Crooks steal rails, parts from OC model railroad

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Updated: 3/12/2014 4:03 pm

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A train heist in Orange County has left a model railroad club seeking donations to replace an estimated $9,000 worth of stolen material.

The Orange County Register says thieves broke into a gated depot in Costa Mesa on March 1 and hit the headquarters of the Orange County Model Engineers.

The club operates scale-model trains in Fairview Park that give rides to children. Officials say it plans to continue operations, including offering free rides to kids this weekend.

The crooks stole 10-foot-long aluminum train rails, an 8-foot-tall aluminum signal bridge and other parts.

Police say they probably wanted to sell the metal for scrap.

No arrests have been made.

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