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Model railroad club holding event

| March 27, 2014

COSHOCTON – Railroad enthusiasts are invited to gather together for a special event on Saturday, March 29, at the Coshocton Model Railroad Club at the fairgrounds.

The club’s model layout will be open for viewing and operating from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the slide show will start at 1 p.m.

“Typically a number of people come in from out of town and bring in slides usually of the real things,” said club member Richard Jones. “One guy from Pennsylvania comes in with a couple of trays showing scenes from around Pennsylvania. They are pictures from 30-40 years ago and show stuff that was. You really get to see what railroads use to be like. We also have a guy that has come and shown pictures from the Rocky Mountains area.”

Anyone bringing slides to share is asked to limit their show to two 80 slide KODAK trays (45 minutes maximum). It also is greatly appreciated if you have your slides placed correctly in the trays and remove over-exposed, under-exposed and out of focus slides. Extra trays are available if needed. It also is asked that PowerPoint presentations be saved to a flash drive. A computer and projector will be available to view these on.

“We usually have 30 or so people come bring slides and watch and enjoy the show,” Jones said. “Some of these people have been taking pictures for 50-60 years and you never know what they will bring in to show.”

Admission to the event is $2 and gives you one raffle ticket. The prizes will be train kits and additional tickets for the chance to win them can be purchased during the show. Hotdogs and pop also will be available for sale.

Funds raised from the event will help the group add on to its layout and paying utility bills for its building.

“Our layout is permanent,” Jones said. “It’s there year round and we keep trying to add on to it. A little over half of the building has trains in it right now.”

The group meets at 8 p.m. every Friday night and annually holds a spring slide show on the last Saturday in March.

“We will be here (March 29) until the last person is done,” Jones said. “Sometimes that’s been 8 p.m. and sometimes not until 10 p.m.”

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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