Photo by Don Morice
Fellow members of the Gateway Division NMRA and St. Louis Chapter NRHS, arrangements have been made to visit, tour and operate HO model trains at K-10’s Model Trains, 19 Schiber Court, Maryville, Illinois, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Sign-up sheets will be available at each group’s monthly meeting, Gateway NMRA on October 17, St. Louis Chapter NRHS on October 7. You may also call Ron Gawedzinski in advance at 314-846-5559 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mark your calendar and set the time aside!
The hobby shop will be open at 12 noon. It has a well-stocked supply of HO Scale, O Scale/Gauge, S Gauge, N Scale, G Scale and Standard Gauge equipment. Maryville R/C Raceway is behind the building.
Train operations will start at 2:00 p.m. Volunteers will be available to assist you in running trains.
You may run your own HO trains and/or bring your own Digitrax throttle or smart phone with a DCC app. The train requirements are that they are DCC equipped and in good running condition, have metal wheels, have metal knuckle couplers, and be marked as yours. Digitrax throttles are also provided for your use.
You can bring children but you must be watchful and supervise them at all times. Children can operate trains provided they are at least four feet tall.
No food or beverages are allowed in the building.
Donations are greatly appreciated.
The layout is in a 60’ by 81’ room located next to a hobby shop inside a warehouse building. Some of you may have visited here before so you know what it looks like but to the first time visitor one word best describes it all, “Wow!”
So come on out and enjoy the experience. If you don’t want to run trains you can easily watch them run from the balcony.
Special Request: If you know a member who doesn’t have Internet or computer access let them know about the tour. Call them or provide them a copy of this announcement.
Directions: Any way you can to get to I-55 North in Illinois to exit 15B, Illinois Route 159 North to Vadalabene Drive (third traffic light just past Bobby’s Frozen Custard). Turn Right on Vadalabene Drive, 400 yards, turn Right on Schiber Court (just past Merger Auto Body), 19 Schiber Court is the third building on the Left. The blue and white building south of gray mini-storage. Look for railroad crossbuck and ore car in parking lot.
Hope to see you all there! Thanks for your time, Ron Gawedzinski. Visit the K-10 website at http://www.k-10smodeltrains.com.
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