A key feature of any NMRA Convention is the Train Show or, to use its British title, the Model Railway Exhibition. It is the event that is most anticipated: an opportunity to be inspired by what is on display and a selection of stands offering all the sweeties in the candy store, to use a phrase.

For 2022, we cannot replicate a typical Train Show held traditionally in the USA or Canada – North American-based manufacturers and vendors could not all afford to travel the distance. However, we are planning to have a traditional large-scale UK Model Railway Exhibition which will blend the best of British, European, North American and wider layouts and exhibits. This will be complemented by a cast of manufacturers, vendors/traders, specialist societies and demonstrations and displays by modellers. The exhibition will cover as many scales and gauges, eras and geographical locations as space will allow.  Whatever your taste, we hope to deliver.

Train ShowWe already have some headline layouts lined up but with the event so far ahead so much can change. We will start listing them when we are closer to the event itself. Suffice it to say that we shall endeavour to obtain the very finest layouts to represent our hobby in the best light.

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Will there be a Train Show in the United Kingdom?

Yes, it will take place at the end of the convention in Birmingham.

Will there be a National Train Show in the United States?

Yes, details to come nearer the time but it will not conflict with the convention train show.

I am planning on coming to the Train Show. How do I participate in the NMRA Convention?

You will need to buy a registration or ticket for the convention.

Is the National Train Show® a part of the convention?

The National Train Show® is an NMRA event held annually, normally in conjunction with the NMRA National Convention. In 2022, it will be a separate event held in the United States at a non-conflicting time.

Where will the Train Show be located?

In the Birmingham area

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