Grand Canyon Model Railroaders

Regular GCMR meetings are held in January, March, May, June, August, and October at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church facility located at 12th Street and Glendale Avenue.  Meetings begin at 9:00am where refreshments are available and fellowship abounds.  One or more trains are usually running at these meetings.

In February and July, the club hosts a major swap meet held at the North Phoenix Baptist Church facility located at Central and Bethany Home Roads.  It has grown over the years and now features running trains, demonstrations, and over 100 vendor tables.  In April and September, a mini swap meet is held at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church facility.  The admission there is free.

The club has a multi gauge, mobile layout that is transported to various events around the state, an S-gauge modular layout system, an O-gauge modular layout system, a Kids-Club portable layout, and several smaller layouts.  Many of the modular units are created and owned by members and are designed to fit together to form a variable dimensioned layout.

The Main Line is a monthly newsletter distributed both electronically and by regular mail to the membership and interested parties.  This web site has a link to previous issues of the Main for everyone’s reading.

In August the club sponsors a bus trip to Prescott for a Beat the Heat swap meet along with a tour of several area train layouts.

During the second weekend in October, the GCMR becomes a major presence at Scottsdale’s Rail Fair held at the McCormick Stillman Railroad Park.  The modular layouts and the mobile layout supply outdoor enjoyment for everyone at the event.

In December, the mobile layout is part of a 3-weekend holiday light show held at the Adobe Dam Recreation Area in northwest Phoenix with the modules on display at other venues.

The GCMR welcomes individuals interested in taking toy trains to the public and we invite you to join us.  A membership application can be found elsewhere on this site.


A Multi-Faceted Club for All Ages

RailFair 2014

Multi- Gauge Trailer layout at

RailFair 2014

S - Gauge at Falcon Field 2014

O - Gauge Modular Layout

at Falcon Field 2014

S - Gauge Modular Layout