Family TRAIN Center

Family TRAIN Center The FAMILY TRAIN CENTER is a complete store, where you can buy train sets, cars, track, and accessories. Also, if you need repair, we do that too.
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We have a wide selection of train locomotives, cars, track, and buildings, or if you are in need of train repair, stop in and we should be able to help you. We can also special order something and we also ship. We love kids and love showing them the world of trains! Bring them in and we can fit them with an age appropriate set that won't break your budget. Please take note that we are closed Sunday and Monday.

05/18/2019

Hi everyone! Whew! We just had some pretty stormy weather come through Camdenton. We hope you are all ok and didn't get any real severe weather in your area. We wanted to let you know that due to the Lake of the Ozarks Train Show this coming Saturday, May 25th, Family Train Center will be closed Friday, due to early set up for the vendors and of course on Saturday we will be at the show. We hope this doesn't cause you any inconvenience. Come and see us at the show! Saturday, May 25th, 8a.m.-4p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. 547 W. U.S. Highway 54, Camdenton. Coming from the square in Camdenton, it is about .7 mile on your right. The banners will be out to identify the building if you have never been there. Come join the fun! Bring the family! Food, drink and desserts will be available. If you have questions, message us here or call 573-286-7295, or drop in to the store.

05/04/2019

Quite a few customers are asking about when the next Lake of the Ozarks train show will be It is May 25th, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Is will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 547 W. U.S. Highway 54, Camdenton, Mo. There will be several working layouts to see running as well as lots of vendors selling their locomotives, cars, track and accessories. Food will be available on sight as well if you get hungry from all of that shopping. The train club members will be there to answer any questions you may have. Just look for them in the bright blue shirts. This is a fun family event so bring the family and enjoy the fun. If you don't have a hobby or are looking for a new hobby, you just might get hooked! Vendor spaces are full at this time, but you can get on the list for our next show coming up November 9th.

04/26/2019

Vendors for the Lake of the Ozarks Train Show have been signing up! Our latest vendor will be selling Lionel Frisco train line cars. If you have these, I'm sure he will have a good supply to choose from.

04/26/2019

This Saturday is the Dogwood Festival. The highways will be blocked off for the parade from around 9a.m. through 11a.m. for the parade. If you need to come to the train store, you should get there after the parade is over. Some if the Lake of the Ozarks Train Club will be there some of the day if you have questions about your layout or if you just want to see the progress on their layout. Stop on by and have a great time at the Dogwood Festival!

Some of you may not know this, but since we have moved to our new location, we now have tee shirts for sale.  You can pi...
04/20/2019

Some of you may not know this, but since we have moved to our new location, we now have tee shirts for sale. You can pick the size and color you want and we will order them. We also have youth sizes as shown in the blue shirt. They can be done a couple of different ways. You can get one printed with just with the Family Train Center or you can get one with the Lake of the Ozarks Train Club or with both on a shirt. Price depends on what you want. Lots of colors and lots of sizes!

04/16/2019

Quite a few customers are asking about when the next Lake of the Ozarks train show will be It is May 25th, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Is will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 547 W. U.S. Highway 54, Camdenton, Mo. There will be several working layouts to see running as well as lots of vendors selling their locomotives, cars, track and accessories. Food will be available on sight as well if you get hungry from all of that shopping. The train club members will be there to answer any questions you may have. Just look for them in the bright blue shirts. This is a fun family event so bring the family and enjoy the fun. If you don't have a hobby or are looking for a new hobby, you just might get hooked! We still have room if you would like to be a vendor. Tables are just $10 per table. Contact us here or contact Ed at the store for details and an application.

03/19/2019

NOTICE: Due to the extreme flooding in Nebraska, quite a few of the items we sell in the store come from there will be delayed until the flooding has stopped and things are under control. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

02/28/2019

Due to icy road conditions this morning, Family Train Center will either be closed today or we may try to open late. Please call first if you are heading our way. Be safe out there!

02/26/2019

Illnesses are mostly gone and we are open for business! Stop in and see what's new!

02/18/2019

Due to illness, Family Train Center will be closed on Tuesday, February, 19th. Hopefully, we will reopen on Wednesday. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

02/16/2019

Due to the weather, the conditions of the roads and a thin layer of ice on our parking lot, Family Train Center will be closed today. We're sorry for the inconvenience. We will reopen on Tuesday at 10 a.m., weather permitting.

Although most of our customers have been able to find our new store location, there are some that have trouble.  We've k...
02/14/2019

Although most of our customers have been able to find our new store location, there are some that have trouble. We've know from the beginning that our signage was not that good. Problem solved. Ed finally got the signs put up on the marquis in front by the street. Thank you to Lake of the Ozark Club members Stan and Rob for getting out on a cold and windy day and helping. So, this is what you can look for when trying to find us. It's on both sides as you can see from the photos here.

Family TRAIN Center's cover photo
02/14/2019

Family TRAIN Center's cover photo

We have been asked many times over the last two plus years if we have a website.  We are now proud to say that we do hav...
02/13/2019
Family Train Center - Home

We have been asked many times over the last two plus years if we have a website. We are now proud to say that we do have one. It is not a site that you can purchase items. We are not set up in the store for that, meaning, we don't have a large enough inventory. At this time, it will give people who don't live here locally or even in the state a chance to discover our store. Jason and Molly worked very hard to accomplish this painstaking task. And it was a task! We invite everyone to check it out and let us know what you think! Our address is www.familytraincenter.com. As a note, we have also included a section for our Lake of the Ozark Train Club, so check that out too!

Welcome to Family Train Center website!  We are a fairly new model train store where every person who walks through our door isn't just a customer, but a friend.  We first opened our store January, 19th, 2017.  Our customer base has gotten quite a bit larger in the short time we have been open. ...

02/12/2019

Sante Fe and Frisco H O scale cars! $6 each! Get yours before they're gone! Good selection. Sorry, no pictures. Too many to choose from!

Our customers are our friends.
02/02/2019

Our customers are our friends.

Family TRAIN Center
02/02/2019

Family TRAIN Center

01/31/2019

We want to express our sincere thanks to all of you who came out in the cold frigid temps yesterday to shop with us! We do appreciate you! We are also open today until 5. Tomorrow starts a much needed warm up. Enjoy your weekend!

01/19/2019

Good Saturday morning everyone! The Family Train Center is open for business today as long as the weather is clear. If you are coming in in the afternoon, it would be best to call 573-286-7295 first, just to make sure.

Lake of the Ozarks Train Club
01/09/2019

Lake of the Ozarks Train Club

Meet Zoey. At age 9, she is the youngest member of the train club. She helps where she is needed and wanted to contribute more, so she made these trees herself from a kit given to her by Dick , another club member. She then gave them to the train club to use on the layout.

Hi everyone!  This is late due to a computer glitch and I'm sorry about that.  We're finally able to announce the winner...
01/04/2019

Hi everyone! This is late due to a computer glitch and I'm sorry about that. We're finally able to announce the winner(or should I say the very happy winner?) Linda and John Rucker of Jefferson City won this beautiful quilt! Congratulations to them! I know they will give it a place of honor in their home. Mr. Ed looking very disappointed that he didn't win!

12/22/2018

Family Train Center is normally closed on Mondays, but since Christmas Eve falls on a Monday this year, we will be open from 10a.m.-2p.m. in case anyone needs any last minute items. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year! Remember that Christmas isn't all about what's under the tree. It's about the birth of Jesus.

12/17/2018

Here we are again, Monday 17, 2018. I waited all day for mail and packages. The mail arrived at 3:40P.M. and no packages at this time. Par for the course. Until tomorrow, good day and good night.

12/16/2018

Hello, its that time of the year again. I hope you are all enjoying shopping and having a great time. For me, well they sent my new items up North, not the North Pole but close enough. We worked hard to move to a new and bigger store and somebody made a mistake at the wrong time of the year. Well being older and having broad shoulders (maybe) there is no sense in getting upset and be cool about it. Thank God its Winter and my blood pressure going down. All new items such as Z, N, HO, G Scale and DCC items went to another place but they are being re-routed. So bear with us as we get prepared for everything to arrive all at one time or every other day. Then we have to do inventory, price it, get it on the shelves, move things around in the store so everything is in its place. Those of you who have ordered items they will be in shortly and I will call you. Train repairs come and go as fast as Ron the engineer gets them fixed and he is FAST. Train Club is working on the new layout. Road bed, filler and sanding has been done and Rob just can't get enough caffeine to go 3 times faster, but he means well. There are some of our members who need prayers right now. People need healing and comfort this season. So I am asking everyone to say prayers for my fellow Train Club member Families and to bring peace to this world. Please be with our Policemen, Fire Fighters, our sons and daughters both home and overseas as well as our Veterans both living and deceased. Remember Freedom is not Free. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you and all of our customers both old and new who keep the Family Train Center open. Stop by and fill out a survey form and get a 10% discount good through out the year.

12/04/2018

If you have a model railroader in your life and need a Christmas gift and don't have a clue as to what to buy, Family Train Center may have a solution for you. We have gift cards for purchase. You can buy them for any amount $5 and above. Stop in and ask for details. p.s. They make great stocking stuffers!

We've been workin' on the railroad, all the live long day...we've been workin' on the railroad, just to pass the time aw...
12/01/2018

We've been workin' on the railroad, all the live long day...we've been workin' on the railroad, just to pass the time away...! Stop in and see the progress!

11/22/2018

Ed and I would like to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! Tomorrow is black Friday. The beginning of our Christmas shopping season. This Saturday is also small business Saturday. Consider doing some of your shopping at our unique small businesses in town. Stop in if there is anything you need. We will be open our regular hours, 10a.m. to 6p.m. As a reminder, we are closed Sunday and Monday. Til next time, enjoy who you are with, enjoy the food and remember those who can't be home for Thanksgiving with their friends and family.

Hello model railroaders!  Lake of the Ozarks Train Club would like to say a great big thank you too all who took their t...
11/16/2018

Hello model railroaders! Lake of the Ozarks Train Club would like to say a great big thank you too all who took their time and came out to support the fall train show. Here are some pictures of the day!

11/07/2018

Don't forget that this Saturday is the LAKE of the OZARKS TRAIN CLUB TRAIN SHOW! It's at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 547 W. U.S. Hwy 54, Camdenton, Missouri, 65020. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors will be selling various trains and accessories. There will be working layouts to look at. We are also raffling a beautiful handmade train themed quilt. Food and beverage is available on sight. The members will be there in their bright blue shirts to direct you or answer questions. FREE ADMISSION! This is a fun event so bring the family.

Here are some pictures of our grand opening!  Thank you to all of those who came to our party!  Those who couldn't come ...
11/05/2018

Here are some pictures of our grand opening! Thank you to all of those who came to our party! Those who couldn't come were missed. Also, before the party got started, we all sang happy birthday to Ed who planned this on his birthday! lol Thank you to Emily who did the BBQing. At 15, she did a great job! Thank you to Stan who helped get the bbq to the store(since we sold my truck!). Thank you to Laura who made the baked beans, thank you to my friend kay who baked cookies for us, thank you to our buddy Dick for lending so much moral support in many directions, and thanks to the guys in the Lake of the Ozarks Train Club who helped with questions from customers. Most of all, thank you to our valued customers who made this all possible. If it weren't for you, there wouldn't be a Family Train Center. Here are the pictures. Enjoy! P.S. I forgot to mention that our friend Brad rushed back to the U.S. from Australia so he could come to the party!

How would you like to be the proud owner of this beautiful handmade train themed quilt?  It was made by Kim, the wife of...
10/30/2018

How would you like to be the proud owner of this beautiful handmade train themed quilt? It was made by Kim, the wife of one of the train club guys. Currently, it is displayed in the store, but it will also be displayed at our up and coming LAKE of the OZARKS TRAIN SHOW, November 10th at the Knights of Columbus Hall Camdenton, 8a.m.-4p.m. The drawing will be held on December 15th at the store. You need not be present to win. Tickets are $1/ea or 6/$5. All the proceeds will go to the train club.

I might also mention, there are several families around our area who have kids that love trains, but can't afford to buy them one. The train club gives away several age appropriate train sets to such kids. You can enter to win one of these sets at the store and also at the train show. Ask Ed or one of the club members where the entry forms are when you are in.

Hi everyone!  FAMILY TRAIN CENTER is finally open!  Our business hours and days open are the same.  If you are new to ou...
10/29/2018

Hi everyone! FAMILY TRAIN CENTER is finally open! Our business hours and days open are the same. If you are new to our page, we are located at 985 E. U.S. Hwy. 54, Suite "C" in the Verizon building in Camdenton. Look for the door with the orange canopy. We have increased in size, so can better display our trains and accessories. The LAKE of the OZARKS TRAIN CLUB is in with us with the built from the ground up layout that is a work in progress. Also, Ron is in with us doing train repair. If you need something repaired, he is your go to guy! This move would not have been possible without our valued customers. We do appreciate your friendship and business.

That being said, this coming Saturday, November 3rd, we are having an open house. Bbq burgers and hot dogs, chips, soda, water, and home made cookies from 11a.m.-1p.m.. Please try to stop by and check out the store and have something to eat.

10/24/2018

Just to let the newcomers to this page know, the pictures you see are all of the old store. I will be posting pictures of the new and improved store very soon. We just need to do a little bit more work. Stay tuned for them!

10/23/2018

Hello everbody. Good news the new store is up and running starting tomorrow morning at 10 A.M. Not all the new items are in but they will be soon. We had alot of work to do building new shelves, getting more elbow room for people to move around, some new buildings, Lionel items such as buildings, steel track with rubber bedding, locomotives, Christmas Village by St. Nicholas, the Train Club is inside the building and will start working on their lay out starting tomorrow. Its a work in progress to show people how a layout is done. Their are so many different ways so remember be nice if you have a suggestion to make. Our Train Repair man is working on locomotives and my wife is working on new items getting them displayed and priced while I sit back and take it easy. Not really she has been asking me when are you going to opened the store? Even my fellow Train Club members asked the same thing day in and day out. My answer is if you can do it any faster do it yourself. Really my club members such as Stan, Uncle Dick (the biggest kid of all), Ron, JR, Rob, Rick all helped me. But enough is enough. Now its time to work on new items. After Thanksgiving, there will be Train displays through out the store. Now we are going to raffle off a Quilt made by one of Train Club members wife (KIM). Tickets will be $1.00 ea or 6 for $5.00. The drawing will be held on Dec 15, 2018 at the Train Store at 985 E. US Hwy 54 in Camdenton, Mo. Stop by and take a look at it and other items. Also, check out our model railroad magazines that are 8/$1. Various years. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. See you tomorrow. Please be advise that we will be still woking on areas in the store. We will help you in any way we can. Thankyou.

10/08/2018

Hello again. Its Oct 7, 2018. We have moved from 2 Camden Ct. SE to 985 E. US Hwy 54 Suite C. We are on the left side of Hwy 54 as you head East towards Osage Beach. If you are traveling West we will be on the right side of 54. If you are heading North on Hwy 5 you will make a right turn at the junction of 5 & 54 at the stop light. You will go 1.3 miles and we are in the same building as Verizon. If you are coming south on Hwy 5 you will make a left turn at the Junction of 5 & 54 and go 1.3 mile. We are on the left side of US Hwy 54. Now if you still miss us look for UPS Store on 54. Depending on which way you are going as soon as you go thru the stop light we are on the right or your left. We are directly across ffrom the new REMAX building. Now that your are totally confused don't feel alone. Just to make it a little bit easier on all of you we are still CLOSED due to setting up our new store at 2000 sq. feet. Just to let you all know I have been woking 5 days in a row taking down a large Lionel Train Display in Osage Beach. All of the Trains, Track, Accessories, road bedding 072 turn outs, transformers and so on will be up for sale at the new store when we open. You may stop by but we are not open for business unless you want to order something which we can help you out. Now our phone numbers are still the same only the address has been changed to escape all of you until we open. Just kidding, looking forwar to seeing all of you at our new store soon with new displays and other suprises in store for everyone. Seen you all soon and Columbus Day is tomorrow, Oct 8, 2018, Post Office and Banks are closed. Drive safe and be patient as much as we try to get the store opened. See you all soon!!!!!!!!!!!!

Address

985 E. Hwy. 54, Suite C
Camdenton, MO
65020

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

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