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7:27 PM Sat, Sept. 22nd

Full steam ahead: Model Railroad Day is Saturday

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Model Railroad Day is Saturday at the Grace Sparkes Activity Center, 800 W. Gurley.

Courtesy photo<p> Model Railroad Day is Saturday at the Grace Sparkes Activity Center, 800 W. Gurley.

Model Railroad Day is coming to the Prescott area on Saturday, Aug. 15. The public is welcome to join fellow railroad and model railroad enthusiasts for the gathering, which will include model railroad displays, a model railroad swap meet and visits to local model railroaders' home train layouts.

The event, beginning with model railroad displays and the Beat the Heat swap meet, runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grace Sparkes Activity Center, 800 W. Gurley in Prescott. Admission is $4 per adult and children under 12 are free with an adult.

There will be 80 tables of model railroad swap meet items at the Activity Center. Persons attending the Activity Center may pick up maps to visit seven local club members' 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.