The Premier North American Organization 
                          Focused on European Railroading…


Rick Sinclair - Chairman
(951) 893-7073

Don Gaw - Treasurer
(949) 830-3801

Southern California Chapter


The Southern California chapter offers train fans an opportunity to enjoy a more European perspective. Members come from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties. Our monthly meetings are a great chance to get to find others with similar interests. Our Module Special Interest Group (SIG) uses a modular building technique to create a portable piece of Europe for members to show their model trains.

ETE SoCal continues its practice of monthly meetings at individual member’s homes. These meetings are intended to accomplish two things: one to give the hosting member a chance to demonstrate his/her layout to other members and afford attending members a chance to see other layouts, pick up tips and ideas and in general socialize with all. Monthly meetings are always accompanied by a BBQ (weather in Southern California is very predictable and no contingency planning is required) , ‘Beer and Brats’ as the phrase goes, permit members without a layout of their own to bring their favorite loco and run it on the host’s layout. Contact the Chapter leader noted below for details on meeting locations and for membership information.  


Annual dues: $20 or $35. (Local Chapter dues $10 +  National ETE dues of $10 with electronic EXPRESS magazine, or $25 for paper copy)
Send dues to: 24262 Augustin St, Mission Viejo, CA 92691


Please enjoy our photos and videos from recent events 


Event Schedule

Great Train Show
Orange Country Fairgrounds - Costa Mesa, CA

Jan 30 & 31


Great Train Show
San Diego Country Fairgrounds - Del Mar, CA

Feb 13 & 14


The Big Train Show

Ontario Convention Center
Ontario, CA
May 21 & 22

EuroWest Train Show

Hiller Aviation Museum
San Carlos, CA

Jul 23 & 24

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