Scale Rails of Southwest FloridaAnnouncements
Our intent and purpose is 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 school, museums and various organizations. Our members do not presume to be experts, but rather a group of individuals sharing knowledge with each other.
We do welcome the Public to drop by and see what we are doing on Tuesday and Saturday. We have our modular N scale layout set up and operational, as well as a small N scale layout designed for young kids (as opposed to us older kids!) to operate. We also will 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!
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 passanger car which became home to our first layout.
In current building was purchased in June of 2003 and is affectionately called the "Depot". Extensive renovation to the build and the start of the new HO layout began in late 2003. The build mortgage was thankfully paid off in 2014.
Membership has 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 earlyier, we model many scales. They are outlined below.
Front Room N Scale Modular Layout
Back Room HO Scale Layout
HOn3 Layout integrated with HO Layout