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Hobby Organizations

Below are links to several model railroading hobby organizations.  Inclusion of organizations on this page is entirely subjective with an emphasis on organizations of substantial worldwide membership as well as some organizations of relevance to me either due to georgraphical proximity to my location or relevance to other aspects of my hobby interests.  I encourage individuals to check out these organizations. I am a member and supporter of membership in the National Model Railroad Association.  Only through active members participating locally in their divisions and regions can the NMRA grow in its service to the hobby for the benefit of all model railroading hobbyists.

NMRANational Model Railroad Association

The National Model Railroad Association, Inc. advances the global scale model railroading community through education, advocacy, standards, and social interaction.

Northeast Region of the NMRANorth Eastern Region of the NMRA

The Northeastern Region NMRA is a part of the National Model Railroad Association that serves the northeastern United States including all of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont as well as parts of New York, New Jersey. The NER also serves Canada in Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

Seacoast Division of the NMRASeacoast Division of the NMRA

The seacoast division serves NMRA members and the model railroad hobby in Maine and New Hampshire. 

HUB Division of the NMRAHUB Division of the NMRA

The HUB division serves NMRA members and the model railroad hobby in the Boston and Eastern Massachusetts areas.

HO scale modular model railroading.  Free-mo was developed with the idea that a set of standards focusing mainly on module endplates would enable faithful modeling of prototype trackplans and operations in a modular environment.


The official web site for N scale free-mo modular railroading.

National Association of S GaugersNational Association of S Gaugers

NASG acts as the umbrella organization representing the 1:64 model railroading community. It sets standards for S-scale and maintains lines of communication for S modelers everywhere.


Organization dedicated to promoting the N-Trak modular standard.

Train Collectors AssociationTrain Collectors Association

Large worldwide organization focused on the hobby and activities involvd in collecting and operating toy trains.