Photo of the Ledyard Fair

Ledyard Fair
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Ledyard Fair Photo Gallery

Above: "The Committee" - Barry Doe, Phil Kilmer, Dennis Grady Photo Credit: Jan Luth

Above: Phil Kilmer's N scale layout. Photo Credit: Jan Luth

Below: "Gee, I wish it were mine!" Photo Credit: Jan Luth

Article By: Jim Spavins
Show Date: September 11-12, 1981

The very first Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club display took place at the Ledyard Fair in Ledyard, CT, on September 11 and 12, 1981.  At the time, the group consisted of approximately 15 individuals and referred to themselves as the Mohegan & Pequot Model Railroad Association.   The first display was a bit different than our shows today.  It featured one working N scale layout approximately 2'x4' in size, a HO scale switching layout, and numerous static models in HO, O, and S scales.  The photos were taken by one of the founding members Jan Luth.

Train Show at a Glance

Date: September 11-12, 1981
Location: Ledyard, CT
Scale: HO, N, O
Highlights: First Club Display