Caboose University

Classes, workshops and resources to deepen your knowledge of and passion for trains!

Course schedule subject to change and weather cancellation.

Build-A-Layout Degree

Observe Caboose’s HO and HOn3 layouts being built from start to finish by CU faculty. No exams but earn credit for attendance applicable to in-store discount at the end of the academic year. All classes are free of charge.

The Caboose faculty will build a 10x11 foot HO layout and a 5.5 x 8 foot HOn3 layout from start to finish over the course of an academic year. As the layouts progress each month, a new topic will be featured. If you miss a class, it will be repeated in the same month. Attendance is taken and at the end of the academic year, those with high attendance will receive a diploma with an in-store discount coupon.

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Advanced Degree Courses

Expert faculty from Caboose and our community instructing on all aspects of model railroading. Latest and greatest technologies explained. Several hands-on classes, most are free of charge, some with a modest materials fee.

Description of Classes


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