We Grow Trains in

Our Garden!


Our March Newsletter is now published ! There's information

about our new builds, updated Members' List,

and more. Sign into the Members' side for details!

Q.I. of the Month

"Colleville: An HO-scale Experience" is our newest video featuring a member's train layout.

The details are amazing and the amount of man-hours has got to be staggering!

A Special Wish for a Special Young Man



NOGRS is very proud to announce it's latest project: building a train display for A Special Wish Foundation. NOGRS was contacted by Gary Coffman, asking if we would help a young man's wish of having an outdoor layout with two trains running at the same time. Within 24 hours, our Trustees approved this project and we were able to tell Gary an emphatic, "ABSOLUTELY!" A couple of weeks later, we had an on-site visit to survey the location and talk with the family. As things continue to develop, we will keep you informed via the Newsletter and emails! For more information about A Special Wish Foundation, click here.

Friends of NOGRS

As a Club, we have the awesome opportunity to work with some very special people. Sometimes, even those people surprise us with their caring attitudes and willingness to help. This is the case with our newest project: A Special Wish of "two trains running at the same time."


In appreciation, we would like to call out a few of our Friends: Reindeer Pass, Michael's Woodworking, Garden Railroading magazine, and USA Trains. These folks have gone above and beyond a simple donation, making us extremely proud to be associated with them.


Reindeer Pass reached out to USA Trains and secured a donation of TWO starter sets and a 10-amp power supply. Garden Railroading Magazine donated a magazine subscription and granted us permission to use an article on our website. Michael's Woodworking donated the wood to construct all the trestles.


In this day and age of corporate greed and "the need to stay lean," it is so heartwarming to see that companies can be caring and that it's not just about "the bottom line." All of the members of NOGRS take off our Conductor's Caps and salute you, our Friends.


Trip to York

This weekend, a group of members is going to East Coast Large Scale Train Show in York, PA. This is a nice event for us, allowing to see friends again, as well as look at of the new offerings to the model train world. Our members will be picking up parts for our "A Special Wish" project and have the opportunity to thank each of our contributors personally. For more information, click here.


2016 In Review

NOGRS is very proud of our members and the exceptional work they do. We like to appreciate our members whenever they have a meeting at their home by making a small video of their train display. Our eventual goal is to have all of our members' train displays in our online archives for all to enjoy. So, here's a look back at NOGRS - 2016, in both our public and private displays.

Welcome Springtime!