Get help with model trains at annual Hayes train clinic

Dec 21, 2022 | Entertainment | 0 comments

Model train enthusiast Ken Fullenlove examines a model train brought for inspection during the annual Model Train Clinic at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

FREMONT – Do you have questions about model trains? Does your model train need repair?

Veteran model train hobbyists can help at the annual Model Train Clinic on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums. The hobbyists can give expert advice about train repair and help estimate the value of some trains.

The clinic is from 1 to 4 p.m. in the museum auditorium. Tickets are $5 per person ages 6 and older. Kids 5 and younger are admitted for free.

Tickets are available in advance online at and in-person the day of the event.

Those who bring trains to the clinic can also can run their trains on the “Hayes Train Special” track. The track fits standard, O-gauge and G-gauge trains.

“The Hayes Train Special” is Hayes Presidential’s annual model train display, where model trains run through a Victorian holiday scene and delight visitors of all ages.

Visitors and train clinic participants can watch them wind through tunnels and villages in this multi-tiered 12-foot by 24-foot exhibit. They can get involved by pushing buttons that run one of the trains, turn the Ferris wheel, send the ice skaters gliding across the pond and more.

The “Hayes Train Special” is sponsored by Croghan Colonial Bank and the Gordon W. Knight Family.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.

For information, call 419-332-2081, or visit

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