Layout Tours

Sure, it’s fun to talk about different train layouts, and it’s fun to read about different train layouts, but nothing beats getting out and seeing different train layouts. That’s just what our layout tours are designed to do – let you get out and get inspired by some of this area’s finest model railroad layouts.

Each meeting season between October and May, the Twin Cities Division sponsors several tours to model railroad layouts in the Twin Cities metro area. Usually held on Saturdays or Sundays, each of these tours features several layouts located near one another in a specific area of the metro area. So no matter where you live, you won’t be very far from some three dimensional inspiration.

Because these tours are exclusively for NMRA members and their families, you’ll have plenty of time to linger, ask questions, take photos, study the trackplan, admire the scenery – and if you’re very lucky, maybe even run a train!

To get up-to-date announcements of tour dates, go to our Facebook Page and look under Events.