About Our Club
The West Pasco Model Railroad Association (WPMRA) is a non-profit 501c(3) corporation composed of a group of model railroad enthusiasts modeling in HO and N scale. We have permanent HO and N scale layouts and a traveling modular HO layout that has been well received at many local train shows. (We are currently in the process of completely rebuilding our layouts after moving to a new club site.)
The West Pasco Model Railroad Association was formed in 1982 when several New Port Richey area railroad modelers decided to join together to share their enjoyment of the hobby. A small HO scale layout was soon built and placed on display at a local lumber company and membership began to grow. The WPMRA found more permanent quarters in the New Port Richey Art’s Center, where, beginning in 1988, the first large HO scale layout was begun. The WPMRA’s members made use of every bit of space afforded the club, but unfortunately, even after a complete rebuilding of the initial layout, the membership wanted to do more. Several club members combined their talents to build a modular display layout in 2012 and it has been a big hit at many model railroad shows throughout the Tampa Bay area.
During the late Fall of 2014 the WPMRA took a significant step when it moved to new quarters near SR54 and Madison Street. At that location we built very large, all DCC, HO and N scale layouts pictured elsewhere on this website. Then in 2023, the club moved again … this time into what we hope will be a permanent home on Osceola Drive.
While a great deal of progress has rapidly been made in rebuilding our layouts, there is still a great deal to be done, and many opportunities for new members to learn the skills that make model railroading the fascinating hobby that it is. The WPMRA has over 35 members and there is still room for more. While many members live in the New Port Richey area, we also have members from Hudson, Spring Hill, Wesley Chapel, Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Citrus Park and Odessa. We also have “snowbird” members who are only with us part of the year, and youth members who are sponsored by an adult member. We would love to have you join us!