All Aboard for Model Railroading annual Open House

Published 12:46 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Special to The Leader

Grace Lutheran Church, along with the Southeast Texas Model Railroad Club will host National Model Railroad Month Open House at the church on Saturday November 26 and Sunday November 27. Times will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

There will also be five other area layouts open on Saturday and two of those layouts will be open on Sunday at the same times.

The area layouts are: Steve Barkley’s Northern Pacific layout in Beaumont, Mickey Taylors Port Taylor & Pacific layout in Bridge City, Dave Cummings N and G scale layouts in Groves, and Tommy Drake – N scale layouts at Old First Orange Baptist Church in Orange.

Mickey Taylor and Tommy Drake will also have their layouts open on Sunday.

Anthony Sava will be on hand at Grace Lutheran Church with his ever popular Texas Brick Railroad layout on both Saturday and Sunday. The Texas Brick Railroad Lego Trains have become a big attraction for this weekend and many different types of Lego trains will be here to watch. All of these layouts are included in the Houston Fall Tour of Model Railroads. Check out for more information.

Come enjoy the magical world of miniature trains, with wonderful scenery and track plans. See the buildings and towns as the trains run through them. There will be both passenger and freight trains running on all the layouts; bring the kids to see Thomas the Tank Engine run on the different layouts.

For more details or directions, contact George Bohn at 409-313-1991 or Mike Gulley at 409-781-5865 or Mickey Taylor at 409-670-5349.


Southeast Texas Model Railroad Club, Grace Lutheran Church, 2300 Eddleman Road, Orange, TX 77630 – 409-883-5145

Steve Barkley, 2060 Belvedere Beaumont, TX – 409-781-1065

Mickey Taylor, 405 Gum, Bridge City, TX – 409-670-5349

Dave Cummings, 6029 Van Buren, Groves, TX – 409-543-1680 or 409-962-1183

Tommy Drake, Old First Orange Baptist Church, 7925 IH10 E., Orange, TX – 337-274-4868