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Old Town Model Railroad Depot

Old Town Model Railroad Depot Old Town Model Train Depot is the largest privately owned O scale model train interactive San Diego attraction with over 2500 sqft of fun for all ages.

Located in historic Old Town San Diego, the Old Town Model Railroad Depot provides visitors with a nostalgic trip back to the late 1950's America, The 2500 square foot O-Scale layouts is one of the largest in the country and includes special effects including baseball game fireworks and a thunderstorm. Steam and diesel engines power through the country and the nighttime city scenes all day long! Come by and join in the fun!

Operating as usual

Celebrating  👩‍⚕️.Find this and more on our layout. We are open everyday except for Tuesdays.
03/30/2022

Celebrating 👩‍⚕️
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Find this and more on our layout. We are open everyday except for Tuesdays.

Today is ! Can you spot this little guy sneaking a quick bite? He’s apart of our scavenger hunt too, ask for details dur...
03/23/2022

Today is ! Can you spot this little guy sneaking a quick bite? He’s apart of our scavenger hunt too, ask for details during your next visit!
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Just a friendly reminder that we are open! Hours below⬇️
• Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 11am-5pm.
• Friday to Sunday 11am-6pm.
• Closed ALL Tuesdays.

03/21/2022

Two trains meet in Hooterville, next to Petticoat Junction!
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Just a friendly reminder that we are open! Hours below⬇️
• Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 11am-5pm.
• Friday to Sunday 11am-6pm.
• Closed ALL Tuesdays.
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We are ready for  🌻  at the Depot. Come enjoy the flowers and see the trains. Running daily (except for Tuesdays).For mo...
03/20/2022

We are ready for 🌻 at the Depot. Come enjoy the flowers and see the trains. Running daily (except for Tuesdays).

For more info: www.oldtowntrains.com

Happy  🍿  Spot this at our working drive-in theater. Open daily (except for Tuesdays). For more info: www.oldtowntrains....
03/11/2022

Happy 🍿 Spot this at our working drive-in theater. Open daily (except for Tuesdays). For more info: www.oldtowntrains.com

Happy . Find this building and many more in our layout. Come visit us…we promise not to drill for cavities. 🦷
03/06/2022

Happy . Find this building and many more in our layout. Come visit us…we promise not to drill for cavities. 🦷

Happy Come visit us any day except for Tuesdays to see this and much more in our amazing layout.
03/03/2022

Happy

Come visit us any day except for Tuesdays to see this and much more in our amazing layout.

02/08/2022

We are now a Walthers vendor! [pats self on back] 🥳. We can order most of what Walthers has in stock, so just ask! And, ...
02/05/2022

We are now a Walthers vendor! [pats self on back] 🥳.

We can order most of what Walthers has in stock, so just ask! And, we have recently received our first order containing several HO and immensely popular N scale (which had been sold out for 2 weeks). Everything from passenger cars to intermodal containers, and add-on tank for our HO Bachmann sets. 🚂⁠

Browse our full selection: https://www.oldtowntrains.com/product-category/trains/

01/24/2022

It was day down at the depot, and the 1970’s met the 2000’s!
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Next to the is a UAC TurboTrain that just got and brought down to test out! If you live in the area and want to do the same, let us know and send us a message for availability.

Stay tuned for some big news at the museum!
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Merry Christmas! What did Santa bring you? Show us your train-themed gifts by posting a picture in the comments below. 🚂...
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas! What did Santa bring you? Show us your train-themed gifts by posting a picture in the comments below. 🚂

Reminder that we are closed on Christmas Day, but open on the 26th. Meanwhile, shop online on our website. You can pick up in store tomorrow, or have us ship it directly to you.

https://www.oldtowntrains.com/shop/

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones. Reminder that we are closed on Christmas Day (12/25), but wi...
12/23/2021

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones. Reminder that we are closed on Christmas Day (12/25), but will be open again on Sunday 12/26.

Visit us: https://www.oldtowntrains.com/visit/

Gift Idea #8: Help the train-lover in your life play the part of a lifetime with adult and kid-sized engineer hats.  All...
12/22/2021

Gift Idea #8: Help the train-lover in your life play the part of a lifetime with adult and kid-sized engineer hats. All Aboard!

Stop by our store for more gift ideas. Or shop online and select local pickup to make sure you get it on time before Christmas. ⁠

https://www.oldtowntrains.com/shop/

Open everyday, except for Tuesdays. ⁠

Gift Idea #7: Looking for something beyond trains? We carry a variety of model cars for the motorhead in your life. ⁠🚗⁠S...
12/21/2021

Gift Idea #7: Looking for something beyond trains? We carry a variety of model cars for the motorhead in your life. ⁠🚗

Stop by our store for more gift ideas. Or shop online and select local pickup to make sure you get it on time before Christmas. ⁠

https://www.oldtowntrains.com/product-category/automobiles/

Open everyday, except for Tuesdays. ⁠

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Gift Idea #6: Give the precious gift of literacy with one of our many train-related books for all ages. 📚⁠⁠Stop by our s...
12/20/2021

Gift Idea #6: Give the precious gift of literacy with one of our many train-related books for all ages. 📚⁠

Stop by our store for more gift ideas. Or shop online and select local pickup to make sure you get it on time before Christmas. ⁠

https://www.oldtowntrains.com/product-category/books/

Open everyday, except for Tuesdays.

Gift Idea #5: Looking for a board game? Train•opoly gives you hours of family fun with this Polar Express version of a f...
12/19/2021

Gift Idea #5: Looking for a board game? Train•opoly gives you hours of family fun with this Polar Express version of a family classic.

Stop by our store for more gift ideas. Or shop online and select local pickup to make sure you get it on time before Christmas. ⁠

https://www.oldtowntrains.com/shop/

Open everyday, except for Tuesdays. ⁠

Gift Idea #4: Train set at the top of their wishlist for Santa? We have lots of them in stock. O, HO, and N scale. Pick ...
12/18/2021

Gift Idea #4: Train set at the top of their wishlist for Santa? We have lots of them in stock. O, HO, and N scale. Pick the size that fits your life. 🚂

Stop by our store for more gift ideas. Or shop online and select local pickup to make sure you get it on time before Christmas. ⁠

https://www.oldtowntrains.com/product-category/trains/starter-sets/

Open everyday, except for Tuesdays. ⁠

Gift Idea #3: Puzzle mania time! Select from a large selection of train-themed kids' and adult puzzles for a perfect esc...
12/17/2021

Gift Idea #3: Puzzle mania time! Select from a large selection of train-themed kids' and adult puzzles for a perfect escape during the holiday season and beyond.

Stop by our store for more gift ideas. Or shop online and select local pickup to make sure you get it on time before Christmas. ⁠

https://www.oldtowntrains.com/product-category/puzzles/

Open everyday, except for Tuesdays.

Gift Idea #2: We have an array of trains, buildings, and equipment for the true hobbyist in your life. (…or perhaps for ...
12/16/2021

Gift Idea #2: We have an array of trains, buildings, and equipment for the true hobbyist in your life. (…or perhaps for yourself…) 😉

Stop by our store for more gift ideas. Or shop online and select local pickup to make sure you get it on time before Christmas. ⁠

https://www.oldtowntrains.com/product-category/trains/

Open everyday, except for Tuesdays.

Gift Idea #1: Gift the little engineer in your life a full train set perfect for their little hands. Choo Choo!Stop by o...
12/15/2021

Gift Idea #1: Gift the little engineer in your life a full train set perfect for their little hands. Choo Choo!

Stop by our store for more gift ideas. Or shop online and select local pickup to make sure you get it on time before Christmas.

https://www.oldtowntrains.com/shop/

Open everyday, except for Tuesdays.

12/06/2021

Ho! Ho! Ho! We have some merry news! We've extended our hours and are open additional days. Come visit our museum during the holidays and check out our selection of train-themed toys, books, apparel, and model trains in our store!

Mon: 11am - 5pm
Tues: Closed
Wed: 11am - 5pm
Thur: 11am - 6pm
Frid: 11am - 6pm
Sat: 11am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 6pm

Shop online: https://www.oldtowntrains.com/shop/

12/01/2021

Holiday festivities are happening at the Old Town Model Railroad Depot. Santa's train is on the rails and ready to greet all the little boys and girls. Ho Ho Ho! 🎅

We are open Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm.

Looking for gifts? Shop our online store: https://www.oldtowntrains.com/shop/

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of you! We are thankful this year for all those who visited us, shopped with us...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of you! We are thankful this year for all those who visited us, shopped with us, became members, and donated to us. You have helped us keep the doors open to our museum after a very difficult year. We appreciate each and every one of you. 🙏

Reminder that we are closed on Thanksgiving, but ready to welcome you back this week Friday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm.

Looking for gifts, shop in store or online: https://www.oldtowntrains.com/shop/

Don't forget our BLACK FRIDAY SALE in store, this weekend only. Enjoy 15% off the entire store with one paid adult admission

11/24/2021

Special Hours! We are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Come visit us this Friday - Sunday from 11am to 6pm in Old Town San Diego. Our holiday display is waiting for you. More info: https://oldtowntrains.com/

Santa has his list ready...do you? Visit us in Old Town San Diego Thursday - Sunday, or online everyday! We have a large...
11/18/2021

Santa has his list ready...do you? Visit us in Old Town San Diego Thursday - Sunday, or online everyday! We have a large selection of train, toys, books, apparel, and other train-related gifts in stock and ready to help you check off that list.

Browse our online shop: https://www.oldtowntrains.com/shop/

We have a variety of train sets in stock! 🚂  Perfect for around the Christmas tree or for the train lover in your life. ...
11/16/2021

We have a variety of train sets in stock! 🚂 Perfect for around the Christmas tree or for the train lover in your life. Each set comes complete with everything you need to set up and run the trains. Shop online or visit us in store to see them in person! 🚂

Want more info? https://bit.ly/3c8PjXj

We are open Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 6pm.

🇺🇸 Happy Veterans Day from all of us at the Old Town Model Railroad Depot. Our hours today are 11am - 6pm. Stop in and s...
11/11/2021

🇺🇸 Happy Veterans Day from all of us at the Old Town Model Railroad Depot. Our hours today are 11am - 6pm. Stop in and say hi!

11/03/2021

A cold front has moved in! Brrrrr...we experienced a major snow storm today at the Old Town Depot in San Diego. Our winter display is up and ready for your viewing pleasure for the next few months. Stop in and experience all the holiday joy and warm yourself in our museum.

Open Thursday - Sunday | 11am - 6pm

Thanks to the entire team for working hard to get us ready for the happiest season of all.

Come celebrate Halloween with us in Old Town San Diego! Visit us this weekend for some very special trick-or-treating. W...
10/29/2021

Come celebrate Halloween with us in Old Town San Diego! Visit us this weekend for some very special trick-or-treating. We will be handing out candy and train stickers to all our little visitors. Come in costume and stick around to see what trains we've got on the rails. 🚂

Hours: Thursday - Sunday | 11am - 6pm

10/07/2021

Running today is a Santa Fe ‘Texas’ class 2-10-4 produced my MTH!

Thanks for coming in to volunteer ! If you have “3 rail O-Scale” trains of your own and no where to run them, send us a message and see about availability to operate!
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Address

2415 San Diego Ave. Ste 107
San Diego, CA
92110

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 7pm

Telephone

(619) 299-9015

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are small dogs allowed at the museum?
Old Town Model Railroad Depot is opening back up for retail starting this Saturday! And lots of new inventory just arrived! Come visit and say hi, and pick up some new trains, puzzles, books, or toys. Starting next week, hours will be Friday-Sunday, 11AM-7PM. We'll let you know as soon as the museum is back open.
My boys are all about video games right now, but I know they’d love to go to the Old Town Model Railroad Depot again.
The Old Town Model Railroad Depot is a must visit if you haven't been!
HAPPY CHANUKKAH!
Some of my friends know how OBSESSSSSED I am with model trains (and if you didn’t before you do now), but my serendipitous parking spot in San Diego’s “Old Town” just happened to be directly across from Old Town Model Railroad Depot and I was in 1/48 scale heaven.

Visit this place if you’re ever in SD. 🚂💛

*(peep the Griswold family station wagon)*
The gift shop has so many fun items....planes, trains and automobile collectables, t-shirts, art work, signs, train sets, videos, toys and more
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