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CID Activities & Events

Full Master CID Event Calendar: CLICK HERE

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.

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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.  

Click here for the Train Show Flyer


Click here for the Franklin Vendor Form

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. 

Click here for the Train Show Flier

Click here for the Vendor Flier

Click here for the O and S scale Vendor Flier

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

Mooresville Library Layout Display
220 W. Harrison St.
Mooresville, IN
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May 25, 2024 / 10 AM to 3 PM

Multiple operating portable train layouts.  

No dealers at this train event.

Modelers Meet
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The next in-person Modelers Meet will

be on Saturday, October 12th

We will meet at the Irvington Presbyterian Church located at

55 Johnson Ave. in Indianapolis, IN

Time: 10 AM to 3 PM



Our featured topic is yet to be announced. We always have a great time sharing our projects with each other. Bring your current project started, in progress or finished.


We always learn from each other at these fun events.


Track Talk









Track Talks returns to In person meets and alternating zoom meetings

The next Track Talk will be Monday, May 20 at 7PM. The meeting will be preceded with the annual CID Business meeting which is open to all members and will start at 6:30. The Zoom session will open at 6:00 for a social time before the meeting. The Track Talk session will then start at 7 PM with a Program that is to be announced at that time.  The zoom link is sent out to all CID NMRA members from our CID constant contact email account. 



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Extra Fare
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.

Naptown and White River Model Railroad Club Events scheduled:

Father's Day weekend Open House and Train Show, June 15th

For more information click here for information from the Naptown and White River Model Railroad Club website


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.
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