LIMA — Does the image of a toy train circling beneath a brightly-colored Christmas tree bring back memories from years gone past? Or perhaps you’re ready to introduce a future generation to the hours of fun that model trains can hold.
If so, Lima is the place to be Saturday, with four separate train-related events scheduled throughout the city.
The North Central Region of the National Model Railroad Association will host a train show and swap meet at the Allen County fairgrounds. Organizer Chuck White said the show will offer more than 170 tables of model train-related items.
“I guess it’s the universal love of trains coupled with the mechanical thrill of things in motion,” he said. “There are a lot of facets to the hobby, from model train photography to serious collectors to memorabilia.”
Parking is free and door prizes will be awarded. Food will be available.