Welcome to the Oregon Coast Railroad
The Oregon Coast Railroad is an HO scale model railroad set in 1957. The area modeled follows the Columbia River from Portland to Astoria and then south along the coastline to Tillamook . Modeled activities include an ocean port with a tramp steamer and car float, a large yard and engine facility, a meat packing plant, a small river fishing town, a lumber mill and a paper mill.
Layout construction began in May 2005. Electrical and track work are complete and more then 95% of the scenery is done.

More than 50 operating sessions have been conducted on the layout since 2007.

In 1959 an Oregon neighbor gave me a box of old Model Railroader, Railroad Model Craftsman, and Model Trains magazines. More than fifty years later I am enjoying model railroading more than ever.

This is the fourth version of the Oregon Coast Railroad and the first designed for operations.

My Victoria and I live in Gainesville, VA. We have three grown children, a granddaughter, and a grandson.

Mat Thompson
UPDATE: December 7, 2016
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