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45th Model Railroad Show

January 19-21, 2019 at Pacific Science Center

All aboard! The Model Railroad Show is back for its 45th year. Join us January 19-21 to meet dozens of model railroaders and experience these magical displays. Included with the price of admission or FREE for our Members. 

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Activities and Shows

Build-A-Dream Display– This exhibit is part of an NMRA program to show the steps in constructing and operating a model railroad.  There are experts available to answer all modeling questions.

NMRA Display– This exhibit allows visitors to ask questions about model railroading.  It also features information about the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) and what they do for the public.  This organization promotes the hobby of model railroading through education and service.

Northwest Copper Line Railroad – This N scale layout fictionally depicts areas of Tacoma and the ASARCO smelter.

Northwest Public Transportation Group – This exhibit looks at a variety of different forms of transportation through historical artifacts and photos.

Northwest Railway Museum– This exhibit has information and photos of the railroad museum located in Snoqualmie WA.

On30 Switching Layout– This is a larger scale switching layout designed to have the public act as a locomotive engineer to deliver or pick up cars from industries.

Operation Lifesaver– This exhibit explains the aspect of grade crossing safety and general safety around railroads.

Train Mania– This N scale layout is a hands-on layout that children can easily operate.

Whidbey Island Model Railroad Club– This switching layout gives visitors hands-on experience running a switching locomotive.

4D NTRAK Modular Group– This N scale layout follows standardized practices for producing a modular layout. The modules follow set guidelines so that they can be attached together whether it be two modules or 100 modules.

4-H T-Track– This exhibit explains how compact modules are constructed and can be operated on a table-top.