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.
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.