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Chehalis WA, 12-13 October 2019, Train Show

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  • Chehalis WA, 12-13 October 2019, Train Show

    The Lewis County Model Railroad Club is sponsoring their Fall Model Train Show and Swap Meet, 12-13 October 2019

    As always, this is an all scales show with items from Z scale to G scale plus Tinplate, Toy Trains, and collectibles. Multiple operating layouts will be on display including European Trains.

    Over 160 tables available for sellers. We always sell out so reserve your table(s) early.

    Saturday ONLY: Admission to the Lewis County Historical Museum, home of the Lewis County Model Railroad Club layout, is FREE. Our 15' x 52' layout will be open and operating for your viewing pleasure. Please come to the show first and then visit the museum before it closes at 4 PM. The museum is located next to the train tracks in downtown Chehalis, 599 NW Front Way.

    The show is located at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds Blue Pavilion building.

    2555 N. National Ave., Chehalis, WA 98532. Loads of FREE parking.

    If arriving from the north, take S. Gold Street which changes into National Avenue at NE Exhibitor Road. Both Gold and National are one-way heading south. If arriving from the south, take Kresky Avenue and then cross over to National on Exhibitor Road. The entrance is across the street from Titus Will Chevrolet. See the attached link to a Google Map: (This is a shortened address)

    12-13 October April 2019

    Hours: Saturday 10-4 Sunday 10-3

    Admission is still just $5.00 per person. Children 10 and under free.

    6' Tables $20 for both days of show.

    Electrical power available for an added fee.

    One half of the admissions go directly to the Lewis County Historical Museum.

    Applications and additional information available at:

    Contact Ted at 360-985-7788 or

  • #2
    Looks like this is going to be a very good show!!!!

    As of last Friday, we only had 1 more table available for some lucky seller.

    We have 12 operating model railroads for your viewing pleasure including:

    20' x 17' Lionel

    6' x 6' LEGO

    4 tables of Z Scale

    7' x 36' Marklin

    4' x 8' Marklin that kids of all ages can operate

    3' x 12' N Scale

    4' x 7' N Scale

    4' x 12' HO Scale

    4' x 8' Lionel with lots of buttons for kids to push

    4' x 5' On30

    6' x 16' N Scale switching layout

    12' x 20' N Scale

    Also new this time is an open invitation to an operating session on the Lewis County Model Railroad Club layout. There will be 2 sessions for you to choose from.

    The first session will be on Friday evening 18 October from 4 PM till 8 PM. Go to the back door of the museum (depot) that is on the street side of the building.

    The second session will be on Saturday morning 19 October from 10 AM to 2 PM.

    Both sessions are free of charge. Operators must be 16 years of age or older. Kids under 16 years of age may operate the trains with a parent or guardian (engineer/switchman team).

    Come to the train show on Saturday or Sunday (12-13 October) and pick up a flyer and map.



    • #3
      The show has completely sold out. We have had to put a former Simpson Timber Co speeder (I would call it a rail bus because of its size) outside to make room for layouts and sellers.

      A couple of changes to note. The LEGO group and the N scale switching layout had to cancel. In their place we substituted a Swiss Bemo HO meter gauge layout and squeezed a few more sellers' tables in for sellers on our standby list. I was just informed that another layout is planning to come. Where we will put it I have no idea.

      Hope to see you at the show and down at the Lewis County Historical Museum.