Tuesday, November 8, 2011

All aboard! Model railroad show concludes Sunday

This show was on Oct 21, 2011. I share it here so you can put it on your calendar for next year - and I'll have it on my calendar as well so that I can share it with you in more timely fashion next year.

From Herald News: All aboard! Model railroad show concludes Sunday
y LEE BEACH H&N Staff Writer Herald and News | 1 comment

Model train enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy trains and train memorabilia at the fourth annual Model Railroad Show and Sales Event which concludes Sunday at the Klamath County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall A.

There will be operating train layouts in a variety of scales - HO, N and G - set up by two clubs, the sponsoring Klamath Rails Model Railroad Club and the Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club.

"The Medford club has been very generous in coming over with their layouts," said Steve Hart, club president.

Fifteen vendors will fill 50 8-foot tables of trains, parts, T-shirts, books and train memorabilia for sale. In addition, scented candles, women's jewelry and hunting knives will be offered.

Joe Brick, publicist for the local club said Klamath & Western will put down about a 200-foot track to give children rides on their battery-powered steam train.

He added, "One of the men who helps us with the show is bringing a foot-long Thomas the Tank engine plus Annabelle and Clarabelle cars that the little kids just love. Model railroading is a hobby for all ages, and we are doing it basically for the kids of Klamath County."

Hart agreed, encouraging parents to bring their children because, "It gives us a chance to share our hobby with the kids."

Raffle tickets will be sold for numerous items from engines to cars and books to memorabilia, and door prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5. Food will be available for purchase.

The event is a fundraiser toward the goal of the club eventually having a building for a permanent home for its layouts, according to Brick.

According to Hart, this year's show is dedicated to a club member who recently passed away, Bettejeanne Clair, who, with her son, had been active helping with previous shows.


If you go:

What: Model Railroad Show and Sale

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Klamath County Fairgrounds, exhibit hall A.

Cost: $4 for adults, $3 for seniors. First two children admitted free of charge with an adult, additional children $1 each.

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