DixieLUG at the NMRA Model Train Show This Weekend March 17-18

This coming weekend, DixieLUG is setting up a display at the Model Train Show here in Atlanta. While it’s not an all-LEGO event, if you have a kid that loves trains (or just you – no judgements here), you should definitely come on out to the show. DixieLUG, of course, will have their trains running in their setup, so we will fit right in.

This is the second year we will be participating in the event with DixieLUG. We’re a much larger group now, so we’ll have tons of great new builds for you to check out. You should definitely come out to see us!

If you’ve never been to the Model Train Show, here is a short video they produced for their website:

Description of the Model Train Show

From their website:

The Model Train Show is organized and operated by the Piedmont Division, NMRA.The Piedmont Division serves the Atlanta, Georgia area within the Southeastern Region of the National Model Railroad Association. The National Model Railroad Association is the largest organization devoted to the development, promotion, and enjoyment of the hobby of model railroading.

While it is a show to display, you can also expect over 250 vendors there from whom you can purchase all sorts of train items.

In addition, there are a few other events:


Raffle Layout

The Model Train Show is raffling off a full-featured layout custom built by local modelers, complete with scenery, model locomotive and train, and a Digital Command Control (DCC) system. The layout can be won by purchasing raffle tickets at the show. Tickets will be available at 3 tickets for $5 or 1 ticket for $2. The winner will be chosen Sunday afternoon of the show.  You Do Not Need To Be Present To Win.  Layout can be delivered within a 50-mile radius of the show venue. You can check out a photo of this year’s raffle layout by visiting their website.


Kid’s Operating Table

The train show also provides young kids an opportunity to run trains. It is designed with kids in mind with everything at their eye level. The 10′ x 10′ layout contains 3 trains which are run, usually at mach speed, by the kids. In addition to the trains, many operating accessories are located around the layout and the kids can operate these by pushing a button.


White Elephant Tables

If you have old or extra trains or model railroad accessories you want to sell, you can bringing them to sell at their white elephant tables.  You must purchase an entry ticket to The Model Train Show and they will take a 15% commission for the service. You can get more details on the White Elephant Tables at their website.


Details for the Model Train Show

The Model Train Show will be held on:

Saturday, March 17th
10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, March 18th
10:00am to 4:00pm

It will be at:

Cobb Galleria Centre
Hall “A”

Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

Admission is:

Adults – $10
Kids 12 and under are FREE

Parking at the Cobb Galleria Centre is $5 per day (Credit/Debit only. No cash for parking)

You can purchase your tickets for the event on their website or at the door on the days of the event.

How about you? Have you been to the Model Train Show before? Are you planning on going again?

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