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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!

York1 John       

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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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