RIT Model Railroad Club to Host Train Show, Dec. 9-10
Tiger Tracks Train Show moves into Gordon Field House for its biggest show ever
Dec. 5, 2006
by John Follaco
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Tired of the malls? The Rochester Institute of Technology’s Model Railroad Club is providing the getaway many will be looking for as the holidays approach.
The club is hosting its annual Tiger Tracks Train Show—and this year it’s bigger and better than ever, moving to the Gordon Field House and Activities Center and expanding to a two-day event.
The show, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 10, will feature 150 vendors and eight layout stations—all of which can run multiple trains. There will also be a children’s play area and demonstration areas where various model railroading skills will be taught.
“It’s a great holiday shopping event,” says Joe Nugent, the club’s president. “This is a rapidly developing hobby that is becoming more and more technologically advanced with the use of computers.”
RIT’s model railroad layout, which features historic Rochester scenes such as High Falls and the Genesee Brewery, will be available for viewing in the basement of the Student Alumni Union.
The show is expected to attract people from all over New York state and parts of Canada. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for children under the age of 12.