Great Falls Model Railroad Club

Welcome to the Great Falls Model Railroad Club of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine.

Our purpose is to help promote model railroading as a hobby and an opportunity for community outreach. The club’s main focus is to help educate, not only from our members’ knowledge of model railroading but also for the public’s safety at railroad crossings and on railroad right-of-way areas through our involvement in Operation Lifesaver.

We are a 501c(3) organization so donations are tax-deductible.

Most members come from the Lewiston-Auburn area, but everyone is welcome to join.

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‘The Signal’ – May Newsletter Now Available

The SignalMay ‘The Signal’ newsletter is now available online!

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Hobo Holiday 2015

Hobo Holiday 2013

On Saturday, May 16, the Great Falls Model Railroad Club will hold its fourth annual Hobo Holiday, a family fun event at the two-story handicapped accessible club building at 144 Mill Street, across from the Barker Mill Apartments in Auburn, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Hobo Holiday is an opportunity to learn about an interesting part of railroad history while enjoying model railroad displays and participating in various activities and games. Hobo culture and hobo folklore are explained in a special handout, and hobo symbols will be visible throughout the building. Everyone will have a chance to sample hobo stew. A scavenger hunt encourages participants to investigate the entire railroad club building with its extensive library and model railroad layouts in various scales.


Younger children will enjoy the special play area with age-appropriate trains and can operate Thomas the Tank Engine on the newly expanded layout in the G-gauge room. Older children can run trains on the club’s permanent HO layout downstairs. Games for the children will include Hoop a Caboose, Roundhouse Roulette, and fishing for prizes in a special fish pond. Operation Lifesaver will provide railroad safety tips and materials. Model railroad supplies and TrainTime videos will be available to buy.


Children and adults are invited to add to the festive atmosphere by dressing as hobos. Admission $3, children under 12 admitted free.




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Annual Spring Train Show – Mt. Aararat, Topsham 4/25

The Great Falls Model Railroad Club annual spring model train show will be held at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham on Saturday, April 25, from 10 to 3.

Model trains in various scales, built by model train enthusiasts throughout Maine, will be operating all day. New display modules will include those created by students in this year’s Model Railroading Classes offered by the Great Falls Model Railroad Club through the Auburn Adult Education program.

Dealers from around New England will be available to answer questions and to sell new and used model railroad items. Train Time videos will be shown continuously and can be purchased.

Mt. Ararat Sports Boosters will benefit from the sale of refreshments.

Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for those under 15.




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