Franklin County has three indoor model railroad layouts, now open for holiday viewing.
Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club headquarters
CHAMBERSBURG - Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club, 440 Nelson St., has more than 3,700 pieces of rolling stock, including 1,207 on the tracks and 2,500 on display.
Layouts are in scales of G , Standard, O, O27, On3, HO, TT, N, Z and T. There's also an operating Lego layout and Jurassic Park.
The latest additions to the club's Thomas layout are the cars Donald and Douglas. The layout also includes Lady, James, Gordon, Percy and Emily.
A complete overhead oval will be in operation.
The club's name comes from the Cumberland Valley Railroad, headquartered in Chambersburg and in operation from 1836 to 1919.
Open house: noon to 5 p.m. on the following dates: Dec. 9, 16, 23 and 30 and Jan. 5 and 12. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
Mall display: A Christmas display at Chambersburg Mall, 3055 Black Gap Road, Chambersburg, was built by a club member and is on display through December.
Details: 263-6447, 264-3081
Magic Train World
GREENCASTLE - Magic Train World, a model train layout at 594 Shannon Drive North, is open for the winter season.
The room holds a 500-square-foot layout complete with scenery, four loops of S-scale and O-scale trains, sound effects, operating accessories, and many educational wall displays.
this year are flashing signs, more engines with sound effects, and custom-painted "Piedmont and Western" trains.It also features a unique "Thomas in Dinosaur Land" floor-level layout. Admission is by donation.
Hours: Magic Train World will be open 1 to 4 p.m. (except for snow days) on the following dates: Dec. 8, 22, 23, 2; Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27; and Feb. 2 and 9.
Website: http://www.magictrainworld.blogspot.com for photos, directions and weather updates.
Waynesboro Model Railroad Club
ZULLINGER - Waynesboro Model Railroad Club, home of Wayne Castle Central and located in an old grain milling building along Waynecastle Road, has converted its HO layout to digital command control, which assigns each locomotive a specific code and allows each one to move or stop by digital command.
New HO and N-scale table layouts, complete with trains, have been built and will be raffled off, along with an O-scale train set. The club offers "scenic tours" and non-stop action along four layouts in four scales.
Open house: 1-5 p.m. on the following dates (unless a major snowstorm): Dec. 8, 15, 29 and 30; Jan. 5, 6, 12, 19 and 20.