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Columbus Train Show is Saturday, Youngstown Model Railroad Club to Have Open House Saturday and Sunday

December 4, 2019

If you’re looking for something to do before sitting down on Saturday night to watch Ohio State play Wisconsin for the Big Ten football championship then consider making a road trip to Columbus or Youngstown during the day.

The 66th Buckeye Model Trains & Railroad Artifacts Show and Sale will be held in Columbus at the Ohio Expo Center in the Lausche Building.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $7 per person with children under age 12 admitted for free.

The venue is located at 717 East 17th Ave. on the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

The event bills itself as Ohio’s largest combination model and railroad artifact show with more than 300 tables and several operating layouts.

Thousands of model railroad items will be for sale in all gauges. Artifacts for sale will include railroad china and silver; lanterns; keys and locks; books; magazines; and railroad timetables.

Refreshments will be available and the event is wheelchair accessible. For more information visit

In Northeast Ohio, the Youngstown Model Railroad Association will hold an open house on Saturday and Sunday between noon and 6 p.m.

The club’s layout is located at 751 N. Four Mile Run Road.

The event features O and HO scale model railroad displays. There will be door prizes and refreshments will be available.

Admission is $5 per person with children under age 12 admitted for free. Parking at the site is free.

For more information visit

Getting Hosed

June 27, 2012

A member of the Cuyahoga Valley and West Shore model railroad club hoses down the former Pennsylvania Railroad caboose that is on display at the club’s home in Olmsted Falls on a recent June afternoon. The club owns the onetime New York Central passenger station here.

The washing was begin done in preparation for painting the roof. The tracks in the foreground are the Norfolk Southern’s Chicago Line.

Photograph by Craig Sanders