- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 4, 2002

Whether you want to revamp your old collection or start one, Web sites and businesses in the Washington area can help you.

Helpful Web sites
For an introduction to model railroading, see www.greatesthobby.com. The Web site has links to most of the major model-railroad organizations.
For information on garden railroading, try www.trains.com. The site also contains helpful information about other kinds of model trains, real trains and just about anything train related.

Organizations
Baltimore N-Trak train club (BANTRAK), the nonprofit N-scale model-railroad club: www.bantrak.org.
Gaithersburg Model Railroad Society: www.wizard.net/~gmrs/ or 301/948-8064.
National Capital Trackers O-Gauge Modular Railroad Club: www.trainweb.org/NationalCapitalTrackers/.
Northern Virginia N Trak: www.nvntrak.org.

Businesses
Williams Model Trains Outlet: Charles and Janet Phillips, 717/564-8633.
Sam and Debbie Geiser, 3-Rail Junction 301/931-1269 (Buy, sell, and repair Lionel and Mike's Train House trains) .
Brian "Boxcar" Reilly, 3301 Fallowfield Drive, Falls Church, Va., 703/573-1960.
Bill Printz's Lionel Buy and Sell, 3610 University Blvd. W., Kensington, Md., 301/949-5656.
Lisa Rauschart


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