Welcome to Queen City HiRailers!

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Who Are We?

Queen City HiRailers is an "O" Gauge three rail Modular Train Group. We are located in the Ross School District Administration Building in Ross, Ohio (north of Cincinnati). We have 3 rooms on the third floor to set up our modules, run trains on them, work on our equipment, build more modules, and hold our meetings. There are several HO and N train clubs in other rooms on the third floor.

Our primary purpose is to construct and display a three rail "O" gauge modular railroad. This modular railroad is used to promote interest in "O" gauge model railroads, and to provide a model railroad for members to use and on which to operate their equipment.

What does “HiRailer” mean?

HiRailer, or Hi-Railers is a term commonly applied to toy train operators who prefer prototypical operations and a realistic operating environment on their model railroad - often including scale-proportioned and detailed locomotives, rolling stock and accessories - even though the track itself may have three rails and/or a high profile.

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Our Goal

Our goal is to maintain and build modular layouts and run trains on them. QCHR Members

Our Layout Status:

Our original L. O. T. S. modular layout with double track mainlines is permanently set up in the Ross Schools Administration Building for members’ use. The modular layout we transport and use for display is a 3 track mainline built to Independent HiRailer Standards and is designed for flexibility of layout size and arrangement. Our display sizes typically range from 18 feet x 40 feet to 48 ft x 52 ft including a 40 ft to 52 ft through yard inside the layout.

Our members are currently building more modules and scenic layovers to continue to enlarge and/or change the appearance of our setup.

Our Activities:

Our activities are informal and include meetings for club business, "How To" sessions, helping someone with one of their modules, work sessions, and visiting other layouts or collections.

Our business meetings are normally held on the second Saturday of the month at 9:30 AM at the Ross School Administration Building, but can be changed by membership approval. We start our meetings on time! They last about 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Sometimes we are there early and will stay later to work or play with trains.

Membership:

If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit the join us page for more information.