CID / NMRA Timetable

NMRA National Convention & Train Show

August 7-13, 2022

Plan to attend the annual NMRA Convention and National Train Show, in St. Louis, MO, this summer.  The train show is the second weekend (August 12-14), and is open to all.

For full convention details: CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for the train show information.

CID's Annual Franklin Train Show

August 27-28, 2022

Plan to head to Franklin late summer, for our traditional 2-day show.  Multiple buildings will be filled with vendors, modular layouts, contest entries, and more!

Simply CLICK HERE for the Franklin Show flier!

Potential vendors, please check out the information about reserving space at our show in late-August 2022: CLICK HERE

The Rusty Spike

CLICK HERE for the current (Summer 2022) issue of The Rusty Spike newsletter, in fill color! This issue covers the Indy Junction 2022 event from mid-May.

CID Track Talk

Check back for details about our next TT program (set for right after the national convention in early August).


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Layouts In The CID

There are some outstanding  layouts around the Central Indiana Division of the NMRA.  Many of the layouts were featured in our recent NMRA Highball to Indy 2016 Convention!

Link to CID Layouts

Nat'l & Region Info

The National Model Railroad Association is our parent organizational body.  The organization establishes standards to make all the products of our hobby work together in a reliable and consistent manner (and so much more!).

Link to NMRA.ORG

Extra Fare!
There are many more train-related activities in Indianapolis and the Central Indiana region that you might like to do.  We have added an "extra fare" site to highlight the many opportunities.
Check it out - Plan to ride trains big and small, and other Train Shows.
Link to Extra Fare

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