Update 3/27/20


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Supporting Model Railroading and Model Railroaders
Of The North Woods

The Three Lakes Model Railroad Club (TLMRC) was established to promote the hobby of model railroading for all ages.  From Thomas Tank Engine to classic Lionel we invite all gauges and scale molders to join us in our love of trains.

In the greater Three Lakes area we have participating members with layouts under construction in Lionel, On30, S, HO, HOn3 and N gauge and a display modules with 2 gauges operating.  Our primary layouts are located in the Three Lakes WI area but we enjoy operating on members layouts throughout the North Woods.  As a club we enjoy working with members from around the country who enjoy the North Woods operations and history of railroading in our area. Communications via the Internet allows us all to share our operations and knowledge with each other any time.

Many of our friends have their grandpa’s or uncle’s trains in boxes and do not know if they work or how they can be used with today’s equipment.  Our members provide support with answers and equipment for testing and layout visits to help any modeler get his or her layout back in operating condition. Because of the many changes in the technology of model railroading, be it AC, DC, DCC, DCS, TMCC, or the new LCC, we have joined together to help each other understand what works and how to make it work.  By helping each other we also help the new and old members of the model railroad hobby to enjoy the trains they loved as a child of any age.

As a traveling club TLMRC meets at different locations at times when layouts are available.  We try to have an even amount of operations, construction and tech support meetings as the needs and opportunities arise.  By visiting each other’s layouts members may bring equipment that may not operate on their scale or power system and enjoy their past or armchair collections on a layout that supports a scale different than their layout.

Lumbering brought railroading to the area of Three Lakes WI. The rails of the Chicago North Western and the Thunder Lake Lumber Company came to our town.  Modeling the area lumber lines as well as local class one railroads provides many varied opportunities for our members. Standard or Narrow-gauge prototype modelers share their knowledge to support each other and the local clubs.    We have members who come from all around the country to the north woods and bring their modeling skills with them.

The TLMRC is proud to be a 100% NMRA club promoting and supporting the hobby.

Another 100% Club we are working with is in the historic Capitol building of Arizona, the Arizona Railroad Historical Society, ARHS.com Check their progress with DCC and LCC, while modeling the state of Arizona in HO scale.

A guest doing research on Model Railroading suggested we add a site with information on Model Railroads and Freight Cars. To check it out click on "Arden's Suggestion" at the right. (or Click Here)

Join us in the “Greatest Hobby” as a member of the TLMRC.