Member Layouts

There are many excellent layouts in the 4th Division area.

Area Clinics

The 4th Division has some excellent clinics across the area.

Modular Groups

Modular groups provide an alternative to building a layout in your home.

The Grab Iron

The latest news and information from the 4th Division official newsletter.

Seattle2012-039Welcome to the 4th Division of the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Model Railroad Association. We are nearly 700 model railroaders in Western Washington and Alaska.

We welcome all people interested in model railroading. Please visit us whenever you are in the Puget Sound region. And if you are a model railroader living near here, we invite you to Join Us Now!


The 4th Division is proud to have hosted two of the Pacific Northwest Region’s Conventions in 2010 and 2014, plus the 2004 National Model Railroad Association’s National Convention, Puget Sound Express.

4th Division 2016 Spring Meet

The Spring Meet was held on May 14th at Tacoma Community College. Please click here to go to the Spring Meet page where many of the presentations are available online.

Pacific Science Center Train Show

Every year we host the Pacific Science Center Train Show. Add next year’s show to your calendar: it’s always held over the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Next year’s show will be on January 14–16, 2017.

Grab Iron Digital Newsletter

The 4th Division Grab Iron digital newsletter is our primary day-to-day notification mechanism. It is updated often and sends notifications through e-mail when a new post is published. The Grab Iron editor can be contacted by e-mail (for phone number see the Contact Us page).

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Calendar of Events

There are many clinics, train shows, modeling meets, museum activities, and other events throughout the 4th Division. To see a calendar of upcoming 4th Division events, click here.

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