Do you like trains? Are you interested in learning more about railroads? Did you have a train when you were a kid and would like to find out more about them now? Would you be willing to volunteer some of your time in preservation, educational and helping maintain our past? Then our group could be for you!
The Yuma Model Railroaders are an active group in Southwest Arizona. Our interests range from full-size railroads to model railroads of all scales. We welcome new members; whether you are a full time resident or winter visitor. Currently we have an operating HO scale modular layout that is displayed at the Yuma County Fair week and several other events throughout the year. See our listing of Coming Events for future dates.
All members of the modular group are NMRA members and the YMRR Modular Club Division is a 100% NMRA Club. We are also an Ambassador group for the World's Greatest Hobby.
Meetings are held about once a month; round-robin style on varying days and times. We have work sessions on subjects such as tree-making, rolling stock tuneups and scenery construction as well. Research and photo trips are taken out along the very active SP/UP Sunset Route for train watching and searching for historical remnants of rail lines.
Membership in the YMRR Yahoo group is restricted to members due to spam mail, but those interested are welcome to request. Check it out here!
Do You Love Model Trains?but Don't Think You Have Room For A Layout? Think Again!
Two great benefits of YMRR Membership are the members and the layout. Members contribute time and energy to the construction and maintenance of the layout, but also get to learn from each others experiences and skills and are then able to run their own equipment on the layout. You are not required to own a module to be able to operate on the layout. BUT if you like to model, it only takes a space of 2' by 4' to get started with your very own! Ask us for more information on how!
If you enjoy railroads of any size or scale and are interested in joining a group of positive members to have some fun we would like to invite you to come out and join us. We’re not picky about the railroad or era you like, club members enjoy a wide variety of rolling stock and locomotives and eras. Yearly dues are inexpensive and joining is easy. We look forward to hearing from you!
see our Coming Events page for future locations, dates and times.
our Coloring Contest is about to start, watch for more information here or in the Yuma Daily Sun newspaper.
front: (l-r) L Stoermer, J. Tellechea, M. Bruessel, S. Ramey, J. Smith
back row: E. Heikila, G. Southworth, A Barnes, T. Gilliland, J. Currie, C. Norton, D. Church, S. Williams
John Harris, Courtney Norton, Lee Stoermer, David Church, Myke Breusell, Tim Gilliland
Back row standing: L-R
Stan Ramey, Jerry Stuart, Ed Heikila, Jim Currie, Jeff Tellechea, Bill Otterstien, Gary Southworth
for our YMRR Banner!
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Come by to help with ongoing work, work you your module or just to chat and visit.
We are making good progress with the N Scale layout. Trackwork modifications are underway.
The HO modules have all been positioned and next is connecting them together to make them operational. The permanent layout design is well under way also. Please come to our meetings so you can be heard in the planning process.
We are always accepting new members !!
Or call us!! go to our Contacts Page by clicking here
Check out our
Yuma Model Railroaders very own
for videos of the YMRR displays!
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NEW Videos posted!
Okcuse is at it again! He has produced two more videos showing our progress. Nice job, thanks!
2014-12a Video part 1 video
2014-12b Video part 2 rolling photo collage
and here is
Click here for a Video Tour of the 2009 YMRR Fair display
And here for a Video of trains running on the 2009 YMRR at the Fair.