If you've worn out your I Love Toy Trains DVDs and are ready to take the next step into toy-train obsession, the place to do it is the Rocky Mountain Toy Train Show. “There’s something for every level — even people who just want to come for some entertainment value and have their kids have a good time,” promises Jim Marski, executive director of the show.
Hundreds of vendors are showing their wares this weekend, covering everything from the newest model trains on the block to rarities almost a hundred years old; you might spot that final HO gauge boxcar you’ve always wanted. Classes and seminars are also offered in a variety of levels, whether you want to learn the basics of train layout or just polish your mad scale-model skills. And, of course, there are dozens of elaborate train layouts to peruse, as well as numerous kid-friendly activities to keep the little conductors happy.
Tickets for the show are $8 for ages twelve and up; admission is free for kids under twelve, Scouts in uniform and military personnel with ID. The miniature railroad fun, which started yesterday, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.rmtts.com.
Sat., Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2012