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Spencer NCTM Train Show May 20-21, 2023

It is time for the Historic Spencer Shops annual TRAIN SHOW at the North Carolina Transportation Museum. This is a 2-day Train Show that is good for the entire family. It is ESPECIALLY GOOD for Model Railroaders and Train Collectors of all scale trains and of all ages. Why? Because, and a lot of other vendors will be there offering excellent buys on electric model trains and accessories. So, if you have a model railroad, collect trains, or just want to get started creating your own model train empire, Saturday and/or Sunday, you may want to be at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. Admission is very reasonable. The selection of trains that you can see, buy, and even ride on is going to be great. And this gives you an opportunity to bring the entire family with you.

Is there a particular locomotive you wish you had, or a model train building, more track, a new-to-you transformer, or a fleet of passenger cars? Well, make sure you stop by my tables at this Train Show. I accept both CASH and PLASTIC (credit and debit cards). All items are taxed at the NC Sales Tax rate. And, if you wish to provide your email address so that I can update you directly on shows that I participate in hereafter, you can register to win a free 2-piece static display train set by participating in the SMH Prize Sweepstakes (Follow this link for the prize available for this show).

This year, I have a lot of great items on consignment for sale. For instance, if you have always wanted to get started with S scale trains, I have enough tracks to make a dual-mainline layout, plus several collections of trains that make great complete sets. I also have a few stand-alone cars and engines left. You can either purchase some of these items right now online on my website and have them shipped to you, or you can try to take your chances and pick them up at the train show before someone else gets them. Additionally, I have lots of HO scale tracks, building, freight cars, and passenger cars. I have a good selection of kits, models built from kits, and ready-to-run items. And, I have some vintage European HO scale trains and accessories too. I also have some Norfolk Southern N scale trains and Lighted Amtrak Passenger cars, other rolling stock, and tracks. I have some NEW / Old Stock trains that were collected some time ago that have either be kept in good condition or haven’t been used at all. Most items have been opened to inspect them, sometime test them and take pictures of them. This has been done to ensure that I can tell you their true and current condition plus its necessary in order to sell some of them online. There are hundreds of items available covering the following train scales: HO, S, O, and N. I will only have 3 tables in Spencer so not everything will be there. And there are a lot more items available than what you see listed on the website or even in the this list here: One way to search through the items that are on the website a little faster is to use the Shop via List option. There may be many items that do not yet have pictures associated with them, but you still buy the items that interest you the most. If you come to the show and do not see what you are looking for on the tables, feel free to ask because I may have it with me in a box elsewhere.

It is unknown exactly where I will be located except to say that I should be in the Back shop near the Metrolina Model Railroader’s very large HO scale layout of the French, Broad & Catawba Railroad which is positioned almost in the middle of the Back shop. As a member of the MMRR train club that will be operating that layout this weekend, I will be wearing one of our club’s T-Shirts. Make sure to stop by the club’s layout and check it out. It is a fascinating layout to enjoy and watch whatever trains are running on it. Ask a club member about special items to find and they will be happy to show some pretty cool things and/or share some fun facts with you. If you like, follow this link over to the club’s website and print our Find-it List and see how many items you can find on the layout (it can take some time and be a real fun thing to do to spot as many of the items as you can).

Thank you for your interest in I look forward to seeing you at the Spencer Historic Shops Train Show.