2 Layouts (by scale)

(This page modified 10/7/2020; bad links removed)

About This Page:
• This older page lists (approximately) the same Phoenix-area model RR layouts as shown on Page 1.
• This Page 2 is organized by SCALE (instead of by CITY).
• Layouts that are open both weekly, and just occasionally, are included on this page.
• Clubs WITHOUT layouts are NOT listed on this page.
This Page 2 may be less up-to-date than Page 1.
Contents below on this page:
• A. Multiple-Gauge Public Layouts (Phoenix area)
• B. Z Scale Public Layouts
• C. N Scale Public Layouts
• D. HO Scale Public Layouts
• E. S Scale Public Layouts (none
• F. O Scale Public Layouts
• G. Largescale (aka G Scale) Public Layouts
• H. 4-3/4″ Ga. & Larger, “Ride On” Layouts

A. Multiple-Gauge Public Layouts

  1. Apache Junction, Obies TrainsObiesTrains.com –  Model railroad store, has N gauge layout, plus small HO and O gauge layouts.  CLICK HERE to view several photos in the PhxRail Picasa album.
  2. Glendale – Adobe Mountain Desert Railroad Park  and Arizona Model Railroading Society –  AzModelRR.com
    and AdobeMtnDesertRRpark.com –  Open to public on Sat’s & Sun’s.  Includes 1-1/2″ live steam, indoor & outdoor G, HO, and N gauges.
  3. Scottsdale – McCormick-Stillman Railroad ParkTheRailroadPark.com – 2′ ga. amusement park train, 1-1/2″ live steam, and O, HO, and N gauge layouts.
Model railroad scales, Z scale to G scale
CLICK to enlarge

B. Z Scale Public Layouts

  • Scottsdale – Z Guys Model Railroad ClubZguys.club  (in McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park).

C. N Scale Public Layouts

D. HO Scale Public Layouts

E. S Scale Public Layouts

  • None

F. O Scale Public Layouts

G. Largescale (aka G Scale) Public Layouts

  • Apache Junction: Superstition Mountain Museum:  Small 12’x12′ layout in operation, new ’50’ x 60′ layout under construction.  Volunteers WantedClick here to view the Youtube video // Click here to view the railroad workers web page, and links to the Picasa photo album  (old announcment page is here)
  • Glendale: Arizona Model Railroading Society‘s Largescale outdoor layout, https://www.AzModelRR.com/g-and-o-scale-division
  • Goodyear – Pebble Creek Model Railroad Club‘s garden layout – pcmrc.org/garden – Public can see this layout on certain selected ‘run days’, see website for details.
  • Mesa, Banner Desert Medical Center:  Arizona Big Train Operators permanent indoor display layout inside the Cardon Children’s Medical Center, inside Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa.
    ** Photos at AzBigTrains.org/cardonrailroad.html .  You should be able to view this layout 24 hours a day, as it’s in the public part of the hospital.  The 3 trains run when you push a button.
  • Mesa, Banner Desert Medical Center:   ‘Trains For Kids by Isabelle‘ –  TrainsByIsabelle.blogspot.com – John Macrone’s outdoor largescale layout at Banner Desert Medical Center for the kids.
  • Mesa: Valle Del Oro,  Garden Railway Club, Youtube Video. This layout is inside the gated Valle Del Oro RV park, but you can usually view it on Thursday morning during their “Country Store” hours.  Click here to view several layout photos.
  • Phoenix: Ryan House.  This is a hospice-type care center for terminally-ill children.  (Please note that this layout is normally accessible only to residents and their family.)  They have an Eagle Wings Ironcraft elevated layout in rear patio.  Click Here to view photos in the PhxRail.org Picasa web album.  The Ryan House website is RyanHouse.org 
  • Phoenix – Sahuaro Central Railroad Heritage Preservation Society & Museum’s indoor layout, open to public on weekends, Several Layout Photos Here, Museum website at AdobeMtnDesertRRpark.com .
  • Sun City West:  Outdoor layout apparently to be built; April 2013 article at SCW News http://scwaz.com/?p=110245
  • Surprise, Sun City Grand:  Outdoor layout at Sun City Grand (don’t have complete information on this).  Richard Haworth’s narrated Youtube video shows this layout in operation.

H. 4-3/4″ Ga. & Larger, “Ride On” Layouts

module pieces (for ABTO spring auction)