October 17, 2015 open house preview for 3 hours on October 17th 11am-2pm during the Halloween program at Sawmill Park next to the club in Richland.
October 23, 2015 MER Convention open house Friday 11am-4pm all are welcome.
Come out for our 2015 open houses in November, December, and January of 2015-2016 this season.
The railroad will be running and there are recently completed new track and scenery changes that can be seen.
The members of the Patcong Valley Model RR are making changes to the layout to allow more trains to be run in seperate areas on the layout and construction continues this year on the last remaining large section of unfinished scenery on the layout.
The new city scene is under construction during the 2015 open house season.
The city was designed to be built off the layout to allow much attention to detail and to construct the detailed trolley system which will run thru the city streets. Once closer to completion the entire section will then be replaced onto the layout and the scenery will be created to tie it into the entire rear section that is being developed.
See the link on the sidebar for dates and hours to view our display. Much progress has been made with scenery and areas of interest on the layout.
More detailed working Pennsylvania RR style signal bridges have been added to a large portion of the layout, with more installations to come. We are bringing our railroad to new level of operating realism.
Please come see us in the fall and winter when our open house schedule resumes!
We will be open on a limited basis on select weekends thru the Summer and Fall according to the township special events schedule. If we are open the hours will usually be from 10am - 2pm on Saturday.
You can also come by early on any Saturday and we will be glad to let you see the RR while members are at work on it. (Trains are not running at these Saturday work sessions.)
Here is a little history about our group:
We are proud to have been formed as a model railroad club over 50 years ago!
Patcong Valley Society of Model Railroaders date back to the 1950’s where the original railroad was built in a chicken coop in a member’s back yard in Linwood NJ on Patcong Avenue. Following that period, members met in each other home until the early 1960’s. A second railroad was built on the second floor of a drug store in Ocean City NJ. Finally in 1968, the club moved into an old horse barn on Dick Schiereck’s property in Egg Harbor Township off Fire Road Near Atlantic City NJ. This was renovated over the years to house a large museum quality HO Scale railroad that was enjoyed by thousands of visitors over the Holidays each year from that time till we made our next move.
Currently, the PVRR is being rebuilt in an old sewing factory on route 40 in Richland NJ.
The Club has been involved in a rebirth of the area along Rt 40 that is rich with railroad and cultural history. Many projects are underway at this time that are transforming this area into a destination stop rather than a whistle stop, as many cars pass thru this area to and from Atlantic City Area Beaches and Casinos.
The members of the Patcong Valley are hard at work at creating another high quality HO scale model railroad that will be open to the public for the holidays and on other special occasions just like the club was at their old location in Egg Harbor Township NJ.
The Club is seeking experienced members to help us build and operate this large DCC layout.
Take a tour around our website and contact us for more information, and send us your email address to be contacted when our show schedule is updated.
Our 2014-2015 Open House was entertaining to many who visited us. See the links in the left column of this website page for a schedule of future open house dates during the holidays and special events at the Richland Village Site.