Navigating the trains.com events database

Posted by Rene Schweitzer
on Monday, January 29, 2018

Did you know that you have access to a free database that list model-train events of all scales? And, if you or your club are hosting an event, you can list it for FREE?

Note: Click on any image to enlarge.

At the upper right-hand side of the CTT website is a tab called "Resources." Mouse over it to see a list of options. The second item says "Coming Events." Click on that to be brought to the trains.com event database.

Click on the 'Coming Events' link in the Resources tab (upper right of page).

You'll see a bunch of options here. Click on a category if you want a specific type of event. There are options for all scales of railroading, including full-size and A Day Out with Thomas.

If you want to search by state or ZIP code, click on the "XXX Upcoming events" link (see green arrow in photo).

Main page of Events database.

Click on the link by the green arrow to search by state or ZIP code.

In the example, I searched our office's ZIP code and found one upcoming show.

A sample show search by ZIP code.

Is your club or museum hosting an event? You can submit it to the database for FREE! On the main page, select "Add My Event." You'll need to fill out the form. Add as much information as you like. After submission, it will be pending until someone at our office reviews it for approval.

Submit months or a year in advance for more exposure.

Note: If you will be traveling a distance to any event, we suggest contacting the event coordinators to verify the event details beforehand.

The form for submitting an event.

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