Tech Model Railroad Club

The Tech Model Railroad club (TMRC) was founded during the 1946-1947 school year and is one of the oldest clubs at MIT. TMRC caters to model railroaders, rail fans, and hackers alike. Our activities involve all aspects of model railroading, including the application of computer technology and timetable passenger and card-order freight operation.


Tech Model Railroad Club At a glance

Number of Members:

8 members in 2017-2018
Team leaders: 
  • John Taylor-Novak
Year began: 
Open hours

Wednesdays from 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturdays from 5:00-6:30pm and 8:00pm-11:00pm

Current project

TMRC is designing and rough-framing a new multi-level layout optimized for "walk-around control" in which operators follow their trains around with portable controllers and control from a central tower.

Team goals

TMRC aims to increase the awareness and promote the hobby of model railroading among MIT students and members of the MIT community.

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