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The greater toronto train show

 

Brampton Fairgrounds

September 29 - 30 2018

40,000 Square Feet Of Model Trains
Operating Layouts
New & Used Items For Sale
Play Area For The Kids
Free Parking & Fully Accessible Building
ATM & Food On Site

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SHOW CONTACT

torontotrainshow@gmail.com

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SHOW Location

Brampton Fairgrounds

12942 Heart Lake Road, Brampton ON

SHOW Hours

SAT - SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

10:00AM To 4:00PM

SUN - SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

10:00 AM To 4:00 PM

ADMISSION

Adults $8
Seniors & Teens  $5       Children (6-12) $3
Children Under 6 Free

FREE Re-Admission On Sunday

Don't Forget to Visit our Free-Mo Layout!

For the second year, we are featuring a huge, 10 000 square foot Free-mo Layout in an adjoining building.

 This is the layout at the 2017 show.

This is the layout at the 2017 show.

What is Free-mo?

Free-mo is a standard (a set of rules) that allow HO scale model railroaders to bring modules (mini sections of model train layouts) together, and run trains on them, just about anywhere. The standard is mainly concerned about how the module meet up, how the wires and track hook up, and how the trains are run.

 

What's new for 2018?

The Greater Toronto Train Show, has had a major free-mo layout, run by the Credit Valley Free-mo club, for a number of years. This year, We are opening up the show for other Free-mo operators.

All details are subject to change without notice, but for the moment:

Setup: Friday September 28th roughly between 9AM and 9PM, Saturday Morning at 7AM.
Teardown: Sunday afternoon after 4 PM when the show closes.
The room will be open to show attendees for the duration of the show. We are expecting that there will be some time for additional runs after hours.

Cost: This will be a pay to play event, probably costing about $25 for the weekend. Exact cost to be determined once we have some firm numbers.

We are not too picky, but in order to ensure smooth operations:

  • your module needs to be complete with regard to framework, track and wiring,
  • It would be good if your module has already participated in another free-mo setup.
  • The module must be fully compatible with the current standards as published on the free-mo.org web site.
  • Your module will need to pass a standards check before it is hooked up to other modules
  • We are a 100% NMRA club, so we would prefer that you are also an NMRA member, but if not, you can fill in a liability waiver.
  • Decisions of the run-crew are final

To register, please provide us with the following information as appropriate:

- Your name, email address, cell phone number (optional)

- your NMRA membership number (if you have one. Non-members will be required to sign a liability waiver).

- Number of modules, their names, and a drawing or description of your module (dimensions, number of track, etc)

- Approximate arrival time (Friday, Saturday morning before the show)

- All modules to be on site no later than 8AM Saturday.

- Desired Setup Duties (Electrical, Levelling, General Help)

 

Please respond to torontoTrainShow@gmail.com, as soon as possible to indicate your desire to participate so that we can begin to design the layout. Cutoff is September 1. We hope to fill it all with a layout that is fun to operate.  We intend to have a final layout plan in place by the middle of September.

Please feel free to share this with other folks you feel might be interested.  If there are specific people you think should be included, please have them reach out to us.

 

Looking forward to seeing you there,

 

 

The Greater Toronto Train Show Is Supported By These Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Send us an Email!
torontotrainshow@gmail.com
 

2018 Show Clinics (To Be Announced!)

Saturday

Sunday

Interested In Being A Vendor?

Drive in access for Saturday setup and Sunday teardown

Free hydro (Bring your own extension cords)

We now accept Interac E-Transfers for vendor payments! Please send payments to GTTSpayments@gmail.com

Interested In Being An Exhibitor?

Drive in access for Saturday setup and Sunday teardown

Free hydro (Bring your own extension cords)

Up to three free tables and all needed chairs for use by members of your group during the show for purposes related to your display. Additional tables available at $10 per table

A food credit voucher for two lunches from the site food vendor for each registered member of your group

We now accept Interac E-Transfers for exhibitor payments! Please send payments to GTTSpayments@gmail.com

Are You A Manufacturer?

If you are not selling your product, receive two 8' by 8' booths for free

We ask for a $25 donation to place your logo and web address on our promotion material and website

Drive in access for Saturday setup and Sunday teardown

Free hydro (Bring your own extension cords)

We now accept Interac E-Transfers for manufacturer payments! Please send payments to GTTSpayments@gmail.com