Welcome to The Cincinnati Northern Model Railroad Club, Inc website.  

The origins of the prototype Cincinnati Northern Railroad can be traced back to the 1880s and the Cincinnati, Jackson & Mackinaw RR.  The Cincinnati Northern Railroad ran from Franklin, Ohio, to Jackson, Michigan, with headquarters in Van Wert, Ohio.  By 1902 it was controlled by the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway also known as the Big Four railroad, a subsidiary of the New York Central.

The Cincinnati Northern Model Railroad Club is building and operating a two-level HO scale layout that models the Cincinnati Northern from Franklin to Van Wert as though it had remained an independent railroad in the 1950s.  We also operate a 10′ x 17′ prize-winning sectional layout that we exhibit at local and national train shows.

The Ross School District Administration has terminated our lease. We are currently homeless but hoping that a propose plan with the City of Hamilton OH will result in a new and bigger layout. We are currently in negotiations and have a goal of moving in and starting before the end of 2022.

If you are interested in learning how to build a model railroad this would be a good time to consider becoming a member. We are just entering the planning and design phase with a plan to begin construction soon. Reach out with the Contact us link and we will be happy to talk with you.

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