Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club Info

Join the Club

The Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club is open to all with an interest in model railroading.   Our meetings are typically held in southeastern Connecticut at our clubhouse at 73 Route 2, Preston, CT, on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Please check the Calendar for information on times and dates.  In addition, the club also takes an annual railfan trip during the summer and holds weekly work sessions at club member homes to maintain the layouts.

We encourage potential members to contact us either through email or by coming to a show or club meeting to let us know you would be interested in joining.* The membership application can be downloaded here .

*Please note, you may notice on the calendar we have work sessions once a week.  These events are work nights and officers may or may not be available to process new members.  Therefore, if you are interested in joining the club, we encourage you to stop by a club meeting or a train show to join and not a work night.

About the Club

The Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club is a modular model railroad club that is based out of southeastern Connecticut.  Meetings are typically held every second and fourth Sunday of each month at our clubhouse at 73 Route 2, Preston, CT.  The club’s modular layouts can be viewed at various times throughout the year at train shows throughout southern New England including the Amherst Model Railway Society’s Railroad Hobby Show every February at the Big E in West Springfield, MA.  Since we are a modular model railroad club and do not maintain a permanent home – individual club members keep and maintain the module sections.

Club Activities

Other than displaying the modular layouts, the club holds monthly business meetings and weekly work sessions. We also hold monthly clinic nights as well as take day trips to visit other model railroad and railroad sites around southern New England.  In addition, the club also takes an annual railfanning trip, typically in the summer, and holds a club picnic for club members and family in the early fall.

Book the Layout

The club is always looking for new places to display the modular layout.  Most of our displays are at organized model railroad shows in southern New England, however we have also brought our display to various community events in Connecticut and Rhode Island as well as shows as far away as Pennsylvania.  In addition, we have worked with commercial shopping centers to set up layouts around Christmas time in vacant store fronts to help draw people to the shopping center.

We currently have two operating modular layouts – our biggest is the HO scale layout and followed by our G scale layout.  Since the layouts are modular, they can be arranged in a variety of shapes (oval, L, and U) as well as sizes and can fill areas as small as 12′x12′ to as large as 42′x72′.  It generally takes 3-8 hours to set up the layout and 2-3 hours to break down after the show.

If you are interested in having the Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club bring its layout to your event, feel free to send us an email and include potential dates, location, and size layouts requested.   Since the club is an all volunteer organization, we do need some lead time to properly plan and commit to bringing a layout to a display.