Welcome to our home page! The ASMR is an officially chartered 501(C)4 non-profit organization, based in Abilene, Texas. The club was established to promote public awareness and appreciation of Abilene's railroad heritage, and the important role played by railroads in national and local history.
The club was founded in 1991, and is currently meeting in facilities at 2043 N. 2nd Street, behind the old Coca-Cola plant. We are currently building a 67'x29' HO-scale layout. We also have a small N-scale layout. The club members own a HO-scale modular layout, which members take to various community events around Abilene. In addition, several members own portable layouts in various scales, which can be exhibited from time to time.
We meet Saturday mornings from 10:00 AM until Noon, with business meetings on the first Saturday of each month. Club members also get together for informal running sessions on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Meetings and operating sessions are always open to the public.
Phase 1 mainline is now installed and trains are running. If you would like to see more about the layout please click here. If you are not a current member, this would be a good time to join the ASMR and be part of this exciting endeavor. Please check back often to see the updates.
Walls Going up on the New Layout!
The Walls going up on the new layout. If you would like to see more construction photos please click here.
Benchwork Moving along on the New Layout!
The Benchwork is moving along on the new layout. If you would like to see more construction photos please click here.
Track laying in progress
Helix Construction Completed
Upper Deck Modules Completed!!!
We have completed the 1.75% helix which has a 36" radius. If you would like to see more on the construction of the helix please click here.
Backdrop Being Installed and Painted.
The ASMR track gang (Ken Riediger) is moving along with the main line. If you would like to see more construction photos please click here.
The upper deck modules have been built and installed. If you would like to see more construction photos please click here.
The upper deck backdrops are being installed and painted. If you would like to see more construction photos please click here.
Track laying, Spline construction and wiring in progress
It has been a busy few months at the club with lots of projects going on to get the phase 1 mainline installed and running. If you would like to see more pictures please click here.
Phase 1 mainline is installed and trains are running.
It has been a little over a year since we have run trains at the club due to the construction of the new layout. However the wait is over and trains are running on the phase 1 mainline. I would like to thank all the members who worked hard to make this possible.