplished model railroaders with years of experience.

Metrolina Model Railroaders, Belmont, NC
The Metrolina Model Railroaders were formed in 1980 with the intent of building a permanent HO scale layout, which they did several times as they moved from buildings in Charlotte to Belmont where they stayed in one location for 13 years. The club currently does not have a permanent home, but has built an HO scale modular layout that is displayed at the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte and at other shows.

The modular layout is the work of about 15 people over a period of years. While the scenery represents the 1950's, members are free to operate any equipment they wish. There are photographs of this layout on the Club's web site.

The club's layouts are HO scale but many members also model other scales.

For contact the club by email