12th Annual NC Railroad Expo

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Apr 012014

12th Annual NC Railroad ExpoOn April 12, 2014, the Alexander Chapter-NRHS will host the 12th Annual North Carolina Railroad Expo at the Hickory NC Metro & Convention Center. Located in Hickory, directly off I-40, and extremely convenient to Charlotte, Greensboro, Asheville, Greenville, and Roanoke.

Vendors will be stocking approximately 250 tables full of neat items, and over 1000 people are expected to attend the event- an amazing number for a one day show. Many dealers comment that this show is one of the best shows on the train show circuit.

All proceeds from the show benefit the museum and restoration efforts of the Alexander Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

Train Show in Easely, South Carolina, February 1 & 2

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Jan 102014

The Central Railway Model & Historical Association in upper South Carolina will be holding their annual train show the first weekend of February, 2014. Admission is $6, and children under 10 free with adult. Admission is good for both days. There will be hands-on Thomas the Tank and Junior Railroader activities, operating model railroads, more than 150 dealer tables, live steam trains, and door prizes.

The show will be held at the Bagwell Gymnasium, J.B. Owens Sports Complex, 111 Walker Way, Easley, SC 29642.

Train Show in Easely, SC

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Savannah Coastal Rail Buffs Show

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Dec 262013

January of 2014 will bring the 25th annual model railroad and train show in Savannah, Georgia. This show is put on by the Coastal Rail Buffs model railroad club of Savannah. The show will be Saturday and Sunday, the 18th and 19th of January. It will be held at the athletic center of the Armstrong Atlantic State University which is very convenient to the area and has lots of parking. For more information visit the Coast Rail Buffs website at http://www.coastalrailbuffs.org.

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Model Train Show in Myrtle Beach

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Oct 102013

The Grand Strand Model Railroad Club will once again host its annual show October 26 and 27 at Lakewood Conference Center at the Lakewood Camping Resort.

Grand Strand Model Railroad Train ShowThe show is Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per person older than 13. There will be 24 vendors and more than 80 display tables, including exhibits from North Carolina.

The club is set up permanently at Myrtle Beach Mall, and despite only being open 14 hours a week (Monday, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), the club has hosted 70,000 visitors in just over two years.

“Everybody loves trains,” said club president Ed Sharrett. “They also like the fact that we’re working on (the layouts), so they can see what we’re doing. We have people come back every week, and tourists–they come down here last year, then they come down here this year to see what we’ve got done.”

You can check out the club at their website listed above, or on the Grand Strand Model Railroaders FaceBook page.

And don’t forget that the Charleston show, sponsored by the Charleston Area Model Railroad Club will be held November 9 and 10, 2013.

Sep 052013

4th Annual
Grand Strand Model Railroaders, Inc.
Train Show & Sale
October 26 & 27

Myrtle Beach Model Railroad Train Show

The Lakewood Conference Center
5873 South Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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A “Kid Friendly” Event

Dates: October 26 & 27, 2013
Times: Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission: Adults $5.00, Children under 12 Free

The Grand Strand Model Railroaders will display their NTRAK layout plus there will be layouts in others scales as well. There will be 70+ tables of dealers selling model railroad products in various scales as well as railroadiana and other railroad-related items. Also Clinics, Door Prizes, Food Vendor, Free Parking.

Visit the Club at Myrtle Beach Mall (near Bass Pro Shop) Monday 4–7pm, Wednesday 12–4pm and Saturday 10am–5pm.

For more information visit the Grand Strand Model Railroad Club’s web site at http://www.gsmrrc.org or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/116776765033925/.

Autumn Rails 2013 in North Carolina

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Sep 012013

Autumn Rails 2013

Autumn Rails 2013, the annual model train and railroad memorabilia show, will be held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center located across from the Asheville Regional Airport, midway between Hendersonville and Asheville in Fletcher, NC. The entrance is within ½ mile of I-26 (Exit 40) on four lane Boylston Hwy (NC 280). The like new Expo Building has 27,000 square feet of heated and air conditioned floor space and there is more than enough parking for both dealers and customers. They also have hookups for RV’s adjacent to the building, if you wish to stay on site. There are nine huge overhead doors and NO steps, so unloading and loading is very convenient.  For info regarding next years show contact Chuck Place at hmp3@blueridge.net or call 828-685-2726. For color half page flier click HERE, for black and white half page flier clickHERE.

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