Working on the model railroad — for 16 years

Meet Mike Chandler, a Master Model Railroader from New Westminster, whose intricate model train creations draw visitors from across North America.

Master Model Railroader's intricate creations draw visitors from across North America

Master Model Railroader Mike Chandler has spent the past 16 years working on a model railroad in his New Westminster basement — and he figures it will take him another decade to complete.

Chandler is one of the participants in Trains 2013, a model railroad exhibition being held this weekend at the Cameron Recreation Centre in Burnaby, B.C..

Doors are open from 10 a.m. PT to 4 p.m. PT. Entrance costs $10 for adults, $5 for children and seniors and $25 for a family.

With files from Catherine Rolfsen


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