Our primary layout is a 30' x 50' HO Scale layout which was constructed beginning in 1998. This layout is a double main line loop which travels over three peninsulas. It also has a "high line" which is a dual gauge line and models the logging industry similar to Cass Scenic Railroad. The HO layout operates using NCE digital command control.
The highlight of this layout are modeled renditions of Charleston, West Virginia; Hawk's Nest; and Thurmond, West Virginia; as they appeared in the late 1950's. You can see samples in the photo gallery. Our modeling is primarily Chesapeake and Ohio influenced, but members also operate trains from other American roads.
We also house a 10' x 20' O Scale layout and and recently completed a 4' x 12' N Scale layout so all major modeling scales are represented.
The KVRA is also constructing a 12' x 24' modular layout. Once completed, it will give us the opportunity to bring a traveling HO Scale layout to train shows and other events in order to share the history and fun of railroading with the community.
From Charleston, WV; take I-79 North; Exit 1 (Mink Shoals Exit); Turn right onto 119 North; travel 7/10 mile; then turn right into Coonskin Park. We are at the end of the park, approximately 6/10 mile from entrance.
See map below.
We are open Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Also, we are open the second and fourth Sundays from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm.
See our calendar on the CALANDER AND EVENTS page for specific dates.
Admission and Parking are free!
We are accepting applications for new members interested in model railroading and railroad history.
If you are interested, please visit or contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
When using this map to find us, keep in mind that we are in the back or end of the park. Once you are inside the park, follow the main road to the end. On this Google map, we are located at the beginning of Cougar Trail.