More people than ever before enjoy building and creating their own model railways, you would be surprised to see how many people are passionate about building their own model trains. Model train collecting as a hobby hasn't changed much over the last 60 years, the trains and railroads are incredibly similar to those that enthusiasts collect today.
As a result of this massive popularity a demand for model train clubs and societies has been formed and now more people than ever before are joining model railroad clubs. More individuals are joining railroad clubs both online and off. Online forums are an easy way for model railroad enthusiasts to join up and talk with likeminded people who have a similar interest as they do. The internet has made model railroad clubs more popular online than offline meet-ups.
Model railroads have recently become quite popular with the younger generation, 23-27 year olds in particular. With this new generation on railroaders comes more and more people interested in joining model railroad clubs and communities. In clubs like this not only can you talk with people who have the same interests as you but you can also swap tips and advice with professional modelers.
There is a lot to be learned about model railroading in general, novices and experts alike can all improve. Chats with likeminded people, reading posts they have written on forums or even articles that have been written by fellow modelers is a great way to become an expert in your own right.
You will be pleasantly surprised at the amount of model railways clubs that you can join. There will almost certainly be a place in your local model railroaders meet up regularly to talk about model trains and scenery. There are also a number of online model railroaders clubs and communities that you can join and participate in for free. So, of course, there are railroading clubs that you can join no matter where you live.
There are usually a number of railroad clubs in most large cities, some are large and formed by big companies or individuals who share an interest in the same hobby. I prefer the small clubs than the larger ones run by model train companies. The most well known model railroad club is called the 'Tech Model Railroad Club' and is known by enthusiasts worldwide.
If you are interested in model railroading I highly recommend that you join a club, it's a great place to get practical tips and advice as well as learn more about railroading.