The Circus Is Coming To Town
- One Day Only -
April 1st

Open 12 Noon to 5pm

March 25, and 26th
April 1st, 2nd and 15th and 16th

Donations: Adults $8
Children 10 and under FREE with Adult

Step right up and see Ringling Bros Circus Train!  Appearing on the Garden State Model Railway for One Day Only.  This amazing HO Scale replica of the iconic circus train is perfect for train enthusiasts and circus fans alike. With realistic details and true-to-life features, this model captures the magic and excitement of the circus like never before. See the iconic passenger cars, animal cars, and flatcars loaded with circus equipment. Plus, you’ll love the intricate details such as tiny circus posters, miniature animals, and circus performers that bring the train to life.

Whether you’re a collector, a hobbyist, or just a fan of the circus, the Ringling Bros Circus Train model is a must-see.

Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing model train set, and relive the days of the traveling circus

Things To see

  • Continued progress on the New Layout space in the basement next door!
  • More Prototypical and fully functional NORAC signals around the layout!
  • All trains operate with Digital Command Control. More locomotives make realistic sound!
  • Completed industries at the west end of Albatross Yard
  • Continued progress on all facets of the Passenger Terminal
  • New home for the Joe Hensler Brewery and distribution center at Doug Tower
  • Fully functional turntable, roundhouse, and surrounding Engine Facility tracks
  • Lighting in more buildings along the railroad and working grade crossing lights
  • More Scenery, Ballasting, and Super Details all over the layout
  • New GSN HO Model Railroad DVD for sale.

About Our Show

Every year, the Garden State Model Railway Club holds an Open House for the enjoyment of the public. Unlike some clubs, this event is geared for both hobbyists and families. Not only will you see prototypical trains such as modern intermodal trains, coal drags, general freights, and passenger equipment, you will see our famous Santa Claus Express with various Disney and other pop culture characters for the children, not to mention Santa and his sleigh! This train has been popular with children since we first ran it back in 1993. These trains are pulled along the Garden State Northern mainline by a wide variety of steam and diesel locomotives.

Don’t foget Thomas the Tank Engine and his two coaches Annie and Claribel will be on visiting for our shows

In addition to Thomas, a platform and even higher grand stand can be found in the room for the young children to view the trains from. We also have a working layout for the kids to play with, as well as wooden trainsets where kids can build their own train layouts!

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