All Aboard for Lionel train exhibit in Norfolk July 25-28

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Posted on July 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 5:07 AM

NORFOLK -- All aboard! to see the Lionel toy train exhibit in Norfolk.

 

It's July 25-28 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in downtown in ballroom #3 on the first floor of the hotel. .

The expansive exhibit coincides with the Lionel Collectors Club of America's annual conference.

The layout, as large as a four-stall garage, features amazing detail, realistic sound systems and state-of-the-art technology found on today’s commercial trains.

The model train exhibit will be open to the public, July 25-27 from 10:00 a.m. until 9 p.m., and on July 28, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Model trains will be available for purchase on Saturday, only.

Saturday is kid’s day at the train show, with kid-friendly events all day long! Hampton Roads’ Boy Scouts are encouraged to attend in uniform for the opportunity to earn a BSA Railroading Merit Badge. Pre-registration for the badge is required. Girl Scouts attending in uniform on Saturday can qualify for a Norfolk Southern Girl Scout Patch.

A children’s toy train play area will be set up in the atrium of the Marriott Hotel for hands-on fun. Operation Lifesaver, a railroad safety organization will be offering up safety tips.

While the kid’s day event is free, a donation to the Ronald McDonald House is suggested. For more information, go to the Lionel club's website, e-mail office@lionelcollectors.org or call Visit Norfolk at 757-664-6620, ext. 616.

 

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