Eastern Cascades Model Railroad Club
Our next Open House is tentatively the weekend of September 19 & 20, 2015. Check back in Spring of 2015.
Welcome to our world known as the Eastern Cascades Model Railroad Club. The ECMRRC was formed to pursue and enjoy the hobby of model railroading in two scales. We like to think it has two of the best model railroads in Central Oregon and we hope you will agree after exploring this website and our club in Bend.
We call our indoor railroad the Eastern Cascades Railroad. The ECRR is HO scale (1:87), presently with 1900’ feet of track. The outdoors branch of the club, the Central Oregon Area Live Steamers (COALS), has built a 1½ inch scale (1:8) railroad, now with over one mile of track on 20 acres.
Both the HO and the 1½" railroads are in a permanent state of development. The HO layout is continuously experiencing refinement as track revisions and new scenery are added to improve the railroad's operations and realism. Outside, an additional 1000 feet of track was added in 2008 for a new northeast loop that was ready for the 2009 Open House.
Rolling stock of the railroads is owned by both the Club and individual members. Some of the engines on the 1½" are electric or gas, and some are live steam. They can be transported to other layouts of this scale and run on those tracks as visitors. Members of other clubs may also bring their equipment here to run on the COALS track.
We have a modest tool shop and an extensive video library, making a great well-equipped family hideaway for the dedicated hobbyist.
If you would like to visit the Eastern Cascades Model Railroad Club, please call or email us.