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NATIONAL MODEL RAILROAD ASSOCIATION
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Our members are dedicated to furthering the hobby of model railroading through public displays, community involvement, and educational activities. The division models all scales and railroads, and welcomes new members, especially newcomers to the hobby. There is always plenty to do and learn, so come join the fun. Join us at our monthly meetings for enjoyable clinics, camaraderie, and fun! Meet with fellow railroad modelers and find out the answers to all your questions. Refreshments available. You do not need to be a member to come to the meetings.

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Model train display comes to Avon Lake

Scott Benson, module coordinator for the National Model Railroad Association’s Mid-Central Region Division 4, demonstrates model  railroading at the Avon Lake Public Library on April 8. Featuring 14 four-foot modules, the 40 by 25 foot display depicted a selection of scenes both real and fictional.Scott Benson, module coordinator for the National Model Railroad Association’s Mid-Central Region Division 4, demonstrates model railroading at the Avon Lake Public Library on April 8. Featuring 14 four-foot modules, the 40 by 25 foot display depicted a selection of scenes both real and fictional. Kevin Martin — The Morning Journal

By Kevin Martin, The Morning Journal

Members of the National Model Railroad Association’s Mid-Central Region Division 4 came to the Avon Lake Public Library on April 8 to share their passions for railroading.Members of the National Model Railroad Association’s Mid-Central Region Division 4 came to the Avon Lake Public Library on April 8 to share their passions for railroading.Kevin Martin — The Morning Journal

Members of the National Model Railroad Associationcame to the Avon Lake Public Library on April 8 to share in their passion for model trains.

The organization representing Mid-Central Region, Division 4 brings together model train enthusiasts from Cuyahoga, Lorain, Erie Medina and Huron counties. Division 4 Module Coordinator Scott Benson said along with doing public displays they provide a social network so that people can get together and share information about the hobby and also setting standards for how model railroad equipment is designed.

“Great, it’s been really busy. Yesterday (April) we had a great crowd and today everybody’s here. It’s been really good. We’ve been coming to this library now for four to five years and every year we get a really good turnout. They do a really good job of promoting it,” Benson said.

This year’s display featured 14 four-foot model train models in a 40 x 25 foot display with unique creations including depictions of real locations in Ohio along with fictional places devised from imagination.

“Some people model real scenes and other people just do fictional scenes so it’s up to them. We don’t have a standard that we try to replicate so we really get a little bit of everything. “People do different things based on what their interests are,” Benson added.

A grain elevator display based on Monroeville, Ohio was complemented by the fictional creations of Carolton, “Black River” in an ode to Lorain County and a crossing depicting Erie County known as Sterling.

John Muzilla of Avon Lake brought his young son Samuel Muzilla to take a peek at the creations.

“Samuel wanted to see it. Yeah it’s a lot of fun. We were here at Discovery Works yesterday and then we looked up and saw the train exhibit so we wanted to come look at it but we had some errands to run so we came back today,” Muzilla said.

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DIVISION FOUR MID-CENTRAL REGION, NATIONAL MODEL RAILROAD ASSOCIATION, INC.
Charter/Registration Number - 591522 Incorporated - March 22 1982 A 501(c)3 Educational Organization

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