Located in the rear, lower level of Hilltop Plaza (across from Orleans Bowling Center). The Nauset Model Railroad Club, founded in 1989, today has over 70 members and 2,000 square-feet of working layouts in five different sizes (G, O, S, HO and N gauges).
They operate during annual Open House events over the summer (7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and August) and at year-end (1-4 p.m. Saturdays from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day).
Also, they hold work sessions on Fridays, 7-9 p.m., year-around. The public is welcome at any of these times, FREE OF CHARGE. Part of their mission is to grow awareness of, and interest in, model railroading within the community.
Members (some are authors of books and magazine articles on prototype and model railroading) are always happy to answer questions, share their knowledge and provide encouragement to other modelers. Visitors receive an educational brochure that provides a history of each gauge and describes the club's layouts and their features. They may also look through the club's extensive library of ''how-to'' books, model train magazines and model/prototype reference materials.
We are located in the rear, lower level of Hilltop Plaza, 180 Rte. 6A in Orleans (across from Orleans Bowling Center).