The GCMRC was founded in 1987. With
all the modules linked together there are about 400 feet (almost 7 scale
miles) of main line track and hundreds more feet of yard and siding track.
full layout is being expanded to 2000 square feet. It includes complete
locomotive facilities, cities, villages, and industries. There are rivers
and lakes, bridges and trestles, and tunnels. When completely assembled,
the layout provides an excellent education in the historical importance
and operation of the nation’s railroads.
In August of 2000, the GCMRC assembled, from stored modules, and operated
an exhibition layout, 12 feet by 30 feet, at the Ventura County Fair.
This was the first time in many years that a model railroad had been a
part of the Fair. The layout, now 15 feet by 36 feet,
has been displayed at the
Fair each since then, through August 2010.
Our home for the past two years has been the Murphy Auto Museum, 2230
Statham Blvd., Oxnard. Our operating sessions are on Saturday & Sunday, 10
a.m. - 4 p.m. Visitors and new members are welcome. Admission is free;
donations are accepted ($9 adults; $5 for children 12 yrs and under). We
continue to use the layout that has been exhibited at the Fair for the
past 10 years. For directions to and more info on the Murphy Auto Museum,
go to www.murphyautomuseum.com.
Here. (Video by Frank at the Murphy
further information contact Bob Minder, Club President, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or David Minkin, Webmaster and Recording Secretary,