Scarborough Model Railroaders Club open house ‘a lot of fun’

Seeing kids grow with excitement each time a train passes.

That, says Stephen Ford, is his favourite thing about the Scarborough Model Railroaders Club.

“Days like today are a lot of fun,” the 30-plus-year member said at the club’s Dec. 1 fall open house. “You’re looking out at people, and it’s the kids that will come and stand on one of the platforms and their eyes will peek up and get bigger and bigger.”

Billing itself as “Toronto’s only dual scale model railway club”, the Scarborough Model Railroaders Club is a non-profit organization located on Jeavons Avenue.

The club hosts open houses in the spring and fall that attract thousands of visitors every year.

The next two open houses are set for Feb. 23 and March 2.