Great Train Show

The Nation's largest traveling train show, with events each year in dozens of major cities across the country. Each show features hundreds of tables of trains for sale, huge operating displays, activities for kids and more. Select Great Train Shows also feature the World's Greatest Hobby on Tour.

Worlds Greatest Hobby on Tour

The model railroading industry's premier exhibition and showplace, with operating displays and merchandising. Each show features the industry's leading manufacturers, huge train layouts, trains for sale and a free riding train for kids.

Old-Fashioned Family Fun

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of miniature railroading at the train show! The train show is designed for children of all ages; for modelers, collectors and enthusiasts; for families in search of good old-fashioned fun; and for the simply curious. Each show features hundreds of tables of trains, accessories, scale models and collectible toys for sale as well as huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, free seminars and educational opportunities, and much more.

Visiting the Train Show

There’s plenty at the show to see and do. You’ll see the best that the model railroad hobby has to offer: beautifully designed and built model train layouts in operation, scale models of trains, cars and buildings, new products and collectible trains and toys from years past. Each show features dealers from across the country offering special deals and products hard to find anywhere else. There are free workshops and seminars where you can learn how to build a model railroad of your own, how to use digital command control, or how to make your trains and layout look ultra-realistic. Our shows are designed to promote model trains to even the youngest enthusiast, and many of our shows have a riding train within the show for kids to ride or have interactive exhibits where kids can operate part of a layout or race model trains or cars. All of our shows admit children for free!

Do You Have Trains to Sell? Sell Them at the Show!

The shows aren’t just about displays and dealers. If you’re looking to sell your old trains, the train show is the place to do that too. Anyone is welcome to sell their old trains at the train show; you don’t need to own a business or be a professional dealer. You can either rent a selling booth at the show or, if you have a smaller collection to sell, you can just bring your trains with you and sell them to one of the dealers set up at the show. Contact our office for more information if you’d like to sell your trains at the show or just click here for information on selling trains at the train show.

We hope to see you at the next train show in your area! All Aboard!

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Online Great Train Show Applications

Dealer/Seller Application

Use this form to sign up for all GTS events, as well as GTS space at the two WGH events in
Indianapolis and Cleveland.

If you are a manufacturer, or want space specificaly in the WGH portion of the show, please use the WGH form below.

Online World's Greatest Hobby on Tour Applications

Dealer/Seller Application

Use this form to sign up for WGH space in Indianapolis and Cleveland.

If you want retail, or traditinal GTS space at Indianapolis or Cleveland,
please use the GTS form above.

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