Choo Choo Ch’Boogie: Model Railroad Showcase

The Modern Railroad Club of Ford’s Colony is offering an afternoon of incredible train layouts.  Showings will be in eight different homes, with everything from work-in-progress to completed scenes. Model scales from N to G (small to large) will be displayed. Photos are welcome! This is an amazing opportunity for the whole family, so get on board!

Date: November 18, 2012

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Owners, Addresses, and Layouts:

  1. Jack Brown  – 153 Heritage Point — HO scale
  2. Bob Calabro  —  104 Concord  —  Lionel O
  3. Dick Cooper  —  117 Concord  —  Lionel O
  4. Ed Rappe  —  103 Hunstanton  —  O scale
  5. John Roberts  —  104 Heritage Pointe  —  O scale
  6. Hans Schwartz  —  168 Western Gailes  —  N scale
  7. Tom Treese  —  105 Samoset  —  Outdoor G scale — Weather Permitting
  8. Gale Treiber  —  232 St. Cuthbert  —  HO scale

Some etiquette to remember:
– Parking is limited  — Please do not block driveways
– Children must be accompanied by an adult
– Please do not touch trains or scenery or lean on the layout
– Space is limited, so be aware of your time spent in viewing
– Photos are permitted
– Questions are welcome (except for cost or value of layout)
– Six of the layouts are accessed by stairs
– One layout is a lower level walk-in
– One layout is in a backyard garden

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