St. Louis Area and National Train Shows

Last updated April 9, 2017


We always need updates for the shows listed below!




25th Annual Greater St. Louis Metro Area Train Show
"Perhaps the best home-grown ALL SCALES show in the country!"
* * * The MVNS Modules will be set up at this show! * * *
Sponsored by the Mississippi Valley N Scalers LLC
Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Always the 2nd weekend in October, October 7 and 8, 2017
Friday setup will be available
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
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Admission for adults $7
All kids and students with ID age 25 and under are FREE!
Bring the kids to see the trains!
Family fun!
Don't miss this show!


St. Louis Live Steamers
Invite you to Kircher Park on selected Saturdays:
April 22, 2017
May 13, 2017
June 10, 2017
July 15, 2017
August 12, 2017
September 9, 2017
October 7, 2017
2016 schedule has been completed, check back next spring 2017
11 am - 4 pm
for a Free Train Ride
Kircher Park is located just south of I-44 on Williams Road on the east side of Eureka.
If going west on I-44 from St. Louis, exit at State Route 109, turn left, go under I-44,
the immediately go back onto I-44 eastbound for about a half mile.
Then again take the exit ramp and the railroad is across Flat Creek in the park.
It's not just a train ride ... it's FUN!
For information check out the St. Louis Live Steamers on Facebook

4th Annual Atlantic City N-Scale Gathering
Saturday April 29, 2017 9 AM - 4 PM
Sunday April 30, 2017 9 AM - 3 PM
4-H Fairgrounds
3210 New Jersey Route 50
South Egg Harbor, NJ 08215
Free admission
Pack your trains and come on down and run, DC or DCC.
Multiple club layouts, great dealers.


6th Annual Davenport Model Railroad and Memorabilia Show
Saturday May 6, 2017 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds Expo Building
2815 West Locust Street
Davenport, Iowa 52804
250 tables of new and used items in all scales, door prizes
Iowa's largest train show, 30,000 sqare feet of trains
Concessions available, tables
Admission $5, children 12 and under free
Contact Glen Thede (563) 391-6431 evenings for more information
Send table reservation checks for $20 per table by 2/1, then $25
Glen Thede, 4320 N Kelling, Davenport, Iowa 52806


Chicago Great Midwest Train Show
May 7, 2017
June 11, 2017
No show in July
August 13, 2017
September 10, 2017
October 8, 2017
November 12, 2017
December 10, 2017
January 14, 2018
February 11, 2018
March 11, 2018
April 8, 2018
May 6, 2018
June 10, 2018
No show in July
August 12, 2018
September 9, 2018
October 14, 2018
November 11, 2018
December 9, 2018
January 13, 2019
February 10, 2019
March 10, 2019
April 14, 2019
May 5, 2019
June 9, 2019
No show in July
August 11, 2019
September 8, 2019
October 13, 2019
November 10, 2019
December 8, 2019
Show Hours 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
5 buildings, 500 tables, all scales, layouts
DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton IL 60187
Adults $7, kids under 12 free
For information call (630) 290-1962 or check out the Great Midwest Train Show Website


67th Annual Mid-Continent Region NMRA Convention
May 18 through May 21, 2017
Hosted jointly by the Mid-Contintent and Thousand Lakes Regions, at Ames, Iowa
Quality Inn Ames
2601 E 13th St, Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 232-9260 or (800) 903-0009
Fax: (515) 232-9260
Situated on the East side of Ames, with easy access to Interstate 35 and Highway 30,
the Quality Inn provides all meeting and lodging requirements under one roof.
Clinics, contests, swap tables, door prizes, layout tours, prototype tours, banquet meeting.
For more information check out the MCoR Convention NMRA website
CONVENTION CHAIRMAN
Whit Johnson
1117 East 16th Street South Newton, IA 50208
815-342-0301 Email: conventionstaff@mcor-nmra.org

9th Annual Ohio N-Scale Weekend 2017
By N-Scalers for N-Scalers
Sponsored by Central Ohio N-Trak
This is not a convention but a weekend dedicated to running. N-scale trains and fun!
Franklin County Fairgrounds
4100 Columbia Street
Hilliard, Ohio 43026 (a NW suburb of Columbus)
Friday May 19, 2017 vendor and layout setup 1 PM to 8 PM
Saturday May 20, 2017 setup 8 AM - 10 AM, open to public 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday May 21, 2017 open to public 9 AM - 3 PM then teardown
General admission for adults $5
Call David White at (614) 991-4547 for more information
or send email to ohionscaleweekend@yahoo.com
Visit the Central Ohio N-Trak website



4th Annual A.H.R.R Train Show
to benefit the American Heritage Railroad
Location: American Farm Heritage Museum
I-70 at Hwy 127 - Exit 45, Greenville IL
Saturday June 10, 2017 10am - 4pm
Admission $4.00 (Children under 12 FREE)
Free 1 mile train ride with every paid admission
Operating toy and model railroad displays, concession stand on site
Doors open for sellers' setup at 7:00 am
Setup on Friday afternoon by appointment, call (618) 623-2927
Tables at $15 will be furnished. For information call (217) 825-6230 or email dktrainman@hotmail.com
Check the American Farm Heritage Museum website
Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/americanheritagerailroad


Railroad Crossing and Country Fair Day 2017
Union Depot RR Museum, 703 Main St., Mendota, Illinois
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Call the Union Depot Railroad Museum for more information at (815) 538-3800 or email mmhs@mtco.com
Mendota Museums website



25th N Scale Enthusiast Convention
2017 National N Scale Convention
Tuesday June 20 to Sunday June 25, 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
If you're into N, register for what promises to be an incredible event NOW!
Sheraton Pittsburgh at Station Square Hotel
300 Station, Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA (412) 261-2000
Convention rate of $135 per room per night (plus applicable tax).
Registration questions by email to dick@nscaleenthusiast.com
For more information, check out The N Scale Enthusiast convention web site


40th Annual Galesburg Railroad Days
Carl Sandburg College
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, Illinois
Saturday June 22, 2017
Through Sunday June 25, 2017
Model railroad layouts and displays, over 60 vendors and exhibitors with 250+ tables of merchandise
Admission $5, children 10 and under FREE
Free parking, free shuttle service to downtown activities
Galesburg Railroad Days offers fun for the entire family!
Call the CSC Foundation for more information (309) 341-5349
Galesburg Railroad Days website


2017 Railroad Days Train & Toy Show
Galesburg High School Fieldhouse
1242 West Dayton Street, Galesburg, Illinois
Returning to Galesburg's newest facility!
Saturday June 24 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday June 25 10 am - 3 pm
More than 250 tables, model railroad layouts featuring various scales
Over 80 vendors and exhibitors
Toys and collectibles, LEGO display
$5 admission, kids under 12 free
Free parking, concessions available, shuttle to Downtown activities

2017 St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet
Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24, 2017
9:00 am to 7:00 pm both days
Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville, Illinois
Admission $25 for both days, $20 for Saturday only. Kids under 13 free.
The heart of this event is your models!
All scales, model displays, clinics, demonstrations, vendors,
historical society presentations, door prizes, evening layout tours, and operating sessions
Bring your models, finished or unfinished, for display
There will be no contests
This is a non-profit event hosted by modelers, for modelers
Contact John Golden at Golden1014@yahoo.com telephone (812) 929-7181
Lonnie Bathurst at bathurst@litchfieldil.com telephone (217) 556-0314
Check out The RPM website



Open House/Train Show
Spring Creek Model Trains
Open house July 1 & 2, 2017 at 304 E. Bryson Avenue, Deshler NE 68340
Outstanding layouts in HO, N, HOn3, and Garden scales, plus specialty vendors
Visit the Spring Creek Model Trains website
Telephone (402) 365-7628, email customerservice@springcreekmodeltrains.com


Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
Chatham railroad Museum, 100 N. State Street, Chatham, Illinois 62629
July 8, 2017 10:00 to 3:00
Help us build the William Warren Memorial Railway
Remote controlled transportation demos
Games, toys, bake sale, ice cream
Transportation-themed trivia at 1:00 pm
Come enjoy the Hodge Cars and rida a real railroad speeder
Tour the depot museum, preserved as it was when Chatham was beginning its growth
Free admission, there are some attractions which do have a modest charge
Email chathamdepotmuseum@comcast.net or call (317) 483-7792


Great Train Show
July 22 & 23, 2017
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
* * * The MVNS Modules are scheduled to be set up at this show! * * *
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds Park - Belleville, Illinois
Admission $10, Children 11 and under are always FREE, free parking
For information call (630) 608-4988 or check out the Great Train Expo website



2017 NMRA National Convention
Orlando, Florida
July 30 to August 6, 2017
National Train Show Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
The Rosen Plaza Hotel, International Drive, Orlando
Visit the NMRA Orlando National 2017 convention website


13th Anniversary N-Scale Weekend 2017
By N-Scalers for N-Scalers
Altoona Jaffa Shrine Center @ Broad Ave & 22nd Street
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Friday August 18, 2017 Vendor & Layout Set-Up: 11 AM till 5 PM
Everett RR Company Train Excursion (6 PM)
Saturday August 19, 2017 Vendor & Layout Set-Up: 8 AM till 10 AM
Open Public 10 AM till 5 PM
Door Prizes 5 PM Vendors & Participants Only
Pig Roast 5:30 PM Vendors & Participants Only
After Dinner “Auction”
Sunday August 20, 2017
Vendors & Participants Building Open 8:30 AM
Open Public 9 AM - 3 PM
“Weekend Participant”: $10
Pig Roast with all the fixins $12
Event T-Shirt: $12 to $14
General Admission: $5
Under 12 Free with adult
Participant & Vender registration forms see below or
e-mail: weekendnscale@yahoo.com
Bedford Model Railroaders c/o Mike Phillips
773 Barclay Drive, Bedford, PA 15522
Visit the N-Scale Weekend website


Mid-America Train and Toy Show
Sunday August 27, 2017
Open 9 AM to 2 PM
KCI Expo Center
11728 Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153
Admission $5, Children 12 and under FREE
Model trains, free train movies, door prizes, free parking
For more information call Steve and Sherri Stich at (913) 651-5864 or email MidAmericaShows@sbcglobal.net
Check the Mid America Train & Toy Show website


Boeing Employees' Railroad Club - St. Louis Railroad Swap Meet
Saturday September 9, 2017
10 am - 3 pm
Queeny Park
550 Wiedman Road, Ballwin, MO 63011
Admission $3, Children under 12 FREE
Doors open for sellers' setup at 8:00 am
For information call Matthew Schimmel (636) 448-7528 email matthewschimmel85@gmail.com
Table reservations to Boeing Employees Railroad Club - St. Louis
PO Box 353, St. Charles MO 63302
or check out the Boeing Club website


Decatur Train Fair 2017
Sponsored by the Decatur Mt. Zion & Southern Model Railroad Club
Saturday September 16, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday September 17, 2017 11 AM to 4 PM
Decatur Civic Center, 412 N. Jackson Street, Decatur Illinois 62523
Corner of Eldorado & Franklin St.
Admission $5, children 12 and under FREE with adult
Swap meet -- Vendors -- Clinics -- Layouts -- Door Prizes
Central Illinois' Largest Train Fair
Dealer prices are $22.50 per table for both days
Friday setup is available from noon to 6 PM
For information call Steve Bricker at (217) 864-4397 home or (217) 454-2528 cell
or email at sabricker@comcast.net
address 4926 N. Kruse Road, Mt. Zion, IL 62549
or check out the Decatur Civic Center website


27th Annual Greater St. Louis Metro Area Train Show
"Perhaps the best home-grown ALL SCALES show in the country!"
* * * The MVNS Modules will be set up at this show! * * *
Sponsored by the Mississippi Valley N Scalers LLC
Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122
October 7 and 8, 2017
Friday setup will be available
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
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Admission for adults $7
All kids and students with ID are FREE!
Bring the kids to see the trains!
Family fun!
Don't miss this show!


Hell on Wheels Railroad Days and Train Show
Central Missouri Rail Road Association est. 2008
October 14 - 15, 2017
For information email cmrraclub@gmail.com
Check out The Central Missouri RR Club website
Like us on Facebook at Central Missouri Railroad Association


Gateway Division Model Train Meet
Sponsored by the Gateway Division of the Mid-Continent Region of the NMRA
Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm
Admission is $7, children 12 and under are free
Home layout tours in the afternoon and evening. Maps will be available at the meet.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 14088 Clayton Road, Ballwin, Missouri
Clayton Road and Rte. 141, West St. Louis County
Clinics, modular layout, model and photo contests, swap tables, door prizes
Popular vote, NMRA judging on request.
For more information check out the Gateway Division NMRA website
For more information contact Rich Velten
Phone 636-391-0643 email rmvelten@swbell.net
Swap Tables (30" x 8 ft.) may be reserved for $20.
Send to Brian Post, 248 Pardella, St. Louis, MO 63125 tel. 314-249-6986
Setup Friday 4 to 7 pm and Saturday from 7 am


Evansville Train Show
Sponsored by the Evansville Train Show Club
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Show Hours 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
St. Paul's UCC, 2227 West Michigan Street, Evansville IN 47712
Adults $3, kids under 12 free
Buy, sell, trade, all gauges, food available, free parking
Friday setup for dealers from 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Saturday setup 7:00 to 10:00 am
For information call (812)426-2989


Trainfest 2017 46th Annual Model Railroad Show
Wisconsin Southeastern (WISE) Division, NMRA
Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 9 AM to 5:00 PM
Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park
8200 West Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, Wisconsin
Adult admission $13, kids 4-12 $5
Including Model Railroad Division Hobby Manufacturers Association trade show
Over 140,000 square feet of model railroads,
and 50 operating layouts from Z to G.
For information check out The Trainfest Website


Toy Train Show and Swap Meet
Central Missouri Chapter, Ozark Division, TCA
Saturday, November 18, 2017 10 am - 3 pm
Columbia Senior Activity Center
1121 Business Loop 70 East, Columbia, MO 65201
From the East take I-70 to exit 127, right to Bus. Loop 70, left to Senior Center on the left
From the West take I-70 to exit 128, becomes Bus. Loop 70, Senior Center on the right
Operating layouts of various gauges, new and old trains for sale
Admission $3, children under 12 free
Tables available at $10 each
For more information contact Lou at (573) 777-2182
or Dennis at (636) 745-9140
Mail to Dennis James, 586 Indian Lake Drive, Wright City MO 63390
For more information to the Central Missouri TCA website


Peoria Trainfair
Sunday, November 19, 2017 10 am - 3 pm
Illinois Central College
Rt. 24 1 mile east of Rt. 116, East Peoria, Illinois
Swap meet tables, model railroad displays, railroad videos, test track, lots of free parking
Admission $3, Children under 12 free with adult
The largest swap meet/trainfair in the Peoria area
Always the 3rd Sunday in February and November
For more information call Ron Brown at (309) 369-3515
email: pepper7190@yahoo.com


Mid-America Train and Toy Show
Sunday November 26, 2017
Open 9 AM to 2 PM
KCI Expo Center
11728 Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153
Admission $5, Children 12 and under FREE
Model trains, free train movies, door prizes, free parking
For more information call Steve and Sherri Stich at (913) 651-5864 or email MidAmericaShows@sbcglobal.net
Check the Mid America Train & Toy Show website


Great St. Louis Christmas Train Show & Food Drive
Sponsored by the Ozark Division of the TCA
Saturday December 2, 2017 9 AM to 3 PM
Immanuel Lutheran School
9733 Olive Blvd., Olivette, Missouri 63132
Admission $5, ($4 with non-perishable food item), Children 12 and under FREE with adult
Refreshments, attendance prizes, operating display, all gauges represented
For more information call Jon Lundvall at (314) 239-7996 or email jonlstrains@netscape.net


TrainFair 2018
Presented by The St. Charles Model Railroad Club
Saturday January 20, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Heart of St. Charles Banquet Center
5th Street & I-70, St. Charles, Missouri
Located on the bluff overlooking the Ameristar Casino
Admission $5, Children under 12 FREE
Doors open to vendors at 7:00 am
For information contact Todd Harris (636) 795-4561, Bob Flora (314) 805-0473
613 First Capitol Dr., St. Charles MO 63301-2727
(314) 974-4081 or visit the St. Charles Railroad Club website
Don't forget to visit their layout at Fort Zumwalt Park located in O'Fallon, Missouri.
It is on the eastern side of the park just off of Plackemeier Drive.


Alton Train Show
Buy, Sell, and Trade
February 17, 2018
10 AM to 3 PM
Franklin Masonic Lodge
1513 Washington Ave., Alton IL 62002
Admission $3
Doors open for sellers to set up at 8 AM - 9:30 AM. Tables are free.
For more information contact call Jackie at (618) 372-4465
Directions from Clark Bridge: Turn right off bridge, turn left at 1st light,
turn right on Broadway, left on Washington Ave.
Directions from IL Rt. 3: North on Rt. 3, turn left on Washington Ave.


Springfield Train Fair
Sponsored by the Springfield Model Railroad Club
* * * The MVNS layout will be on display at this show! * * *
Future show dates:
Sunday March 25, 2018
Sunday March 24, 2019
Hours are 10 am - 4 pm, Early Bird 9 am
Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Illinois
Swap meet, vendors, clinics, layouts, door prizes, concessions
Admission to the show is $5, kids 10 and under free with adult
Set up from 4 pm to 8 pm on Saturday, and starting at 6 am on Sunday.
Vendors/exhibitors will be allowed to pull their vehicles into the building for set up and take down.
For information email springfieldmodelrailroadclub@yahoo.com
P.O. Box 9484, Springfield, IL 62791 (217) 309-8427
or check out the Springfield Train Fair website



2018 NMRA National Convention
Kansas City, Missouri
August 5 to August 12, 2018
National Train Show Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
Visit the NMRA Kansas City National 2018 convention website



2019 NMRA National Convention
Salt Lake City, Utah
July 07 to July 13, 2019
National Train Show Friday, Saturday, and Sunday July 12 to July 14, 2019
Little America is the host hotel.
It is conveniently located on 10 acres in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City,
just 10 minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport.
Visit the NMRA Salt Lake City National 2019 convention website




We need current dates for last year's shows listed below!




Dreamland Palace Spring Train Show
Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Admission $3, children under 12 free
German restaurant 4 miles west of Waterloo
3043 State Route 156, Foster Pond, Illinois
Door prizes, all scales, free parking, dealer setup at 8 am
For more information call Mike Lang at 618-939-9922
3043 State Route 156, Foster Pond, Illinois 62298
or check out the Dreamland Palace website


Metro East Model Railroad Club
Spring Open House March 25, 2017, 10 AM to 3 PM
Old Fire House at the corner of
School and Summit Streets
180 Summit Street, Glen Carbon, Illinois
Take 2nd stop sign after covered bridge (turn right) onto School St.
HO scale layout is 18' 6" wide by 27' 6" long with 1000 feet of multi-level track
Upper level depicts Glen Carbon in the 1940s
Free admission
MEMRRC business meeting 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM
Glen Carbon Library on School St.
Call Bob at (618) 476-9228 or Bill Birdsell at (618) 254-6596
Visit the Metro East Model Railroad Club website


Mid-America Train and Toy Show
Sunday March 26, 2017
Open 9 AM to 2 PM
KCI Expo Center
11728 Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153
Admission $5, Children 12 and under FREE
Model trains, free train movies, door prizes, free parking
For more information call Steve and Sherri Stich at (913) 651-5864 or email MidAmericaShows@sbcglobal.net
Check the Mid America Train & Toy Show website


Urbana Model Train Show
April 1 & 2, 2017
Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM
Lincoln Square Village, 100 W. High Street, Urbana, Illinois
Brought to you by the Midwest Central Railroad Club
and the Urbana Free Library
Admission is FREE
Friday setup is available
Contact Richard Schroeder at (217) 359-2868 email rickschro1@gmail.com or
Bruce Stikkers at (217) 469-2793 email bjstikkers@sbcglobal.net
115 East Evergreen Drive, St. Joseph IL 61873


32nd Sn3 Symposium
April 6th - 8th, 2017
St. Louis Airport Marriott
10700 Pear Tree Lane, St. Louis, MO 63134 Tel. (314) 423-9700
Clinics, contests, and manufacturers
Layout tours - over 16 narrow gauge layouts in St. Louis and mid-Missouri
will be open for attendees of which 5 are Sn3. 6 highly detailed broad gauge layouts will be open.
Registration $45, $55 after Feb. 15, 2017. Spouse free.
Make checks payable to:
Peter Smith, 4317 Mahogany Lane, Belleville, IL 62226
email: smithpb@sbcglobal.net
For more information contact Ron Brown
396 Portsmouth Drive, St. Charles, MO 63303
Tel. (636) 928-9969
email: boock@sbcglobal.net


2017 Benefit Model Train Show and Swap Meet
Sponsored by the Trinity United Church of Christ
Saturday April 8, 2017 10 AM to 3 PM
Franklin Elementary School
301 N 2nd Street, Belleville IL 62220
Belleville, Illinois 62220
Vendor tables representing all scales
New and used trains, door prizes, food and drink available
Admission $3, $2 with canned goods donation, children 12 and under free
Contact Jim Tiroch (314) 660-3605 for more information
Send table reservation checks made out to Trinity United Church of Christ
Attn: Amy Tiroch, 816 Keeneland Road, Florissant MO 63034
Friday setup from 5 PM to 7:45 PM. Setup begins 8 AM Saturday.


Decatur Train Fair 2017
Sponsored by the Decatur Mt. Zion & Southern Model Railroad Club
Saturday April 8, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday April 9, 2017 11 AM to 4 PM
Decatur Civic Center, 412 N. Jackson Street, Decatur Illinois 62523
Corner of Eldorado & Franklin St.
Admission $5, children 12 and under FREE with adult
Swap meet -- Vendors -- Clinics -- Layouts -- Door Prizes
Central Illinois' Largest Train Fair
Dealer prices are $22.50 per table for both days
Friday setup is available from noon to 6 PM
For information call Steve Bricker at (217) 864-4397 home or (217) 454-2528 cell
or email at sabricker@comcast.net
address 4926 N. Kruse Road, Mt. Zion, IL 62549
or check out the Decatur Civic Center website


8th Annual Tulsa Area Layout Design and Operations Weekend
Friday March 17, Saturday March 18, Sunday March 19, 2017
Presented by the Indian Nations Divison of the NMRA in conjunction with the LDSIG and OPSIG
Shriners Temple, 2080 South Sheridan Road, Tulsa Oklahoma 74129
Workshops with nationally known guest speakers, 3 operating sessions, catered hot BBQ lunch
For information email ldopregistration@tulsanmra.org or ldopchairman@tulsanmra.org
or check out the LDOP Weekend website


Boeing Employees' Railroad Club - St. Louis Railroad Swap Meet
Saturday March 11, 2017
10 am - 3 pm
Greensfelder Recreation Complex at Queeny Park
550 Wiedman Road, Ballwin, MO 63011
Admission $3, Children under 12 FREE
Doors open for sellers' setup at 8:00 am
For information call Matthew Schimmel (636) 448-7528 or email matthewschimmel85@gmail.com
Table reservation checks at $15 per table payable to Boeing Employees Railroad Club - St. Louis
Mail to Matthew Schimmel, PO Box 353, St. Charles, MO 63302
or check out the Boeing Club website


Great Train Show
February 18 and 19, 2017
Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
* * * The MVNS Modules might be set up at this show! * * *
St. Charles Convention Center - St. Charles, Missouri
Admission $9, two days $10, Children 11 and under FREE
For information call (630) 608-4988
Visit The Great Train Show website


Peoria Trainfair
Sunday, February 19, 2017 10 am - 3 pm
Illinois Central College
Rt. 24 1 mile east of Rt. 116, East Peoria, Illinois
Swap meet tables, model railroad displays, railroad videos, test track, lots of free parking
Admission $3, Children under 12 free with adult
The largest swap meet/trainfair in the Peoria area
Always the 3rd Sunday in February and November
For more information call Ron Brown at (309) 369-3515 or (309) 369-3516
email: pepper7190@yahoo.com


The Warrior Express Is 25 Years Old!
Sponsored by Fox High School Student Council and Dirk's Trains
Saturday, February 11, 2017 10 am - 3 pm
Fox High School Gym
751 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, Missouri 63010
Admission $3, Children 12 and under FREE
Great selection, great buys, great food, operating layouts
Vendor load in at 7 am, Student Council carry in carry out service
8 ft. tables at $10 each special anniversary celebration rate, normally $14, no electric available
For more information call Dirk P. Reynolds at (618) 973-2237
1232 Glenwood Drive, Columbia, IL 62236-1110
email: comptrain2002@yahoo.com



Christmas Lights Wonderland
Location: American Farm Heritage Museum
I-70 at Hwy 127 - Exit 45, Greenville IL
November 25 - December 31, 2016
Nightly 5 pm - 9 pm
Free admission, donations appreciated
North Pole Express round trip train ride $2 Friday - Sunday
Refreshments, gift shop, Santa visits Friday & Saturday, Hills Fort 1800's Christmas
For information call (618) 292-4376 or (618) 664-9733
Click here for the flyer


Transportation Museum Association Train Show
Saturday January 7, 2017 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Museum of Transportation, Orthwein Visitors Center
3015 Barrett Station Road, St. Louis Missouri 63122
Free Admission
Vendor tables $10 each until Dec. 15, $15 thereafter
Contact John Brophy at jtrains@earthlink.net telephone (314) 703-5943


Santa's Trainland
Daniel's Farm and Greenhouse
352 Jungermann Road, St. Peters MO
Winter model train displays
A family favorite
November 25 thru December 24
Fridays 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
3 model train displays by Darrell Reinwald of Trains Across America
Lighted scenes and animation depicting the holiday season
Adults $2, kids under 2 - 14 $4
For information call (636) 441-5048 or check out the Daniel's Farm and Greenhouse Website


New Switzerland Model Railroad Club
Annual Christmas Model Railroad Open House
December 2, 2016 through December 27, 2016
Located at the McGinley Chrysler Dealership>
7 Shamrock Blvd., Highland, Illinois (On US 40)
Friday December 2, 9, 16 & 23 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday December 3, 10 & 17 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday December 4, 11 & 18 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Admission is free to the public. Donations are welcome and appreciated.
Special runs:
Wednesday, December 21 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, December 22 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday, December 26 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, December 27 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
721 9th Street, Highland IL (Entrance fee for the breakfast applies)
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day


Metro East Model Railroad Club
Holiday Open House
December 3, 2016
December 17, 2016
December 31, 2016
10 AM to 3 PM
Old Fire House at the corner of
School and Summit Streets
180 Summit Street, Glen Carbon, Illinois
Take 2nd stop sign after covered bridge (turn right) onto School St.
HO scale layout is 18' 6" wide by 27' 6" long with 1000 feet of multi-level track
Upper level depicts Glen Carbon in the 1940s
Free admission
MEMRRC business meeting 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM
Glen Carbon Library on School St.
Call Bob at (618) 476-9228 or Bill Birdsell at (618) 254-6596
Visit the Metro East Model Railroad Club website



The Janzen Family Christmas Open House
Come see two model train layouts
Nativity scene collection with more than 100 different scenes
December 11, 2016
2 to 8 PM
3007 Persimmon Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301
Refreshments will be served
We hope you can stop by! Feel free to bring along any family or friends who might enjoy coming.
Directions: Take Hwy 370 to North Third St. (Hwy 94).
Go left on Hwy 94 approx. 1 mile to Fox Hill Rd. Turn left on Fox Hill Rd.
Go up the hill and turn right on Namelles, then right on Persimmon.
We are the 3rd driveway on the left.
For information call (636) 724-3803
Visit the Janzen Family Trains website


Open House
Sierra Nevada & Indian River Railway
at the home of Brian Post
Saturday December 31, 2016 10 AM to 6 PM
248 Pardella, St. Louis, Missouri 63125
Lemay Ferry to East on Bayless, then South on Pardella
Be careful to obey the 35 MPH speed limit on Bayless
Green-colored house. Come to the side door and go downstairs. No need to knock
Bring a Digitrax throttle if you have one
You can run your engines or cars
Engines must have a decoder, cars must have metal wheels
For more information call Brian Post at (314) 249-6986


Train Show Extravaganza
Sponsored by the Illinois Midland Model Railroad Club
Saturday December 3, 2016 10 AM to 3 PM
Sandburg Mall
1150 W. Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg Illinois
Free admission, free parking. Tables $5
For more information call Tom Anderson at (309) 297-6309


Model Railroad Open House
Sponsored by the Litchfield Train Group
Friday December 2, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Admission $1.00
Ameriprise Building, 510 N. State Street, Litchfield, Illinois
Hwy. 16 & I-55 at mile marker 52
Downtown at the Library Park stop light next to the Clark station
50 minutes north of St. Louis, 45 minutes south of Springfield, IL
Large HO scale layout with 50's to 70's midwestern theme
For information contact Lon Bathurst at (217) 324-3203 days
or email at bathurst@litchfieldil.com

Model Railroad Open House & Swap Meet
Sangamon Central RR Club & Sangamon County Fair Assn.
Sunday December 4, 2016 10 am - 4 pm, Setup 9 am
Admission $3, Children under 12 free, Tables $9 each
Sangamon County Fairgrounds New Berlin, Illinois
90 - 100 tables, all gauges
From Springfield, IL take US 36 west to New Berlin Exit
Turn south to the fairgrounds at the northwest edge of New Berlin
Follow the brown Sangamon County Fair signs
For information call Joe Maggio at (217) 544-6797
2104 Winnebago Drive, Springfield IL 62702


40th Annual Oklahoma City Train Show
22nd Annual Southern Plains N-Scale Convention
Thursday December 1 - Sunday December 4, 2016
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City
90,000 square feet of layouts, dealers, and manufacturers exhibits
N convention begins on Thursday December 1 with tours and clinics
Registration $10 plus extra events
Convention Hotel:
WINGATE OKLAHOMA CITY AIRPORT
2001 SOUTH MERIDIAN AVE - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73108
405-682-3600
ASK FOR TRAIN SHOW RATE
Reservations must be made by November 19, 2015 to insure $72 Rate
For information call (972)489-7903 or check out The OK N-Rail Website or email convention@oknrail.org
For train show updates visit the OKC Train Show website


Great Train Show
November 26 and 27, 2016
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
Gateway Center - One Gateway Drive - Collinsville, Illinois
* * * The MVNS N-Trak Modules might be set up at this show. * * *
Admission $9, Children 11 and under are always FREE, free parking
For information call (630) 608-4988 or check out the Great Train Show website


The Dupo Train Show
Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
American Legion Hall
200 South 5th Street, Dupo IL 62239
Admission $3, Children 12 and under FREE
Operating layouts, on site model train lube station
Concessions provided by the Girl Scouts
Vendor load in 6:30 am - 9:30 am
8 ft. tables $15 each
For more information call Tim Racz at (618) 286-4795 or email timtrain@charter.net
2139 Sugarloaf Drive, Dupo, IL 62239


Model Train Show & Swap Meet
Sponsored by: Kankakee Model Railroad Club
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Buy, Selll, Trade All Gauges
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Gov. Small Memorial Park Civic Center
803 S. 8th Ave., Kankakee, Illinois 60901
Admission $3, Food available
Tables are available for $15 each
For information contact Irv at (815) 465-2420 or email daswoodwerkhaus@Yahoo.com


7th Annual Silver Rails Model Train Show
Hosted by the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF), a non-profit 501c-3 organization
Saturday October 15, 2016
Silver Rails Event Center, 202 E. Moore Street, La Plata, Missouri
9 am - 3 pm
Operating train layouts, trains and railroad memorabilia for sale
Vendor tables are $20, admission is $3, children 12 and under are free
Breakfast and lunch will be available on site
Dealer tables are available at $20 each
For information call Bob Cox (660) 287-1714
Check out the APRHF website


Missouri Pacific Historical Society Annual Convention
October 6 - 9, 2016
Presentations covering history and modelling the Missouri Pacific
MPHS business meeting, swap meet on Saturday with model displays
Spouses tours
Baymont Inn & Suites
319 West Miller
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Convention rate $64 plus tax, call (573) 636-5231
Pre-Registration $30, $40 after September 6, 2016
Doors open for sellers' setup at 8:00 am
For information email marketing@mopac.org
Table reservations to Missouri Pacific Historical Society
16318 Valley Street, Omaha NE 68130
or check out the MoPac convention website


40th Annual Convention
Monon Railroad Historical Society
Hammond, Indiana
September 30 - October 2, 2016 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
For more information email Ron Simunic at simunic22@att.net
Check out the Monon Historical Society website


Moberly, MO Railroad Swap Meet
Sponsored by the Wabash Railroad Historical Society
Saturday September 17, 2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Central Christian Church Fellowship Hall
201 South 4th Street, Moberly MO
Admission $2, Children 12 and under FREE
This model railroad and railroadiana sale and show is in conjunction with
the WRHS annual meeting and the City of Moberly celebrating their Sesquicentennial.
Stay for railroad related activities including banquet and Wabash program till 10:00 pm.
For information call Larry VanHouten (314) 225-6206 email wabash700@gmail.com
Table reservations to Boeing Employees Railroad Club - St. Louis
1242 Rivercity Crossing Dr., O'Fallon MO 63366


37th Annual Monticello Railway Museum Railroad Days
Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monticello, Illinois
Location is just off I-72 at Exit 166 (Market Street)
Turn at the traffic light onto Iron Horse Place,
go past the Best Western Gateway Inn,
and follow the road to the museum.
Admission $18 adults, $10 children 2-12
For information call (800) 952-3396
or visit the Monticello Railway Museum website


Go By Train
Saturday September 24, 2016
This event has been cancelled


38th Annual Model Train Show-Swap Meet
Green County Model Railroaders
Saturday & Sunday September 24th & 25th, 2016 10 am to 4 pm
The Stateline Ice and Community Expo
1632 4th Avenue West, Monroe, Wisconsin
Free parking, door prizes, lunch available
For information call Kevin Johnson at (608) 325-9779
Email gcmrrinc@Gmail.com
Check out the Green County Model Railroaders website



2016 NMRA National Convention
Indianapolis, Indiana
July 3 - July 10, 2016
National Train Show Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Visit the NMRA Indianapolis National 2016 convention website


Mid-America Train and Toy Show
Sunday August 7, 2016
Open 9 AM to 2 PM
KCI Expo Center
11728 Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153
Admission $5, Children 12 and under FREE
Model trains, free train movies, door prizes, free parking
For more information call Steve and Sherri Stich at (913) 651-5864 or email MidAmericaShows@sbcglobal.net
Check the Mid America Train & Toy Show website


Iron Spike Model Train Museum
Open House on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st, 2016
1498 High Street, Washington, MO 63090
Interactive model train museum in Washington, Missouri
to providing educational opportunities, as well as honor and preserve
railroad heritage in the Midwest. Museum will include both HO and N scale layouts.
For further information email info@ironspike.org and phone: 636-667-3380
Or check out the Iron Spike website


Mid-America Train and Toy Show
Sunday April 3, 2016
Open 9 AM to 2 PM
KCI Expo Center
11728 Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153
Admission $5, Children 12 and under FREE
Model trains, free train movies, door prizes, free parking
For more information call Steve and Sherri Stich at (913) 651-5864 or email MidAmericaShows@sbcglobal.net
Check the Mid America Train & Toy Show website


38th Annual Ozarks Model Railroad Fall Train Show
Sponsored by the Ozarks Model Railroad Association
Saturday April 16, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Springfield Expo Center, 635 St. Louis Street, Springfield, Missouri 65806
Admission $6 for adults, children under 12 are free.
Come see operating model railroad displays, over 150 swap tables, door prizes, food.
Contact Greg Sullivan at (417) 664-4208 or email sullibud@gmail.com for more infomation
Or check out the Ozark Model Railroad Assn. website


Rocky Mountain Train Show
Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Division of the Train Collectors Association
Saturday March 5, 2016
Sunday March 6, 2016
10 am - 5 pm both days
Denver Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, Colorado
I-25 at 58th Avenue exit
All scales, 600 tables of trains, 25 operating layouts, manufacturer displays, clinics, door prizes, train rides
Admission $10, Children under 12 FREE
Doors open for sellers' setup at 8:00 am
For information call Jim Marski (303) 364-0274
or check out the Rocky Mountain Train Show website


10th Annual Model Train Show 2015
Sponsored by ECI Model Railroading
Saturday February 20, 2016 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday February 21, 2016 10 am - 3 pm
Hoopeston Illinois McFerren Park Civic Center on Illinois Route 1
Free parking, food served both days, door prizes, all scales
The Park is about 1/2 mile north of
the intersection of Routes 1 and 9, flashing red light, 4 way stop
Turn right at Penn St. (Casey's) and turn right into the park
Admission $2, children 12 and under free
For more information call Lenard after 5 PM at (217) 497-5668
email cdoutdoorimprovements@yahoo.com
or call Chad at (217) 304-2718



The Route 66 Pacific Railfan Center Train Show
Saturday March 5, 2016 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
St. Bridget school gym
223 W. Union Street, Pacific, Missouri 63069
On Osage between 2nd and 3rd streets
Admission $5, Children under 12 FREE with adult
For more information call Bob Flora at (314) 805-0473 or Ron Sansone at (314) 393-3555
Checks payable to Route 66 Pacific Railfan Center
135 W. St. Louis Street
Pacific, MO 63069
Doors open for vendors at 7:00 am
Check out the Route 66 Railfan website


Evansville Train Show
Sponsored by the Evansville Train Show Club
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Show Hours 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
St. Paul's UCC, 2227 West Michigan Street, Evansville IN 47712
Adults $3, kids under 12 free
Buy, sell, trade, all gauges, food available, free parking
Friday setup for dealers from 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Saturday setup 7:00 to 10:00 am
For information call (812)426-2989


Big Bend Railroad Club
Regular first Tuesday evening of the month open house
Holiday Operating Schedule
Saturdays December 5, 12, 19, 26 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesdays December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
8833 Big Bend Blvd. in the historic Frisco Train Station in Webster Groves MO
Admission is free and donations toward the 501(c)(3) club are accepted.
For more information Click here for the Big Bend RR Web site
Call (314) 966-5227 email Secretary@BigBendRRClub.org or see Facebook


Third Annual Open house Event
Sponsored by the Roark Valley Modular Railroad Club
in cooperation with Branson Hobby Center of Hollister
Friday December 18th and Saturday December 19, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Located at in the big blue building at the corner of BB Hwy and St. James Street
One block north of Hwy 76 - downtown Hollister, Missouri
and just one mile southeast of Branson, Missouri
See operating trains in all gauges as well as railroad collectibles and memorabilia
"Take the throttle" and operate a model train and earn an Engineer Certificate
Admission is FREE to children and adults
For information call Larry Blaha at (417) 335-1200
or the Branson Hobby Center at (417) 335-6624
Check out the Roark Valley Club on Facebook


Train Display at the Moose Lodge
Presented by the Take family
Open to the public
7371 Marine Road
Located off Route 143 in Edwardsville, Illinois
Friday, December 11, 2015 through Saturday, December 19, 2015
Hours 4:00 to 8:00 PM Monday - Friday
12:00 to 4:00 Saturday and Sunday
Fish and other food sold on Friday
Free will offering to go to Mooseheart


Charles M. Dunlevy Estate Sale of Train Items
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Big Bend Railroad Club
Webster Groves Frisco Depot
8833 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, MO
Just a couple blocks west of the Elm Ave. exit 280 on Interstate 44.
O Scale items, most without trucks or couplers with a small amount of On3 and HO
Partially assembled Central Loco Works Kit L-14, a 4-8-4 Northern for $300
Buildings and car kits
All proceeds to benefit Mrs. Dunlevy
For more information contact the club at (314) 966-5227 or email Secretary@BigBendRRClub.org w

Peoria Trainfair
Sunday, November 15, 2015 10 am - 3 pm
Illinois Central College
Rt. 24 1 mile east of Rt. 116, East Peoria, Illinois
Swap meet tables, model railroad displays, railroad videos, test track, lots of free parking
Admission $3, Children under 12 free with adult
The largest swap meet/trainfair in the Peoria area
For more information call Ron Brown at (309) 369-3515 or (309) 369-3516
email: pepper7190@yahoo.com



40th Annual Fall S Fest 2015
Hosted by the AFSGLSA, CASG, BSG, and SLSG
October 30 - November 1, 2015
Doubletree Westport Hotel, 1973 Craigshire Road, Maryland Heights, Missouri
Swap meet, model contest, silent auction, clinics, train races, incline challenge,
operating layout, banquet, post-banquet auction
Visit the The National Association of S Gaugers website
Visit the The American Flyer S Gaugers of the St. Louis area website
email afsgsla@sbcglobal.net


Sublette Model Train & Truck Show and Swap Meet
October 17, 2015 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
All scales welcome, operating 8x24 foot O scale layout
Ellice Dinges Center
201 West Street, Sublette, Illinois
Tables $10, admission $3, children 10 and under free
For more information email Mike at mjh321@sbcglobal.net telephone (708) 476-3124
or Don (815) 713-5675

2015 Annual Meeting
The Gulf Mobile & Ohio Historical Society's
40th Annual Swap Meet
October 2 - 4, 2015
Saturday swap/sale show hours 9 am - 3 pm
Holiday Inn Express / Crowne Plaza Hotel
3050 S. Dirksen Parkway (at I-55)
Springfield, Illinois 62703 (217) 529-7771
Full member convention rate $40, swap meet only $5
See the GM&O Historical Society website



The Route 66 Model Railfan Center Train Show
Saturday September 19, 2015 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Pacific Eagles Hall
707 Congress, Pacific, Missouri 63069
Admission $5, (Children 12 and under FREE with adult
Doors open for vendors at 7:00 AM
For more information call Bob Flora at (314) 805-0473 or Ron Sansone at (314)575-1771
Check out the Route 66 Railfan website
8 foot tables available at $16.00 each
Make check payable to Route 66 Pacific Railfan Center
119 N. First Street, Pacific MO 63069


Air - Railroad - Interurban - Bus
National Transportation Paper Show
National Association of Timetable Collectors
September 18-19, 2015 starting at 10:00 AM
Near Indianapolis International Airport
Clarion Hotel
US 136 Just west of I-465
2930 Waterfront Parkway, W Dr.
Admission $5, free parking
For more information Richard Baldwin telephone (317) 704-0035


Turkey Creek Annual Show
Saturday, July 25, 2015 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Shawnee Mission North High School
7401 Johnson Drive, Overland Park, Kansas 66202
Admission $6, children under 12 free
Featuring 90+ vendor tables, clinics, displays, door prizes. Layout tours start at 3:30
For show info: Louis Seibel Tel. (913) 927-6850 or (913) 393-3495 email l-seibel@comcast.net
1069 N Logan, Olathe, Kansas 66061
Visit the Turkey Creek NMRA website


2015 National Association of S Gaugers
August 4 - 8, 2015
Ramada Inn Kansas City Hotel and Conference Center
1601 N. Universal Ave.
Admission $65
Meetings, clinics, vending hall, banquet, model contest, and of course, the auction
Check out The NASG website

9th Annual Kirkwood Rail Safety Day
Kirkwood Train Station Open House
Saturday May 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
110 W. Argonne Drive
Amtrak will host a drawing for free train tickets to Chicago or Kansas City
Free food will be provided by the Kirkwood American Legion Post
An operating model train will be on display
The event will include displays and exhibits from:
  • Kirkwood Fire Department
  • Kirkwood Police Department
  • Missouri Operation Lifesaver
  • National Museum of Transport
  • Kirkwood Historical Society
  • National Railroad Historical Society
  • Kirkwood Station rental informaton
  • Union Pacific Railroad Police Special Agents
For more information, contact Kirkwood Police Officer Cliff Kierstead 984-6900, ext. 6142.


29th Annual Railroadiana Swap Meet
Illinois Traction Society
The society for Illinois Terminal History
Saturday April 25, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM
Edwardsville, Illinois
Friday night dinner, Saturday bus tour
For reservations contact
Judy Jenkins, 264 Victoria Ave., Decatur, Illinois 62522
Telephone (217) 423-ITRR (4877)
For further details check the Illinois Traction Society website


Rails at Night
Museum of Transportation
Saturday April 25, 2015
5:00 to 9:00 PM
3015 Barrett Station Road, St. Louis MO 63122
Join the Museum of Transportation for a rare opportunity to
photograph one of the world's best and most significant collections
of heritage railroading and streetcar collections ...
as dusk falls and the sun sets and the full moon glows overhead.
The first "Rails at Night" at the Museum will offer carefully lit nighttime
views of the historic rail collection, interpreters, some lighting, and a casual dinner option.
Check out the Museum of Transportation website


14th Annual Titletown Train Show
Shopko Hall
1901 S. Oneida St.
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Saturday April 25, 2015 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday April 26, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
40,000 square feet
Admission $5, seniors $4, children under 12 FREE, $2 parking
Call (920) 217-5318 for more information
or send email to info@ttsgbllc.com
Titletown Train Show website


Locust Street Historic Festival
Saturday May 2, 2015 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
* * * The MVNS Modules will be set up at this show! * * *
Centralia Museum
240 South Locust Street
Centralia, Illinois 62801
Click here for the show flyer PDF
For more information check the Centralia Museum website
And be sure to visit the SeeCentralia website
Also SeeCentralia on Facebook


Trains in the Heartland
Heartland Community College
Astroth Community Education Center
1500 W. Raab Road, Normal Illinois 61761 (309) 268-8000
Saturday, March 28, 2015 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, March 29, 2015 11 am - 3 pm
Admission $3, children under 12 free
Operating model train layouts in multiple scales
Presentations include Railroads in McLean County, Monticello Railroad Museum,
Operation Lifesaver, Service Rails & Trails Program
No vendors
Check out the Heartland CC website


25th Annual Model Train Swap Meet
Sponsored by the Paper Valley Model R.R.
Saturday March 14, 2015
Open 10 AM to 3 PM
National Guard Armory
2801 W. Second Street, Appleton, Wisconsin
Admission $3 age 17 and over. $5 per family. CHILDREN FREE
Home Layout Tours - Saturday March 14, 2015 from 1 pm - 6.30 pm
For more information call Ryan Lotzer at (920) 540-7149 or email ryanlotzer@new.rr.com
Check the Paper Valley Swap Meet notice



48th Annual Mad City Model Railroad Show & Sale
Sponsored by South Central Wisconsin Division, NMRA
February 21 - 22, 2015 9 am - 5 pm
Third full weekend in February each year
Alliant Energy Center
Hwy. 12/18, Exit John Nolen Dr., Madison, Wisconsin
90,000 square feet of model trains, operating layouts,
exhibits, clinics, door prizes, and 300+ vendor tables.
Admission $11, Seniors $10, Children $5
For more information call (688) 835-3148
or check the South Central Wisconsin Division website


13th Annual Gateway Garden Winter Meet
Sponsored by the Gateway Garden Railroad Club Inc.
Saturday, February 14, 2015 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, February 15, 2015 10 am - 1 pm
The Mariner's Village,#1 Resort Drive, Carlyle, Illinois 62231
Admission $2, Children 12 and under FREE
Come for some indoor winter large scale fun!
Run your trains, modular and floor layouts, clinics, all large scale sizes, buy, sell, trade
For more information call Joe Kelly at (636) 441-5155 or email joekathy0824@sbcglobal.net
Tom Wood (636) 398-5130, tomw@everwear.com
Vendor tables available at $10.00 each


Lake Shore Model Railroad Assoc. Open House
Celebrating our 68th year in 2014
Friday December 5, 2014 5:00 to 8:30 PM
Saturday December 6 and Sunday December 7, 2014 Noon to 4:00 PM
Lake Shore Model Railroad is located in the basement of the
Calument Park Field House at 9801 S. Avenue G, Chicago, Illinois
Take 95th Street east into Calumet Park
Door prizes, HO scale operating layut, dispatcher control, prototype locos and cars modeled
Passenger and freight, steam and diesel trains in action on a large layout
Operating signals
For more information call Pat Mehegan at (630) 327-9355 or email cwgreg@yahoo.com
Check out The Lake Shore Model RR Website


Great St. Louis Christmas Train Show Swap Meet & Food Drive
Sponsored by the Ozark Division of the TCA
Saturday December 6, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Immanuel Lutheran School
9733 Olive Blvd., Olivette, Missouri
Admission $5, ($4 with non-perishable food item), Children 12 and under FREE with adult
Refreshments, attendance prizes, operating display, all gauges represented
For more information call Jon Lundvall at (314) 239-7996 or email jonlstrains@netscape.net


Kirkwood Railroad Association of Missouri
invites you to an afternoon of model railroading
December 13, 2014, Noon to 4:00 PM
South entrance to the basement level of the Hough Community Learning Center
106 N Sappington Road, Kirkwood MO 63122
Southeast corner of Lockwood and Sappington Roads
Elevator access at the North entrance of the building
Free admission

40th Annual Dayton Train Show
Sponsored by the Division 3 of the Mid-Central Region of the NMRA
Saturday, November 1, 2014 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday, November 2, 2014 11 am - 4 pm
Admission $6, children under 12 free
Hara Arena, East Hall & Ballarena
1001 Shiloh Springs Road, Dayton, Ohio
59,000 square feet of exhibit space, and over 5,000 in attendance to enjoy the hobby
Clinics, railroading merit badge, model and photo contests, 30 operating layouts, 400 dealer tables, door prizes.
Thomas train sets given away daily
For more information check out the Dayton Train Show website


Quincy Society of Model Engineers Open House
Sponsored by the Division 3 of the Mid-Central Region of the NMRA
Saturday, November 1, 2014 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday, November 2, 2014 11 am - 4 pm
Good Samaritan Home, lower level
2130 Harrison Street
Quincy, Illinois
Our membership includes approximately 50 members.
We operate a 16 by 70 foot HO scale model railroad in a room
in the basement of the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy IL.
The railroad is known as the Chesapeake and Lake Erie and is designed to
connect the Susquehanna river and Philadelphia area with the Great Lakes.
Coming from St. Louis,it is recommended that you travel US61 to Hannibal, MO.
Take I-72/US36 across the Mississippi; then head north on I-172.
At the IL96 interchange, proceed toward Quincy to the first traffic light.
Coming across the bridge into Quincy, follow Maine Street east to 18th St.
Turn right and go south to Harrison St.
Turn left to go east until you reach the main entrance of Good Samaritan Home on your right.
Thomas train sets given away daily
For more information check out the Quincy Society of Model Engineers website


Dreamland Palace Fall Train Show
Saturday, October 25, 2014 10 am - 3:30 pm
Admission $3, children under 12 free
German restaurant 4 miles west of Waterloo
3043 State Route 156, Foster Pond, Illinois
Door prizes, all scales, free parking, dealer setup at 8 am
For more information call Mike Lang at 618-939-9922
or check out the Dreamland Palace website


iHobby Expo 29th Annual Show
International Model and Hobby Expo
Saturday and Sunday, October 4 - 5, 2014 10 am - 5 pm
Daily admission $10, children 10 and under free, Senior 65 and over $8
Featuring the Northwest N-Trak model railroad layout
Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
>For more information check out the iHobby Expo website


23rd Annual Train Show & Swap Meet
Eastern Iowa Model Railroaders Association
October 5, 2014 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Central City High School
400 Barber Street, Central City, Iowa
Admission $3, children 12 and under free
Over 150 tables, all scales, door prizes, buy/sell/trade, lunch stand open
Setup 6:30 am, tables $20 by August 15,2014, then $25 after
>For more information write Donald Earll, 201 10th Ave., Hiawatha, IA 52233
Telephone (319) 393-2691



Metro East Model Railroad Club
In conjunction with GlenFest
Fall Open House Saturday September 27, 2014 3 PM - 8 PM
Old Fire House at the corner of School and Summit Streets
180 Summit Street, Glen Carbon, Illinois
Take 2nd stop sign after covered bridge (turn right) onto School St.
HO scale layout is 18' 6" wide by 27' 6" long with 1000 feet of multi-level track
Upper level depicts Glen Carbon in the 1940s
Free admission
MEMRRC business meeting 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM
Glen Carbon Library on School St.
Call Bill Birdsell at (618) 254-6596 or Bob at (618) 476-9228
Visit the Metro East Model Railroad Club website


Transportation Museum Association Train Show
Sunday August 24, 2014 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Museum of Transportation, 3015 Barrett Station Road, St. Louis Missouri 63122
Setup Saturday evening August 23
Admission $4, children 12 and under are free
All gauges new and used for sale
See the world class museum collection and model train layouts
Held in the Roberts Building rain or shine
* * * The MVNS Modules might be set up at this show in the Orthwein Building! * * *
Historic trolley rides are free, miniature train rides are $4 per person
Dealer tables $20
Contact John Brophy at jtrains@earthlink.net telephone (314) 703-5943
Check out The RPM website



Capitol Limited N Scale East 2014
Brought to you by Northern Virginia NTRAK and Greenberg's Train and Toy Show
August 7 - 10, 2014
Dulles Expo Center
Chantilly, Virginia
Tours are the Baltimore and Ohio Railway Museum and the Virginia Railway Express yard
Clinics, home layout tours, auction and swap meet, breakfast with convention sponsors, special run car and pin
Hotel accomodations at the Westfields Marriott, Chantilly Hampton, Holiday In Chantilly, Staybridge Suites Chantilly/Fairfax
For information contact JB Weilepp email capitollimited2014@gmail.com
or check out the N Scale East convention website


Streamliners at Spencer
A four day festival for lovers of classic streamlined locomotives of the 30's through 50's
Location: North Carolina Transportation Museum
May 29 - June 1, 2014
Visit the NC Trans website
Follow the museum on Facebook at "N.C. Transportation Museum"

St. Louis Union Station Hotel National Train Day Weekend
May 10-11, 2014
This is a completely free event celebrating the re-vitalization of
St. Louis Union Station and the Anniversary of the Terminal Railroad.
* * * The MVNS Modules will be set up at this show! * * *
  • Explore Trains - Engines, Sleeping Cars & More
  • Train Excursion
  • Historical Theatrical Performances
  • Foods from 1904 World's Fair
  • Special Viewing 3d show mapped on the ceiling of the revitalized grand hall
  • Model train exhibit
  • Children's activities
  • Local entertainment
  • StL 250 in 250 banner show

Further information is available at the Train Day St. Louis website.


Great St. Louis After Christmas Train Show Swap Meet & Food Drive
Sponsored by the Ozark Division of the TCA
Saturday March 29, 2014 9 AM to 3 PM
Immanuel Lutheran School
9733 Olive Blvd., Olivette, Missouri
Admission $5, ($4 with non-perishable food item), Children 12 and under FREE with adult
Refreshments, attendance prizes, operating display, all gauges represented
For more information call Jon Lundvall at (314) 239-7996 or email jonlstrains@netscape.net


2nd Annual St. Louis Chapter NRHS Railroad Station Tour
This year’s tour will feature Southern Missouri,
following the former St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern, Missouri Pacific, and a few Frisco depots as well.
We will depart from the Reavis Barracks Commuter parking lot at Interstate 55 at 7:30 am on Saturday March 29.
Cost is $25
Contact Trip Director Rick Sprung if you are interested.
Go to the St. Louis NRHS website



The Route 66 Model Railfan Center Train Show
Saturday March 1, 2014 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Pacific Eagles Hall
707 Congress, Pacific, Missouri 63069
Admission $5, (Children 12 and under FREE with adult
For more information call Bob Flora at (314) 805-0473 or Ron Sansone at (314) 393-3555
Check out the Route 66 Railfan website


44th Annual Train Show and Sale>
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club
and the Huron Valley Railroad Historical Society
Saturday, February 15, 2014 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, February 16, 2014 10 am - 3 pm
Saline Middle School
7190 N. Maple Road, Saline, Michigan
400+ tables, operating layouts, raffle, food service, shuttle buses
Clinics by Fran and Miles Hale plus Leslie Eaton MMR
Admission $6, Children under 10 years old, and scouts in uniform, admitted free.
For more information call (734) 426-0829 and email info@a2trainshow.com
or check the Ann Arbor RR Club website


Kansas City Southern Holiday Express
Holiday Open House December 14, 2013, 1:30PM to 7:30 PM
Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri
There’s no charge to come out and see.
The train will be stopping in Roodhouse, Ill. on December 13 and Mexico, Mo. on December 15.
For more information on the Holiday Express, visit the Facebook page KCS Holiday Express.


25th Annual Model Railroad and Railroadiana Show and Sale
Presented by the Southern Illinois Train Club
Benton Civic Center, 414 W. Hudelston St., Benton, Illinois 62812
Sunday, November 24, 2013 11 AM to 4 PM
Admission $3, Children under 12 FREE
For more information call Randy Domineck (618) 984-4474

6th Annual Western Kansas Train Show
Sponsored by KND Collectibles
Buy and sell new and used model trains
Saturday, October 19, 2013 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013 11 AM to 4 PM
Ellis County Fairgrounds
1343 Fairground Rd. Exit 157 on I-70
Hayes, Kansas 67601
Admission $5, 12 and under free
100 tables of trains for sale plus operating layouts, food and door prizes
For information contact Kevin Keeler at (417) 838-5615 or email klk@mchsi.com

Rail Fair
Saturday, July 20, 2013
10 am - 4 pm
Railroad Show - Flea Market - Swap Meet
BNSF Locomotive display, Canadian Pacific Railway Exhibits and Displays
Copeland Park, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Admission $5, Children under 12 FREE
For information call (608) 781-9383 or (608) 498-9522 or check out the 4000 Foundation Limited website

Train Collectors Association 59th Annual Convention
June 22 - June 30, 2013
This will be our third National Convention in the St. Louis area.
We hope that you join us to celebrate the Magic of Toy Trains June 22- June 30, 2013.
The host hotel is the Millennium in downtown St. Louis
and is on the Mississippi riverfront within walking distance of the Gateway Arch
Rooms are available with King bed, Queen bed or two Queen Beds; all for the same price of $114 + tax per night.
For further information, contact Convention Chairman Dennis James by email at dennisgames@centurytel.net
Go to the TCA Convention Website

Mainline Train Show
Sponsored by KND Collectibles
Buy and sell new and used model trains
Saturday, June 22, 2013 9 AM to 4 PM
Washington County Fairgrounds
1115 N. Delaware
Dewey, Oklahoma 74029
4 miles North of Bartlesville, 1 block West of Hwy 75
Admission $5, 10 and under free
90 tables of trains for sale plus operating layouts, food and door prizes
For information contact Kevin Keeler at (417) 838-5615 or email klk@mchsi.com

2nd Annual Model Train Show
Walsworth Community Center
124 East Ritchie
Marceline, Missouri
Saturday May 4, 2013 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Operating layouts, private vendors, food available on site, train rides in the park for a small fee
Admission $3 and a canned good, otherwise $4, children under 12 FREE
Call Dean Enyeart at (660) 376-2738 or Harold Rathbone (660) 376-3-35 for more information
or send email to wcctrainshow@yahoo.com
Train Show website
Walsworth Community Center website

Garden Railroad Layout Tours
In the Greater St. Louis Area
Saturday and Sunday May 18 & 19, 2013 10 AM - 5 PM
Gateway Garden Railroad Club will host a tour of club members' garden railroad layouts
spread throughout the St Louis area between Foristell, MO and Nashville, IL.
The free tour will be open both days from 10 AM to 5 PM
Visit the Gateway Garden Railroad Club website for more information

Model Railroad Swap Meet and Club Open House
Sponsored by the Will County Model Railroad Association
Saturday April 20, 2013 9 AM to 3 PM
Stone City VFW, 127 Stone City Dr., Joliet Illinois
2 miles South of I-80 on Rte. 53, SW corner of Laraway Road & Rte. 53
Admission $3, children under 12 FREE
Call (920) 217-5318 for more information
or send email to swap@wcmrra.org
Will County MRR Assn. website


18th Annual Railroadiana Show and Sale
It's time for the Pine Bluff, Arkansas train show at the Arkansas Railroad Museum
Saturday, April 6, 2013 9 am till 4 pm
Admission: $5 adults, $2 ages 6-11, under 6 free
for more info., contact :
Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society, Inc.
Arkansas Railroad Museum
P.O. Box 2044
Pine Bluff, Ark 71613
Telepone (870) 535-8819, email info@arkansasrailroadmuseum.org
or check out the Arkansas Railroad Museum website

Great Minnesota Train Expo
Sponsored by Choo Choo Bob's Train Store and the Great River Valley System
Saturday, March 23, 2013 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday, March 24, 2013 9 am to 3 pm
Eagan Civic Arena
3870 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan Minnesota 55122-1810
Admission $5.00, Children under 8 free, Free parking
Operating layouts inn many scales, Thomas play tables, vendors, story time, fun family actities
Directions: Exit 97 from I-35E and go south on Pilot Knob Road about 1.1 miles
For more information call (651) 269-3433 or email showinfo@grvs.org
Visit the GMTE website

Going to FLORIDA This Fall or Winter?
TCA Southern Division
Stuart, Florida
Saturday, March 23, 2013 10 AM to 4 PM
Knights of Columbus
7251 SW Gaines Avenue, Stuart, Florida 33773
Admission $5.00, Children under 12 free with adult
Food and refreshments on site
For more information call Arnie Travitsky at (407) 260-8599 or Charlie Anyan at (727) 345-0288
Visit the TCA Southern Division website

Model Railroad and Railroadiana Show and Sale
Presented by the Southern Illinois Train Club
Benton Civic Center
414 W. Huddleton Street, Benton, Illinois 62812
Sunday, March 24, 2013 11 AM to 4 PM
Admission $3, Children under 12 FREE
For more information call Randy Domineck (618) 984-4474
Or check out the Southern Illinois Train Club website

The Wichita Train Show and Swap Meet
The Best Train Show in Wichita, KS
Saturday, February 9, 2013 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday February 10, 2013 11 am - 4 pm
Cessna Activity Center
2744 George Washington Blvd.
Admission $6 both days, Children 10 and under FREE
Operating layouts, home layout tours, over 100 dealer tables, model contests, clinics, switching contest
For more information call Phil at (316) 295-5190

Highball to the Mall Model Train Show
February 2 & 3, 2013
Saturday 10 am - 9 pm, Sunday 12 - 5 pm
Free admission! Swap meet, door prizes, operating layouts.
The Cross County Mall, Mattoon, Illinois (Exit 190 B I-57, 3/4 mile West on Rte. 16)
Sponsored by: The Cross County Mall Merchants Assn.
Free parking, free admission. Numerous running layouts for the public to view.
For more information, contact:
Cross County Mall call the office at 217-235-3432
or contact Jim Ruef at 217-317-3009 email jim_ruef@yahoo.com

Great Train Expo Show
January 26 & 27, 2013
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
* * * The MVNS N-Trak Modules will be set up at this show. * * *
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds Park - Belleville, Illinois
Admission $7, Children 11 and under FREE
For information call (630) 608-4988 or check out the Great Train Expo website

Going to FLORIDA This Fall or Winter?
TCA Southern Division
Largo, Florida
Saturday, January 26, 2013 10 AM to 4 PM
Minnreg Building
6340 126th Avenue North, Largo, Florida 33773
Admission $5.00, Children under 12 free with adult
Food and refreshments on site
For more information call Charlie Anyan at (727) 345-0288
Visit the TCA Southern Division website

The World's Greatest Hobby On Tour
January 12 and 13, 2013
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri
* * * The MVNS Modules will be set up at this show joined with Nashville N-Trak! * * *
Adult 2 day admission $12, Saturday only $11, Sunday only $10, Children under 16 FREE
50,000 square feet of huge operating model railroads, giant riding train for kids
200+ booths of manufacturers and retailers, and over 100 trains for kids to play with
For information call (630) 279-5094 email info@wghshow.com
Visit The World's Greatest Hobby On Tour website

Open House
St. Louis Lionel Railroad Club
Friday, November 9, 2012 6 pm - 8 pm
200 W. Tesson St. in south St. Louis, MO
From exit 202C on I-55 go 5 blocks SE on Loughborough to Minnesota Ave.
Turn right on Minnesota and go 11 blocks to W. Tesson St.
We are on the corner. Look for the orange awning with our name on it
Bring your family
Do you like to operate, collect, or just want to learn more about LIONEL? This may be the club for you!

Chatham Rail-A-Rama
Presented by the C&IM Chapter NRHS Benefit for the Chatham Railroad Museum
Saturday, November 17, 2012 10 AM to 3 PM
Chatham Community Building, Chatham, Illinois
109 W. Mulberry St., North side of Village Square
1/2 block west of IL route 4, 6 miles south of Springfield
Admission $2, Children 12 and under FREE
Food will be available
For more information call (217) 483-7792
Check out the Chatham Railroad Museum website

Going to FLORIDA This Fall or Winter?
TCA Southern Division
Orlando (Disney) Area
Saturday, November 17, 2012 10 AM to 4 PM
First Presbyterian Church
341 North Orlando Avenue, Maitland, Florida 32751
Admission $5.00, Children under 12 free with adult
Food and refreshments on site
For more information call Arnie Travitsky at (407) 260-8599
Visit the TCA Southern Division website

Train and Circus Show
Cisco Junction Model Railroad Group
Saturday October 20, 2012 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday October 21, 2012 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Cisco Center, 325 N. Eldon Street
Cisco, Illinois (adjoining Firehouse)
I-72 between Champaign and Decatur, exit 156 Weldon-Cisco
5 operating model railroad layouts on display
Vendor and swap tables, clinics, and door prizes. Food and drinks available for purchase.
Proceeds go to the renovation of the 1874 Cisco Depot to house a permanent layout
Admission: $3 adults, children 12 and under free
Mailing address:
Don Ploch
10408 East Washington Street Road
Argenta, IL 62501-8023
217-669-2261
email: don@ciscojunction.com
Co-Houst Randy Bennett 307-369-9600
Click here for the Cisco Junction website

Train and Circus Show
Cisco Junction Model Railroad Group
Saturday March 17, 2012 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday March 18, 2012 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Cisco Center, 325 N. Eldon Street
Cisco, Illinois (adjoining Firehouse)
I-72 between Champaign and Decatur, exit 156 Weldon-Cisco
5 operating model railroad layouts on display
Vendor and swap tables, clinics, and door prizes. Food and drinks available for purchase.
See the Goodchild Brothers Circus
Proceeds go to the renovation of the 1874 Cisco Depot to house a permanent layout
Admission: $3 adults, children 12 and under free
Mailing address:
Don Ploch
10408 East Washington Street Road
Argenta, IL 62501-8023
217-669-2261
email: don@ciscojunction.com
Co-Houst Randy Bennett 307-369-9600
Click here for the Cisco Junction website

Fifteenth Annual Cross County Model Railroad Days
March 10 & 11, 2012
Saturday 10 am - 9 pm, Sunday 12 - 5 pm
Free admission! Swap meet, door prizes, operating layouts.
The Cross County Mall, Mattoon, Illinois (Exit 190 B I-57, 3/4 mile West on Rte. 16)
Sponsored by: The Cross County Mall Merchants Assn. and Coryville Station
Free parking, free admission. Numerous running layouts for the public to view.
For more information, contact:
Cross County Mall call Cindy at 217-258-8513
John or Becky Shuemaker
Coryville Station (217) 259-4828
Rt. 2 Box 77, Windsor, Illinois 61957
email john@coryvillestation.com
Check the Coryville Station Website

Trains On Main
St. Charles Christmas Traditions
North Main Train Station
222 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO
November 25 thru December 24
Wednesdays and Fridays 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Saturdays 11 am to 9 pm
Sundays 12 pm to 5 pm
Christmas Eve 11 am to 2 pm
Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 3-12
Proceeds benefit the Frenchtown Heritage Museum
Victorian winter scene, circus scene, Katy coal train, Union Pacific Big Boy, Polar Express
Features N, HO, O, and G gauge trains
For more information call (636) 724-2106
Visit the St. Charles Trains on the Main website

Central Arkansas Model RR Club Open House
CAMRC encourages families to RUN trains and ENJOY the fun of the world's greatest hobby
Saturday October 15, 2011
McGee Sports Center
3800 College Avenue, West Conway, Arkansas
9:00 am to 3:00 pm Admission is FREE
Contact Daniel Gladstone Email: ca_mrc@yahoo.com Phone: 501-269-3030
Central AR Model RR Club website

Ozark Division TCA Train Show & Swap Meet
Ozark Division of the TCA Annual Membership Meeting
Sunday September 18, 2011 10 AM to 2 PM
10 AM to 11 AM members only
The Pointe
1 Ballwin Commons Dr., Ballwin, Missouri 63021
Admission $3, Ozark Division members FREE, first table also free for members
For more information call Jon Lundvall at (314) 239-7996 or email jonlstrains@netscape.net

Train Festival 2011
July 21 - 24, 2011
Downtown Rock Island, Illinois
8 steam locomotives, Celebration Belle river cruises, 1/8 scale trains hauling passengers
Model train layouts, childrens' railroad themed play area
For information check out the Train Festival 2011 website

30th Annual Mill Road Threshermans Association Show
Train Show and Steam Threshing Festival
Saturday July 23, 2011
Sunday July 24, 2011
Effingham County Fairgrounds, Altamont, Illinois
I-70 Exit 82, North to 4-way stop, 1/2 mile east on Route 40
Gate fee $5 per adult, children under 12 free
Call Don or Nancy Barr of D&N Hobbies at (217) 536-6400 after 6 PM
Email dandnhobbies@effingham.net
or check out the Thresherman's Show website

Central Arkansas Model RR Club Open House
CAMRC encourages families to RUN trains and ENJOY the fun of the world's greatest hobby
Saturday June 18, 2011
McGee Sports Center
3800 College Avenue, West Conway, Arkansas
9:00 am to 3:00 pm Admission is FREE
Contact Daniel Gladstone Email: ca_mrc@yahoo.com Phone: 501-269-3030
Central AR Model RR Club website

Ozark Division TCA Train Show & Swap Meet
Sunday April 10, 2011 10 AM to 2 PM
10 AM to 11 AM members only
The Pointe
1 Ballwin Commons Dr., Ballwin, Missouri 63021
Admission $3 per person, Ozark Division members FREE, first table also free for members
All other tables $5
Attendance prizes
For more information call Jon Lundvall at (314) 239-7996 or email jonlstrains@netscape.net

Flag City Train Show
Sunday March 27, 2011
10 am - 4 pm
Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Inc.
11600 County Road 99 at I-75 Exit 161, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Admission $3, Children 12 and under FREE
Model trains, toy trains, and railroad memorabilia for sale
For information call Mary Russell at (419) 721-1175 email nworrp@yahoo.com
or check out The Northwest Ohio RR Preservation website

Jefferson Barracks Historic Site Presents Model Trains
November 26, 2010 to January 2, 2011
Upstairs of the Jefferson Barracks Visitors Center
Open Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 PM
Admission is free
For information call (314) 544-6224 or email Marc at mkollbaum@stlouisco.com
Parks and recreation programs and facilities are available for people of all abilities - 314-615-8328
Visit the St. Louis County Parks website

3rd Annual North Central Illinois Model Train Fair and Farm Toy Show
Saturday, November 20, 2010 9 AM to 3 PM
Bureau County Fairgrounds
811 W. Peru St. (Rte. 6 W), Princeton, Illinois 61356
West edge of Princeton, 1 mile south of I-80. 50 miles north of Peoria, 2 hours west of Chicago.
Admission $4 for adults
3 huge heated exhibit halls with working layouts, trains and toys for sale too.
Concession stand in building.
For more information call Kathy Costerisan at (815) 875-2606 after 5 pm
Or send email to kathybcfair@yahoo.com

16th Annual Train Show & Swap Meet
Sponsored by the Wichita Toy Train Club
Sunday, October 31, 2010 9 am - 3 pm
Admission $5, children under 12 free
Sedgwick County Extension Center (21st & Ridge)
Clayton Road and Rte. 141, West St. Louis County
Buy - Sell - Trade Over 100 tables Over 40 Vendors
For more information email Jason Ingels at jingels2008@yahoo.com or Jim Hickman at jwhickman@att.net
or check out the Wichita Toy Train Club website

Galesburg's First Annual Railroad Memorabilia Show
Saturday, October 2, 2010
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carver Center, South Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL
Sponsored by the Galesburg Railroad Museum
Lanterns, cans, books, timetables, china, silverware, pictures and RR art
If it's Railroad, it's Here!
For information call Harold Ziehr at (309) 375-6866 or email dztrain@mchsi.com

Great Mall of the Great Plains Show
Sponsored by the Small Rail Group
Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, 2010
9 am to 4 pm both days
20700 W 151st St.
Olathe, Kansas 66061-5352
Admission $5
Multiple scales, buy sell and trade
Giant G scale club layout next door is open free to the public
For information call Dave Roberts at (913) 406-3400
or visit the Great Mall of the Great Plains website

30th National Narrow Gauge Convention
St. Louis, Missouri
September 1 - 4, 2010
St. Charles Convention Center
Visit the 30th National Narrow Gauge convention website
For information call Bob Lenz at (636) 225-8583

Wabash Centennial Jubilee
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Wabash Station
Friday July 16, 2010
Ceremony at 2 PM, Jubilee from 5 PM to 9 PM around the Wabash block
Wabash Station, 10th Street, Columbia, Missouri
Includes Arlandish Gallery and the surrounding block of Tenth, Walnut, and Orr Streets
Tours, collectors, art, displays, music, train rides on the Weiman Express, food and more
Admission is free to the public
Call Lisa Bartlett at (573) 442-2999
Email artlandish@live.com
or check out the Artlandish Gallery website

Rockford Model Railroad Show & Sale
Sponsored by the Rock River Valley Division NMRA
Saturday March 19, 2016 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday March 20, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Jefferson High School
South of Bypass 20 West of Alpine Road
4145 Samuelson Road, Rockford, Illinois
Donation $5, Children 12 and under, Scounts in uniform, and those with active military ID free
44,000 sq ft of layouts, displays, vendors, memorabilia
Door prizes, HO train set every hour, food vendor, great family friendly fun
For more information call Doug Loy (815) 765-3135 or Don Brindle (815) 874-6095 or email delsclho@yahoo.com

Wabash Frisco & Pacific Railroad
Hosts the MVNS Modular Railroad Display
Glencoe, Missouri
Sunday September 20, 2009 11 am to 4 pm
Sunday September 27, 2009 11 am to 4 pm
I-44 West to the Eureka 109 Exit then North to Glencoe, and follow the sign for the WF&P
For information check out the Wabash Frisco and Pacific Railroad website
* * * The MVNS Modules will be set up at this show! * * *

Heart of America Garden Railroad Show
August 7-8, 2009 9 am to 6 pm
Overland Park International Trade Center
115th and Metcalf
Overland Park, Kansas
Vendors, manufacturers exhibits, layout displays
A Train Show exclusively for Garden Scale Railroading
with fun for the entire family!
For more information check out the Heart of America Garden Railroad Show website
PO Box 296, Grandview, MO 64030 phone (913) 406-3400

Illinois Central Historical Society
Train Show and Swap Meet
Executive Inn, Paducah, Kentucky
Saturday, August 23, 2008 9 AM to 4 PM
Annual Meeting
Admission by modest donation
August 22-24, 2008
For more information write
A.B. Mifflin, Vice President, ICHS, P.O. Box 2354, Carbondale, IL 62901-2354

Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society, Inc.
Annual Railroadiana Show and Sale
Saturday April 5, 2008, 9 am - 4 pm
Arkansas Railroad Museum, 1700 Port Road, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Railroad memorabilia, model trains, track and accessories, all scales
Admission $5, children 6-12 $2, under 6 free
For information call the museum at 870-535-8819

LaCrosse and Three Rivers Railroad Club
27th Annual Model Railroad Show
Saturday and Sunday March 15 & 16, 2008
Saturday 10 AM - 6 AM, Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM
2002 LaCrosse Center, Second and Pearl Streets, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Free Parking. $4 for adults. Children under 12 free.
For more information call check the LaCrosse Club website
Future Show Dates
March 21 & 22, 2009
March 20 & 21, 2010

7th Annual Model Railroad Show & Swap Meet
Sponsored by Lawrence Model Railroad Club
Saturday February 23, 2008 9 am - 5 pm
Douglas County Fairgrounds Building 21
2120 Harper Street, Lawrence, Kansas
2 blocks north of K10 on Harper
Operating club train layouts in HO and N scale, modeling contest, and switching contest
Admission $5, children 12 and under free
$1 off admission with the donation of canned food items, donated to LINK food pantry
For more information call Jim Taylor at (785) 841-6256 or or email jimforegolf@hotmail.com

Large O Gauge Layout 60 by 30 fully detailed
John & Shaun Schmierbach
3218 Frank Scott Parkway West
Belleville, Illinois (in basement)
Phone (618) 233-2758
Donation $2
December 10, 2003 through January 15, 2004
Thursday - Friday 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday - 1 PM - 4 PM
Sunday - 10 PM - 3 PM