We are an HO model RR club. We are planning a model RR that will be operated using a card order system, Digital Command Control, FRS radios. We will build the RR by handlaying track and switches, and with signaling in mind and to be installed as time and money allow.

In the past, we have had Invitational Operating sessions where model Railroaders from five states would come to operate our railroad. We intend to continue this tradition. This railroad will be interesting to operate as well as showcasing the skills of all the members.

We have need for members to work in Electrical, Scenery, Structures, Hand Laying track and switches, signaling, and building maintenance. Plus a number of other skills that will come up over the years. If you don't know how to do these things, we will teach you.

When you join, school starts!

We meet on Thursday nights from 7PM until ? We also meet on Saturday mornings 8AM to work on the building as needed since it IS our building! We are buying the building so we don't have to worry about the owner throwing us out as in the past.

We would be happy if you would join us in this Model Railroading adventure!

Recent Updates

For the RR construction progress, go to Design & Construction Page.
For current progress in renovations, go to Renovation Page.


The track plan has been approved with construction started in May 2016.
We fully intend to have trains running by January 2017 on the new Railroad.

This Railroad represents the PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch and The Reading Company to Shamokin PA.
Click here for the full size Track Plan


Sept. 11, 2016. It is safe to say that the builders of this building never thought it would hold a Model Railroad Club!

View after the Blizzard 2016

Night time view with the new lights over the 'windows'. 2015
 
In April of 2014, Gatsme took possession of our building in Rockledge. With thanks to our many friends that donated tools, materials and funds, we have restored the building to good order. At the end of the year we received approval to build two modern ADA bathrooms. That construction project is underway. Our friends and members donated wood, electrical components, pipe and fittings. We need additional dollars to buy the plumbing fixtures, tile and a water fountain (required by code). Please consider making a donation on our PayPal page. We are a 501 (c) (3) charity and your donation may be tax deductible. All of us thank you for your help and support.

Please visit the Rockledge Model Railroad Museum Web site and the page on Facebook.

Also visit the Gatsme Model Railroad Club, Inc. on Facebook.


We have created a DVD with movies and still photos of the Railroad from a perspective that you will never see standing in the aisles. The DVD sells for $15.

Go to the Sales page to order.

GATSME on YouTube

GATSME Operations Invitational 2010
GATSME Great Lakes and Eastern reefer 50001 getting switched in Hartford, CT
Ops Till You Drop 2010 In Hi-Def
American Freedom Train on GATSME III

We are a group of railroad historians who are building a museum-quality representation of railroads in the 1950’s. Our members have studied architecture, geology, engineering, history and prototype railroads. The result is an incredible miniature world, to which our photo gallery can not do justice.

Since 1975, GATSME has been located in the basement of the Old Fort Washington Elementary School on Madison Avenue.  Over the years, GATSME has upgraded our space many times. We take great pride in the building and its history. May 30, 2013 we held our last meeting in this location. See History page for photos.

Then we moved to Rockledge, PA in 2014 to begin a new chapter and a new Railroad. Construction has begun! (May 2016)


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Rockledge Model Railroad Museum
GATSME Model RR Club Inc.
P. O. Box 154, Rockledge, PA 19046

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