Upcoming Events

2020

“Closures”

"Contact events directly to make sure they are happening due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)" 

This calendar contains various railroad-related events around our region. When you find an event, click on it for more information.

 

If you know of an upcoming railroad-related event that might

be appropriate to be listed, please contact the webmaster.

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from

Local Television Station

Sam Miller and Jim Blue-Big Bend Molder Railroad Association, Tallahassee, FL.

Northern Division Workshop

August 15, 2020

Time: 9:00 am thru 3:00 pm

Location:  900 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL. 32073

NMRA Sunshine Region

2020 Convention

SUNSHINE EXPRESS

Guest Speaker

Peter Youngblood, MMR

October 1 thru 3, 2020

Time: 8:00 am thru 10:00 pm

Location:

for Event:

The John Trinkle Center, Plant City Campus of HCC

1206 North Park Road, Plant City, FL 33566

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for Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

2102 Park Road, Plant City, FL 33566

REGISTRATION is OPEN

Registration for the sunshine Region 2020 Convention is now open (At least written registrations.) The online registration program is not up and running yet. Registrations, Friday Night BBQ, Banquet, Hands-on Clinics, OP Sessions and SSR Polo Shirts are available currently. Prototype Tour will be added as soon as final details can be worked out.

All who register before May 1st will be entered into a raffle for a NEO for Iwata Gravity-Feed, Dual-Action Airbrush. We must have (for the raffle to work) at least 30 registrations.

Something new this year. We will hold a Railroad / Holiday Trivia Contest. This will be a fun way to see just how much you know about the real railroads, model railroading, and the three upcoming holidays. There will be three sessions for this contest. Thursday night, Friday morning and Friday night. If you attend one session you can- not attend the other two. We are holding the Contest in three sections so that everyone attending the Convention will have an opportunity to participate in the Trivia Contest and attend the Clinics and OP Sessions of their choice. The winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) will be announced at the Banquet on Saturday Night. Oh’ by the way, the questions will be different for all three sessions, so comparing notes won’t help to win, but will make for a lively conversation between Clinics.

Anyone ordering SSR Polo shirts can pick them up at the Registration Desk at the Convention on October 1st. Or, if you want them earlier, we can ship them to you. Just add $16.00 (each shirt) for shipping & handling to your Registration Fee.

 

See you in October

NMRA Sunshine Region

2020

(Board Meeting)

October 4, 2020

Time: 9:00 am thru 12:00 pm (Noon)

Location:

Hotel Holiday Inn Express & Suites

2102 Park Road, Plant City, FL 33566

The 28th National “N” Scale Convention

June 24 thru 28, 2020

CANCELED

29th Annual Tallahassee

Model Railroad Show & Sale

June 27, 2020

CANCELED

Upcoming Virtual Events for NMRAx

Upcoming Virtual Events for NMRAx

 

​​May 31, 2020, thru July 18, 2020

June 13, 2020, NMRAx Virtual Model Railroad Convention 6 am-6 pm EDT

June 20, 2020, NMRAx Ask the MMR 7 pm-9 pm EDT

June 27, 2020, NMRAx 6 am-6 pm EDT

 

St. Louis Gateway Convention was Cancelled. To Replace it as GatewayX Virtual Meeting Over 100 hours with Clinics, Layout Tours, and Ask the Experts.

Schedule:

July 12, 2020, NMRAx GatewayX Convention 6 am to 11 pm EDT (online event)

July 13, 2020, NMRAx GatewayX Convention 6 am to 11 pm EDT (online event)

July 14, 2020, NMRAx GatewayX Convention 6 am to 11 pm EDT (online event)

July 15, 2020, NMRAx GatewayX Convention 6 am to 11 pm EDT (online event)

July 16, 2020, NMRAx GatewayX Convention 6 am to 11 pm EDT (online event)

July 17, 2020, NMRAx GatewayX Convention 6 am to 11 pm EDT (online event)

July 18, 2020, NMRAx GatewayX Convention 6 am to 11 pm EDT (online event)

Trainfest

Milwaukee, WI.

November 14 & 15, 2020

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Trainfest® Dennis Janssen dennis@trainfest.com

Januray 1, 2019 Count Started at 4370

Januray 1, 2020 Count Started at 7687

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