Come to Whistlestop Weekend November 9-11 2012.

Hear that whistle off in the distance? It’s coming from the Adventure Science Center and it sounds the start of the holiday season! Whistlestop Weekend, the Center’s traditional model train extravaganza, returns for the 26th year November 9-11, heralding the beginning of the holidays and delighting young and old with a dizzying array of magical model trains.

Adventure Science Center’s own Lionel O train will run on a double loop track, and visitors can control the elements on the display with buttons and levers as the trains travel through a city, into rolling farmlands, by a rock quarry, and past a replica of a county fair. Another train, built especially for young children, will feature the beloved Thomas the Tank Engine, who travels through a winter wonderland right at kids’ eye level. Both of Adventure Science Center’s trains will be on display until after the New Year.

Local train enthusiasts from around Middle Tennessee also will display an array of model trains of all sizes, including N and G scales and Standard S and HO gauges. These experts will also share their locomotive knowledge with visitors throughout the three-day event.

Adventure Science Center also will host an array of train-themed activities, including special sing-along performances by Conductor Jack, a favorite children's musician.

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