The Tualatin Valley Model Railroad Club was
founded in 1985 by a group of roughly twenty model train enthusiasts in the Hillsboro, Oregon area. Initially, the club met in the back of Hillsboro Hobbies, which is
still located on Main street, in old downtown Hillsboro.
In less that one year, the TVMRC membership had designed and
approved a track plan, built the benchwork and laid enough track
to warrant a "Golden Spike" ceremony.
Although the TVMRC was formed as an HO scale club, there were several
members who modeled in N scale. In 1986, a single N-Trak
corner module was built, which was displayed at the
NMRA (National Model Railroad Association) convention in 1987.
More modules were built by club members, and in 1988, the TVMRC
was invited to participate in the first annual Zoolights
Festival at the Portland Zoo. The club set up an N scale
operating display that first year and has done so every year since.
Today, the TVMRC has a leased clubhouse building in the rolling
farmlands north of Hillsboro. Even though many members
have model train layouts at home, we usually meet
once a week
on Wednesday night from 7 to 9pm at the clubhouse to work on the
N-Trak modules and take care of club business. No matter
what your interest or skill level, we invite you to join us.
Come see why model trains is "The World's Greatest Hobby."