Lionel Experience

Come and experience an operating Lionel layout designed as a working display exhibit for Lionel locomotives, cars, and accessories. Lionel originally built and operated traditional show room layouts for the public during the 40s and 50s. The Museum’s O scale layout includes two tracks, a subway track, a working lighthouse inspired by the Cape Hatteras lighthouse in North Carolina, 2 gatehouses, a Lionel oil derrick, crossings and much more. Visitors can easily start a train or accessory with the push of a button or operate a subway car as it ducks into an underground station. Many traditional accessories are incorporated into the track plan to make this a great experience for the family.

The tradition of our Lionel model railroad exhibits began while the BRM was still located at the radio museum. A generous donation of equipment from the late Willard Brown and has now grown to become a large interactive display featuring the rich history and happy memories of Lionel Trains.

This exhibit layout is currently a recent and ongoing project. Please check our blog page for blog posts and photos of the update. Completed photos are coming soon!