Friday, October 18, 2013
Lombard: Prairie Scale Model Railroad
With a child who claims to be too-old for Thomas and Chuggington, I'm now on the lookout for train activities suitable for the slightly older set. It has been a pleasant discovery to realize that the many, many model railroad clubs in the area are eager to share their love of the hobby with the public, including youngsters. (They do proudly call it "The world's greatest hobby.") It turns out an easy way to provide a train fix for any age group is to find a local railroad club and look at their schedule for an open house. Most have them regularly. This weekend, try Lombard's Prairie Scale Model Railroaders. They house their layout in an old bowling alley, so before I even see the trains I'm intrigued! This month's open house happens Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7 till 10 p.m. at 3 E Ash Street, Lombard. Check their Facebook page at the link above for more information and other open house dates.