European Train Enthusiasts is the premier North American organization focusing on European railroading. Founded in 1973, ETE serves modelers, railway fans, related organizations and the community through public events, working model displays, media presentations, and the publication of our quarterly journal, ETE Express.
Our Southern California chapter offers train fans an opportunity to enjoy a more European perspective. Members come from Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties. Our monthly meetings are a great chance to get to find others with similar interests. Our Module Special Interest Group (SIG) uses a modular building technique to create a portable piece of Europe for members to show their model trains.
Popular European Model Train Manufacturers are: Märklin, Trix, Minitrix, Faller, Piko, Fleischmann, Brawa and LGB. Popular Manufacturers of scenic products are Noch, Preiser, Faller, Vollmer, Woodland Scenic and Busch.
ETE SoCal wishes you a happy 2015
ETE SoCal SIG's layout featured at a train show in January of 2014. Video by Juha.