Young and Old Enjoy Model Trains

Brandy Gill reported on the show in the Temple Daily Telegram.

Train enthusiasts from across Texas convened at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center in Temple Saturday and Sunday for the annual CentraMod Train Show.

Vendors and visitors at the show had the opportunity to view and purchase elaborate electric train models, antiques from the golden era of trains, individual cars and model parts, T-shirts, patches, and date nails just to name a few.

There was even a model roller coaster on display by NorthWest Crossing Operating Model Railroad Club member Michael Taylor from Houston.

“This is the fifth year I’ve been up here,” he said. “I do it to see the smiles on the kids faces. Usually kids from about the ages of 2 to 12 love to come and turn the crank on my roller coaster models.”

Like most children, Taylor said he has been interested in model trains and roller coasters since he was a youngster.

“I watched them build roller coasters at AstroWorld when I was growing up,” he said.

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