Garden Grove, Calif.--The
Orange Coast Model Railroad Club announced
today is has begun a search for a new location for the Club’s layout.Currently located in Garden
Grove, the Orange Coast Model Railroad is OrangeCounty’s
largest permanent operating layout.The
layout boasts over 300 feet of mainline track and has been an operating club in
the community for over fifteen years with members from all over OrangeCounty.
The Club’s search began when founding member Steve Carroll announced that
the layout’s current location would lose its lease sometime in September or
October.The entire layout has to be
removed.Without a new location, the
layout is in danger of being separated into pieces or destroyed and thrown in
Club member Kevin
Jackson has begun coordinating efforts to find the OCRR a new home.He started by
putting advertisements in local classified sections to find a new home.Jackson has
also been writing local city and community groups with the hope that someone
may have a building or room to donate to the OrangeCoast.
“Our goal is to get our
message out to the community with the idea that a person or organization will
step up and help save the layout so that it can continue to be enjoyed by the
community for many more years to come,” said Jackson.
The layout encompasses
approximately 800 square feet and features a variety of different land and
cityscapes.Originally founded as a
module club, the OCRR has grown both in size and membership over the
years.The Club meets every Thursday
night from to at European Cycle
Specialties, 13851 A Better Way,
in Garden Grove.The Club is looking for a building that can
house the current layout but also allow future expansion and public
“Model railroading is a
great hobby and we really hope that we can find a new building that lets us
continue to build and develop the layout.” said Jackson.
Anyone interested in providing a location or in helping in the Club’s
search can contact Kevin Jackson at (714) 633-4526 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.The OrangeCoast’s
website is www.europeancycle.com/ocrc.htm.
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