The Anthracite Hi-Railers will be displaying a large model train in the foyer of the Globe during ScrantonMade’s Holiday Market this year! All of the members build these four foot long modules that connect together that is much bigger than individuals can build in their own homes! We had the opportunity to ask Earl about the model train they will displaying and about the club!
The Anthracite Hi-Railers are a group of local rail fans who like to operate 1/48 scale O-Gauge (Lionel type) model trains. Members build four foot long modules that connect together to create a train layout that is much larger than individuals could possibly build in their own homes. The Holiday Market layout will occupy 236 square feet. The club has the capability of building a layout twice this size. The layout features three main line tracks.
The model locomotives that pull the trains feature state-of-the-art digital controls with realistic prototypical sounds and smoke. Members bring trains from their private collections so that through out the day perhaps a dozen different locomotives and their cars will be displayed. The trains will pass through a variety of scenes created by the individual members.
When we heard that the Globe Store building was going to be this years Holiday Market venue we thought it would be fun to bring trains back to the place that many remember fondly. We are looking forward to seeing the smiles of children of all ages and hope that we can create more memories for those attending. It is our gift to the community….and remember “A Gift from the Globe Means More.”