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.


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. Registrar Roy Hord informs us all tables are now sold out. Contact 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.

2023 Cinti Train & Trade Show
11 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun, Oct 14-15

Our 2023 annual Cincinnati Model Train and Trade Show will be held on Sat & Sun Oct 14 & 15, 2023 at the familiar Lakota West High School at 8940 Union Center Ave, West Chester, OH 45069. This will be the 55th edition of this huge fun-filled family and hobbyist event! See flyer for details. For tables and display space see 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.

Family Picnic Prize Sponsors

We had a wonderful inaugural family picnic on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at the Lakeside Lodge in Sharon Woods Park. Per the attached list, please be sure to patronize the many local businesses that generously donated our door and game prizes. Many thanks also to Chuck Endreola and Tony Valerius for chairing this new event, and also to Roy Hord, John Burchnall, Russ Poynter, Merlyn Jarman and Frank Koch for their contributions.

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.

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

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

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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