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Sat, Feb 16


Charles River Museum of Industry & Innov

NEMES at Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

Behold the mastery of model trains in the epicentre of Waltham's vehicular history! Meet Jessica Lucci and imagine with her the fates of her "Watch City: Waltham Watch" characters as they steamed through Waltham in 1884.

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NEMES at Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation
NEMES at Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation

Time & Location

Feb 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Charles River Museum of Industry & Innov, 154 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA


About the event

Model engineering displays, hands-on activities, expert set-ups, detailed advice, and an entire world in miniature. Set your imagination in gear and steam on to new adventures.

Waltham steampunk author Jessica Lucci will have her Watch City collection on display, including the fiery adventure novel, "Watch City: Waltham Watch." Excerpts from her works will be freely available, and her books may be purchased and signed.

Excerpt from "Watch City: Waltham Watch" by Jessica Lucci:

"The locomotive simultaneously screeched and squealed. The engine sputtered oozing tar before bursting into a fireball. The force of the blast blew the engine and coal car off the tracks, pulling the following four cars with it, before jack-knifing. The remaining cars sped on with momentum. Conserved energy pushed the front cars further until they twisted sideways like a worm dipped in vinegar. The coaches all followed suit, turning, tumbling, meeting metal and dirt and soot, and shooting stars of fire. The twilight sky was erased by spreading columns of dense smog. Tess saw a flash of sun before succumbing to a pit of nightfall."

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