Kalamazoo Model Railroad Historical Society



KMRHS - Building Expansion

In 1999 the KMRHS began planning and fund raising for an expansion of our facilities at 9336 North Riverview Drive in Kalamazoo. The expansion will nearly double our current building space, allowing for expansion of our HO scale model train layout, improved meeting space, storage and repair space for our 10x30 foot modular portable layout, office space and an ADA restroom.

In the Spring of 2014 we reached our funding goals and the membership authorized Phase 1, the construction of the fully enclosed shell.

The following is a list of events for phase 1:

  • Achievment of funding goal - Complete (Spring, 2014)
  • Design of expansion shell - Complete (Spring, 2014)
  • Selection of contruction company - Complete (Spring, 2014)
  • Site Preparation - Complete (July, 2014)
  • Start of construction - Started (Aug 7, 2014)


  • Photo Gallery - This will be updated as construction progresses.
    (Click on a thumbnail photo or underlined text to see the photo)

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    Before site prep.

    Big boys' toys.

    Old surface removed.

    Site prepared.

    Removed old entry way shelter.

    Day 1 (7-Aug-2014).

    Day 2.

    Day 3.

    Day 4 - Mid-day.

    Day 4 - Mid-day - Starting the roof.

    Day 6 - Porch is up.

    Day 6 - Plumbing is in.

    Day 8 - Prepping for the final pour.

    Day 8 - Back door is in.

    Day 12 - Roof and floor complete, Siding and trim work almost complete.

    9/13/2014-Shell is complete.

    Dispatch Office (L), Kitchenette (C), ADA Bathroom (R).

    Modular Layout Workroom (L), Utility Room (R).

    Meeting Room (L), Entrance to Permanent Layout (C), Dispatch Office (R).

    Spraying foam insulation on the metal exterior walls.

    11/18/2016 - We've added Steps and Ramps to make entry easier.

    3/4/2017 - The Kitchenette is started.

    3/4/2017 - The vinyl flooring is started.

    3/25/2017 - Progress on the vinyl flooring.

    3/27/2017 - Progress on the vinyl flooring.

    5/13/2017 - Proposed New Layout - Lower (updated).

    5/13/2017 - Proposed New Layout - Upper (updated).

    3/25/2017 - Building Plan - After Expansion.


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