The Cochise & Western Model Railroad Club was founded in Sierra Vista in 1978. Since then it has provided the youth of our community, retired citizens, military personnel, families, and so many others with the many hours of fun and excitement that model railroading has to offer.

So here is a short list of what you can expect to enjoy as a member...

1. Over 800 feet of HO track for main line operations, switching, and siding use.

2. An N-scale layout for your use.

3. A large outdoor G-scale layout.

4. An annual club dinner to recognize the achievements of our members.

5. Assistance or problem-solving help from experienced and knowledgeable members.

6. Day trips to photograph prototypical railroad operations.

7. Opportunities to show your trains at two or three open houses during the year.

8. Taking our show on the road for community display, education, and special requests.

9. A place where you can experience fellowship with others who hold like interests.

10. A place where military members with model railroading interests can operate their equipment.

11. A positive environment for kids to learn about model railroading and work on projects and activities along with friends and family members.

12. A weekly prototypical Operations Session which operates between three local yards and distant destinations.


The club meets on 1st, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday evenings at 7:00 at the clubhouse. Members can work on the layout, run trains, or work on related projects and activities at any time. Our business meetings, which you are invited to attend, are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. For location email:


For those who are just getting started in model railroading and haven’t yet purchased their trains, the club does have engines that can be used at the clubhouse. We also provide Digital Command and Control (DCC) cabs or controllers. If you bring your own equipment, there are usually storage sidings above the main layout and elsewhere for temporary placement of trains.

Come and see us, ask questions, and let us share our wonderful and fascinating hobby!