Shortline Model Railraod

Model railroad

Model railroad

Harry Huckemeyer

The Short Line Model Railroad Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the SunBird Community Center on March 11. Our meetings start at 9:30 a.m., and are held in the Lakeview Room located on the first floor of the SunBird Community Center. As always, interested parties are welcome to attend, and inputs are always welcome and are valued.

Once again, for those interested parties, it may be a time to keep your calendars handy as, at this time of the year, there is so much to do both locally and around the Valley as we enter the spring season. Plans are still in the making for the spring Open Houses where several homes will be showcasing their impressive model railroad layouts in the Sun Lakes area, as well as in other parts of the Valley. To the best of my knowledge, the dates for this will be April 1 and 2, and the participating houses are planning to be open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. I suggest you check your local media for times and locations of the homes that will be participating.

For those who have guests arriving, a pleasant way to spend a day is making a short visit to the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park located in Scottsdale. For you railroad buffs, there’s lots to see and rides and amusements for the young at heart. Additionally, the Railroad Museum located right close by in Chandler is open to the public on weekends. Here you will find a wide assortment of locomotives, and cars, several that you can walk through to relive a few moments of the past.

If you would like any additional information regarding our club or have any questions on anything pertaining to what some say is the Greatest Hobby on Earth, please feel free to contact me by email at [email protected]. Enjoy the good weather that we all have the opportunity to share, and have a great day!