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All aboard the model train extravaganza

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Train modelers of all ages are all aboard the Model Railroad Extravaganza this weekend at the Wilmington Railroad Museum.

Organizers geared this year's event more toward kids in an effort to keep the love for model trains alive for future generations. Little ones and teens can participate in challenges around the model tracks to earn an engineer certificate. Model experts are on site to answer any questions from beginners and advanced builders.

"It challenges you to use a lot of different skills,” model railroader and event organizer Stuart Chinnery said. “You need to be a little bit of an engineer. You need to be a little bit of an artist. You need to be a little bit of a free-thinker in how you can create in miniature something that existed in the past."

The centerpiece of the extravaganza is a four-city replica detailing old Wilmington and other railroad cities across the Carolinas.

The event runs from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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