‘The Signal’ – November Newsletter Now Available

The SignalNovember ‘The Signal’ newsletter is now available online!

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ExTRAINaganza 2017

The Great Falls Model Railroad Club ExTRAINaganza at 144 Mill Street, Auburn, on November 18, 19, 24 and 25 will be fun for the whole family. This year the time for the ExTRAINaganza will be 10 to 4 on all four days.The Great Falls Model Railroad Club ExTRAINaganza at 144 Mill Street, Auburn, on November 18, 19, 24 and 25 will be fun for the whole family. This year the time for the ExTRAINaganza will be 10 to 4 on all four days.
Model trains in various scales will be running under decorated Christmas trees and operating throughout the two-story, handicapped accessible club building on our five permanent layouts, including Thomas the Tank Engine.  There is a Brio layout at a young child’s height and a play area with age-appropriate trains for young children near the craft tables where parents can sit and watch their children while enjoying light snacks.  Children will be able to decorate and eat cookies and create Christmas ornaments to take home.  Locomotives and rolling stock, railroad books, hats and T-shirts, and other model railroad items will be for sale.  Train Time videos will be shown all day and can also be purchased.
Tickets for games with prizes and for decorating Christmas ornaments and cookies cost $1 each or 7 for $5.  For this event, there will be no charge for children to be Guest Engineers on the HO layout.
Admission is $3 for adults; all children 12 and under are admitted free if accompanied by an adult.
Pictures from earlier ExTRAINaganzas are in the gallery on this website.  We do hope you will come and enjoy sharing this special pre-Christmas event with us.

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GFMRRC Fall Train Show – Nov 4 – Mt. Ararat H.S.

YES!  The Great Falls Model Railroad Club’s fall model train show will be held from 10 to 3 this Saturday, November 4, at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham.  The electricity has been restored for Mt. Ararat High School and the show will go on!

Mt. Ararat High School is located at 73 Eagles Way and has good parking facilities.  Most people will be coming from Route 196 and turning onto Route 201 just before reaching Eagles Way.

The club will have its large modular layout and there will be a variety of other layouts, including a new portable n-scale layout created by club members Benton, Kerry, and Julie Hayes.  Boothbay Railway Village has also been invited to display their village layout.

Model railroad 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.

The sale of refreshments benefits the Mt. Ararat High School Boosters Club.  Parents can enjoy their food while watching their youngsters playing with our Brio layout and with toy trains on our special play rug.

Admission is $4.  Children who are 12 and under are admitted free.

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