Model railroad shows have lots to interest miniature builders and collectors. Although most people come for the trains, there is also a lot of information on miniature scales, wiring and electricity, remote controls, displays, model scenery, collectible toys, books and memorabilia.
Shows are good for all ages and children and families are welcome. Displays are most often raised to a comfortable viewing height, but shows will have special displays featured at a height suitable for small children. Most local clubs model something based on their region, so a show will often have a historical aspect as well.
Come prepared to learn new techniques and to ask questions. As with other club shows, railroad enthusiasts are happy to explain their passion.