Events and Shows

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These events are not all sponsored nor conducted by Cinti Div. 7, MCR, NMRA. They are shared for the benefit of the local modeling community. Cinti Div. 7 is not responsible nor liable for events conducted or not. See convention page for archives of our 2018 Cinti Express convention.

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Cincinnati Train & Trade Show
11 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun, Oct 8-9

Our popular annual Cincinnati Model Train and Trade Show will be held on Sat & Sun Oct 8 & 9, 2022 at the familiar Lakota West High School at 8940 Union Center Ave, West Chester, OH 45069. This will be the 54th edition of this huge fun-filled family and hobbyist event! See flyer for details. For tables and display space see attached form and Registrar Roy Hord. Contact Chair Rick Crumrine with other questions.

Our White Elephant booth will again be a featured attraction. For those Division 7 members wishing to enter items, please see linked Instructions as well as Excel spreadsheet Registration Form. Please also join us in thanking and supporting our contributing Fall Show sponsors kids r kids and Peter Paul Office Equipment.

This event will be operated under all local, state, and federal health guidelines in effect at the time of the show. Masks are currently optional. Subject to cancellation due to events beyond our control. Watch here for last-minute info or changes.

SWOOPS - November 11-13

The 2022 Southwest Ohio Operations (SWOOPS) Meet is Nov. 11-13. This event occurs every 3 to 4 years in our area and is sponsored by Cincinnati Division 7. This edition features operating sessions on 12 to 14 layouts, with room for about 40 guest operators. See the website for all of the details. Registration will open on Sept. 23 via the website. Email local coordinator Rick Stern with other queries.

2023 Flea Market & Trade Show
10 am-3 pm, Sat, March 11, 2023

Our 2023 Cinti Div. 7 Spring Flea Market and Trade Show will be on Saturday, March 11, 2023 in the main gym of the Lakota West Freshman Campus at 5050 Tylersville Rd, West Chester, OH 45069. This is a fun and popular modeler's event to buy and sell new and not so new model railroad items from dealers and individuals. Other features include our NMRA info booth, loco test track, White Elephant sales and modeler aid services. See flyer for info. Contact Registrar Roy Hord for table inquiries and Chair Peter Weiglin and Co-Chair Gary Ossenschmidt for other info.

This event will be operated under all local, state, and federal health guidelines in effect at the time of the show. Masks are currently optional. Subject to cancellation due to events beyond our control. Watch here for last-minute info or changes.

NMRAx Events

NMRAx is virtual/online NMRA experience bringing clinics and other benefits directly to your home on your computer or mobile device.  NMRAx events are broadcast live and also stored on the NMRA Facebook page and YouTube channel.  You don’t need a Facebook or YouTube account to view these, nor to view content on our Cinti Div 7 Facebook page. Links to the Facebook pages, groups, websites, and YouTube channel are listed below.

NMRAx had streamed hundreds of hours of clinics and layout visits. NMRAx events are listed in the NMRA Event Calendar and announced via the NMRA email list, eBulletin, Turntable and/or social media channels.  Div 7 members also get notices via the Cincinnati Division 7 Facebook page, website events page and/or email list. NMRAx events are typically the 4th Saturday of each month, from 2 pm-11 pm EST with a 1 hr break at 6 pm.

Upcoming NMRAx and Other Virtual Events
• Jan-Nov 2022 4th Saturdays - NMRAx
• Sat, Dec 17, 2022
- NMRAx

NMRA Events Calendar https://www.nmra.org/calendar
Alt. NMRA Events Calendar https://bit.ly/eventsNMRA
NMRA Facebook Page  https://bit.ly/NMRA-facebook
NMRA Facebook Group https://bit.ly/NMRAgroup
NMRA YouTube Channel  https://bit.ly/youtubeNMRA

Sam Parfitt Guest Operations
3rd Saturdays of Most Months

Sam Parfitt of West Chester, Ohio invites nearby NMRA members to informal op. sessions on his large HO scale Great Northern Ry. He advises you to use good judgement about whether to come. Those who are sick or around those who are sick should stay home. See attached for directions, plus layout, operations, web blog, videos and RSVP info. You may bring your own DCC engines to run plus your Digitrax throttle. Pizza at 6:30-7:00. Junk food and beverage provided.

Mid Central Region Conventions

May 4-7, 2023 MCR Convention
Hotel and event registrations now open!
"Rails to Pittsburgh" website
"Rails to Pittsburgh" flyer

Keystone Division 2, Pittsburgh, PA

2024 MCR Convention, Cleveland, Ohio

NMRA National Conventions

August 20-27, 2023, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Other Events

Oct 28/29+30 NCR Div 9 Convention + Show

The NMRA NCR Div 9 is hosting a model railroad convention on Oct 28/29 in Kalamazoo, Mich. and the Kalamazoo Model Railroad Club is hosting their annual fall train show and sale on that Sunday, Oct 30. The Convention includes layout tours, clinics, a special dinner and hopefully some operating session. See attached flyer for more info.

Museum Center at CUT programs

The Cincinnati Mus. Center at Cinti Union Term. periodically conducts virtual heritage program presentations. See attached notice for more info.

Regional Event Listings

See railserve website for extensive list of train and model rail shows and other events across the country

See MCR Div 11 link for many local region events
2016 Area Events Table
2015 Area Events Table
2014 Area Events Table

2013 Area Events Table

 

 

 

 

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