Huge train set for 'give away' ?

Everett Herald Got room for a masterpiece model?
By Noah Haglund, Herald Writer LYNNWOOD - Jim Noonan filled a garage-size building in back of his suburban rambler with a masterpiece in miniature.Over 15 years, he re-created Colorado's famed Rio Grande Southern railroad, a favorite of model train hobbyists. -- Noonan died in 2006, at the age of 80. Often, model train layouts get thrown out after their creator goes to the grave. -- A 2004 story in Railroad Model Craftsman magazine features Noonan's 19-by-23-foot layout and describes how he got early exposure to model railways through a club.-- "It's just too cool to have it end up in the garbage can," Berger said."Our real goal is to save it."They've received inquiries from museums, Berger said, but nothing solid.Moving the setup poses challenges.-- Want to save the layout?To inquire about saving the model railroad layout, email or
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