Club History

The club was originally formed in 1976 as a modular (sectional) layout.  A modular layout consists of individually owned sections, which can be moved to various locations and assembled for operation.  In 1980 the layout was moved to the basement of the Whistle Stop Hobby Shop and changed to its present permanent form.  The layout measures 12x36 feet with a 10x20 foot island currently being completed.  The track is a combination of commercial and hand laid track and the layout is about 75% sceniced.  The layout is being converted to DCC (Digital Command Control).  This will allow more prototypical operation. 


The CVT RR models a fictional railroad that covers from Cleveland to Adena, Oh.  The story is that the line started as a terminal railroad in Cuyahoga Falls and gradually expanded to its present size.  The railroad’s base of operations is still Cuyahoga Falls.  Much of the business is coal from mines in the Adena area and general freight carried to all points of the system.  Many other railroads have trackage rights on CVT tracks.  Railfans are thus treated to the sight of various Railroads as they pass.


Club members are always willing to help with questions regarding the hobby and if unable to answer a question will direct the question to someone who can give the information.  Members are also happy to direct visitors to the many publications carried by various hobby shops.  Some members also work with youth groups to bring them into the hobby.  One doesn’t have to be an expert to join the club, we can teach you everything that you need to know.  We currently have about 15 members.  Membership is open to people 18 years of age and older.  We meet weekly on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 P.M.  The club invites you to visit and see what we have accomplished.