A scene from our modular HO layout
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Welcome to the Ozarks Model Railroad Association, we call ourselves the OMRA. We are an HO scale model railroad club located in Springfield, MO where we operate a layout depicting part of the Frisco railroad on Tuesday evenings. 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.
Following club approval in April to allocate the funds we have obtained two new locomotives in Frisco red and white that have sound decoders installed. This gives an added dimension to our weekly operating sessions with the rumble of diesels rolling down the HO scale tracks, in harmony with the BNSF heavy iron rolling by across the street. The GP38-2 was delivered earlier in May and has been in the shop getting a sound decoder installed - see the Installation Slide Show on the Articles Page. It will make it's initial run later in June but will be at the club for a demo June 6th. An SD45 was delivered two weeks ago and has made an initial revenue run on the layout.
Our Spring Train Show on March 11 was a big hit with area model railroaders of all ages! Thank you for coming to see us!
Here are some photos from our local newspaper, the Springfield News Leader.
Below is a wonderful video shot by one of our layout owners at the Spring 2017 Show - Thank You Brian!
Mark your calendars! Our Fall Train Show is coming up September 23 at the Springfield Expo Center! Find more information on our Train Shows page!
Operating sessions are held the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Tuesdays of the month at 7pm. Our Club
NEW - Monday September 11 at the Brentwood Branch Library, Richard Crabtree will present part 2 of his story on the Frisco RR from 1950 to the merger starting at 7pm. The library is one block east of Glenstone on the south side of Seminole St. Come in the door at the southwest corner of the building.
We frequently have seminars after our Membership Meetings on the 1st Tuesday, check our Facebook page for updates.