85 Years and counting!

Welcome to The New Lake Erie & International Railway


 

Open House Schedule

 
The London Model Railroad Group (LMRG) is happy to announce that it is open to the public on the first Tuesday, of each month from 7:30 PM to 9PM at our new location at 4474 Blakie Rd., Unit 127, London, N6L 1G7.  

The new Lake Erie & International Railway will always be under construction, but the main line, from the lower level of our front room (Stanley Cove), through our impressions of “what might have been” in Port Stanley, up the massive “St. Thomas Helix” to London, and on to St. Marys, is wired and operational under our new digital control (DCC) system. 
Visitors are advised that COVID-related safety measures will be determined by the LMRG Executive based on prevailing conditions and regulations. At a minimum, if you feel unwell, please stay home!
Welcome aboard!
 
 

 

Construction of the London Model Railroad Group's new Lake Erie & International Railway is well underway, and we resuming our monthly Open Houses in November 2022.

We’re now located at 4474 Blakie Rd., Unit 127, in south London, just off Exeter Road.

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.

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.

The new 2-level, 60'/18.3m layout depicts the St. Mary's/London/Port Stanley region as it might have been in the 1970s. We're currently establishing new standards for construction, buildings, and scenery; and working on dioramas, animations, and automation that will delight visitors of all ages.

Check back often as we’ll be updating the site with news and developments as we build out the new LE&I.

For comments, suggestions, questions, and membership inquiries, drop us a line at contact@lmrg.org.

Our website and email will all remain active throughout our transition period.
 

 

 

What’s My Collection Worth?
 
From time to time, we’re asked to value and even purchase a model train collection. While we’re happy to discuss trains, layouts, and railroads of all sizes, we’re regrettably unable to provide valuations and in only rare circumstances might we acquire pieces of outstanding merit. Note that the group adheres to a 2-rail, 1:48 O-scale standard.

With the resumption of traditional train meets, they, along with specialist online auction houses, are good places to assess value and sell model trains and accessories. Potential sellers should note that many toy trains, especially 3-rail Lionel and similar units, were produced in quantity and built to last, with the result that there are many working models still in existence and while vintage, they are not as rare as you might think.

That said, buyers will pay a premium for trains in original boxes and pristine condition.

 

 


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