Don't forget to post photos you have taken at our events.
Check out the layouts and trains on our member and club pages.
New Events ! September BBQ --- watch for email
Sorry September at Salem Library is cancelled.
Next Up.....for the club -- January 2019 business meeting tba.
January 23 - 27, 2019 - Valley River Center, Eugene
Go to our excursion link page .
Especially Santiam Excursions; Oregon Heritage Rail Museum; Mt Hood RR
The Oregon Electric O-Gaugers Train Club of Albany, Oregon returns to the Valley River Mall in Eugene for its annual model train show weekend. Many different size trains will be featuted throughout the mall on Friday, Jan 27th, from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM , Saturday, Jan 28th, from 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM, and Sunday, Jan 29th, from 11:00AM to 7:00PM. Bring the whole family to enjoy this interactive exhibit during which the Mall Halls will be transformed into miniature worlds, complete with Trains of many scales, multiple tracks, noisy trains, and much more.
Oregon Electric O Gaugers
What’s an O Gauger ? .. A person who enjoys running or collecting
O Gauge trains ( or O Scale)….. So …..
What’s an “O-Gauge” train ?…… Think of the Lionel trains of the 40’s and 50’s, but a slightly larger size…..
Most of our trains are O or 027, which both run on the same width 3 rail track. 027 is so named because its full circle of track has a 27” diameter. It is also the size of the original Lionel trains. The taller track for 0 generally is 31” to 72” full circle diameter, but the distance between the inside and outside rails is the same as 027, so the smaller 027 stock can run on the 0 track.
The most popular Scales are N, HO, S, 027, O, and G. (or Large Scale). They are special mathematical ratios to the real (prototype) trains. Below is the same locomotive in six different scales, measuring just 2 3/4" long in Z scale up to a whopping 20 3/4" long in large (G) scale. Each represents a real 50 foot locomotive in the scale. This information is from World’s Greatest Hobby website. http://www.greatesthobby.com/