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Train Room Access
The Train Room is open on the third Saturday of every month from 2PM to 4PM.
The Train Club welcomes all visitors, young and old. We will have scheduled Open Houses throughout the year, especially during the holiday seasons. However, you may have a special occasion with family or friends when you would like to be able to see the train layout. If you will give us some advance notice, we will do our best to have the room open and the trains operating. In addition, whenever the door is open, come on in.
Please contact any one of the following members to gain access to the room:
John Bubser 5692 Paul Tartar 6854
Pat Hughes 5413 Bruce Smiley 5432
A History of
After Shannondell’s completion of the 25’ x 30’ room, construction of the train platform started in early August 2005. The group of carpenters was led by Carmen Molinaro who was assisted by BobPort, Stan Leitsch, Pat Hughes, and John Bubser. The platform was completed in September of 2005.
The design of the
train platform was formally laid out by Bob Port with
suggestions from Dick Joyce and many of the other club
Most of the cork
roadbed and track was laid by Bruce Smiley, Bob Port,
and Tom Thiermann. The first sections of the
track were ceremonially nailed together by Jim Sorom
using a gold-painted real railroad spike on September
28, 2005. Additional sections of track were laid
at a later date by this group with the help of Joe
Fulton and John Bubser.
designed the scenery for the platform and was assisted
by Skip Fredericks, Pat Hughes and Colin Tant in
laying out mountains and rivers. He has
instructed several other club members in making trees
and other scenery projects and this group includes
Isabelle Guernsey, Pat Barthmaier, Sara Rao, Bob
Sprau, Doris Karpinski, and Skip and Phyllis
Assembly of the model kits of houses and buildings has been done by John Fledderjohn, Jim Mullin, Tom Thiermann, and Skip Fredericks.
The electrical work, consisting of power to the track and the lighting of the buildings, street lamps, and amusements, has been handled by Bob Port, Paul Tartar and Bob Epping.
Many donations of rolling stock have been made to the Club and the items have been inventoried by Pat Hughes. Working to repair or modify these items are Jim Mullin, Harry Cyphers, Colin Tant, and John Bubser. Donations of structures have been inventoried by Stan Leitsch. All of these donations have been gratefully accepted by the Club.
A special mention should be made of all of the work and dedication put into starting the SMRRC by Dick Joyce, our first club president, who passed away in March of 2006. He played an active part in every phase of the start-up of this project.