YourHoustonNews: Families, model train lovers flock to Annual Father's Day Train ShowDads, their kids and train enthusiasts alike can enjoy an educational and fanciful journey through the world of model railroading at a Father's Day Weekend Train Show at Memorial City Mall on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 - 19.
Members of local model train clubs will be running trains on their modular layouts and will be available to chat, answer questions and point out the details of the train displays. There also will be a scale working model of a roller coaster that the kids will be able to operate with their parents. The event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: Saturday, June 18 - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 19 - 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Memorial City Mall, 900 Gessner Road, Houston, 77024. The train show will be across from the Ice Skate USA rink. Easiest access is via the west mall entrance between California Pizza Kitchen and Panera Bread.
WHY: Model railroading is among the most popular hobbies in America and
is a great way for families to spend quality time over Father's Day weekend or anytime. According to the National Model Train Association, the list of celebrity dads who have enjoyed model railroading includes Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra, Neil Young, Michael Jordan, Joe DiMaggio, Tom Hanks and Tom Brokaw.