Patcong Valley Model Railroaders  

 

Since moving into our new building in Richland in 2004-2005, The Patcong Valley Railroad has over the past two years began completion of one of the last large areas of scenery on our current layout.
Weehawken City is under construction now and nearing completion and progress will be visible at this years open house shows.
The streets have been laid out and authentic scale trolley track has been laid in the streets. Tracks have been re alligned and a new tunnel runs under the city.
Small towns including a fishing village will skirt the city along with a baseball field and a beach scene complete with amusements and a lighthouse. An operating Drive In Movie screen complete with period intermission cartoons has also been installed. The water on the harbor area has been redone and more water vessels and barges have been scratchbuilt and added including a seaplane!

Thanks to the dedicated members that brought you the Old Patcong Valley layout on Fire Road in Egg Harbor Township NJ, and some new talented members as well; our new layout has been running since September 2007. In December 2008 much planning  took place and over the last 10 years the scenery has progressed and the layout of the final section is nearing scenery completion. The previous last area to be constructed included a mountain/mine area and a harbor wharf area, with a planned city nearby (now Weehawken). Work is underway as we progress with the track and layout construction in stages thru the final section.

Membership is limited but we are always interested in hearing from scale modelers interested in joining a scale model railroad club on the move ....

 

A few years ago an old Caboose was placed in the Park next to our club in Richland on Rt. 40.
In the summer of of 2014 it was repainted and more restoration work is ongoing by the township volunteers.
In the summer of 2007, another caboose was placed next to our building in our parking lot. We have the real thing and the scale thing!
Buena Vista Township has finished the Visitors Center which occupies part of the building our layout is located in. The room is a very accurate rendition of an old time railroad station waiting room with a ticket booth and other period items along with train related memorabilia. Great job Chuck !
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