First State Model Railroad Club
The First State Model Railroad Club was formally organized on July 9, 1985 to promote the hobby and
educate the public on the important part railroads played in the development of the Delmarva region.
One of the first goals of the group was to construct an HO scale modular layout depicting the
Pennsylvania Railroad in Delaware.
This layout was used for displays at various public places such as malls and historical events. The first
public display by the club was set up in the Delaware Agricultural Museum on October 26-27, 1985. This
remained the club home for a short time. We then moved to the Wyoming Railroad Station in which we
built what we thought would be a permanent layout. Unfortunately this was not to be as the town of
Wyoming wanted to use the building as the town city hall. Recently we were offered the use of the
Railroad Express building in Dover. This building is ideal for our purposes it has a large open room for
us to set up the modular layout when not on public display. There is another room where we intend to
set up a permanent HO DCC layout. It also has an office area where we hold our meetings.
If you would like to share in the fun and wish to obtain further information, Please contact us or attend
one of our meetings. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 P.M. at the
Railroad Express building in Dover DE.
|Visit your local hobby stores
Hammond Brothers Rail Services
Ho Trains-Custom Work
879 Blairs Pond Road
Houston DE 19954
At Spence sale Tues & Fri
Brent A. Stokes
|Our club president
leading by example