Sandhill Central Model Railroad Club Hosts Annual Train Show (The Pilot: Southern Pines, NC)

The Sandhill Central Model Railroad Club will host its 29th annual pre-holiday train show from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20.

The show will be held in the Historic Aberdeen Train Depot and Museum in Aberdeen, for the second year. The depot is located at the corner of Main and Sycamore streets in downtown Aberdeen.

Admission is $3 for everyone, except that children under 4 feet, 8 inches tall are admitted free. Why that particular measurement? Because that is the distance between the two tracks on a modern railroad!

In addition, visitors will be offered raffle tickets for an electric Thomas the Tank train set, and other Thomas items.

Several new elements are being added to this year’s show, which should increase the interest of everyone interested in railroading. These new features will include tours of the Depot Museum, a model “N” scale layout, a small layout for the children to run, and a “sales store” where various train items (some new, some used) will be available for sale.

Visitors to the show will see a large HO-scale train layout featuring the town of Aberdeen and surrounding areas. The Aberdeen layout was started in 2007. Many buildings and scenes representing the Aberdeen area have been built by members to represent current town and area businesses and buildings. Additional buildings are currently being planned.

For information regarding the Sandhill Central Model Railroad Club meeting times or any other information call Jim McNiff on (910) 692-7439.

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