Welcome to PMRRC — Celebrating 75 years!

Welcome to the online home of the Pasadena Model Railroad Club! Founded in 1940, the PMRCC has just celebrated its 75th Anniversary and we are still going strong. Located in Los Angeles, California (we moved from Pasadena decades ago, but the name stuck), PMRRC operates one of the largest HO scale model railroads in the world, the 5000 square foot (70′ x 72′) Sierra Pacific Lines.

Overview of the Sierra Pacific LinesOur layout is open to the public during our semi-annual Open House. We meet twice a week and run monthly operating sessions. We welcome prospective members regardless of their skill level or modeling experience. Those who wish to support the club but are not active in the hobby may become associate members.

Note: We are currently converting our layout to DCC, which will disrupt our open house and operating session schedule for the next few months. See the News page for updates on the conversion. Visitors are welcome during meeting times, but you may not see trains running (though it’s a great opportunity to check out our scenery and trackwork!).

We are accepting applications for new members — experience is welcome, but if you’re a DCC newbie and want to learn about installation (especially on one of the world’s largest model railroads), now is a great time to join. The Sierra Pacific Lines hasn’t undergone such an extensive rewiring job in thirty-five years, and we probably won’t do it again for another at least thirty five!

Thank you for visiting PMRRC.org and the Pasadena Model Railroad Club!