The North Olympic Peninsula Railroaders’ annual Model Train Show and Swap is on the move to the Red Lion Hotel in Port Angeles.
Previously held at the Sequim Prairie Grange and then the Clallam County Fairgrounds, organizers said they’re looking to bring in local fans along with Canadian collectors and train enthusiasts by being closer to the ferry.
The free show, now in its 23rd year, will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 11-12, at the Red Lion, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.
Club treasurer Steve Stripp said they anticipate more than 20 vendors attending with a wide-range of model railroad scales, gauges and accessories, including some trains from the World War II era. Operating model trains will be replicas of ones that used to run through the Olympic Peninsula, such as the Seattle North Coast and a Milwaukee Road diesel train, organizers said.
For smaller children, there will be a wooden train track to play with along with a small free toy for elementary-aged students and younger.
Attendees can also spot Snoopy engineering a large G-scale train, organizers said.
Along with their annual show, club members from Sequim, Port Angeles and Port Townsend set up at the Clallam County Fair and Dungeness River Festival.
The North Olympic Peninsula Railroaders meet at 3 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month at Sequim Museum and Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave.
For more information, email Steve Stripp at email@example.com.
North Olympic Peninsula Railroaders’ Train Show and Swap Meet
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 11-12
Where: Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles