The church gym will host a model railway over the weekend

January 20—HENDERSON—Fans of miniatures and model trains can visit St. James Catholic Church this weekend to see the work of the Sipping and Switching Society of NC

The group has installed a model railway in the church gymnasium, using modules custom built by its members, and will display it to the public on Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 9 am to approximately 3 pm.

Donations are welcome, and any received will go to the church.

Member Pat Walker, of Cary, said the group has members in Raleigh, Cary, Wilmington, Ohio, Georgia and South Carolina, among other places.

Henderson resident Brandon Tice, a member of both St. James and Sipping & Switching, will host the event.

The model group puts on shows all over the state, and by using modules that are based on a few standards (runways are 48 inches off the ground and at least two are centered 8 and 10 inches from the outer edge), you can put together large designs. in just a couple of hours and adapt them to the available space.

One at an exhibit in November filled about 26,000 square feet, Walker said.

St. James Catholic Church is at 3275 US 158 Bypass, near Vance-Granville Community College between Henderson and Oxford.

Contact Ray Gronberg at or by phone at 252-436-2850.

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