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’ – March Newsletter Now Available

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

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Auburn 150th Anniversary Cake Site

On Friday, February 22, 2019 the Great Falls Model Railroad Club at 144 Mill Street in Auburn (across from the Barker Mill in New Auburn) will be one of 30 different locations in Auburn serving as “Cake Sites” for Auburn’s 150th Birthday Celebration. In honor of Jake & Andy’s Donut Shop, the original owners of the railroad club building, we will be serving doughnuts from the Italian Bakery in Lewiston. Roger & Rolande Breton, who owned Jake & Andy’s for over 25 years, recommended the Italian Bakery as making the doughnuts that are the best in L-A and closest to those made for over 40 years by Jake & Andy’s. We will also be serving homemade brownies and other treats. The official website, indicates that we will be displaying and running trains and serving refreshments from 1 to 9. (The sign outside the club says 2 to 8.)

This is school vacation so children and grandchildren can also enjoy this special celebration. For a list of all the “Cake Sites” and the times they will be open, check The Auburn Public Library, most of the churches in Auburn, and many other sites will be serving cake for two to four hours that day.

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Augusta Train Show – 2019


FEBRUARY 16, 2019

By Paul Lodge

The Great Falls Model Railroad Club will be participating in the Whitefield Lions Club Dollhouse and Train Show at the Augusta Armory at 179 Western Avenue on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults, free for children under 12, and a family limit cost of $10.

During the 30 years that we have participated in this show, we have connected with old friends and made many new contacts.  The club has displayed different modular layouts at the show each year, including many modules that were built by people in our Adult Education Model Railroad Classes.  The club always rents several sales tables, and sales of surplus assets help pay the expenses of the club.  There will be model railroad layouts from other clubs and many dealers selling model railroad and dollhouse items.

By combining model railroading and dollhouse displays, guests see how these hobbies complement each other.  Dollhouse modelers enjoy our scenery, which for them is landscaping.  Many model railroaders find small items from the dollhouse hobby which work with model railroading as well.

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