Events Calendar

Title Start Date Start Time End Date End Time Event Duration Description
North County Model RR Society Spring Swap Meet Saturday, April 13, 2019 08:00am Saturday, April 13, 2019 01:00pm 0 Days 05 hours 00 minutes

The North County Model Railroad Society will hold its Spring Swap Meet on April 13, 2019.  The event will be held at Oceanside’s Heritage Park

Several well-known modelers will be on hand, showing prize winning models and selling a selected number of memorable and quality items. This is a unique opportunity you won’t want to miss. The celebrity modelers will also be showing some unique personal items not for sale. Celebrity-Sellers include international award winning model builder Jerry Jackson, premier Santa Fe N scale modeler Mike Komo, A-Line ProtoPower West owner Joe D’Elia, and Duncan McRee, SP modeler extraordinaire and the genius behind Tam Valley Depot. 

Swap Meet
The swap meet will be conducted from 8 to 11 AM. On sale will be model railroad items of all scales, accessories, railroadiana, and railroad related publications.  

Free modeling clinics will be presented from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Train Show
Construction is underway to expand the HO scale layout by 50 percent, meanwhile the existing model railroad, with over 600-feet of mainline track, will be in operation from 10 AM to 3 PM.
Set in the 1950s, the NCMRS HO railroad depicts the Santa Fe from San Diego to Colton during the transition era. At Oceanside the main line turns inland (as the prototype did prior to 1900) and travels through Fallbrook, Temecula Canyon, and Perris before reaching Colton. All operations are controlled by smart-phones. Installation of a state-of-the-art signal system is nearing completion.

Club Layout Video

Raffle: A wide range of exciting door prizes will be raffled off throughout the meet.

Refreshments - Hot dogs, soda, coffee, and ice drinks will be available for purchase, or you can bring your own refreshments and lunch. Picnic tables are available in peaceful Heritage Park.

Entrance fee
All events are free.
Parking is abundant and free.

Heritage Park is located at 230 Peyri Drive, Oceanside, CA 92058. From I-5 or I-15 take Highway 76 to Douglas, than north to the second signal to El Camino Real. Go east (right) on El Camino Real to the curve where it becomes Peyri Drive. Watch for the Special Event parking sign at the wood gate on your right. A map to Heritage Park is posted on .

Vendor Information
Sellers Fee: A fee of $10.00 will be charged to all vendors. Vendors may bring their own table(s) at no additional charge. Six-foot tables are available for rent at $5.00 each. Availability is limited so reserve tables early. Vendor set-up will begin at 7:30 AM.
Sales Hours: Swap Meet sales will be conducted from 8:00 to 11:00 AM
Reservations: To reserve a table or register as a vendor contact Rich Llewellyn at [swapinfo AT ncmrs DOT org].

Thanks for sharing this announcement with your friends. We look forward to seeing you in Oceanside on April 13, 2019.


Division Layout Tour Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:00pm Saturday, April 13, 2019 03:00pm 0 Days 03 hours 00 minutes

San Diego Division April Layout Tour
Rudy Spano
Clairemont, San Diego, CA
Noon 'til 3:00 pm

Crystal River and Crystal River and San Juan Railroads – HO and Hon3

Rudy’s love affair with the beauty and history of the Crystal River Valley in Colorado began with his first visit in the 1970’s.  His efforts to recreate the standard gauge line south out of Carbondale to Redstone, the narrow gauge Highline up to Coal Basin and the standard gauge line from Redstone to the town of Marble began in 2013.  Coal Basin was the location of a coal mine, Redstone was the site of the coking operations and Marble was the location of the Marble Quarry and Mill.  This is where the block of marble for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was cut from.  The layout is steam only with two point to point lines as were the original railroads.  The layout is operated using CVP Easy DCC.  The scenery and structures are in various stages of completion with almost all trackwork done.

The layout is on the second story and there is an indoor flight of 14 steps.

Please enter through the left side gate.  The entrance to the house is towards the rear.