Titusville Area Model Railroad Club
About Our Club
Who We Are:
We are glad that you are searching for information about our Club, or perhaps you are hunting for a model railroad club located in Brevard County. Well, you have come to the right place.
We are a club devoted to Model Railroading and the promotion of the hobby.
All ages are welcome. Youth under the age of 18 must be sponsored by an adult.
Our club house is located in the Gibson Complex near Titusville High School in Titusville, Florida.
Our meetings are every Monday evening from 7 - 9pm at the Club House. Layout work sessions every Wednesday from 9:30am until noon.
Titusville Area Model Railroad Club (TAMRRC) was incorporated in September 2003. Nestled behind the Titusville High School and near the railroad tracks, our Club has three operating layouts.
Our first "HO" Gauge layout was initially 9 modules hanging on racks in an area train (hobby) store before being donated to The Club. The 9 modules were connected together with additional sections. The layout has undergone revisions over the years. Renovations in 2015 brought a large ladder yard, salvage yard, and new town street scenes to the layout's east side. Trains can be operated using either DC or DCC on each of the three loops. We use the NCE Power Cab controlling system for DCC. In 2019, a particular rainy summer season and a bad roof, caused water damage to our earlier layout. We tried fixing it for a while, adding an access lift gate and wifi throttle to our NCE system. But as a group, we decided to remove the old layout, in favor of a more user friendly and scenic layout.
In 2020. We started building the benchwork of our new HO layout. Plans call for double track mainline and branchline that traverses around an 'E' shaped three peninsula layout. Each rail line can operate either DC or DCC using NCE system. As of June 2020, we have the 2 mainlines operating trains. We also started sculpting and painting our large volcano like mountain and backdrops.
The "O" Gauge layout was built from scratch. This 15x15 layout has undergone track improvements in 2015 to replace the right-of-ways with GarGraves track. New buildings have been added to our "O" Gauge city and the train station was recently relocated to the center of the city. As part of the extensive 2015 renovations, new turnouts replace older (manual) turnouts and the layout was recently rewired to allow two working loops to operate simultaneously without any issues. We are able to operate both DC and DCS trains on this layout. There is a peninsula in the center with a working roundtable. In 2020, the yard in the back was realigned with new Atlas track and the layout's second siding.
We have two "N" Gauge layouts. One is modeled from a woodland scenics layout kit. The 2nd layout is our main N scale layout that runs on DC. Its lately undergone renovations on track and electrical power systems. Awhile back we added wheels to allow for mobility. There are two operating loops, a yard, and roundhouse.
While we currently don't have a specific "Open House" event during the year, we encourage you to visit us any Monday night between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM. There are "Club-owned" trains that you can run...or...you can bring your own to run! Our membership is also well-represented at many of the area train shows.