Northwest Illinois Model Railroad Club Open House, Sat & Sun March 18-19, 2017 10-4pm is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.


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Northwestern Illinois Model Railroad Club
101 Main Street
Chadwick, IL 61014

The Club was formed in January 2003 with an empty basement and now sports about 30 members. The “HO” scale layout has 3 levels covering the entire 30’ x 60’ basement. Access is via stairs.
We are also currently constructing a HO switching layout upstairs.

The club would like to take this opportunity to show the model train layouts to the public. Enjoy your visit. We are always welcoming new members to join and share their interest in trains. $1 donation at the door.

Please also visit the Savanna Historical Society Museum layout. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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