CID Activities & Events
The Central Indiana Division (CID) of the Midwest Region is a busy group. We have train shows, layout tours, Modelers Meets, Track Talk sessions and more. Check here for the most up to date happenings.
August 3-4, 2024 Franklin Train Show
Over 1,400 attended in 2023
Johnson County Fairgrounds
This new permanent location has become our most popular Train Show now in August with a new facility, the Johnson County Fairgrounds, which provides 30,000 square feet in multiple buildings. This much space allows us to provide more operating portable layouts with twelve currently scheduled. We will also have a static live steam display.
The Franklin Train Show location is the Johnson County Fairgrounds facility located at 250 Fairgrounds Street in Franklin, IN near Highway US #31.
November 2024 Danville Train Show
Over 1,200 attended in 2023!
This has become a very popular and busy Train Show with a great facility, loads of dealers, layout displays, modeling demos and more. It's held in two large expo halls that total 26,000 sq. ft. located in one building. Another 2,000 sq. ft room is dedicated to O Scale 2-rail and S Scale vendors and layout displays.
This event is held at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds 4-H Conference Center, located at 1900 E. Main Street in Danville, IN.
January 2025 Lebanon Train Show
The very popular Winter Noblesville Train Show became the Lebanon Train Show and was held in the Boone County Fairgrounds. This move worked out well and over 700 people enjoyed this train show along with all the same dealers, portable layout displays, clinics and more that you are accustomed to seeing in our Winter Train Show. The address is:
1300 E 100 S Lebanon, IN. 46052
Model Train Show at the Avon Public Library
498 North Avon Ave
March 2, 2024 / 10 AM to 3 PM
This is a train show that will be full of running model train displays and modelers who are excited to show you their trains and answer your questions. No dealers will be selling trains at this event.
The next in-person Modelers Meet will
be on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the
St. Stephens Lutheran Church
1001 Concord Rd., Plainfield, IN
from 10 AM to 3 PM
Our featured topic will be on "Model Train Operations", while current projects of CID members will be on display.
Note: Please bring any projects that you are working on to describe your efforts and to get constructive input from fellow modelers!
Track Talks returns to In person meets and alternating zoom meetings
The next Track Talk will be TONIGHT, February5th. The link will open up around 7 PM for introductions and to make sure peopler able to log in. The zoom link is sent out to all CID NMRA members from our CID constant contact email account.
The topic will be on animating vehicles on your layout. The presenter will be Mark Faust. He will be talking about a product called Magonrail.
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.
Indy Santa Fe Mini Meet
Saturday, March 16th
Allisonville Christian Church
7701 Allisonville Rd.
$15 Prepaid and registered, or $20 at the door
Contact Tom Cain at
for more information click here
Our program will include clinics on Santa Fe Modeling projects, and the historical aspects of the Santa Fe Railway
Sibley Bridge in Missouri
Updating Older SF Gondolas and Flat Cars
The Last Decade of the Santa Fe Seligman Sub
Santa Fe Built Cars of the 50's and 60's
Old School Ceiling Tile Rocks for SF Western Scenery
Miami County Model Train
Spring Train Show and Swap Meet
Saturday, April 13th 10 AM to 3 PM
Miami County Fairgrounds
4-H Project Building
1029 W. 200 N
Peru, Indiana 46970
Tickets are $3 per person, children 6 and under are free
Maximum for family is $10
Convention Hotel is the Indianapolis Airport
NYCSHS Convention in Indianapolis Indiana
April 26 28, 2024
Tours, Clinics, Modular Layouts, Train Show, Banquet and more
For more information check the NYCSHS website at: www.nycshs.org