Clinic
Local Model Railroad Clubs

Model Railroad clubs offer the modeler the opportunity to participate in the construction and operation of often large layouts with the help of other modelers. If you have space, time or cost constraints - or are looking to learn from others - you may benefit from a membership in a model railroad club. Below is a list of many of the clubs in the Chicagoland area. Contact information and open visitation times are also listed for the clubs when available. It is always best to confirm open house dates and times.

 

Contact: Jeff Jarr jjarr@comcast.net
773-286-8755

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1040 S Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL
Chuck Rita, Superintendent, 847-328-1914

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c/o 205 E. Moehling Dr
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

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Open House:
3rd Saturday of Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct and Nov Plus the 1st and 2nd Saturdays in December

Ph # 815-485-2588.
e-mail: infor@clrctrains.com

1311 S. Schoolhouse Rd.
New Lenox, IL 60451

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Open House:
Fridays 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sundays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

111 E. First St. Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 530-9584

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c/o 126 Will Scarlet Lane
Elgin IL 60120-9524
Contact: Ted Schnepf
Visitors welcome by invitation

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Open House:
Last Friday of the month - 7 pm until 9:30 pm
Park next to the community center

4501 N Clarendon Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

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The Illinois Great Northern Model RR club
2748 – ½ Sheridan Road (Garden level)
Zion, IL 60099
HO Scale
Operates Fridays at 9 pm. Business Meeting 1st Friday of month.

Contact Mike Hirvela, mhirvela1@gmail.com for more information about this club.

Homer Glen, IL

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3300 S. Federal Street, 6th floor
Chicago, IL

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107 S. Main St
Wauconda, IL
Entrance at rear of bldg off Bangs St.

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Open House:
6:30pm-9:30pm Wednesday and Friday (except holidays)

9801 S. Ave G
Chicago, IL 60617

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517 N. Union Street
Aurora, IL

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2000 S. 25th Street
Broadview, IL 60155

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Email: milw.lrrc@gmail.com for more information about this club.

Also see: http://www.milw-lrrc.com/

P. O. Box 1773
Palatine, IL 60078-1773

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Dole Learning Center
255 Augusta
Oak Park, IL

Open to the public each Monday plus the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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Lombard, IL

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Club meets Tues & Thurs 6:30 – 8:30
Public Welcome Sunday 12:30 – 4:30

Willow Springs Senior Center
8156 S. Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL

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Operating Session open to the public
The 4th Tuesday of every month 6pm-9pm

1010 Vive St
Union Grove, WI 53182

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100 South York Rd., Unit 110-B
The Apollo Building
Elmhurst, IL. 60126

Open Houses the 1st Friday of every month 7 pm - 10 pm - October thru May

Email: wagonmastersRR@gmail.com  for more information about this club.

133W519 Kenyon Rd.
South Elgin, IL. 60177

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