West Bay Model Railroad Association Network

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To rebuild, or not to rebuild: the new club layout

The club is giving serious consideration to removing the existing layout and rebuilding anew in one or two scales (HO and O), or building m…

Started by Mark DruryLatest Reply

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How to become a member?

Hello there. My name is Dale. I've been searching for more model HO clubs near me to be apart of. I went to West Bay Model Railroad many ye…

Started by Dale Cherne

8 Jan 10, 2023
Reply by Dale Cherne


I was an avid second-generation model railroader in my youth, HO gauge, then packed it up when I headed off to college. I always thought I…

Started by Richard Powers

0 Nov 30, 2022

WBMRA Featured in Punch Magazine

The Bay Area design-focused Punch Magazine featured our club and layout in their September 2020 issue, both in print and online. The conten…

Started by Mark Drury

0 Jan 18, 2021

December Open House Coverage by the Almanac

Nice coverage with photos of our December open house by Dave Boyce at the Almanac: http://almanacnews.com/…/feature-story-how-to-run-a-rail…

Started by Mark Drury

0 Dec 19, 2016

New Member Who'd Like to Help With Constructing the New Layout

Hi guys, I recently joined the club.  I loved model trains as a kid but eventually forgot about them as I grew up.  After my son was born a…

Started by Doug Chartier

5 Jun 4, 2015
Reply by Doug Chartier

Almanac Article About The Club

The Almanac published a nice article about the club ahead of this years holiday show: http://almanacnews.com/news/2014/12/04/new-model-rail

Started by Mark Drury

0 Dec 4, 2014

InMenlo Article About The Club

Website InMenlo published a nice article about the club with a few photos, found here: http://inmenlo.com/2014/12/04/preview-of-new-model-r

Started by Mark Drury

0 Dec 4, 2014

Large RR Magazine Collection

My father passed away in May in Palo Alto and he was a serious rail fan. He left 1,000 pounds of magazines (boxes and boxes and boxes) stre…

Started by Steve Raney

6 Aug 28, 2013
Reply by Mark Drury

Tentative Schedule for Layout Salvage and Demolition Work

President Lauren Mercer sent the following message after last night's business meeting, outlining a tentative schedule for layout work in t…

Started by Mark Drury

0 Mar 14, 2013

"Caltrain and the Peninsula Commute Service"

Janet McGovern, author of "Caltrain and the Peninsula Commute Service," will be speaking on Saturday, August 11th at 11am in the Menlo Park…

Started by Mark Drury

0 Jul 18, 2012


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