George, welcome to the area. Currently, the Neuse River Model RR club has a train show scheduled for early November at the Graham building on the NC state fairgrounds in Raleigh. This show is the largest and oldest train show in North Carolina. I f I recall correctly, this will be their 31 year. The next scheduled TCA show is for the second weekend in December in the Scott building on the NC State fairgrounds. Both are two day shows.
Assuming they go on, I plan to be set up at both of them. Please stop by and say hello if you go.