More than just a funny word,
it's the scales we carry!

7001 24th Ave NW Seattle, WA
(206) 283-7886
Mon – Fri. 10 am to 7 pm
Sat. 9 am to 6 pm
Sun. 11 am to 5 pm
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Map to Seattle’s Train Center
Email us at seattlestrains@aol.com.   

Upcoming Local Train Shows

We will be at the shows with dots, see you there! Got a show you want listed? Email us with all of the details.

July 13, 2014 (Sun), Arcadia, CA
Quarterly T.T.O.S Southwestern Division Train Show & Sale. 70+ Tables of trains. Layouts, Train Auction, Free train repair service and advice (you pay for parts only).Snack Bar, Free Parking. Open to everyone. Arcadia Masonic Hall, 50 West Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA 91007. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. $5.00 Family admission covers family members. Wheelchair accessible. Info:- Larry Pearson (mornings only) at  (818) 848-2563 , www.ttos-sw.org

July 16 - 20, 2014, McClellan, CA
National Summer Steamup featuring more than a dozen loops of 45mm and 32mm track for running small-scale live steam trains. Saturday-night BBQ dinner, clinics/workshops, swap tables, dealer room. McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave, McClellan, Sacramento, CA 95652. $95 for live steamers for all 5 days, $55 for 1 day, $25 for observers. Wheelchair Accessible. Info:-  (702) 431-3568 , www.summersteamup.com

July 18- 20, 2014 Cleveland, OH
The 24th Annual National Train Show®, the industry’s most respected model train show and trade exposition. Each year this illustrious event is held in a different city and state in North America. Cleveland, OH will host the 2014 extravaganza, which will showcase all aspects of model railroading including the industry’s newest and unique products and services from manufacturers and retailers from the U.S. and around the world. The event will cover 172,987 sq. ft. of space, including 46,000 sq. ft. featuring extraordinary operating model train displays. Hands on demonstrations, Mimi Lego© MiniLand. Adults $14, Seniors (65+) $13, 2 day ticket (1 person only) $26, children 6-12 $7, and children under 6 are FREE. New Cleveland Convention Center. 300 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland OH 44113. Info: Susan Straub, National Train Show® Registrar, at  1-423-892-2846 , nmrants@yahoo.com , www.railwaymuseum.com.

Aug 15-17, 2014 Snoqualmie, WA
Railroad Days is the annual community festival celebrating our spirit and origins as a railroad and logging town, and the home of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. This year a 1909 Porter built Locomotive from Davenport, CA will be brought up this year. Northwest Railway Museum, 38625 King Street. Info:-

Aug 23, 2014 (Sat), Toppenish, WA
17th annual Northern Pacific Railway Museum Railroad Show at the Toppenish depot on Asotin Avenue, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; admission to be announced; tables $20. Info:- Larry Rice at  (509) 930-7210 , www.nprymuseum.org

Sep 7, 2014 (Sun), Victoria, BC
PNR 7th Division Public Show, Victoria Model Railroad Show. There will be operating layouts, vendors, door prizes and much more. Juan de Fuca Recreation center, 1767 Island Hwy, Colwood, BC. 10 AM- 4PM. Adults $7, Youth (11-16) $3, Family $14, Children under 8 are FREE with a paid adult. Info:- Call Ted Alexis  250-595-4070 

Sep 20-21, 2014, Sherwood Park, AB
2014 Great Edmonton Model Train Show, 10 AM - 5 PM, *NEW LOCATION* Millennium Place, 2000 Premier Way in Sherwood Park. Layouts, displays, clinics, dealers and LEGO! Info:- www.mmrf.ab.ca email:

Oct 12, 2014 (Sun), Spokane, WA
Spokane Fall Model Train Show Presented by the Inland NW Rail Museum and River City Modelers. There will be over 100 vendors with nearly 200 tables that will have railroad art, artifacts’, photos, videos and all scales of model railroading. There will also be at least 5 operating model railroad layouts in various scales: N, HO, S, and G. In addition there will be several clinics during the day. Parking is free and the Longhorn BBQ will have food. 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana, Ag Bldg C & D. Admission is $6 for Adults and 12 and under is FREE. Info: -Shirley Sample  1-509-991-2317 

Oct 26-27, Red Deer, AB
Red Deer Model Railroad show. Westerner Park in the Harvest Center 4847A 19th St. Red Deer. Sat: 10AM-5PM; Sun: 10AM-4PM. $5.00 per person, children 5 and under are free. Info:- Gord Sylvester,  403-986-3866 , reddeertrainshow@shaw.ca or

Nov 16 (Sat), Calgary, AB
Calgary Model Trainmen's Club 75th Birthday Party and Open House. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 619 12 Avenue SE, just north of the Stampede grounds. Parking is available on the east side of the building or on the street near the building. Info:-

Our Friend’s Layouts

Jon Bentz's Denver North Park & Western

Douglas Buescher's HO layout

Michael Dziubinski’s N Scale
Northwestern Pacific

Kirk Holmes' N scale Northern Burlington Division

Ron John's Northwest-inspired N scale layout

Bob Perin's N scale Dairy Plant and Layout

Seven-year-old Douglas Sinn's HO layout

Please visit our web site often for new photos
of our friend’s layouts

Local Clubs, Organizations
& Museums



Some of the Lines We Carry


Mini Metals

Republic Locomotive Works

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