Nov 09 2012

Upcoming Portland Area Model Railroading Events

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Upcoming Portland Area Model Railroading Events

2012 Open Houses


(Sat) Nov 10, 17 and 24, Portland, OR
Mt Hood Model Engineers, 34th annual open house. More updates with new bench work and scenes, DCC operated layout. Noon to 5pm each day, Fares $2.00 suggested donation. 5500 SE Belmont St. Info:- 1 877 378 6563 (voice mail ) or


(Week ends) Nov 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25, Portland, OR
Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club Annual Show, 2505 N. Vancouver Ave. 10:00 -5:00, doors close at 4:30. Adults $6.00 Kids (3-11) $2.00. VIP Tour $15.00 – Call for Reservations. Info: – (503) 28-TRAIN,


(Week ends) Dec 7-9, 14-16 and 21-23, Portland, OR
Portland Area N-Trak (Oregon’s only 100% NMRA club) is sharing hosting duties with Beaverton Model Railroad Club (BMRC) at Alpenrose Dairy (6149 SW Shattuck Rd, Portland, OR) at Alpenrose’s “Christmas at Dairyville” holiday event. Attended by over 10,000 guests last year, attractions include Storybook Lane (Holiday stories illustrated with live animals), Two train layout, Food Concession stands, and Mr. Claus himself, plus lots of historic displays of yesteryear in the Dairyville shops, and tons of lights and decorations throughout. The event is held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for three weekends in December, starting with the 7th, 8th, and 9th. Friday hours are 3 to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday hours are from 11 am to 6 pm. Please contact Brian Hester (Stationmaster) if you would like to help. You will receive a commemorative RailPass from the Dairyville Pacific RR (Good for a year), and our profound thanks for helping make a fun event even more so. We would love to see you at this event. Info:- Brian Hester at or or by phone at 503-756-3213.


2012 Swap Meets


(Sat) Dec 1, Rickreall, OR
Railroad Show and Swap Meet – Sponsored by the Willamette Valley Model Railroad Club – 10AM-3PM Polk County Fairgrounds Hwy 22 and Hwy 99E, 10 miles west of Salem. Over 50 different vendors on over 100 tables, a wide variety of railroad products, and inexpensive food. Info:- Judy MacInnes 503-581-6071


Dec 8 and 9, Portland, OR
The Great Train Expo is the largest traveling model train show in the country. At Portland Expo Center. Show Info — Map/Directions


2013 Swap Meets


(Sat) Jan 19, Portland, OR
Spokane Portland & Seattle Railway Historical Society Railroad Swap Meet at the Holiday Inn – Portland Airport Conference Center, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Admission is $5.00, under 12 free. Info:- www/ Bruce Barney 503-257-8855, e-mail:


(Sat) Mar 9, Portland, OR
Willamette Model Railroad Club’s 28th Annual Model Railroad Swap Meet at the Kliever Memorial Armory 10000 NE 33rd Dr. from 10am to 3pm. Admission is $5.00, under 12 free. Over 110 tables of Model railroad equipment in all scales, railroad memorabilia, books, photos, and more, Free Parking. Info:- Keith Kieres 503-723-7323, e-mail:

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