NMRA National Train Show 2018

National Model Railroad Association's Annual Train Show

10 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
18 days to go

Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City / Missouri / United States of America

NMRA National Train Show is a nationally sponsored combined industry trade show and public train show that promotes the hobby of model railroading, showcases all aspects of model railroading including the industry’s newest and unique products and services from manufacturers and retailers from the U.S. and around the world. This 3 days event is being organized by National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). The venue of this event is Kansas City Convention Center which is located in Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America. The event will be held from 10 August 2018, Friday to 12 August 2018, Sunday. NMRA National Train Show 2018 will showcase a wide range of products and services related to hobby and model train sectors from the leading exhibitors, for example, all of the latest and greatest model trains, accessories, collectibles, operating model railroads, hundreds of train cars, various landscape settings and waterfalls, scale building, retractable bridges. Over 300 exhibitors are expected at this event to showcase their products and services. The event will accommodate approximately 180,000 square feet of exhibit space. Over 25,000 visitors are expected at this event. The frequency of NMRA National Train Show is annual. The first year of this event is 1988.


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  Address : 301 West 13th Street, Suite 100

  City : Kansas City, MO

  Country : United States of America

  Phone : +1 816-513-5000

  Website : Click here for venue website

Kansas City Convention Center

Opened on February 22, 1899, Kansas City Convention Center also known as Bartle Hall is a premier convention center in downtown Kansas City, MO for trade shows, expositions, meetings, conventions, sports and entertainment, offering 388,800 square feet of column-free exhibit space on one floor, 211,000 square feet of tenant finishes, a 200,000-square-foot conference center, another 55,000 square feet of additional space on two levels, 45 meeting rooms, a 2,400-seat fine arts theater, and an arena that can seat over 10,700 people, along with a 46,450-square-foo ballroom.


10 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
Yes, NMRA National Train Show is open to the public.
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Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved prior to arrival. Wheelchairs can be checked out at the Event Services Office on Level 1 of the Convention Center. There is no charge to borrow a wheelchair; however, a driver’s license is required and will be held until the wheelchair is returned.
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National Model Railroad Association (NMRA)

National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) advances the global scale model railroading community through education, advocacy, standards, and social interaction.

Address: P.O. Box 1328

City: Soddy Daisy, TN

Country: United States of America

Phone: (423) 892-2846

Fax: (423) 899-4869

Email: nmrahq[at]nmra.org

Website: Click here for organizer website


  • Friday : 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday : 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday : 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


  • Adult : $14.00
  • Discounted Adult (65 and Older) : $13.00
  • Two Day Adult (One Person) : $26.00
  • Teen (13 -17) : $10.00
  • Youth (6 - 12) : $7.00
  • Children under age 6 : Free

Event at a glance

  Event Type National Trade Show
  Start Date 10 August 2018, Friday
  End Date 12 August 2018, Sunday
  Countdown 18 days to go
  Category Model Train
  Venue Kansas City Convention Center
  City Kansas City, MO
  State Missouri
  Country United States of America
  Organizer National Model Railroad Association (NMRA)
  Web Site Click for official website
  First Year 1988
  Frequency Annual
  Visitors 25,000+
  Exhibitors 300+
  Space 180,000 square feet
  Open to The public
Dates and venue of the event are subject to change or possibly canceled without notice to Tradeshowz. Contact organizer for more information before making arrangements.

Past Editions

  • 04 Aug 2017 - 06 Aug 2017
    Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
  • 08 Jul 2016 - 10 Jul 2016
    Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • 28 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015
    Oregon Convention Center (OCC), Portland, OR
  • 18 Jul 2014 - 20 Jul 2014
    Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
  • 19 Jul 2013 - 21 Jul 2013
    Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA
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