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I don't know where you are located Jay, but:

Greenburg show in Edison, NJ this weekend

OF COURSE York in October

Allentown First Frost in November (2nd only to York, IMHO)

There may be another Rennigers Kutztown, PA show too - check their website.

Here on Long Island monthly local shows start to spring up in September/October; Lindenhurst, and the COL show in East Islip to name two

Greenberg shows in various parts of the country. Various regional TCA, like METCA here in the NYC area, have shows in the fall. First Frost in Allentown to me is a good one (in November). Where do you live,? Are you willing to travel? Big country, lot of shows



*added note: Your profile shows CA, I don't know if that is current, but I did a google search on "California Train Shows" and it looks like there are events in the fall and esp around the holiday season....

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@Lionelski posted:

I don't know where you are located Jay, but:

Greenburg show in Edison, NJ this weekend

OF COURSE York in October

Allentown First Frost in November (2nd only to York, IMHO)

There may be another Rennigers Kutztown, PA show too - check their website.

Here on Long Island monthly local shows start to spring up in September/October; Lindenhurst, and the COL show in East Islip to name two

The shows mentioned above, are 3-Rail shows. Please note that the original posted ask his question on the 2 SCALE MODEL TRAINS Forum.

@Hot Water posted:

The shows mentioned above, are 3-Rail shows. Please note that the original posted ask his question on the 2 SCALE MODEL TRAINS Forum.

Oops, I guess I'm in hot water for not noticing the portion of the forum the OP posted to - my apologies. Sorry for trying to be helpful in this case.

That said, if one can't find two rail scale in York or Allentown, one is not looking hard enough and, one never knows what they'll find in local shows

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Hi Lionel1946,

I also live in Southern California, in Ventura County.  Before the pandemic, I would typically attend at least two train shows a year hosted by the "Great Train Show" organization.  You can find their schedule on the trainshow.com website.  According to the website, they won't be hosting any shows in So Cal this year.  If you can hold out until the first quarter of 2023, they show three upcoming shows:

February 11-12 - Costa Mesa, CA   

February 18-19 - Ventura, CA

March 18-19 - Victorville, CA

John

There’s a Strasburg show the Saturday before York in the fall. If you have to travel you could double up in one trip.

That could turn into a real train-vacation, as in between the Strasburg meet and York, there are the bandit meets (and I have seen some 2-rail there at the Wyndham outside), and plenty of opportunities to visit train shops like Nicholas Smith and JusTrains, the other RR attractions in Strasburg, like the PRR Museum, Strasburg RR, Choo Choo Barn, TCA Museum, and then there are historical sites like Gettyburg.

I also want to add that I have seen plenty of 2-rail at York.  At least one big Atlas dealer in Orange Hall brings 2-rail trucks for the freight cars they sell for those that want 2-rail.  It is also present in the member halls, but it takes more hunting there.

Andy

@lionel1946 posted:

Hello all. Really going to miss the Indy meet, and it's too late for me to arrange travel to the Strasburg show. Anything else worth going to between now and the end of the year?

September 24, 2022: Gardner, Massachusetts

Southern New England Model Railroad Club Open House with dealers and food concession at the Chestnut Street United Methodist Church; 161 Chestnut Street Gardner, MA. 01440 9:30am-4:00pm. Free admission and free parking. 65’ x 40’ Scenic layout with 850’ double track mainline. Dealers - contact Adam Ferraro by email at: sneshowchairman@snemrr.org.



October 14-16, 2022: Fort Worth, Texas

The Southwest O-Scale Meet is returning to Fort Worth this year. Meet will be held at the Ft. Worth Academy, 7301 Dutch Branch Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76132. Event includes dealer tables, swap meet, mainline and traction modular layouts, Friday evening dinner, Saturday box lunch, and local layouts tours. For information, registration, and table reservations see the show website: oscalesw.com or email:  swoscalemeet@gmail.com

October 15, 2022: Strasburg, Pennsylvania

Strasburg Train Show: 2 rail swap meet at the Strasburg Fire Co, 203 W. Franklin Street, Strasburg, PA. 9am-1pm. Admission: $5, wives/children/military w. ID free, tables $25 for first table, additional $20 per. Great food, modular layout, clinics. Contact Rich Yoder oscale48@comcast.net

November 5, 2022: Parma, Ohio

The Cleveland O Scale 2-Rail Train Meet: The show will still be at the UAW Hall 5615 Chevrolet Blvd., Parma, OH 44130. 9:00am - 2:00 pm.  Admission: $7.00. Contact Sam Shumaker (440) 248-3055 for table and additional show information. Email: j3a5436@gmail.com; Website: http://www.cleveshows.com/

And in 2023:

March 16-19, 2023: Lombard, Illinois

O Scale March Meet: Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL. Website: http://marchmeet.net/; Email: ChicagoMeet@yahoo.com

That could turn into a real train-vacation, as in between the Strasburg meet and York, there are the bandit meets (and I have seen some 2-rail there at the Wyndham outside), and plenty of opportunities to visit train shops like Nicholas Smith and JusTrains, the other RR attractions in Strasburg, like the PRR Museum, Strasburg RR, Choo Choo Barn, TCA Museum, and then there are historical sites like Gettyburg.

I also want to add that I have seen plenty of 2-rail at York.  At least one big Atlas dealer in Orange Hall brings 2-rail trucks for the freight cars they sell for those that want 2-rail.  It is also present in the member halls, but it takes more hunting there.

Andy

Absolutely agree.

Also, whether or not you ride, the Harley Davidson factory tour in York is most interesting to visit

Milwaukee's TrainFest will be held during the second weekend in November 2022 on both Saturday 11-12-2022 & Sunday 11-13-2022.

It will be held at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, WI.

All scales of model trains are represented.  

Lots of vendors, manufacturers, RR Historical Societies, & modular layouts.  

Sometimes OGR has a booth there.  

I always enjoy my visits at TrainFest !!!

CB&Q Bill



www.trainfest.com

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@prrjim posted:

Since this thread is under the 2 rail listing, the really good 2 rail shows this fall that I am familar with are Cleveland on Nov 5  and the Strasburg (PA) show Oct 15.   

The Southwest O-Scale Meet in Fort Worth is back this year

of course scenery and building product work both ways.

Yes, and sadly very little of either appears at Strasburg.  The Harrisburg show in April 2023 may be a better bet for structures and scenery. The Timonium all scales show is generally good for scenery supplies.

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