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OMRA Operations Resume May 11 - see Operation Sessions heading below!

Trains and Music!

Last summer the Johnson Strings, a musical group from Branson, approached us about producing a music video that featured trains, both model and full scale.  In early March 2021 they released the music video and we are happy to share it here.  It features our Frisco model railroad, along with scenes of full scale equipment at the Railroad Historical Museum in Grant Beach Park here in Springfield.  Take a few minutes to watch the video, and maybe watch it again.  



               TRAIN SHOW!          AUGUST 21, 2021        SAVE THE DATE    
After missing two shows in 2020, the Ozarks Model Railroad Association is pleased to announce that we have scheduled our Fall 2021 Train Show for Saturday, August 21.  The show will be at the Oasis Conference Center, 2546 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO from 9am to 3pm.  Adult tickets are $8.  Children age 11 and under are free with a paid adult. 

The convention facility dates filled up quickly, and we were not able to get our normal Fall time-slot.  However, we are happy to be able to present a Train Show again and share the wonderful hobby of model railroading.    Mark your calendars, and we hope to see you in August!  

Welcome!

Welcome to the Ozarks Model Railroad Association, we call ourselves the OMRA.  We operate an HO scale model railroad located in Springfield, MO, depicting part of the Frisco Central Division railroad on Tuesday evenings.  Seminars on modeling and railroad history are frequently held as part of membership meetings and are open to the public.  We also hold two large model railroad shows each year, spring and fall, with multiple running layouts and model railroad vendors.  Please explore our website, visit and like us on  Facebook  , and above all, come to visit our club and layout.  See our contact page for more information.

​​Operating Sessions

Operating sessions are held the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Tuesdays of the month at 7pm.  Our Club

Note: Operating sessions and in-person club activities have been restricted due to COVID-19 social distancing regulations.  OMRA has started to resume very limited operations for small groups, only twice a month.  We are not yet open to public visits.  Our Board of Directors is monitoring the COVID metrics for the Springfield area and will ease back into broader operations as the situation continues to improve.


Seminars and Other Events

We frequently have seminars after our Membership Meetings on the 1st Tuesday, check our Facebook page for updates.


What's New at the Ozark's Model Railroad Association?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/892882847791431/

To keep members and other model railroaders in the Ozarks connected during the COVID-19 pandemic we have started a Facebook Group dedicated to sharing model railroading projects and experiences.  Stop by and have a look, and if you are an interested modeler, request to join us on the Facebook Group page.