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North Central 'O' Gaugers Model Railroad Club, Inc.

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A Model Railroad Club for members who like to run 'O' Gauge Trains

To learn more about our Model Railroad Club, here is an Introductory Letter.


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August 8th

Next regular train run at Fremont Public Library. Trains will run from 10 AM to 4 PM.
We've done some work on the layout. Check out the changes.

September 12th

The following month for the regular train run. Trains will run from 10 AM to 4 PM.

September 18, 19, & 20th

Fall Harvest Days at the Racine County Fairgrounds with Farm Tractors and Trains and Circus Displays.

September 26th

Special Train Run at Warren-Newport Public Library featuring Halloween Railroad, from 9AM to 4PM.

Under the "Latest Website Changes Noted Here" section below, there are pictures and an article by NCOG members Roy and Linda Bilsbarrow about "The Train Lady".

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Videos from past train runs can be found at VIDEOS.


This Union Pacific "Big Boy" Locomotive ran on the layout during the March Special Train Run.


An Honorable Mention recipient of a MTH 2012 Blue Comet Award

Hope you are enjoying the changes. We try to update the site every other week or so, with at least new photos on our front page. But sometimes we take some time off to take pictures of more trains.

If you like our website and model trains tell your friends about NCOG trains. Ask about running one of your trains on our layout.


Latest Website Changes Noted Here

Updated 7-13-2015

O Gauge Layout The NCOG Model Railroad Club is pleased to share some wonderful pictures of a local celebrity and her two train layouts found in the Chicagoland area. The celebrity is known as "The Train Lady". At her home, she has a beautiful G Gauge Outdoor Railroad and a building loaded with a wonderful O Gauge Railroad. But here is the story by Roy and Linda Bilsbarrow: Huff and Puff Industries in Barrington, Illinois.

The pictures with the Switching Tracks Boxcar were made available through the support of the LCCA and the special program available to members of the Lionel Collectors Club of America. We were grateful for the opportunity to feature this car on our club layout during the Special Carnival Circus Run in March of 2015.

P & T Click here for pictures of Junior Engineers that ran Thomas and his Friends at Indian Trails.

Have you checked out the reference sources available on our Internet Links page? Take a look at the information available in From A-Z Trains to Tracks, Magazines, and Parts

Photos of engines from past runs can be found in the PHOTOS, as well as photos of our favorite "Junior Engineers", including some recent postings.

If you are interested in looking at pictures of trains, we'd like to direct your attention to a Flickr site from The Center for Railroad Photography & Art.

Larry's photos from the club's annual dinner meeting held at Organo's Restaurant on November 2, 2014. Thanks, Larry.

The members of the NCOG Model Railroad Club ran trains at Fall Harvest Days on the 12th to the 14th of September 2014. Videos of that event are on our VIDEOS page.

For those of you who especially enjoy Thomas on the club videos, check out this page devoted to Friends of Thomas

Members, remember to check out the "Portal" in the side bar for members only information.

In August of 2013, the Mundelein Fire Department brought their retired engine #1 over the Fremont Public Library for interested kids and parents to go for a ride through some of the local streets. Larry F. brought his camera along to record a bit of that activity. Larry graciously offered to share the pictures and they may be seen here.

In early November, club members were invited to get together for the club's annual meeting. Those who attended had a great time, good food, and good comapany. Larry remembered to bring his camera and took some pictures of the attendees which you can see here.

Lionel LLC has been doing some work to make understanding how to wire your layout a little easier. You might want to check out their website for more information or click here.

Have you ever been to the Chicago Botanic Gardens, The DuPage County Historical Museum, or the Illinois Railway Museum? Go to NEWS for more information about these local train sites, including directions on how to find them.

If you like trains, check out your local PBS station for "Tracks Ahead" or RFD TV on Monday's at 5:00 PM (Trains & Locomotives) and Thursdays at 3:00 PM (I Love Toy Trains).

The NCOG, North Central O Gaugers Model Railroad Club, Inc. Model railroad club promoting O gauge trains. The club features an operating train layout located at the Fremont Public Library in Mundelein, Illinois.

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