The Burlington Model Railway Club held an open house at its clubhouse in Hidden Valley Park in Burlington, attracting enthusiasts young and old who share a love of trains.
The club was established in the early 1980s as an “HO” club, meaning the model trains are 1:87 scale compared to the real deal. Since then they have expanded to include smaller ‘N’ trains which are 160 times smaller than the real trains and much larger ‘G’ or Garden scale trains which could be up to 24 times smaller small.
Garden-wide trains run on a series of tracks located behind the clubhouse.
Members gather weekly to share their passion for the hobby and tinker with displays, which are a marvel of homes, buildings and other structures meticulously recreated to add character to the scenery as the trains loop through. slow around the multiple lanes.
Several public viewing sessions are planned over the next few months after a long hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.
The next opening will take place on June 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit burlingtonmodelrailwayclub.ca.