The Christmas “ExTRAINaganza” at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club,144 Mill Street in Auburn on November 21, 22, 27 and 28 will be great fun for the whole family. Model trains will be operating under the Christmas trees and on the club’s five permanent layouts with interesting scenery and new details which all children and adults will enjoy. On the upper level are the large G-scale layout, Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, and the smaller N-scale and Z-scale trains. Downstairs the older children can be Guest Engineers and run trains on the big HO layout.
Parents can enjoy light refreshments while the youngest children use age-appropriate trains in the children’s play area. Other activities include decorating cookies, creating Christmas tree ornaments, and playing the club’s original railroad games.
The ExTRAINaganza is a four-day event with different times each day: Saturday, November 21, from 10 to 8; Sunday, November 22, from 10 to 4; Friday, November 27, the day after Thanksgiving, from 10 to 8; and Saturday, November 28, from 10 to 4. On the last day, winning tickets will be drawn for the club’s Raffle Layout and the train sets under the Christmas trees.
TRAIN TIME videos will be shown continuously every day and can be purchased. The Club Store, located next to our library, has model railroad sets, individual locomotives and rolling stock in a variety of scales, sweatshirts and T-shirts, our own line of Christmas cards, and other train-related items for children and adults.
Admission is $3 for adults; children under 12 are admitted free.