2014 Show
Recent News
Sunday December 7, 2014
10am - 4pm
Empire State Convention Center

August 23, 2014
The 2014 GTE is off to a great start this year!! The vendor letters have only been out for two weeks and we already have 75 tables signed up! This year looks to be awesome, the State has completed many of the repairs that affected the entry doors last year and we are again on the day of the Tree lighting ceremony and the Chocolate fest!! We expect a vendor sell out this year, so get your forms in early!!! Our table prices are still the same as last year, some of the cheapest you'll find for such a large show.
Check the exhibiting page for the most recent copies of this year's signup sheets.
Once we hit vendor capacity you will be placed on a first come first served waiting list.

November 18, 2013
We are at or near capacity.
If you are thinking of being a vendor this year, please contact the show organizers directly through the contact us page. We may or may not have space depending on any cancellations.
We look forward to a Great show and hope to see lots of happy smiling faces at the GREAT TRAIN EXTRAVAGANZA. This will be our 33rd year bring you the best in model trains! Thank you for all your support.

November 1, 2013
Table Count is near 300!!
Don't dally with those forms.
Renowned Broadway set designer turned layout designer Clarke Dunham will be providing not one, but two Clarke Dunham Layouts built by Dunham Studios: A 5 x 9 O Gauge Hi Rail and an HO gauge layout consisting of top end craftsman structures by Fine Scale Miniatures, South River Models and many others. This is not to be missed!! dunhamstudios.com

October 16, 2013
Table count is approaching 200!! Don't get left out in the cold! 2nd round of mailings are complete. Check out the revised clinic lineup on the right. The 2013 GTE, bigger and better than ever!!!

Vendors, don't get left out in the cold! Return your registration Forms right away!

Please remember to completely fill out the NYS OGS form (found on our website and in your packet) to avoid any parking problems.

The Hudson Berkshire Division of the NMRA will be sponsoring 3 clinics this year They will be held in meeting room 7 next to the Egg

11:00 am
Train Talk with Dave Gould
This well attended and enjoyable clinic is a perennial favorite! Come spend some time with Conductor Dave as he guides you through the magical world of Model Trains.

1:00 pm
Modeling Trees with Bob Hamm
Part I Deciduous Trees

Join Master Model Railroader Bob Hamm as he guides you through the forest and shows you some easy to master methods for making good looking trees.

Bob will take you through techniques for making deciduous (leafy) trees with ideas for both the beginner as well as the experienced modeler.

2:30 pm
Modeling Trees with Bob Hamm
Part II Coniferous Trees

The follow up to Bob's earlier clinic. This course will cover the creation of coniferous (pine) trees.

Drawing on his 40 years' experience as a model railroader and a member of the famed "tree group" who authored the definitive series of articles on making trees in the pages of the 1995 Model Railroader magazine;

Bob will show you some fun and easy ways to make your trees look great!