Happy Thanksgiving Folks. The next couple of weeks will feature open houses at Long Island train clubs. Trainmasters of Babylon will have an open house at their new digs at at 120 Schmitt Blvd. Farmingdale NY. See the HBO Soprano's layout, and the layout built for the Planting Fields in Oyster Bay and check out the progress on their new layout planned for operation for the 2014/2015 holiday season. 2013/2014 Open House Dates are Nov 30, 2013, Dec 1, 2013, Jan 4, 5, 2014 .Show Times are 12 Noon to 4 PM.
The St James Model Railroad Club is having their 29th annual open house, the weekend of December 6-8th, 6-9pm Friday and 11am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday. The layout is 38’x48’ and features 9 trains running at one time, a subway line, a circus, a haunted Ghost town and plenty of cities and villages. Check it out. They are located in Mills Pond House, 660 Route 25A, St.James, NY.
the Nassau Lionel Operating Engineers has scheduled open houses for the first two weekends in December 6-8th and 13-15th, Fridays 8-10PM and weekends 1-4PM.
The Railroad Museum of Long Island will host open houses with Santa at Greenport, December 7-8, and Riverhead December 14-15th, 11:30Am -3PM.
Central Operating Lines will be having a swap meet on Sunday December 22 at the Bingo Hall on Portion Rd in Farmingville ,just west of the interchange with Nichols Rd, exit 62 North on the LIE
The New Jersey Hi Railers in Paterson NJ will be having open Houses on Sunday Dec 8th and 22nd from 10am to 4pm. they are at 185 6th Ave Paterson, NJ 07524, tel no. 973-9252390.
THE New York Society of Model Engineers at 340 Hoboken Road Carlstadt NJ 07072, one mile from MET LIFE STadium will have open house on Nov 29,30 and December 1 and DEC 6,7,8 Fridaya 7-10pm Saturdays and Sundays 1-6PM . Convenient to rt 3,46 and I -80 and I -95 nysme http://www.modelengineers.org/
The Garden State Central Model Railroad Club in Wall NJ http://www.gardenstatecentral.com/at 2201 Marconi Rd in Wall NJ Route 18 exit 7Awi9ll have open house Dec 7 and 8, Dec 14 and 15, Dec 21 and 22 Noon to 5PM both days
Stop by and see these folks if you can on these days. They will be glad to have you. And bring the youngsters