Reminder – Two Upcoming Shows in Charleston and Myrtle Beach

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Nov 102016
 
Charleston Area Model Railroad Club's 5th Annual Train Show

Just wanted to send out this reminder that the two big model train shows that kick off the holiday season are coming this weekend and next. Both the show in Charleston and the one in Myrtle Beach are just days away!

The 7th Annual Grand Strand Model Train Show and Sale will be held November 12th and 13th at Inlet Square Mall in Myrtle Beach.

7th Annual Grand Strand Model Train Show

The weekend after that, November 19 and 20, is the Charleston show. This will be at the Danny Jones Armory and Gymnasium, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd, North Charleston SC 29405. The show is Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Charleston Area Model Railroad Club's 5th Annual Train Show

Oh, and if you are in the mood to go to a great shop, don’t forget that Train Town Toy & Hobby in Summerville, SC, is now open longer holiday hours. Plus they will be at the Charleston show above.  Their store hours in November area Tuesdays to Friday 11 am to 6 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. They will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 24th. Starting November 27th and continuing up until Christmas, they will be open on Sundays from noon to 4 pm.

 

7th Annual Grand Strand Model Train Show – Nov 12 & 13, 2016

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Oct 142016
 

The 7the Annual Grand Strand Model Train Show and Sale will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, 2016, at the Inlet Square Mall in Myrtle Beach, SC.

 7th Annual Grand Strand Model Train Show

Show Details

Date: Saturday November 12th, 2016 (10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday November 13th, 2016 (10 am to 4 pm)
Admission: $5 – Children under 12 Free
Area: 32,000 Sq Foot Total Available Space
Features: Layouts (including 12,000 sq foot Sippin’ and Switchin’ HO), Vendors, Clinics, Prizes
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/events/234568843613035/
LocationInlet Square Mall – 12125 Highway 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

The Grand Strand Model Railroaders, Inc. exists to further the hobby of model railroading. The club was founded in 1986 above Ed’s Hobby Shop in downtown Myrtle Beach, SC with six members. The club is now celebrating 30+ years. We have grown to 70+ members who form a diverse group that share their knowledge with each other and visitors. The club has four layouts: G, HO, N, and O (Lionel) scales. Come and visit us at our location inside the Myrtle Beach Mall (Store #08) right next to Bass Pro Shops.

Grand Strand Model Railroad Show

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Nov 142015
 

The annual Grand Strand Model Railroad Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15, at Lakewood Conference Center, South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575.

5th Annual Grand Strand MODEL Railroaders TRAIN SHOW & SALE

5th Annual Grand Strand MODEL Railroaders TRAIN SHOW & SALE

Saturday November 14th, 2015 (10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday November 15th, 2015 (10 am to 4 pm)

Admission: $5  –  Children under 12 Free 

Layouts, Vendors, Clinics, Prizes 

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.

Sep 052013
 

4th Annual
Grand Strand Model Railroaders, Inc.
Train Show & Sale
October 26 & 27

Myrtle Beach Model Railroad Train Show

The Lakewood Conference Center
5873 South Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Click Here For Map To Location

A “Kid Friendly” Event

Dates: October 26 & 27, 2013
Times: Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission: Adults $5.00, Children under 12 Free

The Grand Strand Model Railroaders will display their NTRAK layout plus there will be layouts in others scales as well. There will be 70+ tables of dealers selling model railroad products in various scales as well as railroadiana and other railroad-related items. Also Clinics, Door Prizes, Food Vendor, Free Parking.

Visit the Club at Myrtle Beach Mall (near Bass Pro Shop) Monday 4–7pm, Wednesday 12–4pm and Saturday 10am–5pm.

For more information visit the Grand Strand Model Railroad Club’s web site at http://www.gsmrrc.org or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/116776765033925/.

Grant Bid Fails For Carolina Southern Railroad

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Jan 022012
 

It’s a lifeline many businesses say they need to operate, but Carolina Southern Railroad says it can’t get its trains back on the track until major upgrades to the system are made. Officials had hoped to make those upgrades with money from a TIGER grant it had applied for in 2011, but recently found out it would not be getting that critical funding.

Carolina Southern RailroadMore than 848 applications were received for the grant, totaling more than $14 million. However, only $511 million was available to distribute to projects across the nation. Carolina Southern Railroad officials say in all, an estimated $20 million is needed to make necessary repairs and upgrades to the railroad and to get operations running again. Once that funding is secured, officials believe the railroad could start service just two weeks after repairs start.

“Everyone sees the need and the necessity to have this railroad running,” Jason Pippin, of Carolina Southern Railroad, said. “This is a railroad that goes way beyond that. It goes into all the other businesses we serve and really getting this infrastructure running.” The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation says there have been businesses eyeing up Horry County for future growth who need a rail system to operate. They say not having the service in operation hurts Horry County’s chances to expand on new industry and court jobs to the area. An MBREDC subcommittee has been formed to help Carolina Southern Railroad address the problem.

“We talk to the state and we talk to federal entities,” Pippin added. “We can go together as a group and say this represents all of us.” Right now, officials with CSR say they’re continuing to pursue additional investors and federal grants to help draw in money to make the necessary upgrades. “It’s not just me looking for money to fix my railroad. We’re fixing a railroad for years to come for all these customers,” Pippin said.

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