Coming events of interest.

(Last July 18th, 2017)


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 2018
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




Vancouver Train Expo - Trains 2017

Where: PNE Forum at the PNE Grounds, 2901 East Hastings, Vancouver, British Columbia
When: November 5th and 6th, 2017
Times: Saturday 10am to 6pm; and Sunday 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adult $10, Senior $8, Youth (6 to 15) $5, Children under 6 free with an adult; Family $25, NMRA member $5.
Parking: Pay parking but there is convenient public transit



Western Rails

Where: Cameron Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby, British Columbia
When: March, 2018
Times: Sunday 9am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $5, Seniors/Youth(6 to 15) $3, Child (under 6) free
Parking: Free
Other information: An opportunity to see the Top Link layout Nettlewood Parkway and their O gauge display



Nanaimo Model Railroad Show

Where: Beban Park Recreation Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia
When: April, 2018
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 2018
Times: Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $7, Youth(11 to 16) $3, Child (under 11) free




Shows in Ontario





Train Fest

Where: Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, 90 William Street West, Smiths Falls, Ontario
When: August 26th and 27th, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8, Children 4 to 13 $5, Children 3 and under free.
Parking: Free



Lakeshore Modellers Flea Market

Where: Polish Cultural Centre, 4300 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, Ontario
When: September 10th, 2017
Times: Sunday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adult $7, Youth $3, Child (under 6) free with an adult
Parking: Free



Model Train & Hobby Show

Where: Prince Edward Curling Club, Picton Fairgrounds, Main Street East, Picton, Ontario.
When: September 16th and 17th, 2017
Times: Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $5, Child (12 and under) $1
Parking: Free



Brampton Model Train Show

Where: Brampton Fairgrounds, 12942 Heart Lake Road, Brampton, Ontario
When: September 30th and October 1st, 2017
Times: Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adult $7, Seniors and Students $5, Children (6 to 12) $3, Children (under 6) free
Parking: Free



Bowmanville Model Railroad Show

Where: Clarington Central Secondary School, 200 Clarington Blvd, Bowmanville, Ontario
When: October 14th and 15th, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adult $6, Senior $5, Family $12
Parking: Free



Capital Region Model Railway Tour

Where: Ottawa-Gatineau Region
When: October 21st, 2017
Times: 9am to 9pm (Host dependant)
Admission: $5 per person for those 16 and over and free for those under 16.
This is a self guided tour to allow registered visitors to see a number of home layouts in the National Capital Region.
Registration: St.Anthony's Hall, just off Preston where the Queensway crosses. Check the web site for further details.



Woodstock Model Train Show

Where: Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street, Woodstock, Ontario
When: October, 2017
Times: Sunday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
Parking: Free



Capital Region Self Guided Layout Tour

Where: Ottawa-Gatineau area
When: October 21st, 2017
Times: Saturday 9am to 9pm
Admission: TBA
Details will be published shortly so watch this space.



Niagara Model Railway Show

Where: Merritton Community Centre, 7 Park Avenue, St.Catharines, Ontario
When: October 2017
Times: Sunday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
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: November, 2017
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: November 2017
Times: Sunday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
Parking: Free



Hamilton and Ancaster Model Train Show

Where: Marritt Hall, Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road,Ancaster, Ontario
When: November 2017
Times: Sunday 10am to 3:30pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
Parking: Free



Model Train Show

Where: Father Leo J.Austin School, 1020 Dryden Boulevard, Whitby, Ontario.
When: November 18th and 19th, 2017
Times: Saturday 10am to 4:30pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $7, Children 5 to 14 $3, Children under 5 Free
Parking: Free



Model Train Flea Market

Where: St.James Anglican Church, 10 Union Street West, Kingston, Ontario.
When: November 25th, 2017
Times: Saturday 10am to 4:30pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $2, Children 12 and under Free
Parking: Free



Quinte Model Train Show

Where: Quinte Secondary School, 45 College Street West, Belleville, Ontario
When: December, 2017
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, 2018
Times: Sunday 10am to 3:30pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
Parking: Free



Ganaraska Railway Modellers Annual Model Railway Show

Where: Town Park Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul St., Port Hope, Ontario.
When: February, 2018
Times: Saturday 10am to 4:30pm; Sunday 10am to 3:30pm
Admission: Adults $5, Children $2, Children (under 6) free.
Parking: Free



Barrie-Allandale Model Train Show

Where: Bradford Greenhouses, Jcn hwy 90 and hwy 27, Barrie, Ontario.
When: February, 2018
Times: Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $7, Seniors (60+) and students $5, Children (under 6) free.
Parking: Free



Railorama 2017Model Train & Hobby Show

Where: Ambassador Hotel, 1550 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario.
When: March, 2018
Times: Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $6, Seniors (60+) $5, Children (5-12) $3.
Parking: Free



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 2018
Times: Saturday 9am to 9pm
Admission: $5 Per person.
Parking: Free



Kitchener Model Train Show

Where: Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ontario
When: March 2018
Times: Sunday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
Parking: Free



Lindsay Annual Train Show

Where: Lindsay Victoria Park Armoury, 210 Kent Street West, Lindsay, Ontario
When: April 2018
Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (6-12) $2, Child (under 6) free
Parking: Free



Brantford Model Train Show

Where: Best Western Brant Park Inn, 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford, Ontario
When: April 2018
Times: Saturday 10am to 3pm
Admission: Adult $5, Child (under 12) free with an adult
Parking: Free



The Great British Train Show

Where: Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive, Brampton, Ontario.
When: April 28th and 29th, 2018
Times: Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: TBA
Parking: Free
Other: The 2016 show was again fabulous so plan to visit the 2018 edition! If you can get to only one show this year then this is the one to attend!



Woodstock Model Train Show

Where: Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis Street, Woodstock, Ontario
When: April, 2018
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 2018
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 2018
Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Free
Parking: Free
Other: The show is run in conjunction with the annual Arnprior PRIORPALOOSA Festival



Seaway Train Show

Where: Long Sault Arena, 60 Mille Roches Rd, Long Sault, Ontario
When: July 2018
Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: Adults $5, Children under 12 $2.00
Parking: Free



Shows in Quebec




A Great Passion for Small Trains

Where: 110 Saint-Pierre Street, Saint-Constant, Quebec.
When: August 19th and 20th, 2017
Times: Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission is for Expo-Rail and includes the model train show: Adult $18, Senior $15, Student (13-17) $11, Child (4-12) $9, Child (under 4) free, Family (2 adults and 2 children aged 4 to 12) $48
Parking: Ample free parking



Model Train Show

Where: 4251 St-Urbain, Montreal, Quebec.
When: September 30th and October 1st, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
Admission: Adult $8, Child $6
Parking: Free shuttle from free parking area at Home Depot, 100 Beaubien Ouest



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

Where: BMRCM Clubhouse, 132 Ronald, Montreal West, QC
When: October 2017
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. For further info. visit their web site.



Exposition des Trains Miniatures

Where: Galeries d'Aylmer, 181 Rue Principale, Aylmer, Quebec
When: January 13th and 14th, 2018
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, 2018
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




42nd Annual Great New York State Train Fair

Where: New York State Fairgrounds, State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, New York
When: November, 2017
Times: Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: TBA
Parking: Ample free parking



Oswego Valley Holiday Train Show

Where: War Memorial, Route 3 West, Fulton, NY 13069
When: November, 2017
Times: Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: TBA
Parking: Ample free parking



10th Annual Tiger Tracks Train Show

Where: Gordon Field House at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
When: December, 2017
Times: Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm
Admission: $5.00, children under 12 free, seniors $3.00
Parking: Ample free parking
Other: An opportunity to see some UK/European themed layouts at this show.









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