‘Choo-choo,’ here comes the annual model railroad tour

A meticulously crafted Proto 48 O scale model railroad setup, Santa Clara, Utah, Nov. 13, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A tour showcasing the creativity of model railroad builders is proclaiming “all aboard” for its annual open house Nov. 11 through 13.

A young train enthusiast admires a model railroad display during the Model Train Home Tour, St. George, Utah, Nov. 13, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News
A young train enthusiast admires a model railroad display during the Model Train Home Tour, St. George, Utah, Nov. 13, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Members of the Color Country Model Railroad Club will display their railroad layouts at homes throughout Washington County.

Each of the models is uniquely crafted, including indoor and outdoor displays at 17 different locations.

The event is an annual production by the club to show off the hard work and meticulous craftsmanship of its members.

The mini-railroad creations have unique backstories describing the story of the displays. The models are divided by type, offering a view of a variety of scales and track types.

The tour is free and open to the public. The club asks guests to look, take pictures and ask questions. They also ask guests not to touch the models and not to bring food or drink.

Schedule and locations

Scale Click on address for map Friday  Nov.11 Saturday  Nov. 12 Sunday  Nov. 13 Monday  Nov. 14
Carl Machutta Lionel 2439 E 2540 S St George 1 – 4 1-4
M Dave Merrill HO 563 W 2040 S Cir St George 6 – 9 10 – 5 6 – 9
Dave Merrill HO 647 N 1275 W St George 5 – 8 12 – 4 5 – 8
Terry Schramm Lionel 1891 Centenial Dr St George 1 – 4 12 – 4 3 – 6 5 – 8
Paul Bottino Garden 170 S 330 W Ivins 2 – 4 1 – 4
Jim Harper Proto48 2166 Thomas Trail Santa Clara 6 – 9 1 – 5 6 – 9
Al Thorne Lionel 1568 N Scenic Dr Santa Clara 5 – 8 5 – 8 6 – 8
Tim Fitch Garden 2734 Rock Land Dr Washington 12 – 4 12 – 5 1 – 4 1 – 4
Dick Saunders Garden 2649 E Upper Canyon Dr Washington 12 – 4 12 – 5 1 – 4 1 – 4
Sun River Group
Charles Job HO 4840 Festival Park Circle Sun River 1 – 5 1 – 5 1 – 5 1 – 5
Bruce Klawitter HO 1549 W Garnet Ridge Dr Sun River 10 – 2 10 – 2 5 – 8
Bob Mallory Lionel 1942 Wide River Sun River 2 – 5 2 – 5
Dan Mangiaracina Lionel 1407 Silk Berry Sun River 12 – 3 12 – 3
Tom Meyers Garden 4739 High Park St Sun River 2 – 5 11 – 2 2 – 5 3 – 6
Byron Rasmussen Lionel 1731 Whitestone Dr Sun River 10 – 2 10 – 2 5 – 8
Larry Schneider Garden 1681 Garnet Ridge Rd Sun River 3 – 6:30 11 – 3:30 12 – 4 4 – 6:30
Dick Wilson Garden 4818 Festival Park Cir Sun River 1 – 4 1 – 4 1 – 4 1 – 4

Event details

  • What: Color Country Model Railroad Club Annual Open House.
  • When: Friday, Nov. 11 through Monday, November 14; Times vary.
  • Where: Homes throughout Washington County.
  • Cost: Free.

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1 Comment

  • Not_So_Much November 4, 2016 at 9:07 am

    I know that some of these displays will blow you away! Check them out.

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