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For 2018 the Train Show has a new venue !

It will be at:

The New Montgomery County Fairgrounds

645 Infirmary Rd.

Dayton, OH.

We will again be hosting food trucks. Up to five trucks are scheduled for the show.

Other Highlights:

A. New project car is available. With the cooperation of Mr. Allen McClelland, creator of the Virginian & Ohio Railroad, Division 3 has procured a new covered hopper lettered for the V&O. The Bowser 70 ton 2 bay covered hopper comes in two styles and two numbers per style. Cost is $20 each + tax and will be available at the Company Store table at the show.

V&O project car

B. Carillon Park rail and Steam Society will be offering rides to the kids on one of their trains.

C. The Warther Museum from Dover , OH will be showing one of their one-of-a-kind, hand carved locomotives. These works of art were created by Mr. Ernest "Mooney" Warther using ivory, ebony and walnut. We are honored to have this representation from the museum in attendence at the show.

D. When you get hungry or thirsty we will have several foods trucks to tempt your taste buds. Weather permitting we will have an outdoor area for resting and eating, bad weather we will go indoors.

E. Keith Bernheisel from Sinclair Community College will be displaying 3D printed items for use on a 7 1/2" gauge system.

F. Like LEGOs, we will have 2 displays of LEGOs communities.

G. Hands on trains for the young ones.




Video of the V&O Express running during the 40th Annual Dayton Train Show.

V&O Special 1

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2018 43rd Annual Dayton Train Show

The New Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Saturday, Nov. 3 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 4 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm


Each year at the start of National Model Railroad Month, "Miami Valley" Division 3, MCR, of the National Model Railroad Association sponsors the Dayton Train Show. The 2017 Dayton Train Show had over 4000 in attendance and over 400 vendor tables. Now we turn to the 2018 Dayton Train Show, our 43rd show!

There will be new and pre-owned locomotives, rolling stock, and structures in every scale from "G", "O", "S", "HO", "N" and "Z". You will be able to find those small hobby tools you need, scenery making supplies, books on your favorite railroad. If you need it for your model railroad, it should be there.

We have one of the largest number of model railroad displays in the Midwest. with over 30 displays/exhibits. Model railroads will be operating in "G", "O", "S", "HO", "HOn3", "N". Railroad historical and preservation societies will be offering info about your favorite railroads of the past and present.


The New Montgomery County Fairgrounds
645 Infirmary Rd
Dayton, Ohio


The 2018 Dayton Train Show Vendor area is officially full as of 11/09/2017. All further registrations will be taken for the Waiting List. We will do our best to get you into the show but we cannot make any guarantees of that, especially with the smaller show this year. If you want a good position on the Waiting List, please submit your registration ASAP Please note: WE DO NOT KEEP UNCASHED CHECKS--EVER. We do not have the space or proper facility so to do. If we receive your registration with payment after this date, we will notify you of our policy.

We are still accepting exhibitors at this time but space is very scarce.


Go to the publicity and download button, on the left, to download the registration forms.


dealer floor

The show floor is brightly lit and laid out with wide aisles to make it possible to browse and shop without crowding. Access to vendors is easy, even at the busiest times of the day. Our vendors come from all over the eastern and midwest US to make a wide variety of merchandise available, including model and toy trains, railroad memorabilia, parts and tools, custom modeling services (painting, decals, structures, etc.), and custom layout design.

Layouts, Clinics & Demonstrations

N layout

As always the venue will feature a large number of operating layouts in a wide variety of scales, from the tiny "N" scale to the glorious large-scale ("G" scale) garden layouts, and even bigger. A number of groups from around the country combine to build a huge N-Trak modular layout. There will be demonstrations by some of the best modelers in the nation including hands-on experience by local modelers, who will be available for questions and advice. There is something for everyone. Layout photographs from our show appear on many model railroad websites.

Boy Scout Merit Badge Class

merit badge class

A Boy Scouts of America Railroading Merit Badge Class is conducted each day of the show. The class is sponsored by Division 3, supported by show vendors and exhibitors, and is offered at no cost to the Boy Scouts. Reservations are required in advance. Watch this site for further information, as it becomes available.


Drawings & Prizes

-->Your paid admission includes an entry for the hourly door-prize drawings. Prizes include a wide variety of items such as models, books, and videos, provided by the vendors or Division 3. Your child's admission includes an entry for a special drawing for train sets will be given away.

See you at the 43rd Annual Dayton Train Show on November 3-4, 2018.