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Mt Hood Model Engineers – Open House

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The Mt Hood Model Engineers club like to say they are “Portland’s best kept secret”. They have been tucked away in the Mt Tabor area of Portland for the past 40 years. Every Saturday in November (National Model Railroad Month) and June on the Saturday & Sunday of the Rose Parade they host an open house from noon – 5pm.

The Mount Hood Model Engineers are a HO scale model railroad club operating the freelanced Mount Hood RR. Their large member-built layout encompasses almost 1200 square feet and has a mainline run of seven scale miles. It is truly a sight to see! Every detail on the line from Spokane through the Palouse, over the Snake river, through the Blue Mountains and Central Oregon over the Cascades near Government Camp, to the fertile Willamette Valley is included.

Even if you lack any knowledge of model trains, as I do, you can’t help but be impressed with the scaled replica they produced and vigor these engineers show. Great for kids, donations appreciated.

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