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Vandals Damage Indianapolis Model Train Club Layout

March 3, 2020

Vandals broke into the building housing the model railroad layout of an Indianapolis club and used fire extinguishers to damage the property.

The Naptown & White River Model Railroad Club reported that no items were reported missing from the club headquarters, but its layout room “looked like it had been transformed into a winter wonderland.”

The club said it is working with its insurance providers and a restoration company to restore the layout room to its previous condition.

The vandals sprayed two fire extinguishers over the layout.

The club said it has temporarily prohibited visitors from its headquarters until the restoration and cleaning has been completed.

It said the layout will look new once the cleanup and restoration is completed.

In the meantime, the club said it will still hold the Indianapolis Model Railroad Train Show on March 7 at Manual High School between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Train Show, Model RR Open House set in Indy, Michigan

December 4, 2019

If you looking to get out of the house for a road trip this weekend and don’t mind doing some driving, there will be railfan events in Indiana and Michigan to visit.

The Naptown & White River Train Show and December Open House will be held in Indianapolis between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Emmerich Manual High School, 2405 S. Madison Ave.

There will be more than 100 tables of merchandise from Z to G scale, plus operating layouts and diorama exhibits.

The clubhouse layout will also be open to the public at 1115 McDougal St. in Indianapolis.

There will be door prizes and refreshments available. The event is wheelchair accessible and has free parking.

Admission is $5 to the train show but the open house is free. For more information visit

In Blissfield, Michigan, the Blissfield Model Railroad will hold an open house on Saturday at the club’s facility at 109 E. Adrian St.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission charge but donations are appreciated.

The HO scale layout is set in the Appalachian Mountain region of Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. The layout features centralized traffic control and working block signals.

The club models the Chesapeake & Ohio and Clinchfield railroads in the 1950s and 1960s, featuring Centralized Traffic Control and working signals.

The open house will be repeated on Dec. 14, 15, 21 and 22. For more information visit

Model Railroad Club Train Show Set for Sunday in Milan

November 6, 2019

The Norwalk & Western Railroad, a model railroad club located in Norwalk, Ohio, will hold a train show on Sunday (Nov. 10).

The show will feature up to 175 tables of model railroad equipment, books and railroadiana.

There will be operating model railroad layouts at the show, which is being held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Ehove Career Center, 316 West Mason Road in Milan.

Admission is $5 per person for ages 10 and older. Additional information about the club can be found at

Model RR Club Sets 2015 Open House Schedule

March 22, 2015

The Cuyahoga Valley & West Shore Model Railroad Club has announced its 2015 schedule of open house events at its depot in Olmsted Falls.

The spring open house events will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 2 and 3 at the former Lake Shore & Michigan Southern station at 25802 Garfield Ave.

The 139-year-old depot served New York Central passenger trains through the 1950s and is located next to the busy Chicago Line of Norfolk Southern.

Visitors are asked to make a $3 donation. The event will feature raffle prizes and operating HO, O and N scale layouts.

Two open house events will also be held on Dec. 5 and 6. The hours will be the same as for the spring open houses.

For more information about the club, visit the website