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  • Events

    You may have seen us at a recent event. You may be interested in an upcoming event. Either way, we would love to connect. Please stop by and say "hi" anytime, or contact us by phone at 510-452-4915 or via our online contact form.

    April 28, 2018

    Sonora Elk's Lodge

    The 2017 event was a success. Over 145 in attendance with 6 great presentations. Next year's event will take place on April 28, 2018.


    2018 Change: Spouses will be free!


    Coast Division Meet

    September 24, 2017

    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

    BPOE Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda MAP

    Come meet other local model railroaders during a free quarterly meet and enjoy free clinics, model, photo & switching contests/displays, videos, etc! Bring YOUR questions to modeler's roundtable for answers. You may win a door prize! Enjoy a lively auction of model railroading items & more!

    Disneyland Railroad

    July 29, 2017

    The Disneyland Railroad will be up and running again on July 29, 2017 after it's refurbishment!

    2017 Train Ride Schedule

    Nevada State Railroad Museum

    The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City offers steam train rides or motor car rides every weekend throughout the summer. Trains are restored and operated to demonstrate steam and early gasoline technology and provide visitors with a first hand experience with railroad history through the sights, sounds and sensations of a train ride. Click here for the schedule.

    New York Central Unveiling

    July 8, 2017

    One Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT

    Come and be part of this exciting event, as your New York Central System Historical Society and the Valley Railroad of Essex, CT celebrate the restoration of an important NYC artifact.


    Join Society President Dave Mackay, and Director Nick Ariemma, along with the leadership of the Valley RR as they celebrate the joint effort to preserve this car. Please R.S.V.P. “Yes” to:

    NYCWestShore@gmail.com by Wed. July 5th, 2017

    Timesaver Switching Contest
    NMRA Coast Division Meet

    Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 9am

    Boy Scouts of America Council Office, San Leandro, CA

    MOE TRAINS will be hosting the John Allen Switching Puzzle contest at the National Model Railroad Association's Pacific Coast Region, Coast Division quarterly meeting on Sunday, December 4th.


    The Timesaver puzzle is a great way for operators to hone and test their skills in a friendly competitive environment where the fastest engineer who successfully completes the switching puzzle wins fame and fabulous prizes... well, at least some bragging rights.


    Join us to test your operator prowess at:

    1001 Davis Street

    San Leandro, CA 94577

    Carson City McKeen Motor Car Release

    Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10am to 2pm

    Nevada State Railroad Museum

    We will be showcasing and releasing our custom McKeen Motor Car Garden Scale engines at the Nevada State Railroad Museum on Saturday, October 29, coinciding with the planned running of their 70ft. Virginia and Truckee motor car.

    If you purchased a McKeen car at the National Garden Railway Convention, please let us know so that we can coordinate delivery of your car.


    Nevada State Railroad Museum

    2180 South Carson Street
    Carson City, Nevada 89701

    Free, Public Timesaver Puzzle

    Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 9am to 12pm

    Just Trains, Concord, CA

    MOE TRAINS will be running the Timesaver, Model Railroad Operations Puzzle, open and free to the public at Just Trains in Concord at their annual Open House. Please come by anytime between 9am and noon to give it a shot!


    Just Trains

    5650 Imhoff Dr, Suite H
    Concord, CA 94520

    32nd National Garden Railway Convention

    Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 10am

    Santa Clara Convention Center

    The National Garden Railway Convention is the world's premier annual showcase of G-Scale model railroads. This, the 32nd Annual Convention, is being hosted by the Bay Area Garden Railroad Society and will culminate in the Large Scale Train Show on July 9.


    MOE TRAINS will have a prominent display in the Expo, demonstrating the products found on this site, as well as hosting the Garden Scale Timesaver Contest. Please come by our booth to try your hand at the timesaver and tell us about your upcoming project.

  • Services

    From design to build and everything in-between, we can help you realize your railroad vision. 

    Right of Way Design

    Modules or Custom Layout Design

    A good build begins with a solid plan. Our experience in residential and commercial designs will help deliver the highest value of your initial build, while providing the forward thinking plans for your future.

    Commercial Installations

    Increase Customer Loyalty

    Our commercial clients report a direct increase in sales with the installation and display of a model railroad. We can work with you to maximize your space, while focussing on protecting your display and investment.

    Cleaning and Maintenance

    Protect Your Investment ​

    Like plants need regular watering, railroads need to be maintained. Even a new railroad needs regular loving care to keep it in top performance. We'll do the dirty work to keeping your trains running for hours of enjoyment.

    Automation and Integration

    Layers of Interactive Enjoyment

    Automating and Integrating lights, sound and motion when people interact with the display brings a fantastic immersive element to any railroad or display.

    Fabrication and Production 

    Bridges​ and Interactive Displays

    We specialize in building one of a kind bridges and landscape elements. As a certified machinist our work is of the highest quality and safety.

  • Products

    Check out our most popular products.

  • ACE Hardware

    Permanent Display Celebrates the Local Community and Drives Real Business 

    Embarcadero 5

    Seasonal Display Lights Up The Hyatt in the World's Largest Atrium

  • Affiliations & Certifications

    If you are judged by the company you keep -- keep the best.

    Experienced Machinist & 3D Printer

    15+ Years Experience

    With many years experience in fabrication and machining, we produce any layout with pride in our precision. From welding through expert CNC work to the finest 3D Printing, our right of way, display and bridge work is the finest quality.

    National Model Railroad Association

    Certified Timesaver Referee

    The National Model Railroad Association, Inc. advances the global scale model railroading community through education, advocacy, standards, and social interaction.

    Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society

    Former Vice President

    The WCMRS operates the Diablo Valley Lines (DVL) model railroad -- one of the most mountainous and largest exclusively HO scale model railroads in the United States. This model railroad features standard gauge, narrow gauge, and interurban (overhead electric) freight and trolley lines.

    New York Central System Historical Society

    Focus on Historical Accuracy

    The mission of the NYCSHS is to perpetuate the legacy of the New York Central System by acquiring and preserving it history, traditions, documents, and artifacts; and by disseminating accurate information and products consistent with good stewardship.

    Bay Area Garden Model Railroad Society

    Host of the 32nd National Garden Railroad Convention

    Established in 1988, the Bay Area Garden Railway Society is one of the oldest and largest regional garden railway clubs in the nation. 

    Diablo Pacific Short Line

    Portable, Large-scale Model Railroad

    The purposes of the DPSL are to promote the hobby of model railroading and to educate the public regarding the importance of railroads, railroad history, and train safety. We also provide education to our members in a variety of woodworking, electrical, and scenic techniques in the construction of modules and other hobby projects.

    San Leandro Historical Railway Society

    G&O Railroad

    The San Leandro Historical Railway Society (SLHRS) is housed in the San Leandro depot which was built in 1898 by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The G&O is a unique outdoor model railroad because it is being built as a public display to showcase both G-Scale and O-Scale trains.

    Train Mountain Railroad

    World's Largest Model Railroad

    Train Mountain is the world's largest model railroad ... over 36 miles of 7.5 gauge track on 2205 acres of pine forest spanning 2 miles by 4 miles near Chiloquin in South Central Oregon. Train Mountain runs both a club and a museum, offering members the opportunity to run personal trains on the expansive track and educate public visitors about the rich history of railroading.

    Niles Canyon Railway

    Where the Exhibits Come to Life! ​

    The Pacific Locomotive Association, Inc. operates the Niles Canyon Railway as a living history museum interpreting the importance of our heritage railroads in the development of California and the nation. The museum is designed to increase public education, enjoyment, and appreciation of the significance of America’s western railroads.

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    tel. 510-452-4915