Attendees can purchase trains and equipment, learn during event
Toy and model train collectors and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy a two-day train show in the Industrial Building at the Lake County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 29 and Sunday, Nov. 30. The show will feature all gauges of model and toy trains, with featured brands including Lionel, American Flyer (also known as S-Gauge), Marx, HO and more.
The show will be co-sponsored by a local train club, Illiana Train Club of Highland, Ind., and three national organizations: Lionel Collectors Club of America, Central Indiana Chapter of Train Collectors Association and the Toy Train Operating Society.
During the show, attendees will be able to see a large modular train group, who will have a 32’ by 36’ layout on display, as well as meet with exhibitors from Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.
Event planners hope the show will offer an educational opportunity for train collector experts and novices, offering information on a range of topics including information on manufacturers, creating and designing pieces such as trees and insuring collectibles.
The Lake County Fairgrounds are located at 889 S. Court St. in Crown Point. The show will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30. Santa Claus will also be available to meet with children from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. both days. Cost to attend the show is $5 per person, or free for those under 18.