Houston Tinplate Operators Society: Worth the trip!
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Houston Tinplate Operators Society: Worth the trip!

21 May, 2018

The trains are in the station! Every Tuesday night and Saturday afternoon, make time to visit Memorial City Station, home of the Houston Tinplate Operators Society (HTOS). Founded in 1988, HTOS is an O-gauge model train club that meets weekly to promote their hobby and share it with guests at the Memorial City Station tucked in the west mall entrance by Target. 

With 4 operating layouts, there is so much to take in. A large portable layout dominates the space, layered with beautifully detailed models and scenes, multiple trains running the perimeter, and an intricate set of relays keeping the circuits firing. The two windows feature a seasonal layout and a permanent layout and an American Flyer S-gauge layout. 

The layouts are in themselves a draw for kids, but there is also a wooden play layout and a layout treasure hunt. Have a train lover in your life? HTOS is a fun space for birthday parties, scouting trips and private group events. 

One of the best features of visiting the station is drawing on the knowledge of HTOS members. Whether you want to know more about a layout, need help with your personal trains, or have questions about model railroading, the HTOS members are welcoming and keen to share.

Memorial City Station is open Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm and Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm  For more information visit the website at www.trainweb.org/htos or stop by the Memorial City Station.

 

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