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This page lists North Carolina and southern Virginia area train shows, meets and conventions, plus important regional and national shows and conventions in chronological order. All shows have operating layouts. Most also have dealer tables.

Train shows are open to the public, unless otherwise noted; admission is charged at entry. Meets and Conventions generally require advance registration, although many also have portions, such as a train show, open to the public. Check on the listing for more information and a contact to the organizing group.

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Shows in 2015



Second Saturday of Each Month

Wade's Train Town

Location: Brookford Community Center
1700 South Center Street
Hickory, NC 28602

Hours: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Wade's Train Town is a large HO scale model railroad display layout located in the Brookford Town Center. It was built by Wade Warren, who died in 1995. Since then the layout has been cared for by several groups. In mid 2006 the Carolina Southern Division of the NMRA's Mid-Eastern Region was granted access to the layout for restoration and preservation.

The layout was essentially complete and scenicked with dozens of structures, most with operating lights and other features. Two main lines circled the layout and were operational, and there was a respectable stock of locomotives and rolling stock. Work has been underway to clean, repair, restore, refurbish and upgrade the layout, a process which still continues. In addition contemporary electrical equipment and scenery materials are being applied to the layout, as well as some additional trackwork.

Trains are running during each session the layout is open to the public.

The following map shows the location of the Brookford Town Center, which is near the intersection of I-40 and US #321.

Brookford Map

More information, plus links to layout photos, is available at http://www.carolinasouthern.org/TrainTown.htm.

Volunteer restorers are welcome to participate in the continuing restoration of this layout. Contact Rick Knight at traintown@carolinasouthern.org.




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February 7 – 8, 2015

Greenberg's Train & Toy Show

Location: Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
2371 Carl D Silver Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Hours, both days: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Admission: $8.00, Children under 12 free.
More information at www.greenbergshows.com

Greenberg's Train & Toy Show is a traveling show that caters to the model railroad enthusiast. The show features 200–500 tables of train dealers offering everything from ... HO Scale, N Scale, Lionel, O Scale, G Scale, American Flyer, Hobby Tools, Die-cast vehicles, train whistles, scenery items, Railroadiana, Slides, T-shirts, Videos, Railroad Gift Items, Books, Photos, and more. Purchase items at excellent prices, locate a hard to find item, see new products, or get ideas.

The show offers a variety of operating model railroad and toy layouts for the entire family to enjoy. Informative presentations are offered on a variety of model railroad and toy train topics. If you're looking to dispose of an old toy train, this is the perfect place. You can get appraisals and get offers from multiple dealers under one roof.



February 20 – 22, 2015

20th Annual
Carolina Coastal Railroaders Model Train Show

Riverfront Convention Centere
203 E. Front Street
New Bern, North Carolina 28560

Hours, Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission: $6.00
Children under 12 with Adult: Free
Ticket good for both days.

See ten operating layouts in N, HO, S, O, Standard Gauge and G scales, and Thomas and Friends. New and used model railroad equipment available. There are hourly door prize drawings. Concessions available.

For more information call (252) 474-4153 or go to the Club's web site at http://carolinacoastalrailroaders.org/2015.asp.



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February 21 – 22, 2015

Greenberg's Train & Toy Show

Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Hours, both days: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Admission: $8.00, Children under 12 free.
More information at www.greenbergshows.com

Greenberg's Train & Toy Show is a traveling show that caters to the model railroad enthusiast. The show features 200–500 tables of train dealers offering everything from ... HO Scale, N Scale, Lionel, O Scale, G Scale, American Flyer, Hobby Tools, Die-cast vehicles, train whistles, scenery items, Railroadiana, Slides, T-shirts, Videos, Railroad Gift Items, Books, Photos, and more. Purchase items at excellent prices, locate a hard to find item, see new products, or get ideas.

The show offers a variety of operating model railroad and toy layouts for the entire family to enjoy. Informative presentations are offered on a variety of model railroad and toy train topics. If you're looking to dispose of an old toy train, this is the perfect place. You can get appraisals and get offers from multiple dealers under one roof.



March 6 and 7, 2015

Western North Carolina Model Railroaders, Inc.
26th Annual
Asheville Model Train Show

WNC Agricultural Center
1301 Fanning Bridge Road
Highway #280 (Airport Road) Exit #40 off I-26
Fletcher, North Carolina 28732

Hours, Friday: Noon – 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Admission: $5.00
Children under 13 with Adult: Free

Free parking — Enter Gate 5

See operating layouts in several scales — N, HO O and G. Over 180 vendor tables. All scales, all gauges, collectibles, artifacts, Thomas the Tank Engine train and run-it-yourself trains for kids, prototype exhibits.

For more information contact Fred Coleman by phone at (828) 699-0983 or by Email. or go to the show web site at http://asheville-trainshow.com.



Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Train Group of Mebane
Model Train Show and Train Sale

Historic Museum of Mebane
209 W. Jackson Street
Mebane, North Carolina 27302
(Take Exit #153 on I-85/I-40 north to Jackson Street, then turn left for 2 blocks)

Hours, Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Admission: $5.00
Children under 12 with paid Adult: Free


Visit the permanent Mebane O ngauge train exhibit with 8 operating trains. Features several portable Operating Layouts amd approximately 50 Vendors.

For more information call 919-563-6171 or 336-260-4270



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March 21, 2015

7th Annual
Carolina Model Railroaders
Train Show and Swap Meet

"The Best Little Train Show in Greensboro"

Greensboro Amtrak Depot
300 East Washington Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

Hours: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Admission: $5.00 (Children under 12 with Adult: Free)

See the largest operating N and HO layouts in the Piedmont. Shop at 45 Vendor Tables. HO "City of Los Angeles" DCC train set and N Scale layout-on-a-door raffle. Tickets on sale now from Walt Sabin at 336-312-4198. Free parking available.
For more information send an email to carolinamodelrr@aol.com, visit the Club's web site at www.carolinamodelrr.org, or by mail at CMR, PO Box 13642, Greensboro NC 27415.



April 11, 2015

13th Annual North Carolina Railroad Expo

Sponsored by the Alexander Chapter, National Railroad Historical Society

Hickory Metro & Convention Center
Interstate 40 Exit 125 (Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard)
Hickory, North Carolina

Hours: 9:00am — 4:00pm

Admission: $5 Adult, under 12 Free. Free parking.

This show feartures operating model layouts, and 250+ tables of railroadiana, video, shirts, collectibles and models. For more information call (828) 527-6520, email Matt at matt@tarheelpress.com, or click the following link: www.tarheelpress.com/Trainshow/.



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Saturday & Suinday, May 30 – 31, 2015

The Train Collectors Association
Southeastern Division
Toy Train Sale

Sale & Display Items: Lionel, MTH, K-Line, Weaver, Atlas, Williams, American Flyer, Marklin, Ives, Marx, LGB, Aristocraft, Bachmann, Varney — Track, Switches, Accessories, Replacement Parts & other toy train related items.

Features over 100 tables of toy trains & related Items, plus door prizes and operating layouts. Raffle prize drawing of Lionel 9-1632 Santa Fe Work Train Service Station Set at 3:00pm.

Kids Train Races — bring your favorite racing engine.

Scenery Workshop with Tom Staley of Tom's Train Station.
 

Kerr Scott Building
NC State Fairgrounds
Raleigh, North Carolina

Hours: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Admission: 13 years and up: $5.00 ($4.00 with flyer or newspaper ad)
Under 13 with adult — Free

 
For more information visit the Southeastern Division web-site at http://www.se-tca.org.



June 24 — 28, 2015

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N Scale Enthusiast
23rd Annual
National N Scale Convention

Double Tree Hotel
2001 Point West Way
Sacremento, CA

There will be a Public Train Show on June 26 – 27, 2015.

You do not need to be a member of N Scale Enthusiast to attend the Convention, but you must register to attend and take part in Convention activities. Attendance at the Train Show will be $8.00.

More details about this Convention will be available this Fall.

Visit the Convention web-site at www.nationalnscaleconvention.com/.



August 8, 2015

The 36th Annual
Lynchburg Rail Day
Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Chapter, National Railway Historical Society

Boonsboro Ruritan Club
1065 Coffee Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503-5020

Hours: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Admission: $6.00. Special Family Admission: $10.00. Children 12 and under free with paying adult.

Lynchburg Rail Day is an annual gathering of people interested in Railroads. People come together with interests in today's operating railroads, history of the railroads, model railroading in various scales (electric and live steam), or collecting railroad artifacts/memorabilia. Many of the people who come have long running interest in railroading while others are just starting to find out how fascinating the various rail hobbies can be. Some find items to buy from vendors who come from various cities and towns along the east coast. Others come to watch operating model rail exhibits. Others bring their children to operate (play) with floor trains. Others come to swap railroad stories. Some come to enter models or photographs in a public contest. Others enjoy talking with representatives from various rail historical societies, museums, or ongoing rail restorations. Others come to attend classroom visual presentations on various topics from railroad operations to modeling techniques. There are door prizes and refreshments to add to the festive experience.

This show features operating layouts in all scales, model railroad and hobby vendors, model and photography exposition, clinics, white elephant table, railroad slide shows, and door prizes and raffles. Freshly prepared food and beverages are available all day.

For more information and detailed directions to the Boonsboro Raritan Club see http://www.blueridgenrhs.org/rail_day.htm.



French Broad eNpire

October 9 – 10, 2015

French Broad e'N'pire NTRAK Club
Autumn Rails 2014
All Scales Model Railroad Show

 
Expo Building
Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
1301 Boyleston Highway, Gate 5
Fletcher, NC 28732

Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm (Saturday) & Noon – 3:00pm (Sunday)
Admission: Teens & Adults $6.00 for both days, Children under 12 and Scouts in uniform free.

The show will feature operating NTRAK, HO, S, O and #1 Scale layouts, 90 – 100 tables of model railroad equipment and supplies in all scales from Z to G, railroad memorabilia, clothing items and railroad art. There will be door prizes.

The WNC Agricultural Center is located on Boyleston Highway. From Asheville take Interstate 26 Eastbound (i.e. South) to exit 40. Make a right turn onto Airport Boulevard at the end of the ramp. After passing Fanning Bridge Road turn left into Gate 5. From Hendersonville take Interstate 26 West (i.e. North) to exit 40. Make a left turn onto Airport Boulevard at the end of the ramp. After passing Fanning Bridge Road turn left into Gate 5...

Dealers (tables $30/8' table) should contact Chuck Place at 828-685-2726, by Email at hmp3@blueridge.net, or by US Mail at: 1396 Spicer Cove Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

For more information go to the Club's web site at www.fdr-ntrak.com.



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Future
NMRA National, NTRAK & N Scale Enthusiast Conventions

Year NMRA National Convention NTRAK Convention N Scale Enthusiast

2015

Portland OR

August 23 – 30

TBD

2015

Sacremento CA

June 24 – 28

2016

Indianapolis IN

July 3 –10

TBD

2016

Kansas City, KS

2016

2017

Orlando FL

July

TBD

2017

TBD

2016

2018

Kansas City MO

TBD

TBD

2018

TBD

2018

2019

Salt Lake City UT

July 7 – 14

TBD

2019

TBD

2019


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