Saturday - March 2, 2019 6:37 am

In March the club set up at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Train Show at the Denver Merchandise Mart (March 2nd-3rd).   The show has truly become a national event with a further expanded presence of national manufacturers.

Visit the largest model train show west of the Mississippi River at the Denver Mart.  Make it a day or a weekend of Family Fun with 3 acres of model and toy trains of all scales, with 25 operating train layouts. See and buy classic and modern trains .

Ken Patterson from the What's Neat This Week Podcast will be taping an episode at the show. Be sure to check it out on Saturday at 2:00 PM on the main stage in the Plaza at The Denver Mart as he interviews manufacturers, museum volunteers and more. 

For hobbyists we have 20 workshops and clinics, and over 600 tables of trains for sale!  Representatives from numerous train manufacturers will be on hand to show their newest products.

  • Athearn
  • Atlas
  • Bachmann Trains
  • Broadway Limited Imports
  • Caboose Industries
  • Cowcatcher Magazine
  • Evan Designs
  • KATO U.S.A. Inc.
  • Lionel Trains
  • Marklin / LGB Trains / Trix
  • Micro-Trains Line Co.
  • MTH Electric Trains
  • Piko America, LLC
  • Rapido Trains
  • San Juan Car Company, Inc.
  • Simpson Models / Bragdon Enterprises
  • Sound Traxx
  • Value Trains USA
  • White River Productions

The show features hourly door prizes including train sets.

Food is available onsite.

Show hours are 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.
Admission is $10 for adults- kids under 12 are Free.
Tickets may be purchased on line at, area hobby stores or at the door.

Denver Mart
451 East 58th Avenue
Denver, CO 80216-8470

Tuesday - February 5, 2019 7:09 am
We are just a month from the show in Estes Park.  The next couple of work sessions will be focused on getting us ready for the show in Colorado Springs and this show. Remind for those going to get your hotel reservations in as soon as possible.

The Rails in the Rockies show is a premier model railroad show event developed and hosted by the Estes Valley Model Railroaders in Estes Park, Colorado.  It takes place on President’s Day weekend in February.  This will be our 18th appearance in the 22 history of the show.

Show Details

The show is at the Stanley Fairgrounds on the east side of Estes Park on Highway 36 as you pass the lake. The address is 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, 80517. Turn off 36 at the Estes Park Museum onto Fourth Street. We are in the Estes Park Event Center which is the large building in front of the show venue last year.

Set up times will begin at Noon on Friday, February 15. We have set up time through 8:00PM on Friday evening. Set up time is also available at 7:30AM Saturday, February 16. The Show opens at 9:00AM. Saturday 9 – 5 and Sunday 9 – 4. Watch for Club Members helping in the parking lot. Club members and others will be available to help you unload.

  • There will be dedicated parking for us and the trailer on the east side of the building or in the parking lot by the grandstand. There are two overhead doors, one on the east side and one on the north side, which will be available on a first come, first serve basis. There are many regular doors around the building.
  • The show has a number of security people that will be moving about during setup, the entire show, and during teardown. If you have safety or security concerns, please contact Laura Trump, Show Director or Mike Moon, Security
  • The table/display placement is to comply with the Estes Park Fire Code and Safety Regulations and provide better traffic flow. Please do not move from your assigned locations without permission from Laura Trump.
  • There will be food available in the show area, but they are only able to take cash. No credit cards or checks. There is an ATM available at the show in the lobby by the ticket table.
  • The Show closes at 4:00PM on Sunday.

Rails in the Rockies 2019….Always on President’s Day Weekend in February!

Sunday - January 27, 2019 8:00 am

The Great Train Show is the nation's only coast-to-coast model train show. The show is designed for the general public, modelers, hobbyists, families, and the just plain curious. Each show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, and more

Come on see the club layout setup at the Great Train Show (GTS) in Colorado Springs on February 2-3, 2019 at:

Colorado Springs Event Center
3960 Palmer Park Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Adult Admission is $10.00 on Saturday - Good for BOTH DAYS!
$9.00 on Sunday.  Kids 11 and under are admitted free and do NOT need a ticket.
Parking at the Event Center is free.

Advanced Discount Ticket sales are available on their website

This return of a this train show for the club to Colorado is very exciting.  The GTS national train shows series for years use to make an annual stop in Denver at the National Western Stock show complex and for many of those years was the largest train show event locally in Denver.  After some ownership changes and the growing popularity of the Toy Train Collectors show the GTS abruptly decided to stop making its annual show appearence in Colorado back in 2013.