Issaquah train show features models of all sizes

August 9, 2011

By Staff

The sixth annual Issaquah Train Show is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Issaquah Train Depot.

The event features numerous model trains, including several set up by the Northwest Pacific Z-Scalers. Displays also will include wooden Brio trains. Visitors can ride the depot pump car, and the depot’s own model train set will be in motion.

Karen Klein, of the Issaquah History Museums, said there will be a large Lego display at which youngsters can build their own trains, as well as what she called a garden display, basically an outdoor train set up.

By the way, for the uninitiated, Z-scale trains are small-scale trains, Klein said.

For the first time, the train show features a speaker, Randy Dashoe, who will talk about the history of the Great Northern Railway at 11 a.m. in the Issaquah Valley Senior Center. The center is just a short distance from the depot.

The train show is free with museum admission: $2 for adults, $1 for children. The depot is at 50 Rainier Blvd. N.

The history museums are looking for volunteers to help staff the event. Two shifts are available, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 1-5 p.m. Call 392-3500 to sign up.

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