19th Annual Spring Model Train Show


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


METRO Model Railroad Club’s 19TH annual railroad show and swap meet on
Sunday, March 9th at Circle B Recreation on Highway 60 in Cedarburg
will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Show Chairman Jim Bartelt said the club is constantly striving to make
the show fresh and to show the public the interesting things that are
happening in the world of model trains.

METRO will be bringing back its own HO layout that has twice been
judged best in the nation at the National Train Show.  One of the most
highly detailed layouts ever built and now freshened up after many
years of display, it has many animations and numerous (and humorous)
details designed to delight children of all ages.

The Lakeshore O-Scale Railroaders will again be bringing a Lionel
layout to the show and permitting anyone to run the trains.  Kids can
also fire missiles from train cars, unload barrels and milk cans, and
enjoy seeing in small scale some of their favorite movie and TV

The Kettle Moraine Ballast Scorchers club of West Bend, WI will bring
their popular N scale layout. It features various scenes of small town
America with large numbers of vehicles and various eye catching scenes
such as a train derailment, a train watching park, and interesting
industries served by railroads.

Other returnees include the Badgerland S Gaugers showing the classic
American Flyer scale trains as well as new S-scale trains that are
currently available.  The WIZ KidZ, who will be bringing Z scale
trains.  These are models so small that a layout can be built in a
cigar box. The West Bend, Jackson and Southern will showing examples of
G scale equipment that is most frequently used to create outdoor garden
railroads, and also some #1 scale trains, which are trains large enough
to actually ride on.

In addition, more than 50 tables of dealers and swappers will be on
hand to buy, sell and trade model railroad equipment, both new and
used.  The many club members and dealers on hand will be able to help
modelers young and old with layout design, problem solving, and scenic

Attendees can sign up for door prizes which include railroading books
and one year subscriptions to Kalmbach Publishing’s magazine Model

This is the 19th consecutive year for the show, which has become the
largest in southeast Wisconsin after Milwaukee’s TrainFest.  Membership
in all of the clubs showing is open; attendees can talk to club members
at the show for membership details.  METRO can also be found on the web
at www.metrorrclub.org.

Admission is by a $3 donation for adults; as always, children under 12
are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.  Commercial sponsors of
this year’s show include Kalmbach Publishing, Dr. Daniel Witkowski DDS
Gentle Family Dentistry and Tires Unlimited Automotive Services.

I hope that you can help us get the word out on our show. We can be
available for live interviews. Any questions that you might have about
the show, please feel free to contact me either by phone or email as
listed below. Thank you for your time and any assistance

James Bartelt

Show Chairman

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