Welcome to the Old Town Model Railroad Depot. We are a model railroad museum and retail store based in San Diego’s historic Old Town district. Founded in 2014, the Depot features a custom-built O-gauge (Lionel size) train layout that’s over 2,000 square feet. We hope you can visit us in person soon – in the meantime, thanks for stopping by our website!
Trains in Action
Enjoy a preview of our highly detailed model railroad layout. We have different model trains
running every day and a special themed layout during the holiday season.
2415 San Diego Ave., Ste. 107, San Diego, CA 92110
|Thursday||3:00pm – 7:00pm|
|Friday||11:00am – 7:00pm|
|Saturday||11:00am – 7:00pm|
|Sunday||11:00am – 7:00pm|
COVID Update: Museum is only open for Private Experiences at this time. Our retail store is open during the hours listed above with limited capacity.
Our Private Experiences are $60 per group for 45 minutes.
About the Museum
A visit to the Old Town Model Railroad Depot will take you back in time to the 1950’s, where various trains travel over a 2,000 sq. ft. custom-built layout. The highlight is a city at night including over 100 buildings with lights and flashing neon signs, a ballpark, zoo, depot, industrial district, and even a working drive-in movie theater. Continuing on your journey, you will pass a large farm, a quaint country town, a beautiful mountain range, a large lake (complete with sharks), and a dam with trestles traversing over a large gorge.
The Depot also includes a retail store featuring model trains and supplies, train-themed gifts, books, toys, and apparel.