Welcome Aboard !
18th Annual Open House
will be 21 & 22 September, 2013
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 one quarter mile of track on 5 forested 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 is 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.
HO / Inch-and-a-half Train Photo Galleries
View classic HO train photos
View Inch-and-a-half train photos