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February 18, 2012

Stillwater child's love for model trains comes full circle at Payne County show

STILLWATER, Okla. — Aidan Moore’s love of trains finally came full circle on Saturday.

The 11-year-old Stillwater native participated in Payne County Model Railroad Club’s Winter Train Show and Swap Meet for the first time. It is the same show he has attended since he was 4 when he bought his very first train set.

“But I loved trains all my life,” Aidan said.

Aidan spent nearly three months constructing his first train set for the Stillwater-based show, but this was not his first time rubbing elbows with fellow model train enthusiasts. He participated in five other train shows in Oklahoma City, he said, but coming back home was particularly special.

This was the event’s 21st year, said Rickey Custar, Payne County Model Railroad Club member.

Several large, operating train models were on display — just don’t touch. There were also several vendors on hand selling classic model train accessories and vintage railroad and train memorabilia.

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