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7th Annual Train Fest

The Great Falls Model Railroad Club will hold our seventh annual Train Fest during the Auburn/Lewiston Balloon Festival on Saturday, August 19.  The railroad club at 144 Mill Street, Auburn, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  All layouts will be in operation, with pictures and models of hot-air balloons temporarily floating in the blue skies above them.  Renovations are continuing on the HO layout, but it will be fully operational and Guest Engineers should find that the track improvements will allow trains to run even more smoothly and efficiently.  New additions to the G-gauge layout include an impressive trestle on which the logging trains will run while passenger and freight trains run below it.The Great Falls Model Railroad Club will hold our seventh annual Train Fest during the Auburn/Lewiston Balloon Festival on Saturday, August 19.  The railroad club at 144 Mill Street, Auburn, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  All layouts will be in operation, with pictures and models of hot-air balloons temporarily floating in the blue skies above them.  Renovations are continuing on the HO layout, but it will be fully operational and Guest Engineers should find that the track improvements will allow trains to run even more smoothly and efficiently.  New additions to the G-gauge layout include an impressive trestle on which the logging trains will run while passenger and freight trains run below it. As they enter the club, children will write their names on small paper hot air balloons and tack them on a painted backdrop scene.  Tickets can be purchased at $1 each or 7 for $5 to play the Balloon Bag Toss and Round House Roulette games for prizes, to become a Guest Engineer on the extensive HO layout, and to decorate and eat hot-air-balloon-shaped cookies.  A scavenger hunt will encourage people to go into each room to find specific hot-air balloons.  The traditional free Bubble Blast will be held outdoors, weather permitting.  The younger children will enjoy playing with toy trains on the play rug and with the wooden Brio train set on the special layout built at a child’s height.  In the G-Gauge room, they can enjoy Thomas the Tank Engine and watch the engine named Percy run on the trestle above him. Admission is $3; children 12 and under are admitted free.

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Mike Meserve, Vice President.jpg
Owen Buck.jpg
President Thunder McBride.jpg
the new G-gauge trestle.jpg
Thunder McBride & Larry Cannon.jpg
Travis Johnson.jpg
Analise Long.jpg
Calvin Ames.jpg
Dan Malkowski.jpg
Dave Kierstead, Dick Clark, John Middleton.jpg
Dick Clark & John Middleton.jpg
Dick Clark videotaping G-gauge train.jpg

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