SJGRS HAS A HISTORY....
SJGRS was started in
1994 with four families (a small but enthusiastic train group) getting together
to talk about setting up outside layouts. Over
the years, we have interested new members in getting their trains out in the garden.
Ocean City offered to host a train show on the Boardwalk Music Pier for all gauges,
our club hopped on board to show the public a different view of model railroading.
We began to set up the December
show with a small layout and trains with Christmas music and a winter theme.
Our layout drew children of
all ages to come and sit for a while (Ocean City gave us the stage for our layout)
and just watch the trains!
Parents and Grandparents
didn't have to hold little engineers up to see the trains, they could sit on the
stage and let everyone get a look. We continue to support this show each
We continue to support this show each December.
train show was such a success, that Ocean City decided to host a show in May.
We got into the spirit of
spring, with gardens and flowers to show off our trains.
Spring Village in Cape May County hosted a model train show and invited SJGRS
We set up a garden railroad
and a display on tables. We continue to support this show each July.
We continue to support this show each July.
Success brings more requests, so SJGRS is now providing layouts at the Naval Air Station in Cape May each August, participating in a big air show and display.
the past several years SJGRS has assisted Longwood Gardens each Fall by volunteering
our services to run trains on the layout set up by the staff at Longwood Gardens,
and talk to visitors about this great hobby. All of these shows have developed
into annual events, and we are pleased to be part of letting the general public
get a closer look at G-Gauge/Scale model railroading.
and members bought ties to support the Wilmington & Western Railroad in their
effort to restore track and bridges that were washed out during a flood.
We also have taken rides and
had picnics at the WWRR site.
railroads run from....