We are pleased to slowly open again as COVID restrictions ease.
OUR NEXT TRAINSHOW SHOULD BE IN THE FALL. WE WILL POST DETAILS ONCE KNOWN.
Bring the family and enjoy a day of fun. Explore the small towns and industries on our layout and watch while trains make their way through tunnels and over impressive trestle bridges.
Children are welcome and there is lots for them to see. Hidden around the layout are dinosaurs, airplanes, trucks crashed into a river. Sometimes an HO scale Thomas the Tank engine can be seen being carried on a flatcar headed for the service yard! We have a list of scavenger hunt items for children to find on the layout and lots of step stools so they can get up a bit higher for a good view.
All we ask is that children (and their parents LOL) look but don’t touch the layout. The trains and the scenery are fragile.
Admission is $5. Children under 12 are free. (We don’t have a debit machine so cash only please.)
The layout is is down one flight of stairs and sadly is therefore not mobility accessible.
We are located in the basement of a twine factory at 50 Crimea St in Guelph. Crimea St runs between Edinburgh Rd and Alma St right at the heart of the Guelph Junction where CN and CP can interchange. There is even a full sized Y. The big trains lumber past outside while our little trains zoom around on our layout. We can railfan right in our back yard!
If you use the what3words app, our location is ///spice.rehearsal.ramp.
During train shows we’ll have someone in the front lobby to greet you. If coming at another time when you know someone is at the club, the building doors are kept locked outside of normal business hours so simply ring the doorbell mounted to the right of the front doors which will blare loudly in our basement layout room. We’ll come up right away to let you in. (It’s always best to have checked with us ahead of time so we know to expect you.) If you become an Engineer member you get your own keys so the front door is no longer an obstacle.