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Model train and railroad enthusiasts gather for annual event

Special to the Review

Model railroad hobbiests and railroad buffs have an opportunity to share their passion with other similarly affected folks. On Aug. 19, Prescott will become the center of the Arizona train world as the Central Arizona Model Railroad Club hosts their annual "Beat the Heat" swap meet.

Attracting sellers and buyers from around Arizona and neighboring states, there will be 100 tables of model and real railroad items for sale. The public is welcome to come to browse the train sales and displays as well as to pick up items for themselves. The show is held at the Prescott Activity Center, 800 E. Gurley and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $3 per adult and children younger than 12 are free with an adult.

In addition to the sales tables, attendees will be able to watch an operating "Large Scale" display as well as the club's "N Gauge" modular layout. Also as a feature for attendees, five club members, each with major train layouts and displays, will host open houses in the afternoon, from 2 to 5pm. Among them will be Marlin Benson of Chino Valley and Peter Atonna of Paulden. Maps to the open houses will be available at the show for attendees.

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