Hundreds get on board for model train kickoff event

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More than 500 families brought their little conductors to Downtown Round Rock on Thursday, Dec. 3, for Round Rock Arts Tinsel-Tastic First Thursday event, which featured the Austin Tinplate Tracker Society’s model train exhibit at ArtSpace. The Tinplate Trackers create a wonderland of carnivals, woodland forests, and 1950s throw back soda shops with nostalgic model train engines and train cars.

The event included:

  • $5 donation to be a conductor and operate a model train with a remote control was offered
  • Free rides on the Express Kids Train
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus showed up and took toy orders
  • Round Rock businesses such as Svante’s, Mambo House and Lucky Dog Chicago Style Grill donated treats and samples
  • Members of the Round Rock Community Choir sang holiday tunes
  • Original illustration from local artist were displayed on the walls at ArtSpace.

The Model Train exhibit is running 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays in ArtSpace, 231 E Main St., until Jan. 2. Admission is free, donations are accepted.

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