The New Haven and Derby Model Railroad Club, Inc. an affiliate of the Orange Historical Society, hosted its 20th annual model train show at High Plains Community Center on Sunday.
Between 90-100 dealer tables with merchandise of all types for every gauge were set up in both the gym and cafeteria. Exhibitors came from the tri-state area of NY, CT and MA.
The show also featured “N”, “HO”, and “G” gauge operating layouts in separate rooms for everyone’s viewing. There also were extra large “kid friendly” “S” gauge and “T” track layouts.
Many children flocked to the circus train layout, but one of the favorites was Dick Brown’s “N-Trak” from Shelton. The layout had several trains running simultaneously in different directions.
Brown had just as much childlike wonder in his eyes as did the spectators checking out his layout.
He’d call kids over and challenge them to find Spiderman in his display. The perfectly painted scale figure of the super hero was flying through the air next to a building above the subway.
The children who found him were thrilled and amazed by how cool it was. Brown shared their joy with a big smile and congratulations on their sharp eyesight.