The model railroad show and swap meet rolls into the Joplin Museum Complex on Saturday.
The train show featured many different train displays, railroad memorabilia, and assembly kits. The Joplin Museum Complex hosts the tri-state model railroad club meet every year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving.
More than 60 tables were set up for people to visit, and complex volunteers say this is one of the largest events at the museum -- which also functions as a fundraiser.
"For the young children, they love it," said Ned Mayes, Museum Volunteer. "Anything with wheels that moves, the kids just you see them walking away screaming as the parents pull them away. And that's really fun; to see the kids smile."
The next train show will be at the Joplin museum complex in march.
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