Mason Foss, 4, waits for Bill Ipema to get the train cars coupled. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
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Homewood driveway becomes a train rail yard for a day

The Hentschel Train Depot opened at 6 a.m. and operated until dusk on a driveway in Homewood as three brothers helped recreate the joy of model trains for themselves, their children and grandchildren.

Mason Foss, 4, waits for Bill Ipema to get the train cars coupled. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

John Hentschel's got everything running smoothly at the model train rail yard. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

Tom Hentschel of Homewood started his day at 6 a.m. to lay out 450 feet of train for the family's annual model train day at his . . .

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Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

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