Planes and Trains - The largest Train exhibit in Middle Georgia!
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The First Display Event
19 - 21 December 2008
Planes and Trains at the Museum of Aviation, Robins AFB, Georgia, began as a request by the Museum Association to place a train around their Christmas Tree. Joe Udemi was a volunteer in the restoration area as well a a member in the Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club. Through Joe, the Club, not only placed a G-scale train around the Christmas tree, but also setup up an 12 module HO-Scale display and a small N-scale display.
This first display in the Museum of Aviation by the Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club was not named at the time or advertized. However, by word of mouth, the normal visitor count was tripled during the display.
Over the following year, a number of things accured. First the Museum Association asked the Club to setup again the following year. The MGMRC accepted the request and assigned Joe Udemi as the Display Event Coordinator. Through the coordination with the Museum Association, the display received the name Planes and Trains, the time of the display event was moved to November during the Thanksgiving School Holiday (which is also National Model Train Month), and the display was enlarged from a 3 day event to a 9 day event.
First MGMRC Layout at MoA
A picture of your first layout in the Eagle Building that started it all.