Model Railroad Club to Host Weekend Open House


ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Those interested in model railroads will have a
unique opportunity this weekend in downtown Zanesville. Rick Gooden,
with the Zanes Trace National Railroad Club, says the group is
hosting an open house event this Saturday and Sunday.

“Open house will
be Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 4. The public is welcome, we hope a
lot of people come up. We do have people who come up every year; and
there will be trains running. We have two junior members so we have
some kids; we hope some kids get interested in it. Hopefully
everybody comes up and has a good time watching them run.”

Creating model
railroad scenes is a process that can take years of work—which is
why it is important for the club to gain a younger following.

“A lot of the
model railroaders are getting older. It’s hard to get the young
kids into it. This railroad here is computerized and you can run it
with your cell phone; which has really helped a little bit. It’s
just hard to get—to compete against games. The scenery—that takes
years. We have done a lot in the last six years; I mean a lot
compared to a lot of clubs that would be starting from scratch.”

Admission to the
weekend open house is free, but donations will be accepted. The model
railroad is located at 24 South 6th Street in Zanesville.

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