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by Jeff Gross, contributing writer
On Sunday, February 26th the doors will finally reopen to the Worcester Model Railroaders annual Model Train Show, as they celebrate their 30th anniversary.
Auburn Elks – 10AM – 3PM – 754 Southbridge Street Auburn MA
The show took a hiatus in 2020 due to Covid and has finally returned. The show will be comprised of various dealers and Model Train groups such as the Amherst Model Railroad Societies “Amherst Belt Lines 20 foot by 30 foot HO layout and Dwight Sturdrvant 13 foot by 11 foot excellent N Scale layout.
The show is on two floors with many dealers on the top level and numerous dealers on the lower level. All scales will be available for sale and who knows one may find that certain Road name or rare Lionel or American Flyer they have always been looking for. C&H Trains will have a vast array of scenic materials and items in N, HO and O Scale. Trees materials of every shape and color can be found in C&H’s inventory and there is no on-line order delay. C&H also has quite a supply of people in various model railroad scales.
Looking to get into the hobby? Some dealers will have ready to run sets that just require track assembly and away you go. Feeling lucky? WMRR will have a ready to run Direct Command Control HO Scale layout to raffle off. Previous years have been exceptional Raffle Layouts. This year’s layout ID more improved with DCC. IF you are already established with a layout, rolling stock in multiple scales will be available. Ho Scale will have a large showing as will Lionel and other O scale products. Unfortunately, Railroad DVDs will be hard to come by as our train video guy is filming new products down south.
Dealer table fees and entrance fees pay the operating costs of Worcester Model Railroaders. (https://www.wmrr.org/) Founded in 1946, the Worcester Model Railroaders is one of the oldest continuously operating clubs in the country.
Currently, the club is home to about 25 active members, with members of varied backgrounds, interests, and expertise. But we always welcome both new and experienced modelers. We’d love to have you join our ranks! As varied as we are, one thing ties us together: When you walk through the door, you’re a model railroader.
Our current club location (not show location) at 14 Rail Road Ave, Unit 54, Webster, MA, provides ample space for our large layout, as well as meeting space, office space, and workspace for taking care of projects. We hope to see you at the show.
Jeffrey “Jeff” Gross spent 21 years as an Analytical Chemist at the USCG R&D Center in Groton, Connecticut, Woods Hole Laboratories, and Helix Technologies. Changing careers is a “great learning experience for everyone”, Jeff says, and I’m an avid outdoorsman and conservationist, a student of the sciences, and the world. The US holds too many wonders not to take a chance and explore them”.
Jeff is the Model Train and Railroad entrepreneur. Proud Golden Retriever owner. Ultra strong Second Amendment Advocate and Constitutionalist. “Determined seeker of the truth”. Jeff is a RIFGPA Legislative and Legal Officer, Freshwater Chairman, NRA Liaison.
His subjects include Outdoors, Second Amendment, Model Railroading, and Whimsical.
He can be reached at: email@example.com