The Chronicle -

By Dana Merryday
Chronicle Columnist 

The trains are in town


November 1, 2018

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Jim Davenport oversees his world.

On entering the Cottage Grove Armory, the magic sound of wheels on track of model trains was intoxicating. The timbre is so familiar, having trains regularly passing through the Grove, yet diminutive.

Another thing that arrests your attention is the excited kids, who can scarcely keep their feet on the ground while taking in the various setups of model railways in operation. It is Lane County's Largest Train Show, organized by the Willamette Cascade Model Railway Club (WCMRRC).

With the armory floor space of 60 feet by 102 feet packed wall to wall with train setups, I believe it. It is t...

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