Model Train Show Rolls Back Into Town

A popular show is rolling back into town.

Photo: David McGregor
Five-year-old Andrew Bennett maneuvers the controls of a model train while at the Southeastern Railroad Museum’s annual Model Railroad Days in Duluth on Saturday.

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A popular show is rolling back into town.

Model train enthusiasts, young and old, are gathering this weekend for the 20th Annual Model Train Show and Sale at Jefferson High School. Some of these small scale locomotives are so tiny they can fit on your finger tip. All the money raised goes towards the Young Engineers Program. One organizer says model train building is a productive change of pace for kids who spend a lot their time in front of the TV.

Ray Dyreson, Organizer, says: "Its hands on. It's not sitting there, playing video games. Hands on, building something and see what you've built and actually operating."


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