The Japan Rail Modelers (JRM) of Washington DC is an informal group of train modelers in the greater Washington DC Metro area that focuses on modeling Japanese rail systems. Our goal is to support and encourage modeling of Japanese rail systems and provide public education about the extensive Japanese railroads. We have produced a 72 square foot portable, Japanese themed N Scale layout that can be displayed at model railroading shows and cultural events.

JRM News

Japan Rail Modelers Showing at the GSMT Show October 26-27, 2019
JRM will be displaying at the fall Great Scale Model Train show in Timonium Maryland on Octomber 26th and 27th, 2014. Show is 9am - 4pm Saturday and 10am - 4pm Sunday.

JRM Ttrak at 2019 Lions Club Model Train Show November 10-11, 2019
JRM will be displaying Ttrak on November 10th (10a-4p) and 11th (noon-4p) at the Rockville Lions Club Model Train Show in Rockville MD. This is a very fun family oriented show with only club layouts and no vendors. This will be our 10th year at the show!

JRM Working on 33mm TTRAK Modules
JRM members are working on making new 33mm TTRAK modules for show layouts. Contact us if you are interested in joining in!

Want to keep up with what's going on with JRM? We now have an email update for those interested in getting notices of when our next shows, meetings, and get togethers are.
What's New on the Site
Kato ED75-100 Review
Max Carey gives it a review

Niigata Kotsu
A beautifully detailed micro layout by Martin

East Penn Traction Club N Scale Group Basement Layout
A fun temporary layout for club members to use

Kanjiyama - An N gauge Japanese Terminus Layout
by Nick Harling created a wonderful Japanese terminus layout from 2 display modules.

Printing Yourself A Japanese Z Gauge Layout
Ian Lawrence has done some fabulous Japanese Z scale modeling featuring a lot of printed and scratch built structures and details.

A Japanese Layout Using Bandai Shorty Trains
Nick Yee gives and excellent look at Bandai B-Train Shorty trians and his micro layout he created for them in this two part article. [Part 1 - B-Train Shortys] [Part 2 - Shorty Layout]

A Movable Feast - My Temporary Layout
Barrie Lovell has created a wonderful temporary layout system with small scenery plates to allow rapid setups of different layouts at his whims!

Confessions of a Mediocre Model Railroader
Ulrich Abramowski shows how he has created a mini-module layout that fits the bill for his limited space, budget, and tools.

N-Trak Modules of Japan
NVN-TRAK member Cotton Bowen's Japanese themed N-TRAK modules.

Curt LeVan's New Home Layout -
Part 3

JRM member Curt LeVan is embarking on a new home Japanese layout!





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