San Diego Model Railroad Association

The San Diego Model Railroad Association (SDMRRA) is part of the San Diego Model RR Museum and is comprised of the 2700 sq. ft. Cabrillo & Southwestern O-Scale Exhibit and the 4500 sq. ft. San Diego & Arizona Eastern HO-Scale Exhibits located in the Casa de Balboa, San Diego. Work sessions occur every Friday night. Business meetings occur the first Friday night of January, March, May, July, September, October, and November.

Contact Information:
Tom Ilas - 619-534-6270

The club was formed in 1961 by a group of high school students who were unable to join other San Diego area clubs because of membership age restrictions. With the assistance of a group of adults, the club was incorporated in 1962 to obtain space from the City of La Mesa in a retired fire station called Nebo Hall. In 1978 the City of La Mesa announced plans to raze Nebo Hall as part of a redevelopment scheme. This led to an alliance with the San Diego Model Railroad Club and together they formed the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Shortly afterward the San Diego Society of N-Scale joined the museum. In 1982 the museum opened to the public. Membership in the La Mesa Model Railroad Club is open to anyone supporting its objective of constructing an HO scale model of the Tehachapi Pass. There are no specific membership requirements, although children under 13 years of age are not normally admitted unless accompanied by a parent or adult sponsor. The club welcomes both beginning and experienced modelers who share its goals and interests. The club meets at the museum every Tuesday night at 7 pm to work on the layout. Business meetings are held quarterly on the second Tuesdays in March, June, September, and December at 8:00 P.M.

For more information or to contact a member of the La Mesa Model Railroad Club, email at LMMRRC@yahoogroups.com.

San Diego Society of N-Scale