Model Train Show in Scarborough

Scarborough Model Railroaders hosted a Model Train Show for the general public on Sunday, November 24, to showcase their recent works. The event took place at 17 Jeavons Avenue, from 11 am to 4 pm. 

The train operations are based on timetable strategies of 1958 and include permanent N-scale and HO-scale operating model railroad layouts. The group was founded in 1962 with goals of “establishing permanent, scale, operating model railroads on the premises of the club.”  A member of this association stated that the club also aims to “promote the hobby of model railroading” and the general public’s understanding of railroads and/or the club’s history. 

Scarborough Model Railroaders is located at 17 Jeavons Avenue, Toronto and a must see for locomotive enthusiasts. Their 1500 square foot 1950’s era HO scale layout is set in southern Ontario features freight and passenger service with authentic steam and diesel sound effects. A 1300 square foot N scale layout features more than 75 scale miles of double track mainline running through mountain scenery. Visitors can watch 60 to 80 car freight trains and full-size passenger trains operate through the old and new sections of the layout. Both layouts use Digital Command Control to run trains as prototypically as possible.

Scarborough Model Railroaders will be hosting another showcase of their works on Sunday, December 1, followed by more showcases in the start of the new year.

By: Hassib Karim, The Toronto Citizen. © The Toronto Citizen, All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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