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Intracoastal Model Railroad Club Brunswick County, North Carolina (coastal North Carolina between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach)

In an area where there’s no train shop for at least 50 miles and the hobby has been little known, a group of retirees from warmer climes is getting a lot of attention, including frequent newspaper coverage.

Beginning with a 2005 merit badge training program for Boy Scouts, they’ve evolved into an outreach group whose portable layouts seem to pop up everywhere — from an annual fundraiser at a town firehouse, to the huge Southport Spring Festival, to a regular gig at an elementary school. Their portable modular layouts include four 3-rail O gauge setups as well as HO and large scale layouts, all designed to feel accessible and not intimidating to prospective future model railroaders.

The following excerpts from the Intracoastal club’s Blue Comet Award application offer a more detailed picture of what they’ve accomplished.

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