Fountain Hills: Burlings Ton of Trains – Store, no operating layouts, but vast amounts of trains in all gauges to look at. Website TonOfTrains.com appears to be gone, Facebook page is still operating. .
** Sahuaro Central Railroad Heritage Preservation Society & Museum’s indoor Largescale layout, open to public on weekends, Several Layout Photos Here.
** Maricopa Live Steamers – MaricopaLiveSteamers.com -part of Adobe Mountain Desert Railroad Park. Has about 14 miles (yes, that’s fourteen!) miles of 1-1/2″ scale live steam track, open to public on Sundays. .
Mesa: Banner Desert Medical Center 1/2: 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. Note: Expect to get LOST, as this hospital seems to be a huge MAZE. .
Mesa: Banner Desert Medical Center 2/2: ‘Trains For Kids by Isabelle‘ – Facebook.com/TrainsForIsabelle – John Macrone’s outdoor largescale layout at Banner Desert Medical Center for the kids. An archive page showing original layout is at TrainsByIsabelle.blogspot.com . You should be able to view this layout 24 hours a day, as it can be viewed from the public part of the hospital. (Note as of May 2017, this part of the hospital is inaccessable due to construction.) .
Phoenix: Arizona Railroad Historical Society, located on the second floor of the Arizona State Capitol Museum, HO layout, open Wed & Sat. mornings: azrhs.com , 90 second video at youtu.be/FSXRitDjjDs . (Uses NCE DCC command control.) .
Scottsdale: The railroad groups at this location are described by about 5 different websites as follows:
** McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, TheRailroadPark.com – This park is open 7 days a week (except Thanksgiving & Christmas), and includes a 15″ ga, 5/12 scale narrow-gauge amusement park train, 1-1/2″ scale live steam, and O, HO, N, and Z gauge layouts.
The outdoor largescale layout operates Thur., Fri., and Sat during winter months — see the schedule page. – . ################################## SECTION B. — GROUPS W/LAYOUTS, VIEWABLE LESS THAN 1 DAY PER WEEK: ################################## .
Glendale: West Valley RR Historical Society – no website??, Youtube video .
Goodyear: Pebble Creek Model Railroad Club, pcmrc.org – Public can see this layout on certain selected ‘run days’, see website for details.
** 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: Leisure World Model Railroad Club – Located inside the gated 55+ Leisure World community in Mesa. Currently has an O gauge MTH DCS layout with 300 feet of track and 18 turnouts. Plans are also underway for a Largescale outdoor layout, and a new O gauge layout. More info is on the PhxRail.org Leisure World page. .
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 .
Train Collectors Association, Desert Division, TcaDd.org – Meets 2nd Sat at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in west Phoenix. (Also other gauges.)
“Valley Of The Sun” S-Gaugers, sGaugers.wordpress.com – Meets usually 1st Sat round robin at members’ layouts . .. . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SECTION D. — MISC ARIZONA LAYOUTS AND CLUBS, *O*U*T*SIDE THE PHOENIX AREA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ .
Yuma: Yuma Model Railroaders, YumaModelRailroaders.org (multi-ga) . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SECTION E. — CLOSED STORES & DISCONTINUED PUBLIC RAILROADS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ .
Apache Junction, Memory Lane Collectibles: A collectibles store, with several model railroad displays in several scales. Click Here to view several photos in the PhxRail Picasa album. CLOSED 12/2014. Planning to reopen in No. Phoenix area. .
Mesa: Arizona Train Depot [CLOSED 2016] Model railroad store was at 755 East McKellips Road, Mesa, AZ.Website ArizonaTrainDepot.com is gone, Facebook page facebook.com/ArizonaTrainDepot, can still be viewed. . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SECTION F. — OTHER LISTS OF ARIZONA RR CLUBS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ .
The “MASTER LIST” of Phoenix model and prototype railroad links is located on the late Mark Redmond’s “Arizona Rails” links page, ArizonaRails.com/az_rail_links.html . Many of the links on this page have been copied from his page.