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Rails In The Rockies Model Railroad Show February 15 & 16

Train-SHowMark your calendars for Rails in the Rockies 2014 sponsored by The Estes Valley Division National Model Railroad Association.

This year, Rails in the Rockies will celebrate their 17th Anniversary. Dates of the show are Saturday, February 15th from 9-5 and Sunday, February 16th from 9-4.

Admission for adults is just $5, families-$20. (Children under 12 are admitted free with adult).

Rails in the Rockies will take place at the Convention Center at the Rocky Mountain Park Inn with free parking and food available!

For seventeen years, The Estes Valley Division, a local chapter of the National Model Railroad Association, has been presenting a very special train show in Estes Park. They are a non-profit organization, interested in promoting model railroading as a hobby, and they donate funds and railroad-related items to the Estes Valley Library and needy charities in the area.

Model Railroading has become far more than just playing with trains! From 2 to 92, this show balances interest and fun for the kids, along with lots of activities for railroad buffs and serious modelers. If you enjoy: watching trains; learning about trains and their histories; building kits and structures; working with electronics; painting scenery and figures; sculpting; creating a miniature world; starting your own layout; getting unanswered questions answered; then Rails in the Rockies is the place for you!

Some of the layouts this year will include: Interactive Kids Layout (Estes Valley Model Railroad); American Flyer Interactive Layout; Colorado Wyoming LEGO User Group (CoWLUG) layout; Circus Train Exhibit; Multiple layouts in Standard Gauge (N scale, G scale, O scale, HO scale, Z scale) and Narrow Gauge (ON30, Hon3).

Estes Valley Model Railroaders will feature Rattlesnake Ridge (a southwestern village in the middle of a bank robbery) and their mining display, both featuring fine modeling, whimsical figures, great little trains and award-winning modules. Some others include: American Flyer Interactive Layout; Colorado Wyoming LEGO@ User Group (CoWLUG) layout, this year a Wild West theme; Circus Train Exhibit; the Kiwanis group (a display of their wooden trains, which they also will be selling. There will be multiple layouts in Standard Gauge (N scale, G scale, O scale, HO scale Z scale) and Narrow Gauge (ON30, Hon3).

Clubs Participating: Estes Valley Model Railroaders; Boulder Model Railroad Club; Colorado and Great Western Model Railroad Club; Denver N Scale; Near Sighted Narrow Gaugers; Northern Colorado Model Railroaders; Colorado Garden Railroad; Youth in Model Railroading; Toy Train Group; and Circus Modelers.

Vendor Items Available: Trains of all gauges; new and collectable trains and train items; modeling and train supplies; tools; electronics; railroad art, photography, books and DVDs.

Other Activities: Train ride in the courtyard, weather permitting; face painter; portrait artist; Seek and Search Game for youth up to 12; Train Give-Away on Sunday afternoon for youth up to 16.

Come Saturday, get your hand stamped, and come back on Sunday for free! We look forward to welcoming you!

© 2014 Estes Park News, Inc

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