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Upcoming Events of Interest for Division 1

Listed below are some of the Railroad/Model Railroad related events that are taking place around the Division. If you have an event that you would like to get listed, or you know of an event happening with in the Division, please send the event information to Division 1 Webmaster.



Dec 22 - Jan 1, Tacoma, WA
22nd Annual Model Train Festival at The Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave. December 21, 2015 thru 1 January 2016, 10 AM to 5 PM (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) Included with museum admission (www.washingtonhistory.org) While Santa's elves produce a lot of train sets each holiday season, they can't hold a candle to the quality and scale of the ones on display each year at the Washington State History Museum's Model Train Festival. The event showcases model train displays designed and assembled by model train enthusiasts across the state. The displays occupy every floor of the museum and include the largest permanent model train layout in the state. Bring your camera! Santa onsite for free photos from 11am - 3pm on December 21, 22, 23. Info:- Kimberly Wirtz, Marketing & Communications Director, at 253-798-5902 or kimberly.wirtz@wshs.wa.gov.


Jan 13-15, Seattle, WA
44th annual Pacific Science Center show - 200 Second Ave N, Seattle, WA. 10 am - 6 pm. The 4th Division, PNR coordinates the model railroads, historical displays, and related activities for this show. This is an exhibition show. No swap-meet or vendor sales. Child-interest activities and participation opportunities are encouraged. Current fee, parking, and other facility information is at www.pacificsciencecenter.org/plan-your-visit/. Info:- www.4dpnr.com/pacific-science-center-show/

Jan 27-28, Portland, OR
The Great Train Show. Portland Expo Center. 10AM- 4PM Adult Admission is $10.00 on Saturday - Good for BOTH DAYS! $9.00 on Sunday Kids 11 and under are admitted free and do NOT need a ticket. 250+ Tables of Trains for Sale; 50+ Exhibitors from Across the Country; Huge Operating Model Train Displays; Special HO Scale Train Kids can Run!! Amazing 20' x 60' LEGO Train Display!! Riding Train for Kids of All Ages. Info:- www.trainshow.com/portland

Feb 10 (Sat), Portland, OR
Bridgetown prototype Modelers meet at Taborspace (Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church Basement) 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, Oregon 97215. 9AM-4:30PM. We encourage railroad Modelers (model railroaders) to bring their creations completed or in progress to share with others. We will also be having Clinics through out the day, a Large Raffle and a slide show in the evening. Admission: Bringing Models: $10 each (Pre-registration) $15 the day of the meet. Attending for fun: $15 each (Pre-registration) $20 the day of the meet. Info:- Bruce Barney e-mail: bcbarney@msn.com Phone: 503-257-8855

Feb 17 (Sat), Portland, OR
SP&S Railway Historical Society Railroad Swap Meet. 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. This will be held at Warehouse23 at the exQuay, 100 Columbia St, Vancouver, Washington Parking across the street, or on the street. Admission - $5.00, under 12 free. For more information or table rentals, contact: Jerry Pickell - pickell5141@msn.com or try 360-735-0516. Messages will be returned.

Mar 3-4, Spokane, WA
River City Modelers, 1130 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99202 will have their HO Scale "River City Western" layout open on Saturday March 3rd from 4 ? 8 PM; and Sunday, March 4th from Noon to 4 PM. Stop by to see the progress that has been made. More scenery, buildings, and details are being added every week. For information check out the River City Modelers website ? rivercitymodelers.org, call 509-535-3462 or email RCMinfonow@gmail.com.

Mar 3 (Sat), Elsie, OR
The 14th Annual Pacific Model Loggers' Congress- takes place at the Camp 18 Restaurant and Logging Museum, 42362 Highway 26, Elsie, Oregon. Info:- www.pacificmodelloggerscongress.com

Mar 4 (Sun), Spokane, WA
The Spring Spokane Train show sponsored by the River City Modelers will be held on Sunday, March 4th at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center, Bldg. A, B & C. Show hours are from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, admission $6.00 for adults, 12 & under free. Over 200 tables of all things railroad related for sale ? model & toy trains, photo?s, books, toy autos & trucks, bridges & buildings. Train memorabilia ? old lanterns, signs, china, linen, switch locks & keys and much more. There will be operating train layouts in N, HO, S, O and G Scales along with a very large Free-Mo setup. Operations Lifesaver will be there too. Free parking, food available. For table rental or general information, please contact: Shirley Sample, P.O. Box 3065, Spokane, WA 99220; call 509-991-2317 or email: Shirley@busnws.com.

Mar 10 (Sat), Portland, OR
Willamette Model Railroad Club 33rd Annual Swap Meet. 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Jackson Armory, 6255 NE Cornfoot Rd, Portland, Oregon 97218 Over 100 tables, all scales of trains. Admission Adults $5, children under 12-free, 8 ft. tables $30 each. Info:- Brigg Franklin at wmrswapmeet@yahoo.com or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/704921526367515

Apr 14-15, Eugene, OR
Willamette Cascade Model Railroad Club 30th Annual Swap Meet and Train Show, Lane County Fairgrounds Expo Hallls.  Hours Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 3pm.  Admission $6 per person, $1 between 6-12 years old, 5 years and younger free.  Vendor tables $25 per table, both days.  Contact: Lee Temple at 541-954-4917 or ttandt@ram-mail.com .

May 30 - Jun 2, Portland, OR
PNR Regional Convention 2018: Stumptown Express; Red Lion Jantzen Beach Hotel Info:- www.pnr2018.org and www.facebook.com/StumptownExpress/

Aug 5-12, Kansas City, KS
NMRA 2018 National Convention "Kansas City 2018". Info: www.kc2018.org


July 7-13, Salt Lake City, UT
NMRA 2019 National Convention "Salt Lake City 2019". Info: www.nmra2019slc.org


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