Coming events of interest.

(Last March 25th, 2019)


When you visit a model railway exhibition in the UK you can be quite sure that most of the layouts on display will be UK outline and most of the dealers in attendance will have large stocks of UK equipment available. While shows are listed in UK model railway magazines, their availablity in North America makes it tough to plan ahead and for this reason the events page of the UK model shops directory site can be very helpful.

Similarly, most of the North American model railway magazines contain a list of forthcoming model railway exhibitions for the entire continent. More recently Model Railroader changed to a web version for announcing coming events .

What is shown here, however, are those model railway exhibitions taking place in Canada and the US where information has been received confirming that you can expect to see UK layouts, UK modelling products for sale, or both. For other shows in the Southern Ontario area you might like to check the events page of the Platelayers.

As a modeller, I try to attend any show that is nearby as there is usually something that can be learned and used. Armed with the information from this page you can decide whether to make that special effort to get there if it is not so close by.

If you know of a show which meets the above criteria please contact me to let me know the name of the show, the sponsors, the dates, location, opening times, admission pri ces, supplementary information, contact information for those interested in obtaining further information and an assessment of what one might see that would appeal to those modelling the UK scene.

Information is listed below for:


Shows in Alberta




SuperTrain 2018

Where: The Genesis (Wellness) Centre, #10, 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE, Calgary, Alberta
When: April, 2019
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm
Admission: Adults (16+) $15, Under 16 free
Parking: Parking/shuttle information
Other information: An opportunity to see the Calgary group's layout



Shows in British Columbia




Nanaimo Model Railroad Show

Where: Beban Park Recreation Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia
When: April, 2019
Times: Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Child(6 to 12) $1, Child (under 6) free
Parking: Free



Victoria Model Railroad Show

Where: West Shore Curling Rink at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, 1767 Island Highway, Colwood, British Columbia
When: May, 2019
Times: Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $7, Youth(11 to 16) $3, Child (under 11) free



Vancouver Train Expo - Trains 2017

Where: PNE Forum at the PNE Grounds, 2901 East Hastings, Vancouver, British Columbia
When: November 2019
Times: Saturday 10am to 6pm; and Sunday 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adult $12, Senior $10, Youth (6 to 15) $6, Children under 6 free with an adult; Family $30, NMRA member $10.
Parking: Pay parking but there is convenient public transit



Western Rails

Where: Cameron Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby, British Columbia
When: March 2020
Times: Sunday 9am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $8, Seniors/Youth(6 to 15) $4, Child (under 6) free
Parking: Free
Other information: An opportunity to see the Top Link layout Nettlewood Parkway and their O gauge display




Shows in Ontario




Woodstock Model Train Show

Where: Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street, Woodstock, Ontario
When: March 31st, 2019
Times: Sunday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
Parking: Free
Other: Model Railway Imports will have a booth at this show.



Lindsay Annual Train Show

Where: Lindsay Victoria Park Armoury, 210 Kent Street West, Lindsay, Ontario
When: April 6th and 7th, 2019
Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adult $6, Child (6-12) $2, Child (under 6) free
Parking: Free



Lakeshore Modellers Flea Market

Where: Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, Ontario
When: April 14th, 2019
Times: Sunday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adult $7, Youth $3, Child (under 6) free with an adult
Parking: Free



Ancaster Collector Fest

Where: Merritt Hall, Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Street, Ancaster, Ontario
When: May, 2019
Times: Sunday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
Parking: Free



Midland District Railroad Clubs

Where: North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, 527 Len Self Boulevard, Midland, Ontario
When: May, 2019
Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adult $6, Seniors $5, Children $2
Parking: Free



Arnprior Model Train Show

Where: Nick Smith Center, 70 James Street, Arnprior, Ontario
When: June 1st and 2nd, 2019
Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Free
Parking: Free
Other: The show is run in conjunction with the annual Arnprior PRIORPALOOZA Festival



Seaway Train Show

Where: Long Sault Arena, 60 Mille Roches Rd, Long Sault, Ontario
When: July 20th and 21st, 2019
Times: Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adults $5, Children under 12 $2.00
Parking: Free
Other: Model Railway Imports will have a booth at this show.



Train Fest

Where: Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, 90 William Street West, Smiths Falls, Ontario
When: August 24th and 25th, 2019
Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8, Children 3 to 13 $5, Children 2 and under free.
Parking: Free



Lakeshore Modellers Flea Market

Where: Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, Ontario
When: September 15th, 2019
Times: Sunday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adult $7, Youth $3, Child (under 6) free with an adult
Parking: Free



Model Train Show

Where: Hockey Arena, 170 York Street, Napanee, Ontario.
When: September 14th and 15th, 2019
Times: Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $5, Child (12 and under) $2
Parking: Free



Greater Toronto Train Show (formerly Brampton Model Train Show)

Where: Brampton Fairgrounds, 12942 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, Ontario
When: October 5th and 6th, 2019
Times: Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adult $8, Seniors and Students $5, Children (6 to 12) $3, Children (under 6) free
Parking: Free
Other: Model Railway Imports will have a booth at this show.



Capital Region Model Railway Tour

Registration: St. Anthony's Soccer Club Hall, 523 St. Anthony's Street, Ottawa (just off Preston Street at the Queensway), Ontario.
Layouts: Registration site and various locations in Ontario and Quebec in the Capital Region
When: October 19th, 2019
Times: 9am to 5pm (Host dependant)
Admission: $10, under 16 free.
This is the third year following the very successful self guided tours that began in October 2017 to allow registered visitors to see a number of home layouts in the National Capital Region.
Details are available on the Tour web site.



Woodstock Model Train Show

Where: Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street, Woodstock, Ontario
When: October 2019
Times: Sunday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
Parking: Free
Other: Model Railway Imports will have a booth at this show.



OVAR Flea Market

Come check out some of the best deals on model trains, parts and accessories.

Where: St. Anthony's Soccer Club Hall, 523 St. Anthony's Street, Ottawa (just off Preston Street at the Queensway), Ontario.
When: October 2019
Times: Sunday 9:00am to 1pm
Admission: $2
Parking: Limited Free Parking - Ample street parking and off-street parking close by at normal rates



Niagara Model Railway Show

Where: Merritton Community Centre, 7 Park Avenue, St.Catharines, Ontario
When: October 2019
Times: Sunday 10am to 3:30pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
Parking: Free
Other: Model Railway Imports will have a booth at this show.



Kitchener Model Train Show

Where: Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ontario
When: November 2019
Times: Sunday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
Parking: Free
Other: Model Railway Imports will have a booth at this show.



Hamilton and Ancaster Model Train Show

Where: Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road, Ancaster, Ontario
When: November 2019
Times: Sunday 9:30am to 2:30pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
Parking: Free
Other: Model Railway Imports will have a booth at this show.



Model Train Show

Where: Father Leo J.Austin School, 1020 Dryden Boulevard, Whitby, Ontario.
When: November 16th and 17th, 2019
Times: Saturday 10am to 4:30pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $7, Children 5 to 13 $3, Children under 5 Free
Parking: Free
Other: Model Railway Imports will have a booth at this show.



Railfair

Where: Royal Canadian Legion, 734 Montreal St., Kingston, Ontario.
When: November 23rd, 2019
Times: Saturday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $5, Children (5-12) $2, Children (under 12) Free
Parking: Free



Quinte Model Train Show

Where: Centennial Secondary School,160 Palmer Road, Belleville, Ontario
When: December, 2019
Times: Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adult $5, Seniors $4, Students $4, Children (5 to 12) $2.00, Child (under 5) free
Parking: Free



Hamilton and Ancaster Model Train Show

Where: Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road,Ancaster, Ontario
When: January 26th, 2020
Times: Sunday 9:30am to 2:30pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
Parking: Free
Other: Model Railway Imports will have a booth at this show.



Ganaraska Railway Modellers Annual Model Railway Show

Where: Town Park Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul St., Port Hope, Ontario.
When: February, 2020
Times: Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adults $6, Seniors (65+) $5, Children (6-12) $3, Children (under 5) free.
Parking: Free



Barrie-Allandale Model Train Show

Where: Bradford Greenhouses Garden Galleria, County Rd 90 at County Rd. 27, Barrie, Ontario.
When: February, 2020
Times: Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $7, Seniors (60+) and students $5, Children (under 6) free.
Parking: Free



Essex County Model Train Show

Where: Essex Public School, 72 Brien Ave. E., Essex, Ontario.
When: February 2020
Times: Saturday 9:30am to 3:30pm; Sunday 9:30am to 3:30pm
Admission: Adults $5, Seniors (60+) and teens $4, Children $2, Children (under 3) free.
Parking: Free



RailoramaModel Train & Hobby Show

Where: Ambassador Hotel, 1550 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario.
When: March 2020
Times: Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $6, Children (5-12) $3
Parking: Free
Other: Model Railway Imports will have a booth at this show.



Bowmanville Model Railroad Show

Where: Clarington Central Secondary School, 200 Clarington Blvd, Bowmanville, Ontario
When: March 2020
Times: Saturday 10am to 2pm
Admission: General admission $5
Parking: Free



OVAR Flea Market

Come check out some of the best deals on model trains, parts and accessories.

Where: St. Anthony's Soccer Club Hall, 523 St. Anthony's Street, Ottawa (just off Preston Street at the Queensway), Ontario.
When: March 2020
Times: Sunday 9:00am to 1pm
Admission: $2
Parking: Limited Free Parking - Ample street parking and off-street parking close by at normal rates



Kitchener Model Train Show

Where: Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ontario
When: March 2020
Times: Sunday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
Parking: Free
Other: Model Railway Imports will have a booth at this show.



Double Headers

Where: Self guided home layout tour in the Kitchener/Waterloo/Guelph area
Registration: Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road West, Cambridge, Ontario
When: March 2020
Times: Saturday 9am to 9pm
Admission: $5 Per person.
Parking: Free



The Great British Train Show

Where: Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive, Brampton, Ontario.
When: April, 2020
Times: Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: TBA
Parking: Free
Other: The 2018 show was again fabulous as you can see from this YouTube video, so plan to visit the 2020 edition! If you can get to only one show in 2020 then this is the one to attend!




Shows in Quebec




Expo Train Modelisme

Where: Polyvalente Georges Vanier, 3995 Boulevard Levesque Est, Laval, Quebec.
When: April 6th and 7th, 2019
Times: Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adult $10, Child $5
Parking:Ample free parking




Model Train Show

Where: Dorval Arena, 1450 Dawson Avenue, Dorval, Quebec.
When: May 25th and 26th, 2019
Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adult $8, Child $6
Parking:Ample free parking



A Great Passion for Small Trains

Where: 110 Saint-Pierre Street, Saint-Constant, Quebec.
When: August, 2019
Times: Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission is for Expo-Rail and includes the model train show: Adult $20, Senior $17, Student (13-17) $12, Child (4-12) $10, Child (under 4) free, Family (2 adults and 2 children aged 4 to 12) $53
Parking: Ample free parking



The British Model Railway Club of Montreal (BMRCM) Open House

Where: BMRCM Clubhouse, 132 Ronald, Montreal West, QC
When: October, 2019
Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Free
Parking: Ample free parking
Other information: This is a chance to see their DCC layout "Allingham" in operation and check out their clubhouse. You can also obtain raffle tickets to win a Tornado/Pullman train set at the open house. For further information. visit their blog.



Capital Region Model Railway Tour

Registration: St. Anthony's Soccer Club Hall, 523 St. Anthony's Street, Ottawa (just off Preston Street at the Queensway), Ontario.
Layouts: Registration site and various locations in Quebec and Ontario in the Capital Region
When: October 19th, 2019
Times: 9am to 5pm (Host dependant)
Admission: $10, under 16 free.
This is the third year following the very successful self guided tours that began in October 2017 to allow registered visitors to see a number of home layouts in the National Capital Region.
Details are available on the Tour web site.



Exposition des Trains Miniatures

Where: Galeries d'Aylmer, 181 Rue Principale, Gatineau, Quebec
When: January 2020
Times: Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Free
Parking: Ample free parking



Shows in Massachusetts




Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show

Where: The Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA
When: January, 2020
Times: Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adults $14 per day; Child (under 16) free with an adult
Parking: Ample parking at $5 per day
Other: See the show website for more details.
This is an absolutely huge show; attendance is very high and it draws visitors from faraway places so advance accomodation booking is essential.



Shows in New York




St. Lawrence Valley Model Train, Toy and Collectible Expo

Where: Massena Arena, Massena, New York
When: September 2019
Times: Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: $4 and free for age 10 and under
Parking: Ample free parking



Annual Great New York State Train Fair

Where: New York State Fairgrounds, State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, New York
When: November 2019
Times: Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $10.00, children 15 & under free
Parking: Ample free parking



12th Annual Tiger Tracks Train Show

Where: Gordon Field House at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
When: December 2019
Times: Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: $6.00, children under 12 free, seniors $4.00
Parking: Ample free parking
Other: An opportunity to see some UK/European themed layouts at this show.








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