Youth in Model Railroading

Benefits of YMR

  • Challenging
  • Educational
  • Teaches Respect
  • Builds Self Esteem
  • Strengthens Social Skills
  • Fosters Lasting Friendships

Just Plain FUN!

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Membership Info

“Kids Are the Future of Model Railroading”

We’ve all read a lot these days about how to get young people involved in model railroading. We read it in all of the major model railroading magazines. One article says “Kids are the future of model railroading.” Another asked, “How can we get young people involved in this hobby with all of the other things kids can do.”

A lot of people are talking about it, but how many are actually doing something about it? It’s not enough to just talk to kids about model railroading or take them to model train shows; we need to really get them involved and keep them interested in model railroading.

What is Youth in Model Railroading?

Youth in Model Railroading (YMR) is a national model railroad organization specifically designed for kids, ages 8 -18, who want to learn about model trains, real trains, and how to build things. YMR was established in 1996 in the Denver, Colorado area with the purpose to provide a club for youths that is educational and fun.

Youth in Model Railroading is looking for team leaders to help start new divisions. Click here to learn more about this exciting new opportunity.

We Need Team Leaders!

Breaking NEWS...

Winter 2013

WELCOME to the LONGHORN DIVISION!!!
YMR's newest division
Ft. Worth Texas area.
See the details on the Divisions page


New & Improved Photos Page
Check out the Photos page of past YMR events and train shows


Next Pikes Peak Division Meeting:
Saturday January 21, 2013
9 Am - 12 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church
846 East Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO


Next Lowell Division Meeting:
Saturday February 2, 2013
9:30 AM - 12 PM
171 Lincoln Street
Lowell, MA


Next Denver Division Meeting
Saturday February 2, 2013
9:30 AM - 12 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3990 W. 74th Ave
Westminster, CO


Next Longhorn Division Meeting:
Saturday Febraury 2, 2013
10 AM - 12:30 PM
Texas Western Model RailRoad Club
6807-A Anglin Drive
Forest Hills (Ft. Worth Area), TX


People Say...

"This is an outstanding organization reaching out to young people and introducing them to the joys of this wonderful hobby we share. The future of model railroading looks brighter because of efforts put forth by YMR, and I strongly encourage your participation and support of this fine group.”

Duane V. Miller, President
Caboose Hobbies, Inc
Denver, Colorado
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...a great opportunity for kids to get back into the hobby again. YMR is spreading the word in Schools, Libraries, and and shows if only companies like Lionel. MTH, and K-Line put their money into programs like YMR, instead of their lawyers, then then our hobby would explode again! We are a proud sponsor of YMR.
Great job Youth in Model Railroading keep up the good work!

Stephan Lamb
Stephan Lamb Associates
Lowell, MA

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