Nevada County Narrow Gauge Historical Model Railroad

Enjoy a trip into history - visit the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Historical Model Railroad

An On3 scale historical model railroad exhibit, we hold special open houses for the public. Come join us as we celebrate the history of the "Never Come Never Go" railroad. Children well as adults may all learn a bit of history. Experience a 'ride' on the railroad with the on-train camera system and [new] station tv that gives children [and adults] realistic views looking from inside the layout.

Our physical address is 11128 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, California. {neat Gate 1 - main entrance off McCourtney Road}

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2016 Events & Open Houses

  • "NCNG Historical Model Railroad Work Days" - First Saturday of the month* - Open to visitors: Noon to 1:00 pm - Stop by to chat or see us work on the layout. While there is no admission charge to see the N.C.N.G. Historical Model Railroad, we suggest you check with the Nevada County Fairgounds calendar web site as there may be parking and/or admission charges to the fairgrounds. Not a "railroad club" - Learn what it takes to be a N.C.N.G. Historical Model Railroad member, or how to run a train, or learn the history of the NCNG railroad. Join us and be part of history - your history!
    (*(Excluding January, August and December. SPECIAL NOTE: Please be sure to email us and let us know you're coming. Our schedule does vary from month to month and we wouldn't want to miss you! )

  • The Union Spring Home & Garden Show - Special Open House April 23-24 - Children and cameras welcomed! [ FREE ADMISSION to the NCNG Historical Model Railroad exhibit; separate parking and fees to the fairgrounds may apply.]

  • During the Blue Grass Fesitval Special Open House June 18 (FREE Admission to model railroad exhibit; other charges for fairground access may apply)- Children and cameras welcomed! [ FREE ADMISSION to the NCNG Historical Model Railroad exhibit; separate parking and fees to the fairgrounds may apply.]

  • HISTORY WORKS! Special Open House - July 4th - 4pm to 8pm - Fireworks at 9:00 pm Children and cameras welcomed! [ FREE ADMISSION to the NCNG Historical Model Railroad exhibit; separate parking and fees to the fairgrounds may apply.]

  • Nevada County Fair August 10-14 - Stop by during the fair - catch a glimps of Nevada County's railroad history. Admission to the N.C.N.G Historical Model Railroad is $1.00, children under 12 are free; separate parking and fees to the fairgrounds may apply.

  • Gold Country Kennel Club Dog Show - September 3 - A special open house concurent with Nevada County's favorite dog show! - - Children and cameras welcomed! Stop by and catch a glimsp of Nevada County railroad history. [ FREE ADMISSION to the NCNG Historical Model Railroad exhibit; separate parking and fees to the fairgrounds may apply.]

  • During the Roamin' Angels Car Show September (TBD) - Special Open House during the car show. Children and cameras welcomed! Stop by during the car show to see how people traveled in Nevada County 80 or morer years ago![ FREE ADMISSION to the NCNG Historical Model Railroad exhibit; separate parking and fees to the fairgrounds may apply.]

  • Draft Horse Classic - Special Open house September 24-25 - Children and cameras welcomed! [ FREE ADMISSION to the NCNG Historical Model Railroad exhibit; separate parking and fees to the fairgrounds may apply.]

  • Country Christmas Faire - A special open house concurent with the Country Christmas Faire - November 25-27 - Children and cameras welcomed! [ FREE ADMISSION to the NCNG Historical Model Railroad exhibit; separate parking and fees to the fairgrounds may apply.]

  • Attention School Teachers! - Are you teaching Nevada County history, our county's transportation history, or California railroad history, and would like to give your students a unique experience revisiting the Nevada County Narrow Gauge railroad?

    Our museum quality model railroad with historical information displays is bound to inspire the imagination of your students. Contact us to make arrangements for your class's own special tour of this historical model railroad exhibit. Due to potential conflict with other fairground events, tours should be scheduled well in advance in order to make proper arrangements. Please contact us for more information.

The N.C.N.G. Historical Model Railroad (originally known as the "N.C.N.G Project") is a non profit California public benefit corporation not associated with any other museum or organization that owns, maintains and operates the historic model railroad exhibit and displays for educational purposes. Copyright N.C.N.G. Historical Model Railroad 2016
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