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The 2019 Train Show will be at:

Fairgrounds and Event Center of Montgomery County

(The New Montgomery County Fairgrounds)

645 Infirmary Rd.

Dayton, OH.



We have received several inquires about the dates of our train show. The train show presented by Div 3, MCR, NMRA is always the first full weekend in November. This year that is the 2nd and 3rd of November. The show on the 19th and 20th of October is not our show. Therefore, we have no details or information concerning this show.


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

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2019 44th Annual Dayton Train Show

The New Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Saturday, Nov. 2 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 3 - 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 2018 Dayton Train Show had over 3500 in attendance and over 400 vendor tables. Now we turn to the 2019 Dayton Train Show, our 44th 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 "S", "HO", "HOn3", "N". Railroad historical and preservation societies will be offering info about your favorite railroads of the past and present.

Fairgrounds and Event Center of Montomgery County

(The New Montgomery County Fairgrounds)
645 Infirmary Rd
Dayton, Ohio


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 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.

Scouts BSA Merit Badge Class

merit badge class

A Scouts BSA 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 Scouts BSA. Reservations are required in advance. Watch this site for further information, as it becomes available. You can download the flyer as .PDF or as a Word doc. The event Schedule and the Merit Badge requirements can be downloaded as a Word Doc.


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 44th Annual Dayton Train Show on November 2-3, 2019.