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Model Train Tours

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Pat Savage controls a model train with a remote at Marlin Benson's Chino Valley home, where Benson has a room full of model train tracks and displays. Benson's display will be one of the stops on the Model Railroad Day home tours on Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., beginning with a show at the Activity Center in Prescott. The public is invited.

Courtesy photo Pat Savage controls a model train with a remote at Marlin Benson's Chino Valley home, where Benson has a room full of model train tracks and displays. Benson's display will be one of the stops on the Model Railroad Day home tours on Aug. 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., beginning with a show at the Activity Center in Prescott. The public is invited.

Model Railroad Day in Prescott on Saturday, Aug. 15, includes stops at enthusiasts' homes in Chino Valley and Paulden.

The public is invited to join fellow railroad and model railroad enthusiasts for the day which will include model railroad displays, a model railroad swap meet and visits to local model railroader's home train layouts.  The event, beginning with model railroad displays and a swap meet runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Prescott Activity Center (the old armory), 800 W. Gurley in Prescott.  

Admission is $4 per adult and children younger than 12 are free with an adult.  Eighty tables of model railroad swap meet items will be set up at the Activity Center.  Persons attending the Activity Center may pick up maps to seven local club member's homes where they can enjoy a variety of both indoor and outdoor model train layouts.  

Home layouts are in Dewey, Prescott, Chino Valley and Paulden.

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