Train Show

We are hosting our Biennial

Train Show – Open House

July 8th and 9th 2023

We invite you to stop and see one of the largest model train inventories in the Midwest

Store Information


304 East Bryson Ave Deshler Nebraska

Show Information


The main show will be held about 6 blocks south of the store at the Thayer County Fairgrounds Expo Building located at 4th& Race Street, Deshler Nebraska.  Concession stand will be provided by the American Legion Auxiliary.


Show Hours
Saturday, July 8th from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, July 9th from 10:00am – 4:00pm

Extended Store Hours
During the train show weekend we have extended hours for those that arrive early or just don’t have the time to get away from the show or clinics and want to shop.
Friday, July 7th from 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday, July 8th from 9:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, July 9th from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission Price

$6.00 – Includes the show and clinics, and is good for both days.
Kids 12 & under are free.

Area Lodging

We have compiled a list of lodging and camping sites that are within 60 miles of Deshler.

Lodging List


There will be a concession stand at the show venue.  The stand is being run by the local American Legion Auxiliary.  They will have several different items available including the always popular pies.

For other eating establishments unfortunately the restaurant in Deshler is temporarily closed.  We have compiled a list of eating establishments that are within 60 miles of Deshler.

Restaurant List


Just Updated 7/4/2023 be sure to refresh the page to get the latest information.

Clinic Schedule – Available here, handouts will also be available at the store and show locations.

Cody Grivno via Video Conferencing

Modeling Crookston Minnesota in the early 1970s

Tracking down the past: Sources for finding prototype information

John Parson – Azatrax

Railroad Signaling for railfans & modelers

Dave Burman

Modeling Ethanol & Biofuels – An industry for your railroad

Shane Wilson –

Meet & greet, sharing their company story, how model trains are made, and answering every question asked about their company and favorite hobby.

Lee Ryan

DCC: Demystified & ESU Product Brief – This clinic talks about the basics as well as advanced areas of Digital Command Control (DCC). I explain DCC in an in-depth but also easy to understand way. Also, as part of this clinic, we’ll talk about various ESU products and features.

George Bogatiuk – Soundtraxx

Introduction to Blunami and Operations using SoundTraxx Products – Explore the new Blunami and the advantages of using the free Blunami App to operate your trains.  The second half will discuss operations, how the real railroads operate and how using SoundTraxx Blunami & Tsunami 2 products you can simulate these operations using sound and realistic brake control.

Frank Angstead – Intermountain

Brief history of Intermountain & description of manufacturing process.


We wanted to take this opportunity to bring in modular layouts from clubs we have encountered on our travels that you would otherwise not have a chance to experience.

Frankfort Subdivision

20′ x 38′ HO scale mainline layout with a Midwest theme.

O Scale Switching Layout

8′ x 10′ O Scale layout to show what you can do in a smaller space and enjoy a larger scale.


13′ x 32′ N scale T-trak layout.  Featuring modules from the Star City N T-trak group and the KC T-Nuts group.

Dakota Southeastern Division

32′ x 32′ HO scale layout from Souix Falls South Dakota.  Many town scenes with many anitmated and lighted scenes.

T.O.A.D. Models

A 4′ x 8′ HO layout super detailed with many laser cut structures.

Topeka Model RRs

A 4′ x 8′ HO layout super detailed with many laser cut structures.

Live Steam

A 30′ x 60′ Gauge 1 Live steam layout.   This will be located next to the store and is very fun to see in action.

Gulf Western

A 52′ x 36′ HO scale modern layout displaying different scenes throughout the western USA.  Some of the scenes on the layout includes are a large container port with container ship, oil refinery, grain elevator with balloon track load out, and many others.

Manufacturers and Vendors

Arrowhead Models – Represented by Blaine Hadfield
Athearn – Represented by Jim Wiggin & Mark Williams
Azatrax – Represented by John Parsons
Class One Model Works – Represented by Stephen Priest, Mike Brusky, Cody Cameron, Brad Voth, & Craig Sutherland
Colorado Model Railroad Museum – Greeley Colorado – Represented by Jon Myers
Custom-Trains – Represented by Justin Keeler
Dubkir Media – Represented by Kirk Orndorff
EO Custom Trains – Represented by Eric Ogundipe
ESU Loksound – Represented by Jurgen Lindner, Manny Hommel, & Lee Ryan
Home Shops – Represented by Chris Palmieri
Intermountain – Represented by Kirk Orndorff and Chris Palomarez
Iowa Scaled Engineering – Represented by Michael Petersen and Nathan Holmes
Jaeger HO Loads – Represented by Don Jaeger
JP3D – Represented by Jimmie Pottberg
Railfan Models – Represented by Brien Wood
Rapido – Represented by Dan Darnell & Matt Gentry
Roka Prototype Models – Represented by Dr. Robert Sterns
Scale Trains – Represented by Shane & Michelle Wilson
Soundtraxx – Represented by George Bogatiuk
Traintraxx – Represented by Carlton Brown
White River Productions – Represented by Tony Cook
Yelton Models – Represented by Dan Notley & Steven Tuff No Longer able to attend but they will have product and samples at the show still.