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2013 Maple Valley Operating Model Train Show
Gracie Hansen Community Center
27132 SE Ravensdale Way
Plenty of free parking!
October 19-20, Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Adults - $5.00
Children (ages 3-11) - $2.00
Operating Model Trains, Trains and more Trains Featuring creative operating layouts in all gauges! Bring
your own trains (Lionel/HO/other*) to run on our tracks!
Participate in the LEGO contest and win your own LEGO prize!
are continuing our tradition in the Maple Valley area with the 15th Annual Operating Model Train Show. This is held in a full sized
gymnasium and we fill it with all kinds of operating model trains
and train related items. It is in a very relaxed atmosphere where
people can wander about and enjoy the trains at their own pace.There
will be a variety of trains of all gauges shown operating at the
Besides door prizes and free catalogs and publications, there
will be our annual LEGO train building contests See our LEGO rules
page for details.
We will have another table
full of old model train magazines for the taking. We hope you take some home and enjoythe subject
matter as well as the beautiful pictures. Some of them extend all
the way back to the 1960s and they are just as good today as they
encourage the hobby of model railroading, if we have tracks that
fit, we will run any trains brought to the show. We will have old
trains and new trains operating. One of the things we emphasize is
talking with the train operators. Ask questions and find out how
everything works. We will also have hands-on experiences where
children can actually run model trains themselves. There will be a
table where children can build their own LEGO trains and run them.
Young children will have the opportunity to play with Thomas trains.
These have all been very popular activities.
For rules on
Lego trains, click here.