Put down your phone and discover Model railroading at the Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo October 27th & 28th at the Denver Mart. The model railroading hobby runs the gamut from Thomas the Tank Engine and a train under the Christmas tree to painstakingly detailed layouts that are incredibly realistic. Model railroaders recreate an earlier time and place and connect us with the country’s history in a tangible way. Visit the show for hands-on demos, workshops and great deals!
Model railroading layouts can be made in one of many scales ranging from 1:220 to 1:22.5 of real size that run inside or out in your garden. Model railroaders build skills in carpentry, electronics, painting, and the mechanics of how things work.
Win one of five train sets donated by Bachmann Trains!
Click here to see some fabulous railroad video- Is it a model or the real thing?
Visit the show to see the latest products from Bachmann, Broadway Limited, Caboose Industries, Evan Designs, Grex, Iwata, Kadee, LGB, Marklin, Piko, Trix, Woodland and Xuron.
You’ll get a chance to meet model railroad manufacturers, see some great club layouts and attend beginner and advanced workshops, sponsored by our Model Railroad Retail Partner, Caboose. Kids can enjoy our kids corner activities as well as participate in our Build-A-Layout program where they work on building a layout that they will have a chance of winning at the end of the show.
Visit with our retailers- Caboose, ChooChooAreUs, Colpars’ Hobbytown, Hobbytown-Westminster, Spring Creek Model Trains and Star Hobby. Finish you Christmas Shopping Early and support local retailers too!
Click Here to skip the lines by purchasing advance tickets from our retailers or online.
Introduction to Model Railroading- Sponsored by Caboose, Saturday and Sunday
Introduction to Marklin Central Station 3 Digital System- Sponsored by Marklin, Saturday and Sunday
Building Your Own Model Railroad Series-
Basic Model Railroad Benchwork- Sponsored by Caboose, Saturday and Sunday
Model Railroad Control Systems and Wiring- Sponsored by Caboose, Saturday and Sunday
Laying Roadbed and Track- Sponsored by Caboose, Saturday and Sunday
Rough Scenery for Model Railroads and Dioramas- Sponsored by Caboose, Saturday and Sunday
Finished Scenery for Model Railroads and Dioramas- Sponsored by Caboose Saturday and Sunday
Building Simple Structures for Model Railroads and Dioramas- Sponsored by Caboose, Saturday and Sunday
Hands-on Scenery Demo- modelers will have a chance to use pigments, turfs, glue, tree armatures, earth undercoat and shaper sheet- Sponsored by Woodland, Saturday and Sunday
Mold Making and Casting with Smooth On- Sponsored by Reynolds Advanced Materials, Saturday only
Model Railroad Layouts on display at the show-
American Flyer Display
Colorado Great Western HO Scale Layout
Colorado O Scale Modelers O Scale Layout
Cunningham N Scale Layout
Dentrak N Scale Layout
Denver Area Small Scale Steamers
Denver Garden Railway Society Hands-on
Youth In Model Railroading N, HO, O and G gauge operations
Kids Corner Activities-
Tree Make N Take
Wooden Train Play
Railroad Movie Theatre