You are driving across Ohio, and you come upon a baseball field. Next to the baseball field is a railroad crossing sign next to a small building. Curious to see what is going on, you pull into the lot. What could be here?
Welcome to the Corner Field Model Railroad Museum and Trading Post Train Shop. You go inside, and you are greeted by friendly people behind the counter. You look around the hobby shop, but you did see that there is a model railroad museum.
Some of you are saying, “I know. It is a model railroad museum with a hobby shop. You see the trains in the hobby shop and then watch this train go around in a small circle, and that is their museum. I have seen these places so many times. They are just not worth your time.”
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Corner Field Model Railroad Museum and Trading Post Train Shop. No, it is not a train going around in some small circle. It is more like a very big circle. As you enter the museum, you will be amazed. This display is huge. How huge? It happens to be the largest family owned and operated O gauge train display in the United States of America. Yes, it was built by one family and not a model railroad club, and it remains in the family to this current day. You see trains going over bridges and past buildings some of which are at least sixty years old. From steam to diesel, this display will amaze you. You may think about going back to see it again.
The Corner Field Model Railroad Museum and Trading Post Train Shop is a hidden treasure that is waiting for you to discover it. It is located at 16720 Pioneer Road in Middlefield, Ohio (in the Huntsburg Township). They are opened year-round from Wednesday to Sunday. (Hours vary by day.) Admission to the museum is $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and $5.00 for kids 4 to 12. You can get directions, hours for the day you visit, and learn more about the hobby at http://cornerfieldmodelrailroadmuseumandhobby.com/.