Thanks for a Great Train Show!

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank the many who helped put on this year’s Lincoln Square Train Show. Public attendance was significant, despite our being a bit short on vendor attendance. We’re certainly looking for more vendors for next year’s show, which will be March 25 and 26, 2023. We had a great…

C-U @ 2022 Train Show @ Lincoln Square March 26 & 27

After two years off, this weekend, Saturday March 26 and Sunday March 27, sees the return of the Lincoln Square Train Show to downtown Urbana, Hours are 8am to 5pm on Saturday and 11am to 4 pm on Sunday. Public admission is FREE and there is plenty of free parking at Lincoln Square. Railroad enthusiasts,…

Decatur Train Show, April 23 and 24

Decatur’s Spring Train Show will be Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24, 2022, Saturday 10am to 4 pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm, at the Decatur Civic Center (corner of Eldorado and Franklin in Decatur.) Adult admission is $5 with kids 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Tables are $40/each. Set-up…

Masks Optional – Get Those Tables Now!

If you as a vendor found yourself undecided about attending the March 26 and 27 Lincoln Square Train Show in Urbana, Illinois because of the mask requirements, please note that masks are now optional following the relaxation of state masking requirements on March 1. There will be only a very limited number of tables available…

It’s On! 2022 Lincoln Square Train Show, March 26-27!

While we’re running a little late, the Lincoln Square Train Show registration forms went in the mail at the post office. They should begin arriving during the coming week. An important update is that the train show will have a soft opening at 8am on Saturday, March 26, two hours earlier than usual. This is…

Ernie Sends Some Videos

Ernie Noa, one of the Division’s members who is into live steam, has been building a HO layout in his basement. He has sent a couple of videos, one of a brass NYC steamer and the other of a built and running MDC Shay. Enjoy!

Decatur Spring 2022 Train Show? It’s Not Us

I heard there was a rumor going around that the Illinois Terminal Division, NMRA, was taking over organizing the Spring Train Show in Decatur. That is not the case with the Decatur show, which typically has occurred a weekend or two after the Urbana Lincoln Square Train Show, which we have scheduled for March 26…

Sherman Scale Train Show, Oct. 17, Springfield Area

Coming up on Sunday, Oct. 17 in Sherman, Illinois (Springfield area) is the 3rd Annual Sherman Scale Train Show. It is scale trains ONLY from 10am to 3pm, with all tables already sold out! Admission is $5 (children under 1o are free), but you can also get an Early Bird admission for $10 at 9am…