Eagle Academy Public Charter School
Congress Heights Campus
3400 Wheeler Road, SE
Washington, DC 20032
17, 18 November 2016
The Team of Ralph Fox, Bill Hakkarinen, Ron Tucker set up the layout on Thursday 17 November 2016 and ran trains on Friday 18 November. We used 21 Modules plus the Geezer Gate from the Md trailer. We used the four foot corners and had the entire layout set for a 31.5” rail height. We decorated with a variety of toys and buildings with winter and Christmas featured on most of the modules. We set up the layout and most of the scenery Thursday night between 6 and 9 PM. We completed the scenery for the layout early Friday morning and started running trains by 0800. The first class of students arrived at 0915.
The audience included children from the ages of 3 thru 8 plus teachers and school staff. Between 0915 and 1400 approximately 900 students visited the layout. The purpose of the Trackers doing these shows at Eagle Academy is to talk about how trains are an important part of transportation in the US and everywhere else. After each class had a chance to look at the layout, they were moved up on the stage at the end of the room and one of the Team talked to them about types of trains.
The Eagle Academy staff attended the show and was very pleased with how the show went. Check the website for photos or this Youtube link for a video of the show.
The track plan was a rectangle 28’ x 32’. We used the Md Trailer for the Geezer Gate, Power Cabinet and Corners.