Every year, the Housatonic Model Railway Club hosts a model railroad show and sale, now at the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities. The Fall 2016 show will take place on Sunday, October 23rd.
We also support the Fairfield Museum and History Center with a model train display every year during the winter holidays.
Our annual show is sponsored by the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities and The Housatonic Model Railway Club. Formerly hosted at various Fairfield public schools, it provides hundreds of families, die-hard enthusiasts and everyone in between with entertaining displays and a wide variety of vendors, year after year.
Generation Station 2016
30th Annual Model Railroad Show
Time and Location
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
100 Mona Terrace
Fairfield, CT 06824
- Operating Displays
- Dealer Tables
- Railroad Memorabilia
- Operation Lifesaver
- Families (3 or more): $15.00
- Adults: $7.00
- Kids (5-12): $2.00
- Kids (4 and under): Free
Vendor information can be found here.
Founded in 1972, the Housatonic Model Railway Club is a not-for-profit corporation to further the enjoyment of the model railroad hobby, primarily through the building and operation of an HO scale model railroad.
For more information, email our President, Jeff Dean. Our mailing address is P. O. Box 234, Fairfield, CT 06824.
The Housatonic Model Railway Club currently has openings for new members. The club supports itself with member dues and initiation fees, as well as through the train show. If you are interested, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While our previous layout and meeting place was located in the Fairfield Public Library, several years ago, we moved to a new location and started an entirely new layout.
The new layout is modeled after locations from Norwalk to Danbury and beyond, with a focus on the Danbury yard.
For anyone interested in getting involved, we are accepting new members. Feel free to find out more about our organization and contact us.
Check out these photos of our progress!
The Housatonic Model Railway Club layout broadly followed what the Housatonic Railroad (which was swallowed by the New Haven in the 1890s) might have looked like in the 1950s, had it remained independent.
Mostly sceniced in fall colors, the layout used state-of-the art design, modeling, and operating techniques, with a walk-around plan designed for scenery and operations. The club implemented Digital Command Control.
Operating nights were held most months, sometimes featuring different eras using member equipment. Construction continued up to getting our notice to leave, both filling in remaining unsceniced patches, and continually improving the railroad’s appearance.