BETHLEHEM – Railroad enthusiasts of all ages will be gathering on Sat., October 27, when the Ammonoosuc Valley Railway Association (AVRA) hosts its 35th Annual Fall Model Railroad Show at the Profile School Profile Road, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This train show will feature a number of operating modular railroad layouts. The lineup will include the AVRA 16’x20’ HO modular railroad (first modular layout in New England), and some new displays as well.
Additionally, the host organization’s “HO” scale exhibit will again feature the “virtual engineer,” which allows show attendees to experience the thrill of riding in the locomotive’s cab through the magic of a miniature color television camera mounted inside the lead engine of one of the operating model trains. The video images are viewable on a 19-inch color television monitor that is part of the layout. The virtual engineer was designed and built by former AVRA member Bob Pierce of Richmond, Vt., for the club’s 25th anniversary show in 2002.
In addition to the various operating layouts, the show will include several dozen dealers with a broad selection of model railroad locomotives, cars, and accessories for sale. Other dealers will be offering books, photographs and other railroad memorabilia.
Admission prices are $3.00 for adults and free to children under 16.
The Profile School is on Profile Road off US 302, just east of I93, exit 40e; go two miles south on Profile Road - the school is on the left.
For additional information about the 2012 AVRA Fall show, contact William H. Driscoll. at 603-747-3492 or Dick Ekwall at 603-989-5543.