Ocala Model Railroaders' Historic Preservation Society

Ocala Model Railroaders' Historic Preservation Society 1247 N.E. 3rd Street Ocala, Florida 34470 Phone: (352) 401-0747
The club strives to preserve the railroad history of the Ocala/Marion County and surrounding area. We have started a small museum at the clubhouse and have items from the Atlantic Coast Line, Seaboard Air Line, Union Pacific, Southern and many other railroads on display. Our collection includes railroad locks, signal lights, lanterns, maps, timetables, and many other unique and unusual items. It is our goal to one day acquire a larger club facility so we can expand our museum and display all of our layouts and memorabilia.
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03/09/2019
Join us at the next Loins club train show
02/06/2019

Join us at the next Loins club train show

The Ocala Model Railroaders would like to congratulate Peggy from Gainesville, who was this years "winner" of our give-a...
01/07/2019

The Ocala Model Railroaders would like to congratulate Peggy from Gainesville, who was this years "winner" of our give-away layout.This is Peggy's Brother (Left) and his Neighbor (right) with the layout after we delivered it this morning Thanks to all for supporting
the club this year.

Join us for the 23rd  annual "Trains at the Holidays"
12/06/2018

Join us for the 23rd annual "Trains at the Holidays"

Join us at the next Lions Club Train Show
10/24/2018

Join us at the next Lions Club Train Show

Join us in Palatka this Saturday, shop for trains and do some train watching.
10/18/2018

Join us in Palatka this Saturday, shop for trains and do some train watching.

see our two award winning layouts in Cedar Key
09/20/2018

see our two award winning layouts in Cedar Key

2018 National Train Show - Ocala Model Railroaders Historic Preservation Society - HO scale | Model Railroad Hobbyist ma...
09/19/2018
2018 National Train Show - Ocala Model Railroaders Historic Preservation Society - HO scale | Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

2018 National Train Show - Ocala Model Railroaders Historic Preservation Society - HO scale | Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine

... Allen had numerous hobbies and interests no more so than the Ocala Model Railroad club he helped found in 1995. The railroad display the club puts on every Christmas at the College of Central Florida was a highlight of the year for Allen.

Ocala model railroad group earns national honors
08/31/2018
Ocala model railroad group earns national honors

Ocala model railroad group earns national honors

Ocala Model Railroaders Historic Preservation Society members recently took first place/group in overall judging in HO scale and second place in overall

Western Kansas Division
08/17/2018

Western Kansas Division

8/15/18
The Ocala Model Railroaders Historic Preservation Society had two layouts on display at the 2018 NMRA National Train Show...This is the N-scale layout

Western Kansas Division
08/17/2018

Western Kansas Division

8/15/18
More from the 2018 NMRA National Train Show in KC. This is the HO-scale layout also from the Ocala Model Railroaders Historic Preservation Society.

NMRA
08/12/2018

NMRA

Its been a busy day at the National Train Show today. Doors open again tomorrow morning. - Gordy

We had a great time today helping to grant a wish to a boy from Ohio. Thanks for the help Carmen.
08/02/2018

We had a great time today helping to grant a wish to a boy from Ohio. Thanks for the help Carmen.

08/01/2018

The service for Allen Wiener will be held on Wednesday August 8th at 2:30 pm at the National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl.

ALLEN LEE WIENER's Obituary on Ocala Star-Banner
07/28/2018
ALLEN LEE WIENER's Obituary on Ocala Star-Banner

ALLEN LEE WIENER's Obituary on Ocala Star-Banner

Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | WIENER, ALLEN LEE Ocala - Allen Lee Wiener, 79, of Ocala passed away peaceable on July 23, 2018. Allen was born in Palatka and is survived by a sister, Sandra Wiener Dillman of Ocala; and a

Sad notice to all of our members and friends,It is with a very heavy heart that we are informing you of the passing of A...
07/23/2018

Sad notice to all of our members and friends,
It is with a very heavy heart that we are informing you of the passing of Allen Wiener this past Saturday, the 22nd.

We are all family here at OMRR, and Allen started our family back in 1996, he will missed and forever be in our hearts.

join us next weekend for the Lions Club Train show
05/29/2018

join us next weekend for the Lions Club Train show

Model Railroad Museum Open House:The Ocala Model Railroaderrs will hold an open house on Saturday July 28,2018 from 10:0...
05/22/2018
The Ocala Model Railroaders'

Model Railroad Museum Open House:The Ocala Model Railroaderrs will hold an open house on Saturday July 28,2018 from 10:00am-3:00pm at 1247 NE 3rd street Ocala, Fl.Free Admission call 352-401-0747 or WWW.ocalamodelrailroaders.com for more information

An Ocala based hobbyist club dedicated to promote the hobby of Model Railroading. They build and operate various scale Model Railroads and to help preserve the Railroad history in the Ocala/Marion County area.

03/28/2018

The Ocala Model Railroaders will hold an open house on Saturday
March 31,2018 from 10 am til 3 pm. We are located at 1247 NE 3rd street in Ocala. free admission

Lions Club Train Show this Saturday
03/01/2018

Lions Club Train Show this Saturday

02/10/2018
Kirbyfamilyfarm

Kirbyfamilyfarm

The Secret is out!
Check out this exciting video Mr. Kirby snuck off and made for us to share! 16 coaches and some flat cars too! We are so excited we can barely contain ourselves!

#CircusTrain #KirbyFarm #Railfans #NationalTreasure #WelcomeHome

01/21/2018

The Ocala Model Railroaders' Historic Preservation Society will host their bi-monthly Open House on Saturday, January 27,2018 from 10 AM - 3 PM. They will have the Ocklawaha Valley Railroad HO Scale layout and the N scale layout on display as well as their extensive museum collection. This event is free to the public.
The museum is located at 1247 NE 3rd Street in Ocala, FL 34470.

inviting all our friends to this years "Trains at the Holidays"
12/03/2017

inviting all our friends to this years "Trains at the Holidays"

Ocala Model Railroaders' Historic Preservation Society
11/03/2017

Ocala Model Railroaders' Historic Preservation Society

We will have our N-Scale layout on display at this train show

We will have our N-Scale layout on display at this train show
09/19/2017

We will have our N-Scale layout on display at this train show

will display our N-scale layout at this show
09/18/2017

will display our N-scale layout at this show

will have a display at this event
09/18/2017

will have a display at this event

Kirbyfamilyfarm
09/06/2017

Kirbyfamilyfarm

*PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT*
Listen hear Y’all, ain’t no way I’m takin a chance of losin’ my other eye or any of you folks losin’ one of yers!

Due to the unsurety of Hurricane Irma’s path, Six Gun Territory Wild West Weekend and Reunion scheduled for September 9 & 10, 2017 is being postponed as a precautionary measure for our volunteers and guests.

We have been in close contact directly with Emergency Management, Power companies, and other key players in Hurricane planning and while as of this moment none of us really know where it is headed for sure, we want to be mindful of the threat and plan accordingly.

It is important to give all our traveling guests and volunteers as much time as possible to make any necessary cancellations or changes to travel plans.

We expect to announce a new September date as soon as our communities know the effect of Irma.

We ask that you take a moment to like and share this post to help us spread the word as much as possible.

About this event: Kirby Family Farm is a 501c3 not for profit educational organization that works with thousands of at-risk children each year at no cost. Six Gun Territory is our largest single weekend fundraising event that helps offset the costs involved in development and hosting those children. We are VERY thankful for all the support and participation that the Six Gun Weekend brings. Over 250 volunteers, from all over Florida and other states come together to bring the Wild West and our memories of Six Gun Territory to life. Not only do they volunteer, they bring horses and equipment, spend hundreds of dollars on outfits, ammo, and displays to share, they practice, plan, and prepare year around. While the Originals of Six Gun Territory are the stars of the event, we have many folks that are just as important and play huge roles. People like the young ladies that weren’t even born when Six Gun was open learning the original dances of the Palace Saloon and Dance by Sheila, or the Outlaws and Lawdogs group that has put in day after day preparing and building a new show for our Hayride to the Hideouts ride, or Andy with the Peacemakers that handles all the horses and riders for the train robberies. (Not many horses like the idea of a train whistle or gunshots!) The Legends of Texas group coming all the way from Texas to participate, our Indian groups, our Education day Director Jackie, our groups and events coordinator, Civil War camps, the Shadow Riders that handle the train, our Engineer and Conductors, sound guys, ride operators, gate staff, the folks that prepare and feed all the volunteers, Cliff, our Safety officer that personally makes sure every single reenactor is classified and has the proper safety training to participate. The corporate sponsors including JoyFm, Tri-County Metals, Chick-Fil-A, and others. We could go on and on listing the people and organizations that participate in this event and we are very grateful for every single one of them. It’s like a huge family get together for a great cause!
Stay tuned for the new September date just as soon as Irma git’s gone Y’all!

08/04/2017
Foxville and Northern Railroad Company LLC

This is a great idea!!

Please share this post around the rail-fan groups so we can get good feedback.

If Foxville & Northern were to setup another special train (Similar to our most recent equipment move) as an excursion; what kind of interest is out there to ride? Further what destinations are of interest? Such as New Orleans, DC, Florida, etc.... Please be sure to comment.

Kato USA, Inc
07/19/2017

Kato USA, Inc

Save money on your tickets to the National Train Show!

07/18/2017

The Ocala Model Railroaders' Historic Preservation Society will host their bi-monthly Open House on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10 AM - 3 PM. They will have the Ocklawaha Valley Railroad HO Scale layout and the N scale layout on display as well as their extensive museum collection. This event is free to the public.
The museum is located at 1247 NE 3rd Street in Ocala, FL 34470.

Come see us at the next Train Show
06/09/2017

Come see us at the next Train Show

ACL on CSX locomotive in Folkston, GA
05/03/2017

ACL on CSX locomotive in Folkston, GA

We had a Great Open House today,Thanks to all who attended
03/25/2017

We had a Great Open House today,Thanks to all who attended

03/20/2017

The Ocala Model Railroaders' Historic Preservation Society will host their bi-monthly Open House on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10 AM - 3 PM. They will have the Ocklawaha Valley Railroad HO Scale layout and the N scale layout on display as well as their extensive museum collection. This event is free to the public.
The museum is located at 1247 NE 3rd Street in Ocala, FL 34470.

Union Pacific Railroad
02/02/2017
Union Pacific Railroad

Union Pacific Railroad

"It was a moment of amazement," Dickens said. "That level of disassembly hasn't been seen around here since the mid-1950s."

01/26/2017

The Ocala Model Railroaders' Historic Preservation Society will host their bi-monthly Open House on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10 AM - 3 PM. They will have the Ocklawaha Valley Railroad HO Scale layout on display as well as their extensive museum collection. This event is free to the public.

The museum is located at 1247 NE 3rd Street in Ocala, FL 34470.

Fire Up 611
01/22/2017

Fire Up 611

Here's a great photo by Steve Gass, of the 611 at Linden, VA in June of 2015. We're getting excited about our spring season of excursions, get on board!

Railfan Depot
01/11/2017
Railfan Depot

Railfan Depot

If you are in Florida and want to ride behind #2, your days are short to get that done.

Fire Up 611
01/08/2017

Fire Up 611

Alright folks, here's the biggest news you'll see all day- mark down your calendars for Thursday, January 12th at NOON, that is the very moment tickets go on sale to the general public for the 2017 611 Season! Who's excited? You know we are!

We're also proud to announce another weekend of 611 excursions this spring! We'll be running trips out of Spencer, NC the weekend of April 8th and 9th. We can't wait to see our friends at NCTM, and we hope you'll be there too!

Again, all of these excursions, from the April NCTM dates through our three-day Memorial Day Weekend Roanoke extravaganza, will go on sale Thursday January 12th, at 12pm. Take an early lunch break, fire up that browser, and book yourself a trip you'll never forget. Fire up 611!

To learn more about the excursions on offer for 2017, be sure to check out our website: fireup611.org/excursions/

Address

1247 NE 3rd St
Ocala, FL
34470

General information

We are always seeking new members. Clubhouse Meeting Days Business First Tuesday of the month @ 7 p.m. Clinics Second & Third Tuesday of the month @ 7 p.m. History Fourth Tuesday of the month @ 7 p.m. In addition: There are occasional rail fan trips to various locations in Florida and Georgia. In December the Society co-sponsors "Trains at the Holidays" at the College of Central Florida.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(352) 401-0747

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