Any OHIO members attending show?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Nazgul, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Are any OHIO (nearby) Gauge members attending the "40th BUCKEYE MODEL TRAINS & RAILROAD ARTIFACTS SHOW" in Columbus on December 9th? It would be great to meet up with anyone attending:thumb:
  2. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member


    I didn't know about the show, but I will try to make it there! My girlfriend lives in Delaware, so I'll be heading that way this weekend anyway. Where is it, and what times?

    Also, don't forget to check out the official Gauge thread on name badges! That way we can all find one another.
  3. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

    Found it...

    40th Buckeye Model Trains and Railroad Artifacts Show
    Ohio Expo Center (Lausche Bldg)
    717 East 17th Ave
    Columbus, OH 43211


    Admission: $6 adults, 12 and under free

    Ohio's largest combination model train and railroad artifact show. Over 325 tables with large operating layouts!

    Exit #111 (17th Ave.) off I-71

    Contact Info
    Gordon Hartranft
    58 Creed Circle
    Campbell, Ohio 44405
  4. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    I would love to go, but I'm stuck in Cincinnati due to a PhD qualifying exam :-(
  5. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    I'll be there and I'll wear a GAUGE badge!
    I've been watching your thread on your layout and the new name etc....would have posted if I could have added anything constructive!....I couldn't:oops: ...too new to the hobby but your thread(s) have been an education
    Hope to see you there:thumb:

    nkp174.....I don't think I could add anything constructive to your exam either!!sign1
    Seriously though..sorry you won't be able to make it

    I'll try and keep a better eye on ohio shows and post reminders so we can all make future ones:thumb:
  6. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member


    Great! I look forward to meeting you!

    Sorry you can't come nkp174, but it sounds like you have your hands full! Good luck w/ the exam.
  7. OnTrack

    OnTrack Member

    I live about 20 minutes outside of Cincinnati, in Amelia. Im in downtown cincinnati often though for work. Lots of CSX so I enjoy it lol. Any others from cinci or close?
  8. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    No more gauge members from Ohio going to the show?:(
  9. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    OnTrack, there's an N-scale modeller that I believe is from loveland. He had a beautiful kitbashed B&O 2-10-2 for use on his railroad which included Loveland and Cincinnati.
  10. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    Nope. Too close to my Amtrak trip to the west coast to spend money.
  11. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    My Brother in law and I have plans on going unless something else comes up.Not sure if any of the club members are going.I can't drive myself due to health problems.
  12. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

    Well, I made it to the show, but I didn't see any other Gauge members there.

    This was only my 2nd trade show, and it was by far bigger than the last one I went to. There were 300+ tables there, and a couple large layouts set up...including an N scale one. It was pretty cool to see.

    Overall, this show I think was more for memoribilia collectors than modelers. There were tons of lanterns, and just about everything in between. I did take time to browse through some of the paper stuff...rail passes, stock certificates, timetables, etc.

    I made it out the doors without spending too much. I picked up a single dome tank car for my oil distributor, and an NYC 33' hopper. I also bought a book on coal modeling, which is excellent, and a kid's book on trains for my son.
  13. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

    Also, I posted the upcoming Lima area train show (Dec. 30th) for my fellow Ohioans in the Upcoming MRR Events forum.

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