Welcome to the Will County Model Railroad Association Website
Welcome to the Will County Model Railroad Association.
The organization was originally founded as the Romeoville Railroad Club in 1979 and has moved to several locations since then, including the Wilderness Mall and the Rialto Theater annex in Joliet and a location on Millsdale Road in Elwood.
Our club is currently located in Joliet, Ill. In the basement of the 9 W. Cass building. We are on the north side of Cass between Chicago Street and Ottawa Street, next to Juliet’s restaurant.
We are focused on HO-scale model railroading, utilizing Direct Command Control (DCC) and are actively building a modular in-club layout based on Free-Mo; this will permit easy expansion and changes, accommodate new ideas from members, and keep things fresh by permitting easy expansion and changes.
We participate in many train shows, including the World's Greatest Hobby in Chicago, Trainfest in Milwaukee, the Southland model railroad show at Richards High School, and the CASA Polar Express event in Joliet. We have actively participated in joint setups with other local groups like the Northwest Train Masters, Bolingbrook Model Railroad Club, Kane County Model Railroad Club, and others. While you're here, check out the Photo Album tab.
We strive for a club experience by working together; sharing knowledge, helping members reach their modeling goals, and learning from members with different experiences and ideas. No need to be apprehensive about new technology or ideas; odds are someone has some applicable experience they would be willing to share or we can work together to figure it out!
We host a semi-annual Swap Meet, which is among the largest in the Southland area. Information on this event can be found under the News and Events tab. Vendor Registration Forms can be found under the Document and Tech Library.
Please note: The Club has adopted Summer Hours from Memorial Day through Labor Day. This is to accommodate vacations, family events and other activities. You can still visit the Club, but please make an appointment by clicking on the Contact Us tab on the bottom left of this page to send us an email indicating when you want visit and we can try a to ensure someone is there to greet you. Normal hours will return in the fall. You can also visit our Facebook site for more info.
We encourage you to visit the Club. When visiting the group, introduce yourself to a Member. Your name, where you are located, your modeling interests and things like that helps our Members make a connection. Feel free to ask Members any questions you may have. You can also ask questions using the Contact Us tab.
Thanks for your interest - our hope is that all of us sharing information, helping each other, and even just lending moral support will make the hobby more fun and more enjoyable for all of us.