OKC Train Show
The 2017 OKC Train Show has over 80,000 square feet of floor space reserved for exhibits, video presentations, vendors, and a large number of operating model railroads. This show has grown tremendously over the years to become an event that is eagerly anticipated by all rail enthusiasts in the region.
The show will also feature the 7th Annual Great Train Set Giveaway. Every hour during the Train Show, several complete model train set will be given away to a child aged 12 and under. Please see the show’s website at www.okctrainshow.com for rules and regulations. Last year, over 50 very excited children went home with a brand new train set. Train Set sponsors for the Great Train Set Giveaway include: Whistle Stop Trains of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Railway Museum, the South Canadian Model Railroad Club, OKNRail, Brad’s Trains, and several others.
The show will also feature the Southern Plains Division “N” Scale Regional Convention. The convention will be held in conjunction with the show. The convention will fill one end of the building. They will have a collection of “N” Scale operating model train layouts from across the Southwest that will fill a 60’ by 80’ area. Nearly 100 participants have registered so far for the convention. They will have several special events prior to the show and throughout the show.
The show itself will encompass all areas of the railroad hobby. One will be able to see railroad memorabilia, toy trains, operating model railroads, contests, clinics, and scale model trains. One hundred twenty four exhibitors from twenty-two states will be displaying various products for those with even the slightest interest in railroading. Railroad photographs, slides, videos, memorabilia, railroad antiques, model railroad supplies, toy trains, railroad books, T-Shirts, calendars, and artwork will be amongst the many items displayed and sold by the businesses. It will also feature several major manufacturers in the Model Railroading industry, bringing with them new products for previewing and the chance for enthusiasts in our region to meet representatives from these fine companies.
In the past few years, we have had over 10,000 attendees to the show, of which many are Oklahoma families. This year it our goal to reach as many Oklahoma families and invite them to share the timeless joys of the Model Railroading world, as well as the exciting past (and the future) the railroads have helped to build in our great state. The show celebrates the railroad’s influence on our state with its many displays, exhibits, contests, and model railroads.
A special area of note will be the Children’s Play Area sponsored by the Oklahoma Railway Museum. This area will feature some “Thomas the Tank Engine” play boards where the children will be able to play with the Thomas the Tank Engine plastic and wooden railway systems.
For more information, please call 405-842-4846.