Scale Rails of Southwest Florida

     and Hours

We are a group of people in the greater Fort Myers, Florida area who are interested in Model Railroading. We have among our membership people with a wide range of experience in modeling, from beginners to Master Modelers. We are constantly working to improve our HO, HOn3 and N Scale layouts. We are always open to new members.

Our Charter

Our intent and purpose are to promote and encourage the art of model railroading and preserve the history, science and technology of rail transportation. To this end we have organized our efforts for charitable, educational, literary and scientific purposes. As part of our endeavors, we host railroad displays, give talks and presentations for schools, museums and various organizations. Our members do not presume to be experts, but rather a group of individuals sharing knowledge with each other.

Open to the Public

We do welcome the Public to drop by and see what we are doing on Tuesday and Saturday. Our modular N scale layout set up and operational in the front room of the depot and the HO/HOn3 layout is operational in the back 2/3 of the depot.  We will gladly give you a tour of the HO layout, so you can observe progress, see how it is done, and sometimes see and hear the trains running. Who knows, you might become inspired to join us!

Introductory Video

Short History

The club was formed in January of 1983 during a train show held in Ft. Myers, Florida. In 1985 the club purchased an 85ft. Amtrak passenger car which became home to our first layout.

Our current building was purchased in June of 2003 and is affectionately called the "Depot". Extensive renovation to the building and the start of the new HO layout began in late 2003. The building mortgage was thankfully paid off in 2014.

Membership has been as low as 14 in 1997 and grown to 48 in recent years. New members are always welcome. Please contact us if you have interest.

As mentioned earlier, we model many scales. They are outlined below.

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Our Layouts

Front Room N Scale Modular Layout

Back Room HO Scale Layout

HOn3 Layout integrated with HO Layout

Club Hours

  1. VISITORS - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Closed to visitors, second Saturday of each month from 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Admission Fee: Free. Donations always appreciated.
  2. MEMBERS - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm (Maintenance Monday and Wednesday)
  3. Closed on Holidays and Holiday Weekends

Public Announcements

  1. The club is closed to non-members on the second Saturday of each month from 11:00am - 12:00pm for our monthly meeting

Hurricane Ian Update

  1. Several members had storm damage to their homes and are rebuilding
  2. Roof leaks repaired. Increasing the size of the AC ducts from the system on the roof to the ducts in the building have made a big difference.

Member Announcements

  1. Operating Sessions will be held every Monday night from 6-8:30pm
  2. Our next club business meeting will be held Saturday TBD