Please visit my friends at the North Schuylkill High Railers Model Train layout in the Schuylkill Mall. Located in Frackville, PA at the intersection of State Rt 61 and Interstate 81.
It's a very large "O" scale layout 24'x55' 3 levels tall. We run mostly MTH DCS engines, up to 12 trains running at once. There is also an Old School Lionel Tinplate layout, like the kind your Dad may have put up at Christmas time. We even have trolleys and an old time Anthracite Colliery that dumps coal into the hopper cars.

We will be OPEN every Sunday from now until Christmas from 12-5pm. Please email me via malltrains@gmail.com if you plan on coming up on December 13th. We are short handed that day and I want to be sure we are open before you make the trip.

The layout is based on the Mahanoy Valley from the Buck Mt. Tunnel thru Mahanoy City, St. Nicholas, Gilberton, Mahanoy Plane, Girardville, and Ashland. We run mostly Steam engines with real train sounds and puffing smoke. Occasionally a large double headed Diesel train pulling up to 40-50 cars.

The railroads represented are mostly the Reading RR and some of the Pennsy RR.

The layout is located in the Blum's Auction end of the Mall. If you come in the mall where the bank is located we are right there in the mall on the right side. Admission is by donation of just $1. We are run totally by volunteers so other donations are welcome.

We are here on Facebook as North Schuylkill High Railers. Also have several videos on youtube. Search "Frackville Trains" and you will find the videos.

 

Hope to see some of you there, Dave.

Come visit the North Schuylkill High Railers display layout. Open Every Other Sunday 12-5. [ Summer Hours ] Conventional, TMCC, & DCS 24' x 55 multi-level Schuylkill Mall, Frackville PA.
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Brian, you did some interesting work on the Lionel Reading T-1.  Are MTH Reading T-1's detailed any better?  

I might be up to Reading or Hamburg PA in the spring or early summer, so I might stop by Frackville mall.

Lee Fritz

Philadelphia & Reading Railway, one of the first railroads in the USA, first to have a double track system in the USA.

There is literally no comparison between the 1-18006 Lionel T-1 and the MTH T-1.  In fact I have 3 Lionel T-1s sitting in boxes that I had planned to upgrade and detail but it's simply not worth the tremendous effort.

Kitbashing Reading Company steam engines until the day I can build a layout.  Sometimes I do custom work for others.

 

Check out my Blog of my previous work at http://brianwowak.wordpress.com

Wowak posted:

There is literally no comparison between the 1-18006 Lionel T-1 and the MTH T-1.  In fact I have 3 Lionel T-1s sitting in boxes that I had planned to upgrade and detail but it's simply not worth the tremendous effort.

Can you be more specific about that please? Does the MTH T-1 have more detail then Lionel T-1?

I know the MTH T-1 is quite heavy and runs great, has some very nice detail in my opinion. Even has chains on the tender. The only problem I have had is with track clearances at times or hitting some scenery because of the cab & tender overhang.

Lee Fritz

Philadelphia & Reading Railway, one of the first railroads in the USA, first to have a double track system in the USA.

From what I can see in the video, the layout is quite impressive.  I would like to see more of it.  Are you open to visitors at any other time of year ?

Dan Padova

 

"In the course of my life I have had to eat my words, and I must confess it was a wholesome diet"..........Winston Churchill

                                                                                                                                        

We have at least one open house per month, usually 12-5 on a Sunday, and every Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Next one will be either 2/14 or 2/21, I'll know for sure by this weekend.  I try to post reminders on the Facebook page but I don't always remember.  I've posted a few recent pictures on the Facebook page, too.

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Kitbashing Reading Company steam engines until the day I can build a layout.  Sometimes I do custom work for others.

 

Check out my Blog of my previous work at http://brianwowak.wordpress.com

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