Saturday, July 23, 2011

Steam model train collection at Cresco station

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.

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