Two free model train exhibits will roll into the Main Library, along with the opportunity to ride a train!
The Arizona Big Train Operators Exhibit, July 27 to July 29, will offer more than 500 square feet of space featuring a wide range of G-scale (garden size) model trains, multiple passing tracks, historical dioramas, bridges, villages and towns. Children will have an opportunity for a hands-on experience and members of the Arizona Big Train Operators model train club will be on hand to answer questions.
After seeing the G-scale trains, the HO Scale Model Train Exhibit, July 31 to Aug. 5, will offer the opportunity to compare to the HO Scale trains, which are one of the smallest. Presented by Grand Canyon State Model Railroaders, exhibit visitors will be invited to walk around more than 750 square feet of HO track and model towns. Model railroad operators will be on hand for answer questions.
As part of the exhibit, the Mesa Library Express trackless train will be offering free train rides for adults and children Friday, July 28 and Saturday July 29 and Friday, Aug. 4 and Saturday, Aug. 5. The Mesa Library Express is presented by SRP, Valley Metro, Stacy and Witbeck and Sundt.
Raffle prizes will be given away after the exhibit ends, including two tickets to the Grand Canyon Railway; a family 5-pass for combination admission to Goldfield Ghost Town’s mine, train, and mystery shack and a Lehmann train set.
ARIZONA BIG TRAIN OPERATORS G-SCALE EXHIBIT
Thurs | July 27 | 9:30am – 7:30pm | MN
Fri | July 28 | 9:30am – 5:00pm | MN
Sat | July 29 | 9:30am – 3:00pm | MN
The annual Arizona Big Train Operators’ exhibit features a wide range of G-scale (Garden-size) model trains, multiple passing tracks, and historical dioramas. Children will have an opportunity for a hands-on experience and the Arizona Big Train Operators will be available to answer questions.
GRAND CANYON STATE MODEL RAILROADERS HO-SCALE TRAIN EXHIBIT
Mon | July 31 | 12:00pm – 8:00pm | MN
Tues | Aug 1 | 9:00am – 8:00pm | MN
Wed | Aug 2 | 9:00am – 8:00pm | MN
Thurs | Aug 3 | 9:00am – 8:00pm | MN
Fri | Aug 4 | 9:00am – 5:00pm | MN
Sat | Aug 5 | 9:00am – 5:00pm | MN
New this year! After seeing the G-scale trains, compare them to HO-scale model trains, which are one of the smallest scale models. Chat with the Grand Canyon State Model Railroaders at this 750 sq. ft. exhibit.
ALL ABOARD THE MESA LIBRARY EXPRESS
Fri | July 28 | 10:00am - 2:00pm | MN
Sat | July 29 | 10:00am - 2:00pm | MN
Fri | Aug 4 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | MN
Sat | Aug 5 | 10:00am – 5:00pm | MN
Take a train ride at the library when you come to see our HO scale model train exhibit! Adults and children can ride the train together. Last pickups will be 30 minutes before the closing time.