Grand Canyon Model Railroaders

About GCMR

Welcome to the Grand Canyon Model Railroaders.  We are an all gauges group that meets to share our love of the model railroading hobby.

Meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month  at the Parish Hall of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church at 1212 E Glendale Rd, Phoenix.  Meetings begin at 9:00 am and finish at noon. 

ALL are welcome!


Monthly meetings of the GCMR begin at 9:00am where coffee and doughnuts are available an fellowship abounds.  One of the clubs modules is usually running at these meetings and there are vendors offering both new and old trains as well as trackside elements to fit any scale and gauge.

The club has an “S” gauge and an “O” gauge modular layout system, a trailer with multiple gauges that is transported to outside events, a Kids-Club portable layout and several smaller layouts.  The modular units are member created and owned and are designed to fit together to form a multiple sized layout.

In February the GCMR conducts a major train swap meet,  This Mid-Winter meet is held at the 56th Street Armory in Phoenix toward the end of the month.  It has grown over the years and now offers more than 100 vendor tables, trains running, and demonstrations being conducted.

On the second weekend in October the GCMR becomes a major presence at Rail FAir held at the McCormick Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Two modular layouts and the trailer supply outdoor enjoyment for everyone at the event.

In August GCMR sponsors a bus trip to Prescott’s Beat the Heat Meet and the participants tour several Prescott area train layouts. (photos above)

In December we set up lots of trains for our hosts at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and invite anyone to visit the trains.   This is a one day event where GCMR members get to show off their personal train treasures along side the club modules.

The GCMR is actively seeking additional venues to show our trains.

The Main Line is a monthly newsletter edited by Peter Atonna and distributed both electronically and by mail to the membership and interested parties.  This web site has a page dedicated to the Main Line where pdf versions are available to everyone.


A Multi-Faceted Club for All Ages