About Us

Who are we?

We are a Denver based model railroad club with a fixed layout within the Forney Museum of Transportation. Our partnership with the museum is key to our continued success and we encourage anyone insterested in the layout to also explore the museum and check out all of the exhibits they offer.

What do we model?

The layout is a 20ft x 100ft, N Scale (1:160) protoptypical model of the Union Pacific Moffat Subdivision. Originally built by the Denver and Salt Lake, and later known by many as the Rio Grande artery from Denver to the west, it is now operated by the Union Pacific Railroad. The overall layout models from Denver's Union Station along the front range, through the foothills and culminates at the East Portal of the Moffat Tunnel, the tunnel through and under the continental divide.

When can you see it?

The club has both Facebook and YouTube pages where you can check out videos and pictures of the layout and operations, construction and regular work. If you wish to see it in person, we currently offer public viewing days on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. During these days we will be operating trains on the layout during museum operating hours. If you're ever curious on when we might be open, please shoot us an email or a message on Facebook and we'd be happy to connect.

Where can you see us?

The layout is housed within the Forney Museum of Transportation located in Denver, CO. The museum is close to downtown and easily accesible either via a car or by using the local RTD A-Line and a short walk. Below is the full address as well as a Map.

We encourage people looking to see the layout to also explore the museum and their collection of historic planes, automobiles and railroad items including a Union Pacific Big Boy locomotive and some historic Rio Grande equipment.

How to get involved?

We are always looking for members of all skill levels and abilities. If you are curious about the membership process, dues and requirements please email us at MoffatModelers@gmail.com and we'll be happy to give you more information. You don't need to be a professional or even have your own equipment. We only look for people who have a love for trains and a desire to help improve the layout.