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Independence Train & Toy Show March 3, 2018

spankybird ·
KD Trains is hosting the Independence Train & Toy Show on Saturday, March 3, 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm At The Independence High School Fieldhouse 6001 Archwood Road Independence, Oh 44131 New Location with much more room . Admission: Adults $6.00, Children under 12 Free with paid adult. Free parking Featuring Model Trains in all gauges and parts, Vintage Toys, New and Old Trains Visit over 300 dealer tables. Buy – Sell – Trade Food and Drink available Direction to show: Rt. I-480 / I-77...
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The Lincoln Nebraska 2018 Annual Train Show

Trains and Toy Soldiers ·
Saturday February 17th and Sunday February 18th 2018 Hours: Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Lancaster Event Center 4100 N 84th St Lincoln, Nebraska 68507 Featuring over 50 vendors, including Trains and Toy Soldiers. Many amazing layouts, including Z scale, N scale, HO scale, O gauge, and G gauge layouts. Clinics will be available to refine and expand for railroading skill set. Admission only $7 and children 12 and under are admitted free with an adult. To read...
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TCA Train Show Rochester NY

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tender in search of a missing Minton Cronkhite Berkshire engine ..... from Show West

Carey Williams ·
Hello O scale world .... At the recent Show West a Minton Cronkhite Berkshire tender was purchased .... it may or may not of had a Berkshire with it at the time of sale or at some time at the show ...... I now own the tender .....in search of the Berkshire to put in front of it again ....... has anyone seen 4103 / 6 ? the tender has been renumbered ... for some reason ..tender was outside 3rd rail .....reverse hidden under oil cap atop tender .... If you know of or saw the engine I'd be very...
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Manchester , NH Model Train Show

Elevatorman ·
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC !! Manchester, NH Model Train Show brought to you by Lionel Operating Train Society. July 14, 2018, 10:00am - 4:00pm Center of New Hampshire Expo Center, Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown, 700 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101 Admission: $5.00 Active Military, Police Officers, Firefighters and children Under 16 (accompanied by an adult) FREE! Operating Train Layouts, Train sales/ Dealers( Few tables still available), Train Drag races Contact: Pete Slater at lotstrainshow ...
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Manchester, NH Model Train Show

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North Texas Train Show - Plano Centre

Roundhouse Bill ·
There will be a huge train show this weekend at the Plano Centre in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. It will be for all guages of trains. The layouts will be numerous including the Flyer group; Lone Star Flyer and the S scale group; Trinty S Gaugers. There will be 229 sales tables. If you are in the area please come and join in the fun.
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Shoreline Model Railroad Club

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CJ Trains Fall Train & Toy Show, Mt. Hope, Ohio

Mark Boyce ·
Has anyone been to the CJ Trains Fall Train & Toy Show in Mt. Hope (Millersburg), Ohio? I see in the Scheduled Meets column of Run 302 that it will be on November 3, 2018. (My 62nd birthday) Barney Google tells me it is a little over 2 1/2 hours from my home, so I am hoping some of you can relate personal experiences here to get me geared up for the long trip. I also see on their Website it is put on by the same folks who have the meets in Massillon, Ohio. I have thought of going to...
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Winooski VT Train Show 2018

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Show off your best layout photos!

Evan Cihlar ·
Hello all, For Railroading in America Magazine’s ninth edition we would like our photo corner to be about model trains! If you want to be featured in our upcoming edition, drop a photo or two in a reply below and you may be chosen! I’ll get us started with a couple photos of my layout I took last night. Good luck and I’m looking forward to seeing your layouts!
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Train Show Story about my first O Gauge Engine

Mike Wyatt ·
I got back into trains just over a year ago after 4 unsuccessful attempts at building HO layouts (we always moved!), ending in basically giving everything away as part of the last move. 5 years later- I "discovered" O-Gauge. Before I even HAD the tables or the track etc. for my layout, a friend and I went to a Show at Lakeland Community College (Mentor/Kirtland OH) where I looked for my first O gauge engine. I found a guy there with several tables, selling quite a few Lionel items. He had...
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37th All American Railroad Show, March 24th 2018

Tom Q Fan ·
Saturday March 24, 2018 the 37th annual All American Railroad Show will be held in the Lyons Township High School Field house. At 100 S Brainard Ave. LaGrange, IL Show hours 9am-5pm, admission $5, Kids 5 and under free. Refreshments available. Exhibition show, no selling. Layouts in every scale. Free door prizes. Great show, layouts in all scales. Tom
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Springfield, MO Train Show 3/24/18

M. Mitchell Marmel ·
As usual, I was too busy delighting the crowds with gi-raffes and the Whistling Station to take many pics, but I managed a few towards the end of the show... We also had G and N scale to delight the kiddies... My $5 loco and matching $5 caboose. The loco, a DC model, has a bridge rectifier and a trolley pole in its future... :D And, of course, gi-raffes were in evidence on other layouts... :D The reverse curve proved too much for the Red Monster, so the Red Rocket II took over the somewhat...
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Albany Train Show

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Re: Great Blog Post About Our Train Hobby

KOOLjock1 ·
Ooofa! That was rough! As an aside, I always stop at the Cracker Barrel on the way back from the Big E show! Jon
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Harry Doyle ·
Reminds me of Jim Rome. Those who can't criticize those who can. Where our society is headed unfortunately.
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KOOLjock1 ·
I'm sure it never occurred to him that it is an expensive hobby that rules out 20-somethings and guys with babies at home... Other shows that attract older crowds: Boat Shows, R-V Shows, Gun Shows, Coin and Jewelry Shows... need I go on? And I'm still in my 40's thank you! Jon
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TMack ·
I thought it was funny for a guy just shy of 50 ... We don't have basements around here thus model rail roading is not as visible as the right side of the country. Shows here are few and far between. I guess what is cool here, cause it is more rare to run into those in the hobby. When we have our train party people enjoy themselvesamend some of the group has not seen a model train layout ever.
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Texas Pete ·
Before computers that kid is lucky to be a stable boy. Hackneyed ideas and he don't write good either! Pete
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Harry Doyle ·
He likes going to train shows because being among "train nerds" makes him feel like the George Clooney in the room. I know my Dad said this, and his Dad probably said it as well. I fear for the future of this country. I watch 14 year old kids playing video games over the internet screaming profanities at people half way around the world they will never meet. It ingrains a certain method of dealing with adversity. When they get in the real world, after years of internet communication, all...
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Re: Great Blog Post About Our Train Hobby

Dennis LaGrua ·
I cannot say its a trend but I am seeing more and more younger people taking an interest in model railroading. My son and a few of his friends are even talking about building a new layout and they are in their late 20's. I predict that by their late 30's some will join the hobby big time. There is no reason why this hobby should appeal only to tots and old farts. I predict that there will be a new generation coming into this hobby. Perhaps the number of hobbiests will shrink a bit but I am...
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Re: Great Blog Post About Our Train Hobby

wb47 ·
I guess I took the whole piece as an attempt at humor which I thought was cleverly done. I enjoyed it for what it was.
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Boilermaker1 ·
Originally Posted by KOOLjock1: I'm sure it never occurred to him that it is an expensive hobby that rules out 20-somethings and guys with babies at home... I dont think its any more expensive than other hobbies that 20-something year old guys can be into... gone shopping for car upgrades recently? I guess I fit into the oddball group here. I'm 29, dont have a kid yet (but its on the near-term horizon), I've been out of trains for about 10 years and just got started again. I have way too...
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Re: Great Blog Post About Our Train Hobby

Tim Botti ·
Call me crazy, but I found a lot of his observations about train shows spot on. Perhaps it'd be beneficial to our hobby if we payed a little more attention to our outward appearance? How many people get chased off by crotchety old men, or worse yet, those who don't deem bathing to be necessary?
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H. Michael Spanier ·
When I was in that small child mode my biggest problem was looking my wife in the eye (with 2 children, 18 months appart) and telling her I was going to a train show. That was just not a smart move. If the need to depart was due to business, ok, but toy trains? I don't think so. Until my kids were much more independent I just could not justify time away. I can't be alone with this situation. Mike Spanier Always Buying & Selling Lionel Super O trackage
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C W Burfle ·
My kids went with me, riding in a backpack baby carrier when little (the carriers were quite popular at the time). We also went to flea market / antique shows, and camera shows. The backpack had a metal frame. Once each kid was big enough, they used to push up on the frame to rasie themselves up hgher when they wanted a better look around
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NYCGreg68 ·
I have been to a few train shows since getting into the hobby back in 07 and frankly I don’t like them, for many reasons. I would rather go to my local hobby shop and hang out there for a few hours on a Saturday afternoon during the long NY winters and talk trains with the customers going in and out. And by the way there are more dads with younger kids patronizing this shop than the demographic described in the blog article.
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Former Member ·
Although I agreed with some of the observations made by other posters about the parlous state of affairs of which this writers tone may be thought indicative, nevertheless I also thought it was extremely funny. Some of his remarks were spot on but it was a humor piece that treated the hobby kindly overall. Those of us and I'm sure it's a majority, who like young children and encourage them to play with our trains, are passing on a very important torch which hasn't got so much to do with...
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juniata guy ·
To tag onto Boillermakers comments, I don't think most people can understand a hobby unless they are in it or at least have a passing interest in the overall theme. Heck, I don't understand quilting, scrapbooking or collecting NASCAR models, but each of them is presumably a great hobby with plenty of participants. Along that same line, if you aren't into hunting or fishing it's hard to understand why someone would want to sit in a cold duck blind at dawn and try to call down birds or wade...
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Dave Allen ·
In short, I don't really care if people can't understand our train hobby, because in most cases, I probably can't understand theirs either. Curt I agree Curt, and I'm constantly amazed by how much navel gazing we do. I don't think many other hobby participants are so self obsessed with what other people think.
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Allan Miller ·
I too, couldn't care less what others--particularly those who are not involved--think about this hobby. Doesn't really bother me in the least because thing have always been that way and we'll never be able to change it. It's that old "different strokes for different folks" thing. I don't even care about what those in the hobby have to say when they come up with "my way is best" or "my way or the highway" lines of thinking. It's MY hobby and it has brought me many years of enjoyment,...
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C W Burfle ·
My wife, a health care professional who has been to all types of train shows and other train related events, long ago observed that a large percentage of the population of folks attending train shows are not in the best physical shape (and sometimes are not in the best of mental health either). For some of these folks, walking around a train show might be the most physical exertion in their lives. Then add in the temperature of a well attended train show, and the lack of facilities to hang...
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AGHRMatt ·
Train shows out here that get decent traffic are usually filled with "insiders" -- those already in the hobby. However, what gives me hope is the WGH show as it brings in families -- new blood for the hobby. Our chosen scale gets expensive and consumes a lot of space, so it's usually out of reach for the child-rearing age group until the kids are out of the house unless there's a local club within a reasonable (or sometimes unreasonable) driving distance. As more viable outdoor operating...
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Re: LCCA Train Show - Bloomsburg, PA www.lionelcollectors.org

Busters Dad ·
I have a LCCA Hudson from 2000 plus many LCCA Lionel cars. I've tried to sell them at York and Greenberg Train shows to little avail. Do people still collect them? Bill Berresford
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Re: LCCA Train Show - Bloomsburg, PA www.lionelcollectors.org

prr6200s2 ·
Is it open to the public?
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Re: Albany Train Show

Bnsftrains ·
Say what! What's the hours? How much to get in
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Re: Albany Train Show

pd ·
My kid lives a few blocks from there...maybe I'll go up and pay him a visit. Is it still snowing in Albany in mid-March? PD
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Re: Albany Train Show

Bnsftrains ·
I don't see it on their website. Need more info thanks.
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Vintage Trains ·
Thanks for the response! Hours are 9a-3p. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for kids 6-12 and kids under 5 FREE
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Vintage Trains ·
PD Can't guarantee it WON'T be snowing in March, but it's nice and warm inside the show and they serve good food! Hope to see u there.
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Bnsftrains ·
Sweet. I'll be there. Keep the shows coming. We need more in the albany area.
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C W Burfle ·
The Albany Polish Club train show is extremely close to Crossgates Mall, and only a couple of miles from Colonie Center Mall. Both malls have lots of shopping and lots of family entertainment. I plan to attend.
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Re: Albany Train Show

Bnsftrains ·
C W. You have pics of your layout?
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Re: Albany Train Show

Bnsftrains ·
Let's keep this thread going
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Re: Albany Train Show

pd ·
Sounds like fun...I'll try to make it, presuming the weather holds up (I'm six hours south of Albany, in central Maryland). Good excuse to hit Zombie Planet while I'm up there...a great game store. PD
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Re: The New Jersey Hi-Railers presents the 2014 Halloween Monster Spooktacular

Lee Willis ·
Ah, perfect timing . . . what with ]Godzilla coming out on streaming services next week, and all. The Monster Mash . . . . it was a graveyard smash!
 
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