Greater Sioux Falls Model Railroad Train Show and Swap Meet

Date(s): Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Location: Multi-Cultural Center, 515 North Main Avenue



The Dakota Southeastern Division model railroad club presents this event to showcase model railroading at its best with multiple model train operating layouts on display. Vendors buying, selling and trading model trains and supplies. Fun for the whole family!

This is the DSED's third annual model railroad and swap meet which is our main fundraising event. The DSED is a division of the National Model Railroad Association. Our club has several model railroad layouts that we take to other shows, libraries and other venues to showcase the model railroad hobby on a regular basis. We have layouts that we allow anyone to actually operate trains which is enjoyed by kids and others alike.

Costs: $5, children 12 and under free with paid adult.

Featured model railroad vendors scheduled to attend:
• Spring Creek Model Trains – Deshler, NE
• Teskey’s Trains – Waseca, MN
• Tyler Neesman – Columbus, WI
• Other model railroad vendors:
• Edgemont, SD
• Council Bluffs, IA
• Royalton, MN
• Various local vendors

Featured model railroad layouts scheduled to attend:
• Frankfort Sub Division Model Train Club – Frankfort, KS - 38’ x 26’ layout HO scale
• Other model railroad layouts on display:
• Z scale – 4’ table
• N scale – 12’ x 12’
• HO scale -  6’ x 12’
• S scale – 6’ x 18’
• Lionel scale – 4’ x 12’
• Two switching layouts – N scale and HO scale
   o For children and kids at heart to operate and earn an engineer’s certificate

Featured guests and presentations:
• South Dakota State Railroad Museum – Hill City, SD – presenter: Rick Mills
“This program was made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.”
•  South Dakota Railroading 101
   o Saturday, March 25, 2:00 pm
• The South Dakota Railroad Photography of Otto Perry”
   o Sunday, March 26, 2:00 pm
• Boxcar Tourists - Kathy and Tom Dains, featuring Boyd Bristow
   o Singing and presenting on the history of railroad songs
       Saturday, March 25, Noon
       Sunday, March 26, Noon

• Concessions provided by El Riad Shriners

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