A Spring Train Meet next month in Nashville, a presentation by the West Tennessee Historical Society in April...find out what's happening locally and around the area by checking out our Events page.
National Train Day is scheduled on the 13th of May this year. Learn more about what is planned for this area at the National Train Day Memphis Facebook page.
A new Web site - www.memphismodelrailroaders.com - went live today at exactly 4 PM CST! The site is the first step in a renewed effort to create better public awareness about the model railroading groups and activities in the Memphis area. We hope that building a stronger on-line presence will make it easier to connect with the broader on-line community and increase our exposure to people both inside and outside the hobby. Thanks to everyone that supported this effort and helped make it happen.
Final touches are going on the new Memphis Model Railroaders Web site in preparation for launch. The site is expected to go live this week.
The Casey Jones Chapter of the Train Collectors Association (TCA) held their bi-monthly train sale and show at St George's Episcopal Church in Germantown, TN this past weekend. The show is held on the first Saturday of every even month except for August and is open to both TCA members and the public.
A big draw for both adults and kids was the Ron Williams Memorial Layout, a 6'x24' (WxL) O gauge model railroad reconstructed and maintained by the Casey Jones Chapter in honor of late TCA member Ron Williams. It features mainly older trains and accessories that give a glimpse of what toy trains looked like during the 1950s and '60s. This time a few modern trains made an appearance on the layout as well!
Another popular attraction was the recently-updated Kids Club area, which is a TCA program designed to introduce kids to toy trains and give them an idea of what the hobby is all about. The kids got to eat treats and work on small train-related projects.
Of course, it would be no show without the sales tables! We had 27 tables at the February show containing all sorts of trains, accessories and parts for sale.
A big thanks goes out to all of the TCA members, volunteers and vendors/sellers that helped make this show happen!