National Train Show Travels to Atlanta

first_img CATHERINE MULLINS / PBA Listen to the audio version of this story.??:??Claudia Wood stands proudly behind her and her husband’s minutely-detailed model trains.“We built a mountain and put a castle on top, and it’s based on a castle in Bavaria and then just went on to build the town and the tourist attraction and all the stuff to go with it.”The couple belongs to South East Modular N-Scale. It’s one of many model train clubs at the National Train Show.For Wood, it’s not just about the trains. It’s also about creating a scene. Her design is a bustling village with trains weaving through grassy knolls. At the center of it all is an ornate castle that took her two years to make.Wood’s model is one of hundreds at the show on display for people like Neil Multz. He’s collected trains for 45 years and flew in from New Jersey.“My father brought me a train set, built it on a piece of plywood, and then decided he was going to send two trains heading on to each other, and after that I became hooked.”Not everyone there was a train veteran. Six year-old, train lover, Nasir Gunner, wore a Thomas the Train conductor hat.“You can ride on them and sometimes you can play toys on them and that’s all.”The show had over 800 elaborately decorated booths. Bells, whistles, and all.The National Train Show ran from July 19th through the 21st at the Cobb Galleria Centre. CATHERINE MULLINS / PBA Share WABE.ORG / PBA CATHERINE MULLINS / PBA CATHERINE MULLINS / PBA CATHERINE MULLINS / PBA CATHERINE MULLINS / PBA CATHERINE MULLINS / PBA CATHERINE MULLINS / PBA CATHERINE MULLINS / PBA Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility WABE.ORG / PBA CATHERINE MULLINS / PBA ??:?? | Play story Add to My ListIn My List CATHERINE MULLINS / PBA Related Stories 123456 ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings last_img read more

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