ScaleTrains, a manufacturer of HO, N and S Scale model trains, will be visiting the River City Model Railroad Club for a meet and greet at the Pekin Park Administrative Building , Mineral Springs Park, 1701 Court St. Pekin, on Thursday, September 30 from 7-9 p.m. The event is free and open to everyone. The stop is part of the model train maker’s “Road Trip,” a 50 -state tour that will allow ScaleTrains to visit with hobbyists at model railroad clubs, railroad museums and train-watching hotspots. The Road Trip is the first of its kind in the model railroad hobby industry and will allow the company to connect with its customers in an unprecedented way.

ScaleTrains will display their latest products and encourages attendees to pick-up the models for a closer look. ScaleTrains typically spends an hour sharing their company’s story, along with presenting a video about how model trains are made and host a Q and A session where participants can ask questions about its products and other hobby topics. ScaleTrains will also have gift bags and giveaways, so no one leaves empty handed.

ScaleTrains was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Benton, Tennessee. The company offers four brands of model trains in three scales: Museum Quality, Rivet Counter, Operator, and Kit Classics. Its model railroad products currently include diesel locomotives, steam locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, shipping containers and more.

To learn all about ScaleTrains, the Road Trip and their products, visit