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Coastal Carolina Trainfest – April 1 & 2, 2017

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Mar 012017
Coastal Carolina Trainfest

Plan Now to Attend 2017 Trainfest, April 1st and 2nd, 2017.

Six Model Railroad Organizations from across eastern North Carolina join forces to spread the joy of model railroading

Saturday, April 1st – 10 AM till 5 PM
Sunday, April 2nd – 10 AM till 4 PM

Trainfest is held annually in historic downtown Wilmington, at the Coastline Conference Center. Formerly an Atlantic Coast Line freight depot, this facility has a rich railroading history and offers a convenient location, being just across the parking lot from the Wilmington Railroad Museum, and at one end of downtown Wilmington’s Riverwalk

Coastline Conference Center
501 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

-$10 Per Adult
-Children 16 and under free when accompanied by an adult
-Show opens at 10 AM on both days
-Tickets will be available during both days of the show at either the front desk in the Coastline Conference Center or the Wilmington Railroad Museum.
– Price of admission to Trainfest includes free admission to the Wilmington Railroad Museum throughout the duration of the show.
-Tickets are valid for admission during both days of Trainfest

For more information http://www.coastalcarolinatrainfest.org/

Coastal Carolina Trainfest

Columbia Model Train Show – December 10, 2016

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Dec 012016
Columbia Model Train Show - December 10, 2016

Columbia Model Train Show - December 10, 2016


We will have operating trains and food!

  • Running loops of track with O gauge for everyone to run!
  • Lots of Model Trains of all Gauges and makes as well as Thomas the Train merchandise
  • Jerry Domenico the O Gauge Parts dealer!!!  (call 706-831-5663 to pre-order parts)
  • Bill Pace Hobbies will have a wide assortment of track, scenery, ho gauge and o gauge cars & accessories
  • Andy’s Wooden Toy Trains- Great selection with even better prices!
  • Several “Gifts 4 Her” vendors in time for Christmas

Date: Saturday, December 10th, 9am to 3pm

Admission: only $5, and children under 10 years old is FREE

Location: Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Road, Columbia, SC 29210

Information: contact Todd Pletcher at 843-307-6674 or email pletcher_todd@bellsouth.net

Sponsors: South Carolina Trade Shows and Associated Model Railroads of Columbia (AMROC)


7th Annual Grand Strand Model Train Show – Nov 12 & 13, 2016

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Oct 142016

The 7the Annual Grand Strand Model Train Show and Sale will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13, 2016, at the Inlet Square Mall in Myrtle Beach, SC.

 7th Annual Grand Strand Model Train Show

Show Details

Date: Saturday November 12th, 2016 (10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday November 13th, 2016 (10 am to 4 pm)
Admission: $5 – Children under 12 Free
Area: 32,000 Sq Foot Total Available Space
Features: Layouts (including 12,000 sq foot Sippin’ and Switchin’ HO), Vendors, Clinics, Prizes
LocationInlet Square Mall – 12125 Highway 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

The Grand Strand Model Railroaders, Inc. exists to further the hobby of model railroading. The club was founded in 1986 above Ed’s Hobby Shop in downtown Myrtle Beach, SC with six members. The club is now celebrating 30+ years. We have grown to 70+ members who form a diverse group that share their knowledge with each other and visitors. The club has four layouts: G, HO, N, and O (Lionel) scales. Come and visit us at our location inside the Myrtle Beach Mall (Store #08) right next to Bass Pro Shops.

NRV Model Railroad Club Annual Show

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Oct 012016
NRV Model Railroad Club

Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club Show
9am – 5pm November 5th & 6th, 2016
$8.00 admission covers both days, 12 years old and under FREE

The Largest, Longest Running Model Train Show in North Carolina.

NVR Model Railroad Club Show

With over 95,000 sq. ft. of Railroading. Multiple layouts in 6 different scales. Featuring the largest, single entity, portable, HO Scale Layout. Trains 80 cars long and more! Also, a full-size model of THOMAS the TANK ENGINE and a LEGO Layout!!!

Pre & post-war Lionel and Flyer parts and repair will be available.

In the Jim Graham Building, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC. At corner of Blue Ridge Rd. and Hillsborough St.

Jim Graham Building
1025 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607

Documentary on Southern Railway 4501 Steamer

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Sep 272016
Southern Railway 4501 Documentary

Every locomotive has a story to tell, whether it’s the passengers it helped carry, the parts of the country its seen or its place in the history of rail travel in North America. Southern Railway’s No. 4501 is no different.

And Then There Was One” is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Southern Railway #4501 and the men and women who have cared for her. This documentary was produced by a small group of volunteers who had an interest in telling this story to the public. It has been made available completely free on YouTube for anyone to view. This project was accomplished with absolutely zero outside funding.

The 2-8-2 steam locomotive has had a long history, beginning with its creation in 1911. After serving Southern Railways around the Southeastern United States, it was purchased by the Kentucky and Tennessee Railway and renamed No. 12. In 1963 it was retired before being purchased and undergoing a series of restorations over the years as it served as an excursion train.

She is now a part of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

Like & follow the documentary project on Facebook for future announcements regarding special features and a hard copy DVD release at www.facebook.com/4501film.



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