Model Train Shows – 2017



Enjoy ongoing and holiday season model train layouts…

New Jersey


Old City Hall Model Train Show.  January 6, 7 and 8.  Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Old City Hall 11 Crosswicks Street. Free to all! Hundreds of model trains displayed in historic Old City Hall in Bordentown City. An annual event sponsored by The Old City Hall Restoration Committee.

Brick ~ Coming in January…

The Brick Train Show Brick Elks Lodge.Lodge #2151, 2491 Hooper Ave. Brick N.J. 08723. Show Hours: 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM. Sunday January 22, 2017, Sunday March 26, 2017, Sunday May 21, 2017. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TOY TRAINS, PRE-WAR, POST-WAR, OR NEW PRODUCTION, THIS IS THE SHOW FOR YOU. ALL GAUGES AND MANUFACTURERS REPRESENTED. Children and Adult Door Prizes. ADMISSION: $ 6.00. Children Under 10 Free.

Clark ~ Coming in March

Jersey Central Railroad Historical Society’s Railroadiana & Model Train Show.  Show features operating train layouts including one that the kids can actually run! There are also railroad movies and a collection of model circus train equipment. Railroad related products such as videos and slides, models of all gauges, timetables, books, china, clothing, paintings and prints.  Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 9 AM until 3:30 PM at Mother Seton High School, Valley Rd., Clark NJ. Breakfast and lunch are available.  Admission is $5.00 for adults – kids under 12 FREE, family maximum $10.00. For additional information, please contact Mitchell Dakelman at

Edison ~ Coming in March

Greenberg’s Great Train & Toy Show.  March 18-19, 2017 – 10AM-4PM.  New Jersey Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison. Hundreds of Tables of Trains for Sale. Exhibitors from Across the Country. Huge Operating Model Train Displays. Free Test Track – Test Run Your Trains at the Show.  FREE PARKING.  Purchase tickets on website  Kids 11 and under are admitted free and do NOT need a ticket.


Mega Model Trains. Morris Museum,  6 Normandy Heights Road,  Morristown, NJ. December 17, 2016 – February 26, 2017.  Watch model trains zip across a 288-square-foot landscape featuring city and pastoral scenes. This exhibition includes three separate tracks and dozens of interactive working accessories.  (973) 971-3700,  Museum Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM-5PM,  Sunday, 12-5PM. The Museum is Pay as You Wish on the second and third Thursday of each month 4-8PM.


The NJ Hi-Railers hold shows for the public with many trains of various types and vintages running.  Show Dates for 2017 are  Saturday, January 7th, Sunday, February 19th, Sunday, March 12th. All shows are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Food available for purchase.  Shows sponsored by Lionel.   Children under 5 are Free, 5-12 years old -$2.00, 13+ years old -$7.00.  The layout is in three distinct sections: the Southern Division features a large passenger terminal and a four track subway system, the Central Division features five mainlines and numerous crossovers and the Northern Division features a large yard with steam and diesel servicing facilities.  The layout is located on the third floor in an old silk mill (Silk City Station).  185 6th Avenue, Paterson, New Jersey 07524. Phone: (800) 225-5360.

New York


HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW® at New York Botanical Garden~November 19, 2016–January 16, 2017. G-scale locomotives humming along among familiar sights such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center on nearly a half-mile of track. Exhibition expansion includes more trains, an all-new Queensboro bridge, and a tribute to the Coney Island amusement park’s architecture and attractions.  Twenty minutes from Grand Central Terminal on Metro-North Railroad to Botanical Garden Station. Also accessible by subway on B, D, or 4 trains to Bedford Park Boulevard Station. Located off Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road (Exit 7W). For more information, visit


NY Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store.  Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd Street.  NOVEMBER 14, 2016 – FEBRUARY 2016, Mon – Fri 8 AM to 8 PM; Sat – Sun 10 AM to 6PM.  Annual model railroad exhibition features Metro-North, New York Central, and subway trains departing from a miniature Grand Central Terminal on a 34’-long, two-level “O” gauge layout.

*Look for 2017 Holiday Train shows in Bordentown, Wall Township, Lincroft and Woodbridge to be announced later in 2017…