Model and Toy Train Railroading Resources

For more information on model and toy train railroading, check out the following resources:



Mike’s Train House (O and Standard gauge)

Lionel Corporation – American Flyer (O and S gauge)

S-Helper Service, Inc (S gauge)

National and International Organizations

National Model Railroaders Association

Train Collectors Association

Toy Train Operating Society

World’s Greatest Hobby


Greenberg Publishing Company

Kalmbach Publishing
Classic Toy Trains magazine, Model Railroader magazine and others

Educational & Recreational

EnterTRAINment Junction
Located in West Chester, Ohio, 80,000 Square feet of unmatched family fun. At EnterTRAINment Junction, you can Marvel at the world’s largest indoor train display (25,000 sq. ft.), bounce, climb and crawl in a spectacular children’s play area, discover at our imaginative railroading museum, engineer your own locomotive around a track in a hand-cranked railroad car or ride our narrow gauge train ride, thrill to themed walk-thru mazes you won’t believe, and much more.

Lake Superior Railroad Museum
Railroad museum located in Duluth, MN.

Railroading Heritage of Midwest America (RHMA)
RHMA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote public understanding of the history of railroading in the Midwest. RHMA accomplishes this goal by preserving, restoring, operating and interpreting historic locomotives and rail cars.

TrainTalk TV
Video podcasts about All Things Railroad!

Local Retailers

Twin City Model Railroad Museum Gift Shop
1021 Bandana Blvd E, Suite 222
Saint Paul, MN

Becker’s Model Railroad Supply
2166 Silver Lake Road NW
New Brighton, MN

Choo Choo Bob’s Train Store
2050 Marshall Ave
Saint Paul, MN

HobbyTown, USA
7065 10th Street N
Oakdale, MN

HobbyTown, USA
7916 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park, MN

Hub Hobby Center
82 Minnesota Ave
Little Canada, MN

Hub Hobby Center
6410 Penn Avenue South
Richfield, MN

For both locations:

Scale Model Supply
458 Lexington Parkway
Saint Paul, MN

Steve’s Train City
1013 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN

Local Clubs

Great River Valley System (N scale)

Greater Midwest Lego Train Club
The Greater Midwest Lego® Train Club is a Twin Cities based model railroad club that primarily uses LEGO® bricks for our building medium. We have been displaying our various layouts at model railroad shows, cultural festivals, and LEGO® fan events since 1995 and are perhaps the oldest established LEGO® Train Club in the USA.

Hennepin Overland Railway Historical Society (HO scale)

Lakes and Pines Division of the TCA (various scales)

Minnesota Free-mo Modelers (HO scale)

The Newport Club (HO scale)

Pines & Prairies S Scale Workshop
Walt Jopke
6611 Countryside Drive
Eden Prairie, MN

Railroad Club at the University of Minnesota (HO scale)

Twin Cities Division of the NMRA (HO scale)


Izaak Walton Inn
Railroading themed lodge & resort near Glacier Park in Essex, Montana

Colorado O Scale
A group of O Scale Modelers in Colorado