Category Archives: Train Shows and Conventions

Upcoming Model Railroading Events

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Division 12 Meeting February 9th at 1:00 PM

Presentations on “ground goop” and scenery. Hands-on clinic on making wire-armature trees. Bring needle-nose pliers and side-cutters for soft wire. Optional brunch at Venango General Store 10:45 AM.

WNYRHS Winter Toy and Train Show February 16 and 17, 2019

28th Annual Toy and Train Show at the Hamburg NY Fairgrounds. Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission $8.00 for adults, children 12 and under, Free!

Railfest 2019 March 16 and 17, 2019

Largest continuous running 2-day train show in Ohio, sponsored by Division 5. Checkout the flyer here!

RPM-EAST The 2019 Railroad Prototype Seminar March 22 and 23, 2019

RPM-East is a prototype modeler event to spark your modeling efforts as winter melts into spring. The 2019 RPM-East railroad prototype modeler seminar includes presentations, operating sessions, open layouts, a large model display room, vendors, and a banquet to prime your creativity. RPM-East is sponsored by Division Two of the NMRA.  To register or for more information go to

The Great Batavia Train Show – Spring 2019 – March 31, 2019

For over 30 years the Great Batavia Train Show has grown to become one of the premier hobby events in Western New York between Buffalo and Rochester. Over 100 dealers along with railroad modeling and preservation societies participate. Show hours are from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Check for more information.

Central New York Division Op till You Drop Weekend April 27 and 28, 2019

Operations weekend on layouts in the area surrounding Syracuse, NY. Will post more details when I receive them.

The Bullet 2019 Mid Central Regional Convention May 2 – May 5, 2019

To be held a short distance away in Boardman, OH. For details and registration The Bullet 2019 Convention



Division 12 at Railfest 2018

Division 12 will have an information table at Railfest, an NMRA sponsored show presented by Division 5 of the Mid Central Region. It is one of the largest train shows in Ohio including dealers, operating layouts, and displays. Railfest is held at Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, Ohio 44094. It is open on both Saturday the 17th of March and Sunday the 18th of March from 10 AM until 4 PM.

Erie Train Show

Division 12 had a table at the March 4th, Erie Train show displaying our new signs and banner. Several visitors with interest in the NMRA, or our local division, stopped by and took hand-outs such as brochures and applications. The regular NMRA application and the RailPass (9 month discount application) are always available online at the NMRA website

As several members gaining an interest in T-Trak were gathered together, we started discussion on “guidelines” for our modules. Members of the I-80 group visited our table to share their insights into building and operating T-Trak. Having some trains running on T-Trak modules could add another layer of interest for visitors at future events.