Meet members of the Model Railroader staff at Trainfest 2018

Trainfest, America's largest operating model railroad show, will be held on Saturday, November 10, and Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wis. Prime Access ticket holders can also attend the show an hour earlier on Saturday at 8AM.

The show will features 200,000 square feet of exhibition space including more than 70 model railroad displays. There are also numerous model railroad manufacturers, hobby dealers, and kid-friendly exhibits.
For more information on attending this model railroad show, visit

If you attend the show, please stop by to visit with staff members from Classic Toy Trains, Garden Railways, Model Railroader, and Model Railroader Video Plus. A schedule of when each staff member will be at the Kalmbach Publishing booth is listed below.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
8AM to 9:30 AM
Cody Grivno, group technical editor Model Railroader, Classic Toy Trains, Garden Railways

9:30AM to 11AM
Kent Johnson, editor, Garden Railways

10:00AM to 12:00PM
Drew Halverson, MR Video Plus, Drew's Trackside Adventures

12:30PM to 2:00PM
Eric White, associate editor, Model Railroader
Ben Lake, associate editor, Model Railroader Video Plus

Sunday, November 11,2018
9:30AM to 11:00AM
Hal Miller, editor, Model Railroader

10:30AM to 12:00PM
Dana Kawala, senior editor, Model Railroader

12:30PM to 2:00PM
Steve Otte, associate editor, Model Railroader

3:00PM to 5:00PM
David Popp, producer, Model Railroader Video Plus

In addition a Trainfest show report, highlighting the new model railroading products featured at the show will be available after 9:30 AM central time on Saturday, November 10, on the News & Products page.

For helpful beginner tips, get Model Railroader's Basic Training email series.



World's Greatest Hobby on Tour is a lively and family-friendly event.


Thank you to our generous program sponsors.
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