We’re the Only Place in America

TO SEE 4 FOOTBALL FIELDS FULL OF RUNNING TRAINS ALL UNDER ONE ROOF

This year, more than 70 layouts from all over the U.S. will be displayed at Trainfest.

Every scale, every gauge, is represented at Trainfest. The largest layout takes up 7,200 square feet! The smallest layouts can fit is a suitcase. It makes for a unique railroad experience that you don’t want to miss.

We are pleased to introduce you to our featured layout operators here.

New Layouts for 2018

  • Cream City Traction
  • Gulf Western Modular RR Society
  • Midwest Historic Trains
  • Milwaukee Transit Archives & Museum
  • Rhinelander Railroad Association
  • Szukalski Layout

Run the Trains at These Layouts

  • Badgerland/Chicago S Gaugers
  • Bedell Memorial Layout & Display
  • Big Bridge Railroad (Scharnhorst)
  • British Tram Layout
  • BSB N Scale Model Railroaders
  • Carlson Layout & Timesaver
  • Cedar Creek Central RR
  • Cream City Traction
  • Fond du Lac Society of MRR Hob
  • Glacial Garden RR
  • Gulf Western Modular RR Society
  • Kenosha Garden RR Society
  • LGB Model RR Club of Chicago
  • Lionel RR Club Milwaukee
  • MANTRAK N-Trak & T-Trak
  • Midwest Division TCA Modular
  • Midwest Rails
  • Rhinelander Railroad Association
  • Rusty Rails Layout
  • SDRT Railroad
  • Sheboygan Society of MRR Eng
  • Standard Gauge Module Assn
  • Swallow Cliff Model RR
  • Szukalski Layout
  • Wisconsin Garden RR Society
  • WISE Division (Jaglinski) Layout
  • WISE Division Youth Layout
  • Z SCALE AREA (WizKidz, Royal Train,Tokyo-Marui)
  • Kettle Moraine Ballast Scorchers

O Scale Layouts

  • Colorado Narrow Gauge
  • Fond du Lac Society of MRR Hob
  • Lionel RR Club Milwaukee
  • Midwest Division TCA Modular
  • Milwaukee Transit Archives & Museum
  • Schoedel Layout

HO Scale Layouts

  • Angel’s Layout
  • Arlington Heights Soc of MRR Eng
  • Bedell Memorial Layout & Display
  • Big Bridge Railroad (Scharnhorst)
  • Bluff City Modular Engineers
  • British Tram Layout
  • Cedar Creek Central RR
  • Cream City Traction
  • European Train Enthusiasts
  • Fond du Lac Society of MRR Hob
  • Gulf Western Modular RR Society
  • Gypsy Trolley Line
  • Madison HO Trak
  • Metro Model RR Club Ltd
  • Midwest Historic Trains
  • Milwaukee Transit Archives & Museum
  • MOO Crew
  • Newer Industries Railroad
  • Northwest Traction Group
  • Overland Western Lines
  • Rhinelander Railroad Association
  • Rusty Rails Layout
  • SDRT Railroad
  • Sheboygan Society of MRR Eng
  • Southern WI Sandhouse Crew
  • Swallow Cliff Model RR
  • Szukalski Layout
  • Wisconsin & Michigan RR Club
  • WISE Division (Jaglinski) Layout
  • WISE Division Youth Layout

N Scale Layouts

  • BSB N Scale Model Railroaders
  • Capital City N Gineers
  • Carlson Layout & Timesaver
  • Galesburg City Job
  • Kettle Moraine Ballast Scorchers
  • MANTRAK N-Trak & T-Trak
  • Milwaukee N Southeastern

Z Scale Layouts

  • Royal Train Layout
  • Tokyo-Marui
  • WizKidz

S Scale Layouts

  • Badgerland/Chicago S Gaugers
  • Ron Schlicht – American Flyer

Standard Gauge Layouts

Specialty Scale Layouts

  • WisLUG (lego users group)
  • Blau Pewaukee Road Lego
  • Milwaukee Light Engineering Society

G Scale Layouts

  • Glacial Garden RR
  • Kenosha Garden RR Society
  • LGB Model RR Club of Chicago
  • Midwest Rails
  • Wisconsin Garden RR Society

Full List of Trainfest Model Railroad Layouts

Come to Trainfest to see what top-notch layouts look like.

Not all trains at Trainfest are moving — these are the trains we call displays.

These models depict historical settings, fantasy railroads or even the future in still life. Displays can be fun to look at because some are so exact and so perfect to scale they help you understand what all goes into the hobby and how talented modelers really are.

Trainfest is the largest weekend event at Wisconsin State Fair Park’s Expo Center and Milwaukee’s largest fall festival.