“We have members with all levels of experience, willing to help a newcomer or old timer in any aspect of the hobby. As a hobby, it is interesting, challenging and educational,” he said.
The club home features two large rail layouts, which were started shortly after the club’s formation. Miller explained one is a N scale approximately one inch in height, while the other is an HO scale approximately two inches in height.
“Theoretically with N scale, you can get approximately twice the amount of layout in the same amount of space as HO scale. Currently, of all the various scales, HO scale is the most popular scale, N is the second most popular,” Miller said.
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“These layouts represent two of the finest examples of model railroading in the Dayton-Springfield area,” he said.
In addition to the permanent layouts, the club has a portable HO layout that it takes to various local shows. At its largest, this layout can be 20 feet by 36 feet.
The club also participates in the National Model Railroad Association Division 3 Dayton Train Show each November and takes portable layouts to other shows, including the Railfest at Carillon Park and Christmas on Campus at the University of Dayton.
The Crossroads Railroad Club meets Tuesday evenings at the North Dixie Drive location. Rail layouts are running and are being upgraded most Tuesday evenings, Miller said.
Guests or prospective members are invited beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. More information and layouts can be viewed on the organization website at www.crossroadsrr.com.