Puget Sound Model Railroad Engineers
Who we are, what we do

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PSMRE is a non-profit club whose charter is to build, maintain and operate a world-class HO (1:87) model, featuring highlights of the Tacoma area during the 1950's. This is a 1700 sq. ft. model railroad exhibit and club layout, and mainline construction is complete.  For more information about the layout see the exhibit page

We have some funding from the State of Washington and space in the Washington State History Museum, but our membership provides the skill and effort to build and operate the layout.  Some members have extensive experience, others are rather new. This means there are opportunities to contribute your existing skills, and build new ones. We need people to work on the exhibit as a whole, on electronics and software, on scenery, on track, operations, signaling, structures, rolling stock, locomotive maintenance ... all sorts of fun! One of the most rewarding experiences is to act as docent (or tour guide if you will) and answer questions from the public.  People really enjoy looking at the model.

If this sounds like fun, check out our membership page, or drop by for a visit.  If you want to know when we'll be around, drop us a piece of email at PSMRE.info@gmail.com and we'll let you know when the next session will be.


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PSMRE supports and is 100% committed to the principles of the NMRA. It is our intention to "vigorously encourage" NMRA Membership on the part of all PSMRE Members and our desired goal is 100% NMRA Membership.


More information:

Home to the PSMRE home page, where you'll find links to all sorts of good things on our site.

Layout / exhibit information: More information on the model railroad exhibit we're building, including photos, location, and hours of operation.

Membership information: Find out more about PSMRE and how to join.

The PSMRE Logo: what it means and how it was designed.

Washington State History Museum: our host organization, whose page includes hours, fees, and location for the museum that houses the model railroad.


Contacting us:

By e-mail: Membership Chair (PSMRE.info@gmail.com)
By regular mail: Membership Chair, PSMRE, 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402-3901

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Valid HTML 4.0!The 1950's era UP shield is from the excellent UP logo history pages, used with permission of Union Pacific.
The other heralds are based on the RRHerald font, available as shareware from Secret Sidewalk Software.
The train near the bottom of the page was created by Randal O'Toole of PRPA, used here by license.