TRAINS, TRAINS, TRAINS, AND MORE TRAINS!
You and your family are invited to attend the Toy and Model Train Expo, sponsored by the Nor-Cal Division of the Train Collectors Association.
The Expo will feature multiple operating train layouts, displays of toy and model trains, informative clinics, and train sales. All gauges and scales, from N through HO, S, O and G will be featured. Thomas the Tank Engine items will be available. Many train-related items, including artwork and clothing will also be offered.
Fill our a brief survey to be eligible to enter the Door Prize Drawing. There will be three train sets awarded on Saturday and three train sets awarded on Sunday. These sets are four Lionel O-gauge “Thomas the Train” electric starter sets and two Bachmann deluxe HO gauge train sets, as well as other items. The winners must be present at the time of the drawing, 3:00 PM on Saturday and 1:00 PM on Sunday. The first winner each day gets their choice of one of two Thomas sets or one HO guage set; the second winner each day gets their choice of the remaining items, and so forth. For photos and descriptions of the door prizes click here.
Young Engineers may try their hand at actually running a TMCC Lionel train.
There will be free train appraisals for ticket holders on Saturday, 1-4 PM.
See the Committee's plans for the expanded meet here .
When: Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10, 2013
Where: The Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara - See map
Times: See “Tickets” below
Sponsors: The Northern California Division of the Train
Collectors Association (TCA). Applications for membership will
be available at the Registration/Ticket Desk.
Tickets: On Saturday, tickets bought between 9:00 and 11:00
AM are $40.00 per person (good for 2 days)
On Saturday, tickets bought between 11:00 AM and
closing at 4:00 PM are $20.00 per person (good for 2 days)
On Sunday, tickets bought between 9:00 AM and
closing at 2:00 PM are $10.00 per person
Children under 18 are FREE when accompanied by an adult.
Note that all ticket purchases are by CASH ONLY.
Parking: There is free parking at the Convention Center garage.