Featured Trains from our Members

Welcome to the Chesapeake Bay & Western Railroad

"ALL ABOARD" and welcome. The Chesapeake Bay & Western Model Railroad Club is a not-for-profit HO scale railroad club dedicated to advancing our skill and enjoyment of the hobby. We invite you to use the site to communicate with us....to journey and discover more about this fascinating hobby. We are located in York, Virginia with our membership currently at 48 members residing in York County, Hampton, Newport News, James City County, Williamsburg, Gloucester, Isle of Wight County, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach.

Here are some pictures of equipment owned and run by some of our members.  Every month, we will feature locomotives, rolling stock and projects in progress on the layout.  Please check our site frequemtly to keep up with the ever changing landscape of the Chesapeake Bay & Western Model Railroad.

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Model Railroading Tips

Painting and Weathering Using Common Household Items

(article from Model-Train-Tips.com)

Always on the lookout for cost effective ways to enhance their model railroad layouts, modelers continue to come up with unique methods for weathering. Painting Here’s a tip where Palmer Schatell describes one way he paints some components of his layout: When airbrushing HO [cars & engines], with a little hand molding, the soft cardboard rolls that toilet paper comes on fits into the cars and locomotive bodies and provides a way of holding these objects. I used the cap from a spray can fastened to the center of an inexpensive Lazy Susan to allow me to turn the bodies without having … [Read more...]

Model Railroad Clubs in Virginia

Northern Virginia Model Railroaders, INC.

(HO Scale) - Vienna, VA

Prince William County Model Railroad Club

(HO Scale) - Quantico, VA

Winchester Model Railroad Club

(HO Scale) - Winchester, VA

Lynchburg Area N-Scalers

(N Scale) - Lynchburg, VA

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Northern Virginia NTRAK

(N Scale) - Manassas, VA

Peninsula Model Railroad Club

(N Scale) - Newport News, VA

Tidewater Modular Railroad Club

(HO Scale) - Virginia Beach, VA

RR Friends (All Scales)
Fredericksburg, VA

Winchester Model Railroad Club

Recommended Vendors

Davis Hobby Supplies, visit the world of model railroading to see their supply of N-Scale, HO-Scale, O-Scale and G-Scale.

The Train Station - When in Ohio, visit Columbus' premier all-scale railroad store. Ask for Mike Flick or his son, Marty and enjoy central Ohio's best in model railroading stock and supplies.

Ralph's Trains
- Ever sit at a rail crossing, counting cars and wondering how you could purchase life like railroad loads? Visit "Ralph's Trains" and see authentic flat bed loads in several scales.

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- Interested in HO scale engines and rolling stock. Contact Merle Morey.

Valley Railroad Model Trains - Hampton Roads area of Virginia (Newport News, Virginia Beach, Norfolk), Valley features HO, N, O and Z scale products for the rail enthusiast.

Dale's Trains - Visit Hampton Roads premier all-scale model railroad store.