Model railroad buffs, families and children will want to make tracks to the MSOE campus this weekend for the annual Train Time show, featuring operating model railroad layouts, vendors and displays. One of the largest shows of its kind, Train Time is presented by MSOE’s student-run chapter of the Society of Model Engineers (S.O.M.E.).
Train Time is a free event and takes place Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first floor of the Student Life and Campus Center, 1025. N. Broadway. Limited free parking is available in the lot and Broadway and Highland Ave.
S.O.M.E. promotes the practical application of engineering and technology through the design, construction and operation of a large HO-scale model railroads. Members are involved in railroad history and research, construction methods, electrical systems and computer design.
Train Time 2012 will feature many operating layouts and displays from exhibitors and vendors including: Badgerland S-Gaugers, Cedar Creek Central Railroad Club, Fond Du Lac Society of Model Railroad Hobbyists, Jordan Emmett, Kalmbach Publishing Company, Leather Railroad, Lionel Railroad Club of Milwaukee, Little WISE, Guys and Gals, L. J. Schmit Enterprise, METRO Model Railroad Club, Milwaukee Area NTrak (MANTrak), Milwaukee Electric Railway & Transit Historical Society, Milwaukee Light Engineering Society, Milwaukee N Southeastern, Ltd., Milwaukee Transit Archives & Museum, Model Railroad Club of Milwaukee, Overland Western Lines, Paul Brammer’s Railroad Goods, Sommerfeld’s Trains, Southeastern Wisconsin Ntrak Group, Stadelmann Engineering Inc., Stu Baker Alumni Layout, The Pewaukee Road Lego Train Club, The Wisconsin Electric Railway Historical Society, Inc., Waukesha County Gandy Dancers, and Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers. (Groups attending subject to change.)