Model Railroad

The Model Railroad Building

is a one-of-kind 10,000 square foot building showcasing the park's four model railroad clubs
along with surrounding railroad displays and artifacts.


McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park’s newest attraction is the 10,000 square foot model railroad building that houses four model railroad clubs, three layouts and a variety of exhibits and hands-on amenities. The LEED-Gold building was designed to weave contemporary architecture into a long and low structure that recalls the style of 19th century train sheds. From the building’s lobby, you can see at least eight scales of trains, from the smallest Z-scale to the full-sized Roald Amundsen Presidential Pullman Car.

A few interesting facts about the building: • Throughout the building, orange hands are incorporated into the layouts that when touched by a visitor, cause different items on the layouts to move. • Each club has 1,280 square feet of exhibit space that is viewable on all four sides. This creates over 450 feet of up close viewing. • The building is unique in that the built-in ramps allow small children and people in wheelchairs to view the layouts without a step or lift. • Two large video screens show a wide range of train related videos. Future plans are for cameras located in the club locomotives to project video on the screens. • The building has over 25,000 of electrical conduit either underground or on the roof. • In addition to exhibit space, each club has approximately 270 square feet of club workroom space.

Please download our PDF file to see how it all started!


This video, courtesy of City Cable 11, aired on "Scottsdale Roundup" and features the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park "Model Railroad Club Building Dedication"

McCormick-Stillman RR Park – Model Railroad Exhibit Building was the winner of the 2012 Scottsdale Environmental Design Award (SEDA) because it is aesthetically expressive, and a variety of sustainable technologies were incorporated into the design.

7301 E. Indian Bend Rd. ~ Scottsdale, AZ 85250 ~ 480.312.2312