Welcome to My Blog
I'm Claire, the designated Miracle Worker here at the Museum. That's not my official title, but it will do for now.
I'm going to try and keep you fine folks updated on our building progress as Iron Spike continues to grow. If you have any questions, use our comment feature, send me an email, or give us a call.
By Iron Spike Model Train Museum, Aug 8 2016 04:14PM
The Town and Country Fair is over and it is time for us to get back to the business of building our museum. The modeler's are building their control stations and laying track furiously to take advantage of a rare break in the weather. Today is cloudy and cool which makes for a fine day to work in a large space with no air-conditioning.
One of our projects at the moment is raising money to air condition the former service bay of this building. So if you'd like the museum to be more comfortable when you visit please consider donating to the project. You can donate through PayPal on our website or send us a check. We'll make sure it goes for that project! So far the bids range between $12,000 and $36,000. Yikes!
By Iron Spike Model Train Museum, Aug 1 2016 05:07PM
If you've ever been to the fair in Washington, MO you know what a great time it is. You also know it is usually very HOT or very WET. Either way, Iron Spike wants you to know that we're here for you if you need a break from the weather. The air-conditioned portion of the museum will have trains running as usual and, OF COURSE, the Thomas room will be available for the younger crowd. The museum itself will be open. Trains will be running if we have operators but many of them will be volunteering at the fair. So stop in to see us if you come to town for the fair. We'd love to meet you!
Museum Hours during the Fair are:
Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
By Iron Spike Model Train Museum, Jul 16 2016 09:03PM
These were some of our favorites this week!
Wilbert Deppermann with 1 of the 28 trains he made and sold 20 yrs ago.
South Pointe Assisted Living visitors enjoy Don's stories in the museum
Volunteer Rich giving The Tour to his mom, Lottie, during her recent visit.
Xander, from Scott City, donated his own Polar Express to us! WOW!!
Local VFW Commander donated a box of his train engines and cars. Thanks!
Let us know how everything is going. Hope all is well.
Don's brother Russ and wife Sue drop in for a few days. Fun!
By Iron Spike Model Train Museum, Jul 12 2016 12:43AM
If you were hoping to get that engine, you've waited too long! No longer new and pristine but nicely weathered as an engine of that age ought to be. Nice job, Brian. We're looking forward to seeing more of your work when you come to volunteer and help Iron Spike achieve its full potential. See you soon!!
It's going to be a busy week here at Iron Spike. Tonight we have a Boy Scouts that are participating in a local STEM program working on building structurally sound bridges. Residents from South Pointe Assisted Living will have the chance to come see us on Wednesday morning. Thursday afternoon a group of RV travellers are coming to Washington and arrange a stop at Iron Spike while they are here. We're looking forward to meeting all of them. Pictures to follow later in the week. Stay tuned.
By guest, Jun 8 2016 03:48PM
Whoever thought I'd be writing a blog, and for a train museum! It's a long story. But life has a way of leading you in unexpected directions. So here I am retired from the Air Force and now the designated Miracle Worker for this growing non-profit called Iron Spike, Inc. Enough about me though, what you want to know about is MODEL TRAINS!
Although we are primarily a museum, we occasionally come across some wonderful brand new, old stock. Today is one of those days. We just put out some great deals on engines, in the box. Check out the pictures and prices below. If these are your favorite rail lines, today is your lucky day! Get these one of a kind deals while you can.
Come play trains in Washington, Missouri!