Model Trains

Union County is home to one of the largest public model train displays in New Jersey, thanks to the volunteer members of the non-profit organization, The Model Railroad Club, Inc.

Under a special arrangement with the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, The Model Railroad Club has constructed and operates the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center, located in Lenape Park off Route 22 East in Union Township.

The main feature of the Mallery Center is a spectacular, meticulously detailed HO layout, which is fully operational while currently undergoing expansion to more than double its size!

Please stay in touch during the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit The Model Railroad Club online at

A message from The Model Railroad Club:

Pursuant to Governor Murphy’s executive orders we will remain closed to the public until further notice.

We miss all of our fans.

On behalf of everyone at The Model Railroad Club we hope you are safe and healthy. We also want to thank all of the heroes out there.

Anyone working in the healthcare industry …. Thank you.
All of you essential workers keeping the stores open, delivering anything …. Thank you.
To all of our police, fire, EMTs and paramedics. Thank you.

You are all heroes!

We will re-open when it is advisable to open and in a way that does not compromise anyone’s safety.

We appreciate your patience.

Thank you.


The A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center is conveniently located in Union Township, behind the Home Depot at 954 Route 22 East.

Directions: Enter the parking lot of the Home Depot from Route 22 East or from Springfield Road, and go to the far end where the garden center is. Turn left and a small sign will direct you to a road behind the Home Depot. The Mallery Center is at the end of the road.