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A Train Show's Coming! And It's a GO!

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A Train Show's Coming! And It's a GO!
Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, March 5, 2021 11:49 AM

Hey everyone, the Virginia Train Collectors are holding a TWO day train show on May 22-23 of this year!  At least 80+ tables are planned, PLUS an open-house by the River City Three Railers operating train club right next door!

Saturday the 22d from 10:00 to 4:00, Sunday the 23d from 10:00 to 3:00.

The location will be:

Westchester Commons Shopping Mall (Between Target and Regal Cinema)

301 Perimeter Dr, Midlothian VA 23113

Admission:  $6.00 adults (for two days!) children 12 and under free.

Handicap accessable, limited restroom capacity though.  

Right now it looks good, but please check the Virginia Train Collectors website for updates, you know how it is, right?  Things can change.

https://www.vatraincollectors.com   (Look under Events-Calendar)

So keep your fingers crossed, we ALL need a show!

I'll post any updates if and when I hear of any.

Area map:

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.512217,-77.6927973,15z  

Vicinity map:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Midlothian,+VA/@37.522496,-77.822214,11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b16dfbea3f54d7:0x5cec328167c4a439!8m2!3d37.5061069!4d-77.6490005

 

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Posted by Banks on Friday, March 5, 2021 6:45 PM

There's a Show March 14th at the Blair County Convention Center near Altoona Pa.. Usually a nice little show although dealers and attendees were down in November .

Banks, Proud member of the OTTS  TCA 12-67310

  

   

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Posted by York1 on Friday, March 5, 2021 7:29 PM

Out here, the shows are probably not as big as on the coasts, but we have some interesting ones.

It's good to see that they are trying to make comeback!

This starts with the Boot Hill Train Show in Garden City, KS March 13-14.

Here's a list of shows for the next couple of months if you live in the middle of the U.S.:

https://www.springcreekmodeltrains.com/show-schedule/

 

I'm so glad to see this.  There's light at the end of the tunnel!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:32 AM

York1
I'm so glad to see this.  There's light at the end of the tunnel!

Man, let's hope so!  Our show director's told me he's been fielding questions for months from people asking "When is there going to be another show?"

The hobby's hot for them, no doubt about it.  Even if folks don't get anything at the shows they still enjoy the festival atmosphere and cameraderie.

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Posted by arkady on Sunday, March 7, 2021 9:59 AM

Banks

There's a Show March 14th at the Blair County Convention Center near Altoona Pa.. Usually a nice little show although dealers and attendees were down in November .

Yes, I was there in November, and I'll be there on the 14th.  As you say, usually a good show, and hopefully it'll be back to normal this time around.

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, April 23, 2021 3:22 PM

Just bumping this back to the head of the page!

The show's still a GO, and the amount of tables is up to 100 now!  

 

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Posted by Eva Brown on Friday, April 23, 2021 5:38 PM

I'm so glad that events are being held again. During 2020 I missed them a lot

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Posted by V8Vega on Saturday, April 24, 2021 9:57 AM

Our biggest show in southern Calif. Cal Stewart, is near dead now.

TTOS was big here 20 years ago, I don't know why it fell off so much.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, April 25, 2021 8:51 AM

V8Vega
TTOS was big here 20 years ago, I don't know why it fell off so much.

Didn't TTOS merge with someone else not long ago?  Maybe that's what happened?

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Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:37 AM

Flintlock76

 I think LCCA merged with it

 
V8Vega
TTOS was big here 20 years ago, I don't know why it fell off so much.

 

Didn't TTOS merge with someone else not long ago?  Maybe that's what happened?

 

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Posted by bobhwalker on Sunday, April 25, 2021 11:53 AM

Both TTOS and LCCA are separate and still functioning. I am a member of both.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:00 AM

Eva Brown

I'm so glad that events are being held again. During 2020 I missed them a lot

 

Well if you live in Virginia come and see us!  You'll have fun!

And there's this from trainshow.com:  

https://www.trainshow.com/show-schedule

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Friday, May 14, 2021 11:38 AM

Just bumping this up to the top of the page again.

We've got 100 tables of exhibitors sold out!

It's going to be fun, so come on down if you can!  

(Cheaper than taking the family to the movies or a ball game anyway!)   Wink

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Thursday, May 20, 2021 4:58 PM

One more bump-up.

This weekend's the one folks!  I spent the morning assisting in setting up tables, all 100 of them. 

Ow. Ow.  

So come see us and make all my pain worth it!  Wink 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, May 24, 2021 12:14 PM

Well, the weekend's come and gone and we had a VERY successful show!  Quite a good turn-out for the two days, and both visitors and vendors went away happy!

My thanks to all of you who managed to attend!  

The next one will be in Charlottesville (Keswick) VA on August 28th, but more on that as the time approaches. 

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Posted by pennytrains on Monday, May 24, 2021 6:03 PM

Woohoo!  A slice of normality for a change!  Big Smile

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, May 24, 2021 9:28 PM

pennytrains

Woohoo!  A slice of normality for a change!  Big Smile

 

And we needed it!  Everybody needed it! 

By the way, I scored one of these, it's been eluding me for years!

https://www.mthtrains.com/30-1113-1  

I sold a buncha stuff I wasn't using anymore, or couldn't figure out why I bought it in the first place, so in a way other people paid for it for me!   Wink

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:17 PM

Oh yeah!  Big SmileThumbs Up  Welcome to the club!

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:27 PM

Oh-so-cool Becky!  Next on the want list is a 2035 "Blockbuster" like you've got.

I'm patient.  I can wait. I haven't run into "the" Blockbuster yet, so the hunt goes on.

PS:  How'd that Dreyfuss find it's way over to Thailand?  I though my layout was "The Lost Locomotive Line," you know?  Where anything might show up?

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Posted by pennytrains on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:47 PM

Well it doesn't matter much now.  The "Thailand" flew the coop on Monday in black plastic bags along with my Standard Gauge buildings and a lot of other stuff.  But the Dreyfuss STAYS!  Big Smile

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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