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Here are just a few of our most recent newsletters (click below): 

In the News

From Boise: CBS2 Visits OBMRC

CBS's Sophia Doumani visited our club in October.  They stayed and filmed for several hours and interviewed President Jim and VP Carl R.  Click on the link to watch the video.

Nov. 12, 2023

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From Boise: All Aboard

On a rainy afternoon last spring, I was out shopping with my little sister and mom in law in downtown Boise when we got caught in a downpour.

We ran for cover in the 6th & Main (Pioneer) building. It was perfect, I thought, because I had wanted to take them to Idaho Made and if the rain didn’t let up we could grab lunch at Ansots Basque Chorizos. We shopped around Idaho Made, then exited on the side door, which led us to the heart of the building and to the top of the stairs for the basement. Had we taken a different route, had we been in a hurry, or had it not been raining, we may have missed out on discovering one of Boise’s best attractions: The Old Boise Model Railroad Club.

Dec. 28, 2022

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ABC Channel 6: Old Boise Model Railroad hosts 19th Annual Holiday Open House

Old Boise N-Scale Model Railroad held the 19th Annual Holiday Open House in downtown Boise on Saturday. Model train enthusiasts of all ages got the chance to watch model trains run through re-creations of scenic towns, mountains, and industries.

Dec. 28, 2019

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Boise State Public Radio: "You Know The Place" Visits The Old Boise Model Railroad Club

Looking for a new holiday tradition? We have a recommendation for you: the Old Boise Model Train Club. Boise State Public Radio’s “You Know The Place” podcast recently visited the club. Take a listen to this special presentation on Idaho Matters.

Dec. 4, 2019

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Idaho Press: Trains Chug Down the Track and into the Heart

Model trains — and those who love them — have been around since the late 1800s, "from the latter half of the steam engine era," said Ian Tompkins, 27.

Tompkins and about a dozen others are active members of the Old Boise Model Railroad Club. They meet at the club's permanent site in the basement of the Old Boise building at the corner of Sixth and Main streets in Boise from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday. But at Christmas time, they also host an open house on Saturdays, bringing in hundreds, both young and old, who just want to see the N-scale trains in action.

Dec. 24, 2018

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