|80 Years and counting!
to the London Model Railroad Group Inc.'s Web presence; Owners and Operator of the LE&I, Lake Erie & International, railway since 1938. Just like the railway, this Web site will always be under constant construction and improvement, so keep checking back periodically to get the latest news, events, photos and links.
We’re moving! A new chapter and a new O-scale model train layout beckon as the London Model Railroad Group, home of the Lake Erie & International Railway, departs its Holborn Ave. location of almost 50 years. This is only the group’s second move since it was founded in 1938.
Thank you to the local businesses and community members past and present who have generously supported us throughout the years; we look forward to working with you as we rebuild for tomorrow.
We’re actively seeking a new location within the city of London and welcome serious offers to lease about 2,500 sq. ft of secure, conditioned space. The new railway will be open to the public at various times of the year, so ample parking and accessibility are a must. We’re a non-profit group, so cost is a big consideration.
Meanwhile, planning and preliminary component construction for the reborn LE&I are in full swing. We’re designing a new layout; determining the industries it will serve; establishing new standards for construction, buildings, and scenery; and working on dioramas, animations, and automations that will delight visitors of all ages.
We welcome you join us on this exciting journey, either as a full or supporting member. We need all skills and levels of expertise, including carpentry/woodworking; track and switch laying; wiring; electronics; building construction; and scenery and backdrop creation. A passion for model railroading is really the key ingredient! For more information, check out our Join Us page.
For comments, suggestions, questions, and serious lease offers, the best way to get in touch while we transition to a new location is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our website and email will all remain active throughout our transition period.
Open House Schedule
A Note on Our Open House Sessions
For many years between October and May, we’ve opened our doors to the public. We’ll be announcing new open house dates once construction of the new layout is underway. We would like to thank everyone for their support and wonderful memories from past open houses. The tradition will continue!