2024 Model Train Show

Lincoln Square

100 West High St

Urbana, Illinois

March 23-24, 2024

Free Admission


    "Make and Take" Activity

    For more information visit: Outreach Activities

    Beginning modellers of all ages invited to construct one of the age appropriate railroad models, under the guidance of an NMRA Illinois Terminal Division instructor. Those under 18 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian.

    Operating Layouts

    Enjoy the Train Show featuring operating layouts in G, HO, and N scales including a layout where the public can make the train move as it switches cars on the layout, and an indoor train ride where the children make the car they are riding go along the rails.


    The Train Show features numerous vendors selling new and used items in G, O, HO, and N scales.

    model train sets, locomotives and cars
    track and switches
    electronic equipment to operate the trains and accessories
    model semi-trucks and trailers, pickup trucks and cars
    kits for building structures and houses
    scenery materials to build the scenic landscape along the railroad
    railroad related photographs and books
    For information on participating: Vendor InquiryUnder Construction

    Information Booths

    The NMRA booth has information about model railroading

    Historical Groups

    can provide information about the history of railroads located in central Illinois

    Monticello Railroad Museum
    Illinois Traction Society
    Danville Chapter of National Railroad Historical Society
    Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Historical Society
    Champaign, Havana and Western Railroad Historical Society

The Venue has free parking and is wheel chair accessible.

Refreshments are available at three locations on site

Baldarotta’s Porketta & Sicilian Sausage at the food court at the junction of the west and north entrances
Common Ground food Cooperative deli located on the east side through the diagonal hallway located near the east entrance.

Brought to you by The Illinois Terminal Division of the National Model RR Association
For information, contact Mike Lehman