Welcome to the Detroit Model Railroad Club website!


  • We are happy to announce that we are finally able to set our new open house schedule. We have not yet published our new open house flyers. Please see our new schedule below:

2021 Open House dates:


November 13-14, 2021 

November 26-27-28, 2021

December 4-5, 2021

December 11-12, 2021


2022 Open House dates:


January 8-9, 2022 

January 22-23, 2022

February 19-20, 2022

March 5-6, 2022

March 19-20, 2022


The club was on the channel 12 news in this interview.



Our Layout from the Front


Our Layout from the Back


Print the flyer.


About the Club

The club was established in 1935 and is currently located in the old theater in historic downtown Holly, Michigan. The club’s O scale layout depicts the fictitious Detroit Union Railroad, a freelance double-track line running from Detroit to Dorrance, Michigan, with continuing single track and branch line service to Keatington, Millersburg, and beyond. Narrow-gauge tracks interchange at Millersburg and serve customers in the mountain region.



Tuesday is work day at the club. Members typically start as early as 10AM. We work on the layout, we stroll to one of several great places in Holly for lunch, then we continue until suppertime when we take another break. After supper, other members have arrived, and some can still be found there early Wednesday morning. April to October is our heavy work season when the club can be full of sawdust and wet plaster. Visitors and new members are always welcome on Tuesdays. Group Tours are also welcome, just contact us to set up a date or come to our open house dates.



The Detroit Model Railroad Club, Inc. has obtained 501c3 tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. Donations made to and accepted by the club may be deducted from the donor's taxable income per current IRS rules. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to determine if a proposed donation is acceptable to the club or for further information.



GARAGE SALE:  Donation items (all scales HO, LIONEL, G scale and some scenery items) are sold at the club at reasonable prices. You can view them on Open House dates, and our Tuesday work sessions.