Annual Charleston Model Railroad Show – Nov 18 & 19

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Nov 102017
 
CAMRC Show Poster

Just in time for the holidays, the annual Charleston Area Model Railroad Club’s Fall 2017 Train Show is on its way.

Several new vendors will be joining the returning vendors to broaden the selection and depth of items for sale. Two buildings at the Danny Jones Armory Complex will house the Train Show. Food and beverage service is planned for the event. Several operating layouts will be on display featuring CAMRC’s traveling O, HO and N scale modules plus Garden Railroad displays, live steam locos and high-flying radio-controlled aircraft. Continue reading »

2017 Grand Strand Model Train Show and Sale – Nov 11 & 12

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Nov 032017
 
8th Annual Grand Strand Train Show

This will be the 8th Annual Grand Strand Model Train Show and Sale – November 11-12, 2017, Sat 10-5; Sun 10-4.

It will be even bigger and better than 2016. Same mall location as 2016. Additional details are forthcoming. See the club’s website for more information. Continue reading »

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

Location
Coastline Conference Center
501 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Tickets
-$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)

 

2nd Annual National Lionel Train Day – 2016

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Nov 252016
 
2nd Annual National Lionel Train Day – 2016

The second annual National Lionel Train Day is coming soon. Select dealers will be celebrating National Lionel Train Day on December 3rd, 2016. Share in the fun that Lionel Trains brings to families all year round! You can see the list of all participating dealers at this site, but the one in our Charleston area, and in fact the only one in all of South Carolina, is Train Town Toy & Hobby in Summerville.

2nd Annual National Lionel Train Day 2016

Just like last year, in addition to other festivities, there will be a limited edition boxcar available for purchase (or pre-order).  This year’s car is decorated as an Amtrak passenger car.

2016 National Lionel Train Day Boxcar 6-83498

See you all there!

Reminder – Two Upcoming Shows in Charleston and Myrtle Beach

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Nov 102016
 
Charleston Area Model Railroad Club's 5th Annual Train Show

Just wanted to send out this reminder that the two big model train shows that kick off the holiday season are coming this weekend and next. Both the show in Charleston and the one in Myrtle Beach are just days away!

The 7th Annual Grand Strand Model Train Show and Sale will be held November 12th and 13th at Inlet Square Mall in Myrtle Beach.

7th Annual Grand Strand Model Train Show

The weekend after that, November 19 and 20, is the Charleston show. This will be at the Danny Jones Armory and Gymnasium, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd, North Charleston SC 29405. The show is Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Charleston Area Model Railroad Club's 5th Annual Train Show

Oh, and if you are in the mood to go to a great shop, don’t forget that Train Town Toy & Hobby in Summerville, SC, is now open longer holiday hours. Plus they will be at the Charleston show above.  Their store hours in November area Tuesdays to Friday 11 am to 6 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. They will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 24th. Starting November 27th and continuing up until Christmas, they will be open on Sundays from noon to 4 pm.

 

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