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.

Hundred year-old+ Illini Railroad Club’s Free-mo modules
Ernie Noa video of Midwest Live Steamer’s layout

We had a great turnout of display layouts, including several for which this was the first public show. People stayed busy building during the pandemic and it showed.

Financially, we’re in good shape for next year. Due to table sales being down somewhat, this was a good result. Once expenses were accounted for, we broke even and preserved our $500~ cushion of seed money to put on next year’s show. We are particularly looking for one or more multi-table vendors carrying new and currently carried model train equipment and supplies in HO and N. Info on next years show can be found at our Show page, found at

Here are some more pics from the 2022 show. First of all, the Illinois Terminal Division tables, where the make-and-take organized by Assistant Superintendent Larry Tschopp was almost constantly busy with new modelers trying their hand at building a car.

Building some kits

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I brought my HOn3 4×8 for it’s first showing, along with the HOn3 handlaid module built by late member Bob Miller.

Thanks to Ernie Noa for the last three pics!

Here are some more of the many layouts seen at the 2022 show.

Jon Crawford’s layout in a guitar case

Brian Huang’s switching layout
Crawford County modular group layout

Another N-scale layout.