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


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.




The Toy Train Barn Museum

Have you ever heard of The Toy Train Barn Museum? Several NCOG members had a chance to visit this place recently and really enjoyed it. Lots of trains on display and lots of trains running on many well decorated train layouts. It's a few hours from the Chicago area, but well worth the trip. Check out this map for thier location. The Toy Train Barn Museum.

Visitors The NCOG Model Railroad Club was host to two busloads of visitors from LOTS, the Lionel Operating Train Society, in early July, 2015. Here are some photographs of the layout in preparation for the visitors. Thanks to Larry for these photos and the photos of the visitors

Lambs Farm 2015

Thanks to all the friends and guests who came to Lambs Farm for their Train Day Special Event, on Saturday, May 16th. Lots of fun events and great trains to see and run. Here are some photos from the event.

Ken's Holiday Display

NCOG member Ken S. has a real gift in creating a beautiful seaonal display for his trains and scenery, pictures of which are posted here for your enjoyment.

At the station A lift for Santa At the market Lots of buildings Under the tree Along the tracks Holiday Display Skating in the Park

"Special Train Events for Every One"


Join the NCOG in 2024 for special train runs coming soon to a library near you. Check our schedule for some neat announcements.


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.

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

If you can't wait until the next NCOG scheduled train run, here are some local area sites you might want to visit:

Illinois Railway Museum
Real Trains, covering over 10 acres, with real trains to ride, including buses and streetcars. Trains run on weekends, electric cars during the week. Closed now until April 2024. < Click here for Details.>
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Chicago Botanic Gardens - Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America
Garden Gauge, 18 trains on a 7500 sq. ft. layout. Open 10 - 5 PM every day (with some exceptions), May through October. Admission to the Garden Railway is noted on the information page.
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