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.


2021 Flea Market Cancelled
2021 Fall Train Show Still On
2022 Flea Market Date Announced
New Summer Sales Event July 17!

The 2021 Flea Market is cancelled. We were unable to be assured that the event would be allowed as planned without violating State of Ohio capacity rules. We are still looking forward to having the Fall Train Show on October 9 and 10; if the virus permits, this show will be bigger and better than ever. And, arrangements are already in place for the 2022 Flea Market to be held on March 12, 2022.

Per attached flyer, we're excited to announce we're conducting a smaller sales-oriented event this summer on Sat., July 17 - more details to follow. Thank you all for your patience and cooperation. See attached for elaboration on the Flea Market decision.

Advance Notice
2022 Flea Market & Trade Show
Saturday, March 12, 2022

Our 2022 Cincinnati Div. 7 Spring Flea Market and Trade Show will be Sat, Mar 12, 2022 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 initial details. Contact Registrar Roy Hord for table inquiries and Chair Peter Weiglin for other info.

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
NMRAx events 2 pm - 11 pm EST with 1 hr break at 6 pm EST

• April 24, 2021 - NMRAx
• May 22, 2021 - NMRAx
• June 26, 2021 - NMRAx
• July 6-10, 2021 - Rails by the Bay Virtual Conv.
• July 24, 2021 - NMRAx
• August 28, 2021 - NMRAx

NMRA Events Calendar
NMRA Facebook Page
NMRA Facebook Group
NMRA YouTube Channel

2021 Cincinnati Train & Trade Show
11 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun, Oct 9 & 10

Our popular annual Cincinnati Model Train and Trade Show will be held on Sat & Sun Oct 9 & 10, 2021 at the familiar Lakota West High School at 8940 Union Center Ave, West Chester, OH 45069. This will be the 53rd edition of this huge fun-filled family and hobbyist event! See flyer for details. Contact Registrar Roy Hord for tables. 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.

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. He says his aisles are large enough (1500 sq. ft. area) in most areas to have enough room to maintain 6' separation. He's 74 and is comfortable with having guests. Still, Sam says each of us must do what we're comfortable with to stay safe

See attached for directions, plus layout, operations, web blog and videos 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 20-23, 2021 MCR Convention
CANCELLED - Division 12, Erie, PA
Northern Express website

May 18-21, 2022 Indy Junction
Indianapolis, IN (MCR, MWR, NCR)
MCR/MWR/NCR Joint Convention

May 18-21, 2023 MCR Convention
Keystone Division 2, Pittsburgh, PA

NMRA National Conventions

New Virtual Convention!
July 6-10, 2021
, Santa Clara, CA
"Rails by the Bay"

August 14-21, 2022, Birmingham, England
CANCELLED - see notice

August 7-14, 2022, St. Louis, MO

2023, Dallas, TX

Other Events

Silicon Valley Lines Remote Ops April 17

SVL’s Second Virtual Open House occurs April 17, 2021. You can sign up to remotely take a train for a spin, all from the comfort of your home! Trains available 10am – 3pm Pacific Daylight Time. See their website to sign up, as well as for tips and tricks for remote engineers.

2021 Cincinnati Area Railfan Events

The Cincinnati Railroad Club has complied a long list of interesting area railroad events this year, including National Train Day and several Ohio Rail Experience Excursions. See attached notice.

Ohio N Scale Weekend May 15-16, 2021

The 12th Annual Ohio N-Scale Weekend will take place at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia St., Hilliard, OH 43026. The show will be open to the public Sat, May 15 from 10AM-5PM and Sun, May 16 from 9AM-3PM. Masks and social distancing rules set forth by the State of Ohio at the time of the show will be enforced. See attached 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.

Central Indiana Div. Spring Show

The Central Indiana Division (CID) is conducting their Spring Train Show from 10 am to 3 pm on Sat & Sun, May 15-16, at Johnson County Fairgrounds in Franklin, IN. Face masks are required. There will also be hand sanitizer stations and contact tracing. See flyer for more info.

Louisville Division 8 Model Train Shows

Div. 8, MCR has cancelled both their November 14, 2020 Train Show and March 20, 2021 Spring Show. Their next show will be November 12, 2021. See their website for more info on all 3 events.

Atlanta's Piedmont Div. Layouts

The Piedmont Division (Atlanta) conducted their annual Piedmont Pilgrimage layout tour virtually in the fall of 2020. If you missed this, the website links below may still be up. See also the attached details.

Tour Atlanta’s Great Model Railroads (online this year!) | Piedmont Pilgrimage

Regional Events

See MCR Div 11 link for current year events
2016 Area Events Table
2015 Area Events Table
2014 Area Events Table

2013 Area Events Table





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