We are a model railroad club in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.   Founded in 1984 to operate an HO scale portable model railroad layout with members working on their own modules at home in their own time.   Members supply all of the  materials for their modules, and the club owns the corners and controllers. We welcome new members who wish to participate by building their own modules in HO and N scale.   We normally do not have activities for newcomers to the hobby, but many of our recent members have learned by participating in club activities.   There is a wealth of information within the club and assistance is always available.  We have members who model in other scales and gauges, most participating in all club activities.
We operate one large train show each year, and often participate in other local and area shows.  

We hold business meetings on the second Friday of the month, visitors are welcome in the former Charm Jewelry Store (next to the Bank of Montreal) in the Lancaster Mall on Saint John's West Side.  Doors open at 6pm, meeting starts at 7pm.

The club hosts a FREE monthly open house in this same location, on the second Saturday of the month, from 11am to 5pm.  Come on over and see our model railroads in operation!  (NOTE: OUR OPEN HOUSES FOR NOVEMBER 18 AND DECEMBER 9 WILL NOT BE HELD.  CHECK HERE FOR FUTURE DATES).

See below our modules set up in the mall:

The Club's modules in Lancaster Mall, HO scale on the left, and the N scale ones on the right.

Visitors enjoying the HO scale modules in the mall at one of our Saturday open houses.


The N scale modules in operation at the mall.
Photos by member Ron Grant

Most of our members are very talented in our hobby, please check out the Member Profiles pages to see what we have been up to!   Please enjoy your visit.

                                                                           The event was held in the Lord Beaverbrook Rink, here showing a layout from Massachuettes.
BIG NEWS:  The SJSMR hosted the Annual Convention of the Maritime Federation of Model Railroaders in May 19-22,2016.  See more photos HERE. 



SJSMR's 31st Annual Model Railroad Show was held on Saturday, 5 November 2016 at the Island View Lions Club building in nearby Quispamsis.   A great crowd viewed our displays, here is our N scale division with tracks and branches looping around.

One of the N scale loops, photo by Tim Dryden.

The club's HO scale modular layout was set up  with two return loops, four corners and 11 pairs of 8 foot module pairs.  Here Vice President Lou McIntyre interacts with visitors.    Photo by Ron Grant.


LEGO Trains were a hit with the young and old alike, as can be seen in these shots of guest Patrick Bourgoin's setup, a whole bunch of LEGO gear to the show, much to the amusement of the wee ones!  Photo by Tim Dryden

Lots to see and lots to buy, visitors all over the hall!   Photo by Ron Grant.

First time on display this year was the Large Scale (LGB) layout of member Bob Boyce - these are huge!  Photo by Ron Grant.


Member Peter Dykeman supervising one of the end loops in the club's HO scale modular layout.  Photo by Ron Grant.


   Come see next fall
 for our 32nd Anniversary show! -

CONTACT US:  sjsmr2008@gmail.com 
 Website maintained by member Bob Boudreau
                                                                                               Updated6 8 November 2017