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Golden Spike Ceremony

On May 6th, 2019, the N Scale Division of the GSMRR had a Golden Spike Ceremony to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.  Thanks to Ed Sharett for the great photo.

On May 9th, the Union Pacific is had a similar ceremony in Ogden, Utah with the full size prototypes of these two steam locomotives. The recently restored Big Boy UP #4014 in this ceremony is one of the largest steam locomotives ever to run on US rails. 

On May 10, the Golden Spike Ceremony was reenacted at Promontory Point, Utah, with full size replicas of the 1880’s 4-4-0 Atlantic locomotives used in the original 1869 ceremony.

250,000 Visitors to the GSMRR!

On Saturday, April 20th 2019, the Grand Strand Model Railroaders received our 250,000th visitor since opening at the Myrtle Beach Mall.    The family with four children, from Winston-Salem NC, received a VISA Gift Card in commemoration of the occasion.

Model Railroad Swap Meet

On Saturday, April 13th, 2019, the GSMRR hosted a Swap Meet and Sale in the Myrtle Beach Mall.  Model Railroad items in many scales and Railroad Related Merchandise were swapped and sold.  The event was open to the public, with free admission.  

Annual Meeting Held on January 12, 2019 (At the Club)

The President’s Report and State of the Club were shared with all attendees. Refreshments were served before and after the meeting.

Congratulations to the new 2019 Board of Directors:

President……………….…. Charles Kucherer
Vice President….……………….. John Tabak
Treasurer……..………..…… Judge Shughart
Secretary………………..…….…. Tom Cionek
Public Relations…….….………. Joe Corsetti
HO Scale Engineer…….…..…. Pete Wheeler
N Scale Engineer………….. Rob Mackiewicz
O Scale Engineer…..………….. Bob Nemeth
Webmaster……..……….……… Bruce Ganas

Ninth Annual Train Show and Sale

 

The GSMRR 9th Annual Train Show and Sale was held on November 10th & 11th, 2018 at Inlet Square Mall, in the former JC Penney store.  With over 150 vendor tables and nine operating layouts, it was our largest show to date.  Thanks to all those who attended. We look forward to seeing you again next year!  

“Gymnastic and More” Visitor Group – 08/02/17

The Grand Strand Model Railroaders welcomed “Gymnastic and More” from Little River to the club Wednesday, August 2, 2017 for an outing. The girls and boys had a great time learning about the layouts, trains, and operating the trains. Some of the group took on the scavenger hunt sheet, looking for the different items on the layouts.

200,000th Visitor(s) – 08/02/17

Wednesday August 2, 2017 the Grand Strand Model Railroaders, Inc welcomed their 200,000 visitors which were twin brothers – Caden and Declan Folly with their grandfather Dennis Cicero. They were given a Limited Edition HO Harley-Davidson train set. Dennis had visited the club before and decided to bring the boys in for a visit. Peter Wheeler, Dick Spatafore and President Charles Kucherer are standing behind the family.

2nd Annual Coastal Carolina Train Fest – April 1-2, 2017

NOTE: The Coastal Carolina Train Show has been Cancelled for 2018.

2nd Annual Coastal Carolina TrainFest TRAIN SHOW & SALE

Saturday April 1st, 2017 (10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday April 2nd, 2017trainfest-2017 (10 am to 4 pm)

Coastline Conference Center

501 Nutt Street

Wilmington NC

Admission: $10  –  Children under 17 Free 

15 layouts, 21 Clinics, Vendor Sales, Door Prizes, Raffles

Click to connect to Trainfest website