Hutchinson Mall Run - The Wichita Toy Train Club was invited by the Kansas Central Model Rail Roaders club to run in their mall suit. The Kansas Central Modle Rail Roaders is a Hutchinson based HO club that has a very nice HO layout set up on a perminet bassis at the hutch mall. If you get a chance be sure and stop by and check out their suite.
Tanganyika Wildlife Park - Tanganyika is a beautiful wildlife park in Goddard, Kansas. On Father’s day June 21st, 2009, the Wichita Toy Train Club occupied a 33"X44" room with large picture windows just inside the park’s main entrance. For this event we brought out half of the large O gauge layout and the full S gauge layout. We ran from 9am to 5pm and outside the picture window we could watch the giraffes all day.
|River Fest 2008|
River Fest 2009
Riverfest Parade - Wichita holds an annual city wide event called Wichita River Festival. At this event the downtown area is blocked off and vendors are allowed to set up for nine days of festivities and concerts. The WTTC runs trains annually at this event and in 2008 we entered our first float in the Riverfest parade. Several members were involved in the construction of the float and the Crazy Caboose Kids rode in the back with bubble guns.
*2009 RIVERFEST PARADE ADMIRALS CHOICE BEST IN SHOW WINNERS* In 2009 we modified our float to fit the 2009 River Fest seventies "Get Your Grove On" theme. Flowers were added to the float, the name was changed to Love Train, and the participating members wore tied died shirts with the Crazy Caboose or WTTC logos on the back. Improving on some shortcomings we noticed in 2008 we improved our sound system so our music and train sounds could be heard over the crowd. In both 2008 and 2009 the kids riding on the float were armed with bubble guns.
Cosmosphere - Hutchinson, Kansas has a very nice Air and Space Museum, and around Christmas they invite us out for a day to run. This day is usually paired with events involving Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and for the smaller children a visit from Santa Claus. For this event the club usually takes our Lionel O gauge Fast Track for quick set up and teardown and uses tables provided by the host. Our layout is usually set up at the main entrance under the SR-71 Black Bird that hangs from the ceiling.
|Wichita train show 2008|
|Wichita Train Show 2010|
The Wichita Train Show - Is held annually in February or March and the Wichita Toy Train Club usually runs our O and S guage layouts at this event. These are some pictures of the S guage layout.
Exploration Place - in Wichita is a children's museum. They regularly host displays that are on tour such as the Titanic exhibit, Sue the T-Rex dinosaur, and Our Body: The Universe Within. Occasionaly the WTTC sets up for a weekend and these are some pictures of part of our large layout in 2006.