CID Activities & Events


The Central Indiana Division (CID) of the Midwest Region is a busy group.  We have five "Train Shows" each year open to all Central Indiana model railroaders (Noblesville, Avon, Johnson County, Carmel, Danville).  And don't forget we also hosted the national NMRA convention in 2016

We often host layout tours, with times throughout the year.  The April 2018 tour was in the Indianapolis / Carmel / Fishers area . . . the Spring 2019 event was held on April 6, 2019 in the Avon area.  Watch the calendar on the front page for future tours, and a link to details.

Finally, we have several Modelers Meets each year and plan to host more in 2019 to help promote model railroading skills for our CID / NMRA members.  Please keep checking here for future events, times, and dates.

CID Train Shows

The Central Indiana Division NMRA has several different train shows.  We have Train Shows with dealers who sell trains, and where we have operating displays, clinics and more.  But we also have Train Shows in busy public locations to show the general public a variety of trains to share the excitement that we experience with our trains.  You can see pictures of the three train shows with dealers below along with their dates, but we will also have 2 train shows each year, one at Avon, Indiana in the spring and one at Carmel, Indiana in the fall.

November 2, 2019

Carmel Public Library

55 4th Ave. SE

Carmel, IN  46032

February 1, 2020

Avon Town Hall

750 E. US Highway 36

Avon, IN

April 4, 2020
Indy Spring Train Show
Johnson County Fairgrounds

Our Spring Train Show is also our NMRA Central Indiana Division Annual Meeting so please come to learn about the activities of our NMRA Division.  We will have Dealer Tables, Operating Layouts, Clinics, Displays, and food.  Free parking.


November 16, 2019
Danville Train Show


This has become our most popular and busiest Train Show with a great facility, loads of dealers, layout displays, clinics and more.  The schedule is 10 AM to 3 PM and the contact for the Danville Train Show is Keith Clark.  This is held in the Hendricks County Fairgrounds facility located on old Highway #36 at 200 E.  

January 26, 2020
Noblesville Train Show


Noblesville is a very popular Train Show right in the heart of the winter model railroad season.  We will have lots of dealers, portable layout displays, clinics and more.  The Sheridan Christian Church provides Dining Car Services. We have door prizes through the day. The schedule is 10 AM to 3 PM and the show is located at 2003 Pleasant Street in Noblesville.  

Extra Fare !
The events sponsored by the CID are popular in central Indiana (train shows, clinics, modelers meets, etc.) But there are others events too, and here is more of what is going on in our area.
Nickel Plate Express
Train rides and special themed events.  Click on the photo for more information.

Indiana Live Steamers

Train rides on one/eight scale trains. Johnson County in the summer.  Special events and Birthday parties are available too.  Click on the photo for more information


Area Train Shows Click on photo to view
This will open a .pdf file which will show  upcoming train shows for the Indiana, Michigan and Ohio area. It is maintained and supplied to the CID superintendent by Ken Skopp of the Grand River Valley Railroad Club in Wyoming, Michigan and is updated on a monthly basis.

Naptown & and White River Model Railroad Club Open House and Train Show

December 7th, 2019

For more information click here