Model Train Show in Myrtle Beach

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Oct 102013

The Grand Strand Model Railroad Club will once again host its annual show October 26 and 27 at Lakewood Conference Center at the Lakewood Camping Resort.

Grand Strand Model Railroad Train ShowThe show is Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per person older than 13. There will be 24 vendors and more than 80 display tables, including exhibits from North Carolina.

The club is set up permanently at Myrtle Beach Mall, and despite only being open 14 hours a week (Monday, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), the club has hosted 70,000 visitors in just over two years.

“Everybody loves trains,” said club president Ed Sharrett. “They also like the fact that we’re working on (the layouts), so they can see what we’re doing. We have people come back every week, and tourists–they come down here last year, then they come down here this year to see what we’ve got done.”

You can check out the club at their website listed above, or on the Grand Strand Model Railroaders FaceBook page.

And don’t forget that the Charleston show, sponsored by the Charleston Area Model Railroad Club will be held November 9 and 10, 2013.

Holiday Trains via The Post and Courier

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Dec 182011

The Post and Courier has a nice video up by lowcountry news veteran Warren Pepper about the attachment of toy Holiday Trainstrains to the Christmas holiday season. From an Ace Hardware store on Dorchester Road to Charleston Place Hotel downtown, people are drawn to the simple pleasures of watching a train go round for the holidays. Perhaps it is nostalgia or maybe the hidden desire for simple toys, but the model railroad for Christmas appeals to most everyone. Check out the video of the holiday trains at the Post and Courier by hitting the still shot or by going to

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