Deptford at home with model railroads

Courtesy of Russ Polo

The month of November has been designated Model Railroad Month nationwide for the last 20 years. In the South Jersey area, several model railroads can be seen without charge in private homes and clubs to promote the hobby.

In Deptford, the Oak Valley Railroad at 835 Vermont Ave. (not the Oak Valley section) will be open Sunday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 11, from noon to 5 p.m. The model s HO scale, 36 by 26 feet and detailed with towns named after sections of the township. There is also a scale model replica of Deptford’s First and Finest hot-air balloon. Six to eight trains will be operating.

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Other home railroads and their schedules:

58 Stoneham Drive, Delran, Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1605 Autumn Drive, Franklinville, Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Club railroads are:

Delaware and Susquehanna. 535 Station Ave., Haddon Heights, Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11, 2 to 6 p.m.

Patcong Valley Model Railroad Club, 1308 Harding Highway, Richland, Sunday, Nov. 19, noon to 4 p.m.

Burlington County Model Railroad Club, 808 Pomona Road, Cinnaminson, Saturday, Nov. 25, noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 26, noon to 5 p.m.

Cherry Valley Model Railroad Club, 7 East Maple Ave., Merchantville, Saturday, Nov. 18, noon to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19, noon to 3 p.m.

Train shows and sales

Magnolia Station Train Show, Magnolia Community Hall, 425 Brooke Ave., Magnolia Station
(benefits the Magnolia Historical Society), Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $5, kids free.
Brooklawn Train Show, Brooklawn American Legion Post #72, 11 Railroad Ave., Brooklawn, Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Adults $5, kids free.

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