Train Weekend, Open House & Raffle, December 1 & 2, 2018

Come explore the world of model railroads with the skilled hobbyists from the Fords Colony Model Railroad Club. This holiday tradition includes operating layouts in all different sizes, from the tiny Z scale to the massive G trains, with detailed and surprising scenery crafted by hand. Make a special craft with younger visitors, talk with a rail safety specialist from Operation Lifesaver.

The caboose, currently under restoration, will be open.

There will be a raffle for a battery operated Lionel Train Set, to be on display the Depot meeting room.  All proceeds will benefit the Caboose restoration.

Show and Depot Hours –  10 – 5 Saturday and 1 – 5 Sunday.

All aboard: Model trains will take over JCC library this weekend

By Alexa Doiron – November 29, 2017

Get on board for the Ford’s Colony Model Railroad Club Layout show this December, complete with interactive functions and displays.

On Dec. 2 and 3, the Ford’s Colony Model Railroad Club will host their layout show for the thirteenth year at the Williamsburg Regional Library on Croaker Road in James City County, according to a release from the club.

The displays will explain the detailed settings and intricate track planning that goes into each work, according to the website. Each member will discuss their particular display, which will show scenery ranging from cities to mountains.

Layouts from various scale sizes will be available, including G, O, HO, N. and Z. The categories indicate the size of the model with G-trains being as large as a backyard and Z-trains as small as a kitchen table, according to Richard Eichhorn, a member of the club.

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Norge Depot Virginia Historical Marker Unveiled

Our crew wanted visitors to be able to take photos of friends and family on the transom of the caboose! Also, the new Norge Depot Virginia historical marker was unveiled at the corner of Richmond Rd. And Peninsula St. In Norge (VA). This location is about 200 yards from the Depot’s original location and about 2 miles from its current spot at the James City Library. 22 supporters attended the ceremony today.

Check it out on our Facebook page here.