• Fall 2021 Train Show Schedule for upstate New York

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Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

  by lvrr325
Has been for some time. Papers came in the mail a couple weeks ago.

Can't find a hotel though, there's a Bills game that Sunday so rates are out of sight. Probably should just go for Saturday only, Sunday will be absolutely dead anyways.
  by lvrr325
The folks at the AHTS would like to remind us the Rails Along The Mohawk show will be UPSTAIRS off the NORTH parking area this year, like it was the first two years it was held. "To better control the flow" is the stated reason, which I would presume means they may have directional aisles or something done to appease the local powers that be with regard to the pandemic routine.
  by lvrr325
Amsterdam was a good show, well attended, sales were great.

I also have a new date, South Glens Falls is September 16th, which is the same weekend as a big toy show in Vermont so people are having to choose which one they set up at. I don't have the flyer in front of me but the website notes it's in conjunction with the Chase Sports Expo Collectibles Show at the Chase Sports complex, 22 Hudson Falls Rd.

For me it's the same weekend as Batavia and while theoretically possible to do both, yeah, no, they're over 250 miles and 4 1/2 hours apart.
  by Old & Weary
After three COVID related cancelations, The Batavia Train Show is back at the Richard C Call Arena at Genesee Community College in Batavia on Oct. 17, 2021 from 9:30 to 3:30. The arena is in the northeast corner of the GCC parking lot. Admission is $6.00, Ages 13-18 $3.00 and under 13 free. There are a snack bar and restrooms in the arena and parking is free. Masks for unvaccinated people are required in the building and recommended for all.
  by umtrr-author
The Batavia Train Show took place today. It was nice to catch up with some people I haven't seen for a while. There were some of the regulars plus some vendors I hadn't seen before. As is typical with pre-owned merchandise, prices were everywhere from quite reasonable to "are you kidding?" Example: the same N Scale entry-level freight cars from $3 to $20.

Anyway... an announcement: at the 100th (!) show at Batavia on April 3, 2022, Lakeshores NMRA and the Genesee Society of Model Engineers (the hosts of the show) will have a Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet. I've attached a PDF (hopefully) with information on that event.
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  by lvrr325
90% of what goes on in there is people dumping stuff. I bought a $200 engine for $50, a $125 engine for $35 and two $150 engines for $20 each. I brought home a whole crate of stuff to flip. My own sales? One new thing, one guy bought out a ton of model car kits, and the rest cheap used junk. Going to seriously rethink what I bring in and set up at future shows.

I heard they got over 1100 through the door.

I have some new dates to add -

The Trainorama is back, in Lancaster NY on October 31 in a new location, the Variety Clubhouse, 6114 Broadway. They also will be having another one on Jan 30th. I think the latter date falls opposite the big Springfield, MA show but they don't really compete with one another.

The TCA Upstate New York Chapter is having a show November 13th in East Aurora at the Auctions International Events Center on Route 20A. That's a fancy name for the flea market place. Here too opposite another show, Binghamton, but I don't think anyone will be effected by it.

Edgerton had flyers out for a Feb. 26th show which I will capture in the Spring shows post, and the Spring Batavia date is April 3rd. Hopefully they can hold Amsterdam the week after; Easter is the 17th so the 10th is open. Possible Fulton will have a spring show the week after (23-24), going to be a while before they make their plans I think.

One other note, I usually list Scranton on here as it's close for some of the Southern Tier guys. Last I heard they're not doing one this month. Rent went up on the room they use.
  by lvrr325
Mailer came today for Greenberg and associated shows for the fall and winter (through end of March). No Rochester show is listed for 2022 (normally the first weekend in March), although they could add one later as the date is open in their schedule. Usually they have it at the Dome, however, and I don't know what's going on there as far as operational status.