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Schedule of Railroad Events, Model Train Shows and other Events

Please note that this is not a complete list of events in the area. We list events that we will be attending or that are of interest to us.


Central Hobbies will be attending

Western Rails 2020
38th Annual Railroadiana Show

This years show is Dedicated to Founder Paul Roy.

Sunday March 15, 2020

9 AM to 4 PM

Cameron Recreation Complex
9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby, BC - behind Lougheed Town Centre.

Adults: $ 8.00
Family: $ 20.00
Senior (60+) and Youth (6-15): $ 4.00
Children (Under 6): Free

For further information:
e mail or phone (604) 484-2791

Assistance is provided to Western Rails 2020 by the WEST COAST RAILWAY ASSOCIATION

Central Hobbies will be attending

Supertrain 2020

Supertrain 2010 Logo

Saturday April 18 and Sunday April 19, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Genesis (Wellness) Centre
#10, 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE,
Calgary, Alberta T3J 0C9.
Full details at Supertrain 2020 .

Central Hobbies will be attending

36th Annual Vancouver Island Spring Model Railroad Show 2020

Nanaimo 2020 Poster

Sunday April 26, 2020

Beban Park Recreation Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC.

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Operating Model railroad Layouts, Vendors, Swap Tables.
Popular Vote Contest.

Admisions: Family - $ 10.00
Adult - $ 5.00
Senior - $ 4.00
NMRA - $ 3.00
Child (6-12) - $ 2.00

For information and table rentals contact:
Chris Sundstrum at (250)-419-3044 or E-Mail .

5th Annual Railway Modellers Meet of British Columbia

Friday May 22, 2020 to Sunday May 24, 2020.

Simon Fraser University (Burnaby Campus) West Mall CENTER

RMM BC Web Site RMMBC National 2020

NMRA National 2020  Logo Gateway 2020, NMRA's 2020 national convention, will be held in in St. Louis, Missouri, from 11-18 July 2020.
The Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark will serve as the host hotel for the convention.
See For Details .

Nelson 2020 Logo Joint GNR Historical Society and Canadian Pacific Historical Assocation Convention in Nelson, BC
Nelson - Sept. 18 - 23, 2020
At the Prestige Lakeside Resort

Tours, Model displays, Layout Tours, Clinics, Banquet with Keynote Speaker.
For more info contact:
Tom Carr e mail or
Scott Calvert e mail.

Central Hobbies will be attending

Edmonton Model Railroad Show 2020

Saturday September 12, 2020 and Sunday September 13, 2020.

Details as they are released.

Central Hobbies will be attending

30th Annual Victoria Model Railroad Show 2020

Sunday September 27, 2020.

West Shore Curling Rink at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, 1767 Island Highway, Colwood
Free Parking
BC Transit Bus Routes #50

10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Operating Model Railroad Layouts, Vendors, Swap Tables and more.
Popular Vote Contest.

Family - $ 15.00
Adult - $ 7.00
NMRA - $ 6.00
Child (8 and under) - Free

For information and table rentals contact: Ted Alexis (250)595-4070
Supporters of C-Fax Santa's Anonymous, the Times Colonist Christmas Fund.

Chilliwack 2020 Show

Chilliwack Tourism Inc., the operators of Chilliwack Heritage Park are taking over the Chillwack Show.
More details as they are released.
Provisional dates after Thanksgiving Weekend are Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th.

Central Hobbies will be attending
 Trains Logo

Vancouver Train Expo 2020 (The 38th Annual) Model Train Show

Provisional dates
Saturday November 14 and Sunday November 15, 2020 at the PNE Forum, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC.

Public Hours:
Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 5 PM

Adult: $ 12.00
Youth (6-15): $ 6.00
Under 6: Free
Families: $ 30.00
Seniors(60+): $ 10.00
NMRA Members: $ 10.00

More information at the Vancouver Train Expo Web Site .
Facebook: Vancouver Train Expo


NMRA National 2021  Logo Rails by the Bay, NMRA's 2021 national convention, will be held in Santa Clara, California USA from 4-11 July 2021. The host venue is the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel at 2700 Mission College Boulevard (at Great America Parkway), Santa Clara.
Details as they are released.


NMRA National 2022 Logo NMRA National - 2022: NMRA Convention in Birmingham, England. Details as they are released.

See The Heart of England Express .

Updated: November 14, 2019

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