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Gas masks and other cool stuff spotted at Cambrian Mall (15 photos)

Old military gear, model train sets, mechanical gadgets form part of Algoma Model Engineering Society show; admission free

For the second consecutive weekend and continuing through Sunday, the Algoma Model Engineering Society has plenty to see for those interested in old mechanical devices in an exhibit at Cambrian Mall, next door to Coles Bookstore.

Admission to the exhibit is free.

The show includes model trains, Second World War and postwar military gear (such as a U.S. Army supply vehicle and British Army gas masks), chain saws, marine engines, knives and more.

“We have a good time doing this. The kids have a good time,” said Evert Lamberts, Algoma Model Engineering Society member, speaking to SooToday.

The society has 16 members, each with their own areas of interest, trains being Lamberts passion.

“We’ve done this show annually for about 10 years. A lot of children like moving parts and the trains,” said Lamberts, who has been a society member for the past 20 years.

“We invite everyone to come, and we’re looking for new members to join our group if you like mechanical things (many of the exhibit items hand made by members, apart from historical artifacts),” said Lamberts, who may be contacted at 705-779-3110.


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