The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA, launches February school vacation week with a weekend filled with model railroading fun! The Northeast Ntrak Modular Railroad Club will be at the museum Saturday, February 17 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 18 from noon-4:00 p.m. Admission to the train display is $5/individual and $7/family.
The 2.7 scale miles of three-track mainline with smaller N-scale trains means more trains and longer trains (50-70 cars) running through a variety of scenes on different modules will delight young and old alike. Visitors will see the colored lights and hear the authentic sounds of a circus with its circus train cars to carry the big-tent animals and performers or a carnival with Ferris wheel, merry-go-round and other animated rides as well as the beautiful Disney Island Castle with numerous enchanting details. Bridges Canyon State Park in the Great Northwest with its eleven bridges tunnels, and two river gorges is featured. Visitors will be transported across the U.S. to see a replica of the familiar Auto Train Depot in Lorton, Virginia, and then travel across the Atlantic Ocean to see a model of the famous Dammtor Train Station in Hamburg, Germany. In travels across the country, the trains take viewers to the Black Hole Coal Company complex, a high rise building engulfed in flames, an oil refinery, and an intermodal transportation facility.
In addition to the featured Northeast NTRAK layout, there will be the Northeast T-TRAK table top modular train layout on display. The N-Scale T-TRAK is designed to fit on standard tables and be the perfect height for children to enjoy. The layout features animations and features a coal dumper, truck tipper, drawbridge, turntable, and much more. At the layout, visitors can learn about different forms of energy: solar, wind, hydroelectric, coal, nuclear, thermal solar and oil.
The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library is dedicated to presenting exhibitions on a wide variety of topics in American history and popular culture. The Museum is supported by the Scottish Rite Freemasons in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States. The Museum is located at 33 Marrett Road in Lexington at the corner of Route 2A and Massachusetts Avenue. The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For the train weekend, the Museum will be open on Saturday, February 17 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. AND Sunday, February 18 from noon-4:00 p.m. Admission to the Museum is free. Admission to the train show is $5/individual and $7/family. For further information, contact the Museum at (781) 861-6559 or visit our srmml.org.