Train Show

We are hosting our Biennial

Train Show – Open House

July 24th and 25th 2021

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

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 23rd from 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday, July 24th from 9:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday, July 25th from 10:00am – 7:00pm

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.


Saturday, July 24th from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, July 25th from 10:00am – 4:00pm

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. To view the list you will need adobe reader installed. Lodging List


Unfortunately Deshler has lost it’s restaurant this year.  So we have compiled a list of eating establishments that are within 60 miles of Deshler. We will also have the Legion Auxiliary running the concessions again at the venue.  To view the list you will need adobe reader installed. Restaurant List


Click for clinic schedule is to be determined

Brien Wood

Manufacturing Technology – How it Impacts Model Railroaders.  The presentation discusses current methods of manufacturing, 3D printing at home and in the commercial market, and future possibilities.

Lee Ryan

DCC: Implementation and Operation – This clinic goes over what DCC is, how it works, how to set it up for your layout, and some of the modern technologies involved to implement DCC.

George Bogatiuk

Tsunami 2 overview – The benefits and how to select the decoder for you.  Will discuss some the features and have a demonstration.

Doug Geiger

Tools, Tools, Tools – We will look at basic and advanced modeling tools, supplies and tips for model railroading.


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.


Manufacturers and Vendors

Athearn – Represented by Jim Wiggin
Colorado Model Railroad Museum – Greeley Colorado – Represented by Michelle Kempema
Cowcatcher Magazine – Represented by Tim Blackwell
Custom Finishing Models – Represented by James Kocher
Custom-Trains – Represented by Justin Keeler
Harry Marshall Haythorn – Represented by Richard Boone
Intermountain – Represented by Kirk Orndorff and Lee Ryan
Iowa Scaled Engineering – Represented by Michael Petersen and Nathan Holmes
Jaeger HO Loads – Represented by Don Jaeger
JP3D – Represented by Jimmie Pottberg
MacRail – Represented by Greg McComas
Railfan Models – Represented by Brien Wood
Rapido – Represented by Matt Gentry
San Juan Car Company – Represented by Doug Junda
Scale Trains – Represented by Marlen Brown
Scenery Solutions – Represented by Dugan Frank
Soundtraxx – Represented by George Bogatiuk
Will Baden – 1″ Scale – Represented by Will Baden and Eric Ogundipe
White River Productions – Represented by Tony Cook