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    Great Falls Model Railroad Club trains and tracks weave through cityscapes and countrysides.

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    Adam Long displays a Z-gauge train and the popular N-gauge train at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn on Wednesday. The club boasts more sizes of train models than any other club in the state.

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    Mike Meserve, president of the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn, adjusts a train on the track at the club on Wednesday.

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    Eric Long displays a 0-6-0 tanker that he rebuilt. The engineer appears to be shoveling coal when the train is in motion due to the movement of the plate between the two cars.

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    Carter McNally, 11, operates the trains using a controller at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club. McNally attended an open house at the club with his grandmother and both became avid fans of the activity.55

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    Donald Duck peeks out of a train car at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn.

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    Simon Golob, 6, and his big brother Stanley, 11, stand on a small stool to look at the trains on the upper level of the tracks at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn on Wednesday. Both boys say they enjoy driving the trains and looking at the details.

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    Kelly Noble and Stanley Golob try to work out how to operate a controller at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn on Wednesday. The club is unusual in that it attracts members of all ages.

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    Eric Long displays a 0-6-0 tanker that he rebuilt in the workshop of the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn.

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    Eric Long moves a plastic model of a factory which is part of the scenery that surrounds the tracks at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn. While the club is closed to the public, it is still open to club members who often gather to work on the models together on Wednesday evenings.

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    "Thurstonville" is a make-believe town at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn named after a former club member. Many of the model towns are based on real Maine locations.

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    Scenery at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn surrounds the tracks.

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    Scenery at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn surrounds the tracks.

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    Lewiston is clearly recognizable in the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn.

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    Scenery at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn surrounds the tracks.

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    Scenery at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn surrounds the tracks.

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    Scenery at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn surrounds the tracks.

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    Scenery at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn surrounds the tracks.

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    Colby Leavitt, 18, cleans up the tracks at the Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn. Club members have taken advantage of the pandemic to tear apart and rebuild many sections.

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