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 »

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.

Model Train Show A Success

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Nov 192014

Charleston Area Model Railroad and Train Show 2014 03The 2014 edition of Charleston’s annual model railroad and train show was a success, at least by my books. Make no mistake about it, I am not the organizer nor am I involved with the production of this show either officially or unofficially, but from where I sit and from what I saw, the show was a great success.

With the show spread over two buildings, both the armory and the gymnasium across the street, the show was bigger than ever. Also, by having more room, things just felt a bit less cramped. Add to that the genuinely fun atmosphere created by such things as a Lionel race track set up by Train Town and of course the different layouts on display, and it seemed to me that all who attended were having a good time.

There were a wide variety of dealers on hand with everything from craftsman structures to vintage Lionel trains. I did not ask any of the dealers how sales were going, but I saw lots of transactions taking place, lots of folks with purchases in their hands, and I know that I myself exchange cash for goods. The hard part was not buying everything I laid my eyes on.

Hopefully this year’s show was a sign of things to come, and future editions of the show will continue to grow in success and size. As should the hobby.

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