Model train set open house, Dec. 7-8

art trainsThis holiday season pull the kids away from their headsets and video games and show them another version of an electronic toy.

The Smoky Mountain Model Rail Road Club is hosting an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 130 Frazier St., Suite 13 (behind Sagebrush Restaurant and near BearWaters Brewery) in Waynesville. The club’s new home is a showcase for its 50 feet by 30 feet operating layout, where model trains wind their way through incredibly detailed miniature mountains, villages and farms. 

In addition to the operating layout, the club also has a Christmas layout, a winter layout and a wooden Thomas the Tank layout for small children.

The club will have a modified Fastrack layout set up Dec. 13-15 in the lobby of the Beverly-Hanks building at 74 N. Main St., in downtown Waynesville.

Club members will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at their Frazier Street building to transport the layout to Beverly-Hanks. The public is welcome to help. Also, the public is welcome to visit the club from 2 to 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month to see the trains. Club members meet every Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. for regular work sessions.

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