An O gauge model railroad
layout, built-by and operated-by the kids in the Danville
Address: 2nd floor of the Christ Memorial
- located at
120 East Market Street in Danville
Southwest corner of Pine & East Market
Saturdays, 10 am - Noon
Phone: Call the Church office
Monday thru Thursday, 11 am - 1 pm
- This Danville
Kid's Layout project was started in 2005 by
Church member and volunteer Bob Bomboy (who
became a Loose Ties member in Dec 2006). His
purpose is to expose kids to building and
operating an O gauge model railroad layout --
including kids who might not otherwise have an
opportunity to experience model
- Bob Bomboy
began this project in 2005 using the trains from
his own personal layout. Recently he has begun
soliciting donations to equip this Kid's Layout
with donated trains, so that he can keep his own
trains at home on his layout, rather than having
to continuously lug them back and forth. For
example, the 2-8-0 steam engine you see in these
photos, and the A-A diesel Sante Fe passenger
train you see in the video, are Bob's own
- If you have
any O gauge equipment available for donation to
the Church, Bob would very much like to hear
from you. Contact him at his home phone, (570)
Photo 1 - Bob Bomboy, standing at
right, wastes no time getting the kids working.
from the iMovie video editor)
Photo 2 - Bob Bomboy -- standing
in far right rear, hidden except the top of his head --
has an amazing ability to keep things calm and orderly in
a room full of excited kids, plus 3 trains racing around
the tracks, plus a bunch of adults all asking questions
from the Quicktime video player)
Photo 3 - Jan 2007
Photo 4 - Christ Memorial
Photo 5 - Announcing "Rail Days"
at the church.
Photo 6 - Looking at the front of
the layout. The train is one of Bob's trains borrowed
from his home layout, that he would like to eventually
replace with a donated train.
Photo 7 - Another view of the
front of the layout.
Photo 8 - Looking at the rear of
the layout. The figure-8 portion in the very rear is the
original layout that was build in 2005 (see next photo).
The double-tracked addition in the front has all been
built new for 2006.
Photo 9 - The original Kid's
Layout, as constructed in 2005.