Model railroad display is set for this Sunday

The Guelph Model Railroad Society here invites everyone to its annual spring train show on May 3 from 10am until 5pm at Pacific Western Railroad layout at 50 Crimea Street.

Fare for adults is $5 while kids under 12 get aboard free.

The Pacific Western is a fictitious railroad running point to point with interchanges with Canadian National and Cana­dian Pacific. Being a bridge route between those two roads gives us the opportunity to dis­play modern and older style equip­ment.

The single track mainline serves over 100 industries and that creates many passing op­por­tunities and interesting swit­ch­ing problems. The  layout occupies over 2,400 square feet of space and the mainline is over 750 feet long, exclusive of yards and sidings.

Once again the engineers and conductors will be assisted by Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends during the show.

The club’s membership con­sists of 28 people ranging from 15 to 70, who enjoy all facets of the hobby including electrical, carpentry, scenery construction, model building, painting, and through to the different aspects of operation from dispatch to yard work and into the actual operation the trains by engineers and conduc­tors.

At this time, a few new members are still welcome. For further information go to www.­ or call 519-856-9824 or 519-763-3535.