Bunker Hill Train Club to host train sale and show

April 03, 2013

RANSON, W.Va. — The Bunker Hill Train Club will be hosting its 13th spring model train show and sale at the Ranson Civic Center on Saturday.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is one of the largest in the Tri State area, according to a train club news release. 

Admission costs $4 for adults and is free for children age 12 and under.

The show at 431 W. 2nd Ave. in Ranson is expected to feature more than 160 tables of vendors selling everything from Z scale to G scale, shirts, hats, tools, scenery supplies, railroad memorabilia and books, among other items. 

There also will be running displays for children to run as well as displays by the Shenandoah Potomac Valley Garden Railway Club (G), Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Modular Group (HO), Mad Modules (On30), O Dark 30 Modular group and NVNTRAK T-TRAK Division, club President Joe Vanorsdale said in a news release.


“We actively support the preservation of historical railroad artifacts, memorabilia and historical landmarks,” Vanorsdale said of the club’s community efforts in a news release.

“We try to provide an environment in which model train enthusiasts can enjoy their hobby, pass along knowledge, ideas, and enjoy the company of others who enjoy the wonderful world of railroading and model railroading,” Vanorsdale said.

A raffle to be held will benefit projects at nonprofit educational organization’s club house and the show also will include a presentation by Jeff Hollis on B&O steam, N&W and others, according to Vanorsdale.

“One of our most rewarding activities is educating younger citizens about railroad history, and the increasing importance of trains in our regional and national transportation system,” Vanorsdale said.

Individuals interested in joining the club can talk with members at Saturday’s show or visit the club at 1298 Sam Mason Road from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays.

More information about the club is on the Internet at

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