Information

Where We Run Our Trains

Our Club is comprised of members from both North and South Carolina. A lot of us live in Brunswick County. Brunswick County is bordered on the north by Wilmington, NC, the county stretches to south to Myrtle Beach, SC, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east side of the county. These are the areas where our trains are run.

Both of these towns have model Railroad Clubs which we cooperate with on various events. The Intracoastal Model Railroad Club (IMRRC) is a traveling organization compared to the fixed locations of the other clubs.

Thus, the Club is able to participate in a number of local events wherever there is a need within our Club or surrounding counties. Recently members of our Club traveled to Red Springs, NC and rode on the Red Springs & Northern Club RR.

Train Shows

The next train will possibly be held in the Spring 2022.

Local Train Hobby Shops

Since there are not any train hobby shops for approximately 40 miles, the IMRRC is a major source of model Railroad know-how for local residents.

Frequently Asked Questions About the IMRRC

1. What’s the purpose of the Club?
The Club brings together modelers, collectors and enthusiasts of model trains and is located in Brunswick County, NC.
2. When does the Club meet?
The Club meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday, 2-4 PM, usually at members’ homes to discuss Club business, upcoming events, and run trains. We also meet at venues where an upcoming train show will be held.
3. How is the Club organized?
The Club is incorporated in NC as a 501 (c) 3 organization.
4. What events does the Club hold?
The IMRRC Club:
a. Sponsors several train shows annually to raise funds for Club activities, to support other non-profits, and to promote Model Railroading as The World’s Greatest Hobby!
b. Offers occasional train demonstration events for children as opportunities arise.
c. Conducts occasional model railroading seminars/workshops for the public to create interest in the hobby.
d. Conducts periodic field trips to actual railroads operating in the SE North Carolina area.
5. What are the Club’s assets?
The Club owns an enclosed trailer, portable G, O, HO & N scale layouts as well as three toy train layouts set up for children to operate. It also rents a storage space for spare layouts and equipment needed for club shows.
6. What are the benefits of Club membership?
It is an opportunity to participate in the hobby with men and women with a wide-range of model railroading know-how. We all learn different skills that we can apply to either our own layouts or to the Club layouts. If you want to continue in the hobby but don’t have space for your own layout, the Club’s activities, especially the shows, lets you work on the layouts creating new scenes, repairing old scenes or even locomotives and rolling stock, and just having fun running trains.
7. How has the Club been recognized?
In 2012, the MTH Company manufacturer of model trains awarded the IMRRC its Honorable Mention Award for excellence due to the work the Club has done educating the public on the hobby.
8. What are the costs for club membership?
The club has annual dues in four categories (Single, Family, Associate, and Junior) as indicated on the Club Application Form. In addition, each new member pays a $25 one-time maintenance fee that helps defray Club operating costs.