We’re the Only Place

TO SEE 4 FOOTBALL FIELDS FULL OF TRAINS, TRAINS AND MORE TRAINS

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

This year more than 70 layouts from all over the U.S. will be joining the Trainfest excitement. Aside from the number of railroads on display, layouts differ in railroad scales – from large G scale railroads which are one of the largest scales available, also known as “Garden Scale”, to the smallest scale available, the Z scale, which can fit into a guitar case. 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.

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New Layouts for 2018

  • Cream City Traction
  • Gulf Western Modular RR Society
  • Midwest Historic Trains
  • Milwaukee Transit Archives & Museum

Run the Trains at These Layouts

  • Badgerland/Chicago S Gaugers
  • 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
  • Galesburg City Job
  • Glacial Garden RR
  • Gulf Western Modular RR Society
  • Jaglinski Layout
  • 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
  • Rusty Rails Layout
  • SDRT Railroad
  • Sheboygan Society of MRR Eng
  • Standard Gauge Module Assn
  • Swallow Cliff Model RR
  • Wisconsin Garden RR Society
  • Z SCALE AREA (WizKidz, Royal Train,Tokyo-Marui)
  • Kettle Moraine Ballast Scorchers

O Scale Layouts

  • 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
  • Bluff City Modular Engineers
  • British Tram Layout
  • Cedar Creek Central RR
  • Cream City Traction
  • European Train Enthusiasts
  • Gulf Western Modular RR Society
  • Gypsy Trolley Line
  • Jaglinski Layout
  • 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
  • Rusty Rails Layout
  • SDRT Railroad
  • Sheboygan Society of MRR Eng
  • Southern WI Sandhouse Crew
  • Swallow Cliff Model RR
  • Wisconsin & Michigan RR Club
  • Fond du Lac Society of MRR Hob

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)

G Scale Layouts

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

Full List of Trainfest Model Railroad Layouts

This is your only chance this year to play and watch trains all day-long.

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 the still life. Displays can be fun to look at because some are so exact and so perfectly to scale they help you understand what all goes into the hobby and how talented modelers really are.

Here’s the list of exhibitors with displays:

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

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A quick look around will remind you that railroads have had a huge impact on American history, which is obviously why there are so many clubs and societies honoring them. We can thank the leaders and members of these organizations for preserving that history so that we can all benefit.

Thanks to the historical societies we’ve learned more about the railroad industry and can truly appreciate the heritage they treasure. See which groups are coming to Trainfest.

* Indicates Confirmed for Trainfest 2018
Click the yellow names to visit website