Model train enthusiasts invite public to open house tours

See photos of some of the model railroads featured in the Washington County, Utah, event
Starting this weekend, local model railroad enthusiasts throughout Washington County will once again be opening their homes to the public in order to showcase their trains and layouts.

The Color Country Model Railroad Club’s ninth annual “Model Train Home Tour” is scheduled to start Friday and last until Monday. Club members hold the event each November as part of National Model Railroad Appreciation Month.

Terry Schramm, who is the co-chairman of the tour, along with Al Thorne and Larry Schneider, said 21 club members are participating in this year’s event.

“It’s our biggest one yet,” Schramm said. “It keeps getting better every year.”

Schramm and his wife Peggy have devoted a large L-shaped room in their basement to their elaborate train layout, which includes a Christmas-themed village with dozens of buildings, flashing lights, sound effects and trains and trolleys running along several tracks. An impressive collection of hundreds of additional train cars and engines adorn the room’s shelves.

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