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Error found on postcard mailings.

It has been brought to our attention that one in four of the postcards mailed out had a date error. The error indicates the show is the 5th and 6th of November. The next two lines which have the times of each day have the right dates the 4th and 5th. We apologize for any inconvenience.


The Train Show has a new venue !

This year the Dayton Train Show will be in the former J C Penney's at the Upper Valley Mall.

1475 Upper Valley Pike, Springfield, OH. we will be hosting food trucks. Up to five trucks are scheduled for the show.




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

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2017 42nd Annual Dayton Train Show

J C Penney's at the Upper Valley Mall
Saturday, Nov. 4 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 5 - 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 2016 Dayton Train Show had close to 4700 in attendance and over 400 vendor tables. Now we turn to the 2017 Dayton Train Show, our 42nd 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", "Z". Railroad historical and preservation societies will be offering info about your favorite railroads of the past and present.


J C Penney's at the Upper Valley Mall
1475 Uper Valley Pike
Springfield, Ohio




Attention Vendors and Exhibitors the 2017 Train Show is now accepting registration for the booth waiting list. 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 "Z" 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 42nd Annual Dayton Train Show on November 4-5, 2017.