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!

A message from The Model Railroad Club:

Welcome BACK to The Model Railroad Club

We are pleased to announce that The Model Railroad Club, Inc. will reopen to the public for our regular Saturday open houses starting Saturday June 12th from 1 to 4 PM.

For the safety of all persons present, we will follow the current CDC guidelines as well as Governor Murphy’s executive orders.

For this reason, we ask that you please wear a mask when you come to visit, and practice social distancing while you are here.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you soon!


The Model Railroad Club, Inc. was founded in 1949 by author and Master Model Railroader Paul Mallery. Today it is one of the largest model railroad clubs in North America and features HO scale and N scale layouts, as well as other model railroad and industrial exhibits.

Located in a mixed-use section of Lenape Park, Union Township, New Jersey, The Club is an activity of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation. Our 11,000 square-foot facility, named after our founder, was designed, financed and built by the members of the Club and then donated to Union County. The Club’s arrangement with the county allows it to occupy the building in order to build and operate model railroads and related displays.

The Model Railroad Club, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is a registered charity in the State of New Jersey.

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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.