Youth in Model Railroading is a non profit model train club just for kids ages 8-18. YMR is the ONLY model train club just for kids.
We teach youths the basics of model railroading, all hands on clinics. YMR has modular layouts that the members can adopt a sections and scenic and detail it anyway they want. We go to train show or community centers to display our layouts and show to the public what YMR is all about.
Youth in Model Railroading was started 20 years ago to kids involved in a GREAT hobby. My son was one of the first members when he was 10 years ago. Over the years YMR has introduced Model Railroading to thousands of kids. Some of our past members are running the real trains. We have one that is the Steam Engineer at the Georgetown Loop RR.
Youth in Model Railroading loves taking their hands on O gauge layout (FunTime Railroad) to Children’s Hospital in Denver and let the kids run our trains. It would make their day!!
We hope that more and more young people will get involved in Model Railroading. The average age of a model railroader is over 65. If we dont get the kids involved in model trains and keep their interest, model railroading may disappear.
Stop by the Youth in Model Railroading booth at Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest to play with the trains and get involved in a worth while hobby.