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Tri-State Model Railroaders Open House
October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tri-State Model Railroaders offer a new Open House event at the Mineral Bluff Depot from 10:00 am until 2:00. The old train depot in Mineral Bluff, GA was constructed over 100 years ago with locally made brick and is the oldest public building remaining in Fannin County.
The model railroad layout depicting Copper Basin Railroading in the early 1950’s is developing nicely and the Tri-State Model Railroaders invite you to come enjoy the depiction, learn how railroads played such an important role in the development of the Tri-State area and to learn the unique history of the restored brick depot.
About the model train layout: The “Old Line” layout is HO scale; it occupies a space 22’ x 37’ and closely reflects the L&N prototype circa 1952. It is approximately 70% scenicked with over 100 structures. Like any layout, it is NOT finished…and probably never will be!
The layout is an “around the room” loop to loop with two peninsulas including the Murphy, NC branch. The Southern loop is currently used as staging; the Northern loop will be the location of a helix leading to a future upper deck which will include the line from Ducktown, TN through the Hiwassee Loop to Etowah, TN.
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150 Railroad Avenue
Mineral Bluff, GA, 30559