The 2017 EXPO will be held November 2nd-4th at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania!
To rail fans, Altoona is paradise.
The 2017 Host hotel is full!
Several other local hotels have limited space... HERE
The 2017 EXPO is in 10 days! What to expect:
Check our Facebook page often as we will continue to update it with status reports.
- Registration check-in will open at 7:30AM on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday mornings at the convention center.
- Please - Pre-Register if you can. You'll save $10 and the process is much smoother!
- The vendor show will be open 12pm noon - 7PM on Friday. 9AM -4PM on Saturday
- The Saturday Evening Awards Dinner will be held at the convention center.
- Standard clinics are open seating. Get in there early for the best seats!
- Platinum Clinic attendees may receive an email from the clinicians regarding any special tools or supplies they might need to bring. Otherwise, bring as many of your basic modeling tools & supplies as you can.
- Contest Registration will begin on Thursday.
A Vendor Room Only pass is $10 - good for 1 day only.
Three Platinum Clinic Spots that were previously full have opened up due to last minute cancellations!
Waterfront Modeling Doug Foscale A1 8AM Thursday - Build a mini waterfront scene with Doug Foscale of Fos Scale Models learn how to make a realistic harbor or river shoreline at low tide, including a seawall, drain pipe, rock work , pilings, pier, low tide flats and murky water. Materials provided . Bring your standard tools and brushes to participate.
Build a Kit / Part 1- w/ Rob Seckler B1 8AM Thursday - Rob shows you step by step to build a basic craftsman kit, from wall bracing and painting, to windows and details, to roofing. By the end of the clinic, you’ll be ready to build your own craftsman kit. Small kit provided. Bring standard modeling tools and brushes.
Advanced Water Making Techniques - Bill Obenauf B2 11AM Thursday - Award winning modeler Bill Obenauf takes you through the steps to create realistic water with depth using Envirotex. You’ll build your own scene, properly color a water base and pour resin as water. Materials provided. Bring your standard tools and brushes to participate.
A few spots remain in the other Platinum Clinics. Email us at email@example.com if you'd like to get in on any of these great "Hands-On" workshops.
Just 15 minutes away from the Blair Convention Center is the legendary Horse Shoe Curve. Plan a visit to this railroad landmark while attending the Expo. http://www.railroadcity.com/visit/world-famous-horseshoe-curve/
Our 2017 Open House Tours have been finalized. Be sure to visit Scenic Express Sunday November 5th 10-5pm! Go to the open house at Scenic Express , the leader in modeling scenery materials and see where some of the most innovative products are made and distributed to modelers around the world. MORE DETAILS AT THE SHOW. http://www.sceneryexpress.com/
The show will feature everything that has made The EXPO "The greatest scale railroad modeling show on earth" including awesome new Platinum Clinics, new clinicians, the best vendors, the greatest contest room, and of course our family and friends - all of whom are very talented modelers who come from all over the world to attend The EXPO.
We are working on bringing you up-to-date on everything that will take place in 2017.
Visit modelrailroadexpo.com today and register!
Best Regards, The Expo Crew