Gilbert Model Railroad Club (GMRC)

at the

HD South

Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum 

10 South Gilbert Rd 

Gilbert, Arizona 85296






GMRC is a club of railroad enthusiasts who are modeling (HO Scale) middle Arizona during the mid 50's era.


Our layout is located in the basement of the HD South, (Gilbert Historical Museum) and

includes part of the Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe railroads serving Arizona. 

The basement entrance is on the north side of the building along Eliot road just west of Gilbert Rd.


Key focus areas include Gilbert, AZ and the surrounding area; Phoenix  rail yards, passenger service and notable industries;

Arizona mines serviced by the Southern Pacific and other surrounding communities including, Glendale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler,



The club hosts operating sessions on the second Tuesday of the month.

Additionally, there is an automated display with the trains running through the town of Gilbert as the key diorama.


Regular work sessions are held most Tuesday and Thursday nights between 7-10 PM

Scheduled club activity is as follows:

2nd Tuesday - Train operations/running night:  (Job assignments given out 7PM)

3rd Tuesday - Club Board Meeting starting at 8:00 PM

4th Tuesday - Club Membership Meeting starting at 8:00 PM

The layout is staffed on most Saturdays from 10-1


During December holiday weeks, the club is closed.


Persons interested in railroading and/or membership are welcome at all times.







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