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Inside Thursday, November 28, 2013

VOL. 19, NO. 17

Sara Hansen photos

Coupeville resident Jack Tingstad, above, will host sis model railroad open house Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at his home on Broadway. Bring a food donation benefiting Gifts from the Heart food bank. Right, his extensive display includes a train winding its way by a scale model of the Crystal River Mine located in Colorado.

Tingstad Chugs along Coupeville resident shares love of trains with public

By Sara Hansen Staff Reporter

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alking into the basement of Jack Tingstad’s house is like taking a trip back in time. Trains traverse the old railroads of Colorado, chugging their way through mining towns. “It’s a great hobby, especially in the North-

west during the winter,” Tingstad said. Tingstad will host his 13th model railroad open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at his home on 508 Broadway St in Coupeville. Tingstad has volunteered at the food bank for 10 years, and asks those coming to see his trains bring a donation for Gifts of

See TRAINS, page 12


Whidbey Examiner, November 28, 2013