Great Falls Model Railroad Club

Welcome to the Great Falls Model Railroad Club of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine.

Our purpose is to help promote model railroading as a hobby and an opportunity for community outreach. The club’s main focus is to help educate, not only from our members’ knowledge of model railroading but also for the public’s safety at railroad crossings and on railroad right-of-way areas through our involvement in Operation Lifesaver.

We are a 501c(3) organization so donations are tax-deductible.

Most members come from the Lewiston-Auburn area, but everyone is welcome to join.

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Annual Spring Train Show – Mt. Aararat, Topsham 4/25

The Great Falls Model Railroad Club annual spring model train show will be held at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham on Saturday, April 25, from 10 to 3.

Model trains in various scales, built by model train enthusiasts throughout Maine, will be operating all day. New display modules will include those created by students in this year’s Model Railroading Classes offered by the Great Falls Model Railroad Club through the Auburn Adult Education program.

Dealers from around New England will be available to answer questions and to sell new and used model railroad items. Train Time videos will be shown continuously and can be purchased.

Mt. Ararat Sports Boosters will benefit from the sale of refreshments.

Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for those under 15.

 

 

 

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Backdrop Painting For The Reluctant Painter

Backdrop Painting For The Reluctant Painter

Backdrop Painting Class mountains Paul LodgeOn Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, Paul Lodge will share some simple techniques for painting backdrops.   The class is open to all club members and their friends who want to practice some basic methods of backdrop painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The registration fee of $10 helps cover the cost of the paints and supplies for the class. If participants need brushes, the tools can be purchased for $20 on the day of the class. The price pays for a fan brush, a one-inch brush, a two-inch brush, and a pallet knife. The fan brush and pallet knife are bought from Craft Mania at a special club discount which is passed along to those who purchase the tools for the class.

Backdrop Painting Class results

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Retired Renovators

Retired Renovators

On Tuesday mornings from 9 to about noon, retired club members recondition buildings and rolling stock for sale at train shows.

Retired Renovators

 

While fixing buildings and rolling stock, the renovators learn and share modelling and weathering techniques. Once they have finished the reconditioning, the items can be sold at train shows at a higher price. The revenue from the work accomplished by the Retired Renovators is used to help pay club expenses.

Many of our older club members do not like driving at night. Having this daytime activity gives members a way to continue modeling and help the club at the same time. If you are available on Tuesday mornings, come and join us.

For more images of what the Retired Renovators are working on, Visit Our Gallery !

 

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