Central Arkansas Model Railroad Club:Site support
From Central Arkansas Model Railroad Club
To join the club, click here: MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM. Print out the form, fill it in, and send it by US Mail to CAMRC with your check.
Keep on Track
The fun of the model railroading hobby emerges from active participation in designing, building, and operating a train layout, mimicking the operation of real trains, and learning the significance of the railroads in American history, commerce, culture, and folklore.
The hobby stimulates creativity, challenges the imagination, and extends and enhances the lessons learned in school:
Math (layout planning and construction)
Art (model making).
The hobby inherently encourages pride in craftsmanship, respect for valuable collectibles, and compliance with the rules based on safety.
Information about the CAMRC
The Central Arkansas Model Railroad Club (CAMRC) promotes the train hobby through member participation in club-sponsored, train-related activities presented to the community. We enjoy traveling by train as rail fans, learning about railroads in this region, and sharing the history an legacy of railroads.
The main community service project of the club is continually enhancing and presenting its large (18x24 feet) modular O-gauge layout to families that visit the annual Conway Festival of Light holiday event at the Soccer Park in west Conway.
The club researched, designed, and performed the initial construction of the HO-scale layout now operated by the staff of the Faulkner County History Museum in downtown Conway. This highly detailed, fully scenicked layout is an accurate representation of the Conway area in the 1950s and shows how railroads played an important role in the founding of the city and the development of the county.
Club members are now planning and building a HO-scale modular layout to promote interest in the train hobby with operating demonstrations during Toad Suck Days in Conway and at other public events.
We are train hobbyists with an interest in all sizes and gauges of model railroads from N scale (small) to G scale (large) and those in between – HO, S, and O. Some club members are long-time hobbyists and have train layouts at home. Newcomers – we affectionately call them “newbies” – who want to be involved in “The World’s Greatest Hobby” are welcome; especially families with youngsters.
Families with children are welcome at club meetings and activities. Club dues are modest because our expenses are minimal, but our expectation for volunteer time and effort is high because we are a group of “doers.” The club communicates with members primarily via e-mail and through its website: [www.artrains.org].
Members meet regularly on the first Monday evening of the month at 6 p.m. for dinner on your own at Mazzio’s Pizza in north Conway. An informal meeting follows at 6:30 p.m. – except for the months of November and December when we are actively preparing for the upcoming Festival of Light event. Meeting time is invested in sharing club news, planning future events, orienting newbies to the hobby, and arranging train layout learning/working sessions on selected nights and weekends.
For our membership application: Click here