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The Model Railroad Exhibit
« on: November 24, 2018, 06:34:42 AM »
The Model Railroad Exhibit

Do you remember when we rode trains and received them at Christmas?
Do you remember the toy catalogs at Hardware Stores, Sears, Penny’s and Montgomery Ward’s
featuring Lionel, Marx and American Flyer? Do you even remember those stores?

Well, the exhibit at the "Museum of Madison County History" at 11th and Meridian in downtown
Anderson is set to help you remember those things or perhaps help you with some of the
memories of your folks.

Beginning on Saturday December 1st there will be an exhibit of operating models, displays, and
rail history in photos and memorabilia running throughout the month of December.

The hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM (closed Dec. 24th and 25th)
and Saturdays December 1st, 8th and 15th - 10 AM to 2 PM.

On Friday December 7th, we will be open for Winterfest in Anderson from 10 AM to 7 PM.
On exhibit is a replica of a ¼ scale model of the Baker Valve Gear ready to operate on a New
York Central Railroad steam locomotive. This is a large wooden setup built by Maurice
Lewman, a retired engineer.

Then there is the HO, On30, O Scale Traction, O-27 Gauge (Lionel), N scale, S Gauge
American Flyer layouts, and an HO Ringling Bros and Barnum, and Bailey 1946 HO scale circus
train display, all for your viewing pleasure. The On30 setup has a push button control permitting
the operation by individuals. The kids love it!

The Big Four (New York Central) ran through Anderson both east and west and north and south,
and the Pennsylvania Railroad ran north and south, while the Central Indiana Railway ran east
and west. In Alexandria, there was the Nickel Plate running east and west, and we have
numerous photos on the walls and the showcases are full of memorabilia. There is even a Control
Board from the Big Four Gridley Tower and a Pennsylvania Caboose Stove.

Come out and see the glory of Model Railroading and look over the photos and memorabilia.
Just look for the Railroad Crossbucks and come on in!

« Last Edit: November 25, 2018, 06:48:43 AM by rogerhensley »
Roger Hensley

Railroads of Madison County - (NYC and More) - http://madisonrails.railfan.net/
East Central Indiana HO RR - http://madisonrails.railfan.net/eci/eci_new.html