In the better late than never department. (This took place toda, Saturday, from 1 to 4 pm)
Steam model train collection at Cresco station
Kenrick Bisset will share his collection of live steam model trains from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cresco Train Station Museum.
The trains are models of actual trains built to a 1:20 scale.
The trains work in a similar fashion to real steam locomotives. The boiler contains water, which is heated by a fire. Real steam locomotives use coal or oil for fuel. Kendrick's trains run on butane. The fire heats the water to produce steam at around 20 to 50 psi; real locomotive generally use 100 to 200 psi. Kendrick's trains are known as "large scale" model railroad.
Cresco Station Museum is open 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through October. Also open 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays during July and August.
For information, visit www.barretthistory.org.