630.530.9584 emrrc@comcast.net

For Over 50 Years

The Elmhurst Model Railroad Club has encouraged the building and operation of model railroad layouts for both personal use and exhibition.  By promoting the hobby of model railroading, our members build bonds & friendships that extend beyond our club.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about an EMRRC event or the benefits of membership.


About the Elmhurst Model Railroad Club

Welcome to the Elmhurst Model Railroad Club, home to three incredible layouts in HO, HOn3 and N scales.
Our layouts depict nostalgic scenes from the transition era in the Midwest with rolling hillsides and farms to the
busy industrial complexes of steel mills and classification yards of more modern times.

You can experience real life railroading right outside our front door as the busy Union Pacific West mainline is
just steps from our entrance. Multiple freight and passenger trains pass hourly and viewing can be safely
enjoyed day and night in the small park between us and the Police Station.

Members enjoy daily access to the club layouts and alternate activities like Swap Meets, club parties, slide show nights,
special run events and visits to other layouts. Our philosophy is stated in our club constitution…

“The purpose of the club shall be to encourage the building and operating of
model railroad layouts for members use and for exhibition. A secondary purpose
shall be to encourage friendship and to promote the hobby of model railroading.”

Some of our Members & Projects

The images below offer just a taste of what we’re up to at the EMRRC!

Remember » we host Open House Hours on Friday 7 PM – 10 PM & Sunday 1 PM – 4 PM

3 Layouts - One Club

Another unique feature about the EMRRC is the ability to enjoy 3 different layouts and scales.

Swap Meets

Swap Meets are held several times a year providing an opportunity for members and non-members to buy and sell.

Check our events section for specific dates and information.

Club Activities

Our regular weekly open house and special programs for youth groups are just some of the activities for members.