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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Special Train Show at Auburn Mall


On Saturday, August 29, the Great Falls Model Railroad Club will hold a special train show at the Auburn Mall. This will be the third time we have been invited to offer something different for the shoppers at the mall. The modular HO layout and our children’s games will provide entertainment. A children’s play area will be available for the youngest children. Again this year we will have the popular scavenger hunt, with about a dozen stores displaying railroad-related items for the children and their families to find. All activities are free.

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‘The Signal’ – August Newsletter Now Available

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

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2015 Train Fest

Train Fest2015 TRAIN FEST

On August 22 and 23, the Great Falls Model Railroad Club is hosting our annual Train Fest during the Auburn/Lewiston Balloon Festival.

All activities will be held at the railroad club, 144 Mill Street, Auburn. The club will be open on Saturday, August 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, August 23, from noon to 5 p.m. All of the club layouts will be in operation, and there will be special activities for children. The building will be decorated with pictures and models of hot air balloons to help create a festive atmosphere.

As they enter, children will write their names on small paper hot air balloons and push-pin them onto a painted backdrop scene. Younger children can play with the wooden Brio train set and toy trains on the play rug. In the G-Gauge room, they can operate Thomas the Tank Engine and watch the engine named Percy run on the recently installed trestle above Thomas.

Tickets can be purchased to play the Balloon Bag Toss and Round House Roulette games and to become a Guest Engineer on our HO layout.

Admission is $3; children under 12 admitted free.

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