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2014 Maple Valley Operating Model Train Show

Gracie Hansen Community Center
27132 SE Ravensdale Way
Ravensdale WA

Plenty of free parking!

October 18-19, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Suggested Donation
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!

We 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 show.

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 were then.

To 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.