Tacoma to host model train festival

November 22, 2018 by  

The 23rd annual Model Train Festival will be returning to the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma beginning next month. South Sound Magazine and the Port of Tacoma are sponsors of the event.

In addition to the biggest permanent model train layout in the state, created by the Puget Sound Model Railroad Engineers, additional railroad clubs from around the Puget Sound area bring their layouts to the festival every winter.

Many activities will be offered for attendees. In addition to viewing the displays of the tiny trains crossing scenic views, they can talk with the train operators and make their own displays in the South Sound Magazine Activity Room. Kids will be able to play with Lincoln Logs and Lego in the Activity Room as well.

There will also be a model train simulator. Director of museum support services, Mark Sylvester, said that this simulator will not only be fun, but can help people to learn more about safety around train tracks. Another exhibit, Operation Lifesaver, also educates attendees about the need to be cautious around railroad crossings.

The Model Train Festival will be open every day from December 21 through January 1, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Organizers of this sort of event often use flyer printing to highlight their features and attractions, and their appeal for all members of the family.