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Kids Club Report

by Mike Hays

What is the Kid's Club ?

Established in 2001, the Kid's Club, developed and sponsored by members of the San Diego 3-Railers Club, is a program designed to promote the fun, excitement and educational values of model railroading to children and young adults. With an initial participation of seventeen families, it has now grown to over one hundred sixty.

It meets for a two-hour session from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on the last Saturday morning of the month in the upstairs library of the San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

In the early session, the children (and adults) are taught the care and maintenance of model railroading equipment, and how to construct a layout. Later, they are allowed to run their own trains (or those provided by the Club) on one of the four main lines.

There is no cost to participate in the program, as children six years of age and older are encouraged to experience the hobby of model railroading.

The goals are to have fun, learn about the history of "real" and "model" railroading, how to create, build and maintain a layout, as well as the interaction,participation and working well with others.

It is a program that is "right on track", and a rewarding experience     ....  for all !!

30 January 2016

Hi all,

Saturday, 30 January:  Members of the SD3R Kids Club were running trains on the layout today.

Visitors were steady all day.   We were running Conventional, TMCC, and DCS.

Mike Hays

One of the trains running ↓

Another train ↓

John is the brakeman with a new engineer ↓

That is the train going around the bend ↓

Little sister inside the layout ↓