2016 Show
Recent News
Sunday December 4, 2016
10am - 4pm
Empire State Convention Center

"Summer Sign Cleaning" :o)

October 30th, 2016
We are over 254 dealer, exhibitor and show tables and counting! Dealers and exhibitors should not wait to get those registrations in by going to our the "Exhibiting" tab ... all the forms you need our there. Just as last year, we expect to reach full capacity again!

This year's show will also feature more displays than last year. We are added a 30 foot diorama of Manhattan by Joseph Macken with over 30,000 hand-made buildings, as well as the return of Power's Shows, a wonderful animated carnival in miniature. The Hudson Valley Large Scale RR Club's exciting G-scale layout is coming back again and Dave Newton's wonderful Western Wiscasset & Northern RR (the point to point model of the unique Maine 2' narrow gauge railroad) is expanded again by 20 feet to a total of 100 linear feet!

Our friends and long time show exhibitors the Catskill, Adirondack and Berkshire RR (HO scale modular railroad) and N-Trak (N-scale modular railroad) clubs will be exhibiting their layouts again. Also, Jim O'Hare's Amtrak display, Robert Sandbothe's popular N-scale "portable layout on wheels", Leroy Wells superb N-scale New York Central layout, and the Albany Free-Mo HO scale modular group are all coming as well as many more exhibits for your to enjoy. And last but not least, look for Matt Savatgy's giant LEGO display in the Base of the Egg area featuring running trains, animations, figures, buildings, and much more!

September 1st, 2016
Dealer and exhibitor response to the 2016 Great Train Extravaganza has been impressive. Almost 100 tables have been reserved so far and it is just the end of August! If you want to participate in this highly anticipated holiday event as a dealer or exhibitor and reach thousands of model railroaders, toy train collectors, and train enthusiasts with the convenience of a one day show, please get your registration in soon. If you do not receive our registration mailing, go to the "Exhibiting" tab ... all the forms you need our there.

Don't forget there are other great train shows in the region as well. Check out the "Links" tab and scroll down to "Shows" for links to their websites. While on the "Links" page you will also see many links to dealers and exhibitors of our past shows.

The Great Train Extravaganza is pleased to announce our clinic schedule this year sponsored by Hudson Berkshire Division of the NMRA. There will be 2 clinics throughout the day held in meeting room 7 next to the Egg. These clinics are free and packed full of useful information and tips for beginning model railroaders and collectors.

11:00 am
Train Talk with Engineer Mike
This clinic is an introduction to the world of toy trains and model railroading by Mike Beverly, who is a real train engineer! Learn all about the basics of model trains like what are the different scales, what is the difference between "scale" and "gauge", what is the difference between and power pack and a transformer, and both real and model railroad terminology.

1:00 pm
Make and Take Your Own HO Scale Box Car Model

Members of the Hudson-Berkshire Division of the National Model Railroad Association will guide you step-by-step to build a free HO scale box car kit you keep and run on your layout when you are done! Limited quantities so don't miss this free clinic at the show. Tickets available at the show from the Head Table. Kits sponsored by the Hudson-Berkshire Division of the National Model Railroad Association.