Fix up your model train at Train Clinic

Veteran model train hobbyists will help train enthusiasts with repairs and answer questions about their model trains during the train clinic Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

The clinic is from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $2 per person or free with the purchase of a museum ticket. 

The hobbyists can give advice regarding repairs and estimate the value of some older trains. Visitors also can run their trains on the track of the “Hayes Train Special” model train display if their trains fit the tracks on the layout.

They can also see the “Hayes Train Special” before it closes for the season Jan. 7. The multi-tiered display harkens back to the days of President Rutherford B. Hayes with Victorian winter scenes and includes several model trains.

In the event of inclement weather, the clinic will be canceled. For updates, visit

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.

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