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
JRM Layout at the October Great Scale Model Train Show
JRM will display the club layout October 29th and 30th at the Great Scale Model Train Show at the Timoimum Fairgrounds outside Baltimore MD.

JRM Layout at 2016 Lions Club Model Train Show
JRM will display the club layout November 12th and 13th at the Rockville Lions Club Model Train Show in Rockville MD.

JRM Designing a New Layout
JRM is designing our Layout 3.0 for the fall. We hope the new design will be easier to transport and set up and focus on scenery more this time around. Stay tuned!

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

How to make your first step in digital railroad modelling?
by Dani Guisado
Dani provides a great introduciton and overview of ways to automate your layout.

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.

Tennoji: An "N-scale" Japanese Interurban Layout Built in Belgium
by Eric & Claude Binamé Eric & Claude Binamé have created a wonderful exhibition layout depicting several scenes from Japan.

Shinzo Mizu - A Japanese Z scale Snow Scene
Norman Raven has created a wonderful Japanese Z scale show layout with a winter theme!

An N Scale Point-To-Point Tram Layout
Richard Bell has created a very light weight, modular point to point tram layout.

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.

Sumida Crossing - A Slice of Tokyo
Ken Shore's Tokyo themed japanese layout.

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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