Burlington Vermont's Fleming Museum has a theme this spring on miniatures with Tim Wilmot, Retired Maple Researcher With Proctor Maple Research Center, Uvm Extension, And Member, Northwestern Vermont Model Railroad Association
For many model railroaders, the goal of the hobby is to recreate something—a town, a landscape, a railroad—that may no longer be in existence, but comes to life in a miniature world.
These worlds are often not static, but interactive, and the hobby can be a social one, where a community of modelers work together to construct and perfect a large sequence of scenes, in which model trains duplicate the life of a working railroad. For many people around the globe, this is an art form in which ideas and techniques are shared in order to create something that is both authentic and beautiful.
Samples of railroad models by Chris Monje, member of the Northwestern Vermont Model Railroad Association, will be on view before and after the talk.
Burlington Vermont's Fleming Museum has a theme this spring on miniatures.