During one of those hot days we spent in Tokyo this past July, we took a trip to Yokohama and visited the Hara Model Railway Museum. I did not know about this place before going on this trip, but one of Nona's cousins recommended it and he had written down the information for us. It was so hot during the afternoons that we were spending that part of the day in our hotel room just to stay cool. Going to Yokohama and spending some of the afternoon in an air conditioned museum looked like a good alternative.
To get to Yokohama, we rode the JR Shonan-Shinjuku line from Ebisu station. This is a relatively new service and it was the first time we had ridden it. As this train stops at Ebisu Station that is where we caught it because that is a smaller station and much easier to deal with than Shinjuku.
Unfortunately the museum does not allow any photos which is a shame as the displays are are really photogenic. There are museum visitor guides in several languages including English.
The museum maintains a website in both English and Japanese that includes a copy of the museum guide, photos, and a map showing the path we followed to get there shown on the map as "The Hamamirai Walk".