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The Redford Model Railroad Club models the "Sand Hill and Western Railroad"
Founded in 1938, the Redford Model Railroad Club is Michigan’s oldest HO scale model railroad club

Welcome to the Redford Model Railroad Club, the oldest HO scale model railroad club in Michigan, founded in 1938. 

Our mission is to offer fun, fellowship and an opportunity to learn and grow in the hobby of HO scale model railroading.

The Redford Model Railroad Club also offers opportunity to enjoy special social events, visit other members personal layouts,
participate in holiday parties and functions and help with annual public train shows - Plus visit other HO model railroad clubs.

President Curt Brown    Vice-President Brad Wise    Treasurer Bob Bailey    Secretary Matt Letts
TrainmasterTim Dumas   Chief Engineer Andrew Oliver  Building Manager Brad Wise

Click on the Very Happy Mike Brown to see many photos.

Our Club held the semi-annual trainorama at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. Lots of Vendors. Lots of railroad modelers. We had many door prizes where given away. Mike Brown helped many folk to decide what gift to take home. A very special thanks to the Ford Motor Model Railroad Club for bringing running their modular layout!!
The next Trainorama will be in the Spring of 2014!! — at Costick Center.


27316 Michigan Avenue (East of Inkster Rd.)
in back of the Inkster Police Station

Always New Scenery, Double & Single track mainlines, Branchline ends at a ferry, HO layout 52 ft. x 26 ft, DCC & DC Operation. View various phases of continuous layout construction. Great for kids of all ages - train whistle & other train sounds. Variety of locomotives, cars and advertising train.Double & Single track mainlines,
Great for kids of all ages - train whistle & other train sounds!FREE admission!
Donations cheerfully accepted!

Nov. 8, 2014 Steam Day
Nov. 22, 2014
Dec. 13, 2014


Jan. 10, 2015
Jan. 24, 2015
Feb. 7, 2015
Feb 21, 2015
March 7, 2015
March 28, 2015
April 11, 2015 Steam Days
April 26, 2015 Diesel Days
May 9, 2015 Steam Days
May 23, 2015 Diesel Days

Click on any image to see a larger image.

Dear Sand Hill & Western members,
The first issue of Model Railroader I purchased was the November 1969 issue (I was 12 years old) which featured a pictorial essay on the Sand Hill & Western. I was impressed by the paint scheme of the SH&W’s locomotives. Fast forward to about ten years ago when I was at a train show (Trainorama?) and found a used shell of a Sand Hill & Western SD9 (old Athearn wide body) #4409 for sale with a price of one dollar. Thanks to eBay I was able to get a new chassis/motor, handrails, windows and even a horn to complete the restoration. Allow me to present Sand Hill and Western locomotive 4409 alive and well.
Have Fun,  Frank Traum

Modular Layout at the Canton Summit Recreation Building

Our friend and fellow member, Calvin Shepherd,
received the Congressional Gold Medal at the Capitol in Washington D.C.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., talks with Calvin Shepherd of Inkster before Montford Point Marines,
the nation’s first black Marines, receive a Congressional Gold Medal. It’s the highest civilian award the government gives


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