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The Club

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 H0 scale model railroad.


Every year, the Housatonic Model Railway Club puts on a model railroad show and sale, now at the Fairfield Senior Center. The Winter 2015 show will take place on Sunday, December 6th. Find out more.

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Old layout picture

Old Layout

The Housatonic Model Railway Club layout broadly followed what the Housatonic Railroad (which was swallowed by the New Haven around 100 years ago) might have looked like in the 1950's, 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.
On the old layout, 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. Find out more.

Current Layout

A few years ago, the club moved to a new location. We have begun construction of a layout modeled after Norwalk to Danbury and beyond, centering around the Danbury yard. Find out more.

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Housatonic Model Railway Club members

Contact Us

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 info@housatonicmr.org.