The National Model Railroad Association each year sponsors a national convention in order to provide a place for the membership to meet to continue their association with the hobby in a common forum.
The National Train Show:
The National Model Railroad Association® endeavors to supply the hobby at large with a national forum to provide information and dialogue on the hobby products and services available to them. To accomplish this goal, the National Train Show® is designed to provide this forum at low cost to both the hobby industry and the public.
The National Train Show® was established in 1988 by the National Model Railroad Association® as a nationally sponsored combined industry trade show and public train show to promote the hobby of model railroading. The National Train Show® is a NMRA® national organization function and is totally managed and staffed by NMRA® unpaid volunteers. The show is not put on by local host group of the city involved with the NMRA® national convention. The show is not a table flea market show nor a private show for the NMRA® convention attendees, but is open to the public at set times.
The National Model Railroad Association® (NMRA~ invites you to participate in the National Train Show® (NTS) in Cleveland, OH on July 18-20, 2014. The show, in conjunction with the 2014 NMRA® convention and other scale conventions, will take place Friday (July 18,
To promote of the hobby of model railroading, the National Train Show® features dozens of operating model railroads and displays of the latest related products from the industry. The show provides a concentrated market, attracting a large audience of hobbyists as well as the general public.
For the model railroading industry, the National Train Show® provides opportunities to interact with dedicated model railroaders and the public, to display products, publications, and new items. For retailers, the show offers a specialized market for railroad hobby related merchandise. For historical societies, modular railroad organizations, and other special-interest groups, the show furnishes a forum to display various facets of the hobby.
About The NMRA:
The National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), an organization of model railroaders, advances the worldwide scale model railroading community through education and standards as well as advocacy and fellowship.