2015 Show
Recent News
Sunday December 6, 2015
10am - 4pm
Empire State Convention Center

August 21st 2015
Dealer and exhibitor response to the 2015 Great Train Extravaganza has been impressive. Almost 100 tables have been reserved so far and it is not even the end of August yet! If you want to participate in this highly anticipated holiday event as a dealer or exhibitor and reach thousands of model railroaders, toy train collectors, and train enthusiasts with the convenience of a one day show, please get your registration in soon. If you do not receive our registration mailing, go to the "Exhibiting" tab - all the forms you need our there.

Don't forget there are other great train shows in the region as well. Check out the "Links" tab and scroll down to "Shows" for links to their websites. While on the "Links" page you will also see many links to dealers and exhibitors of our past shows.

July 15th 2015
Mark your calendars! The Great Train Extravaganza will be held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, New York on the first Sunday in December (December 6th, 2015). The Great Train Extravaganza runs the same day as other holiday events taking place at the Empire State Plaza.

Our registration mailing to over 450 possible dealers and exhibitors has been mailed out July 15th, 2015. Last year we reached maximum capacity for available space so get your registration in early so you don't miss out.

We are excited to bring you another great train show this year. The 2015 GTE will feature toy trains (Lionel, American Flyer, etc.), scale model trains, model train sets, accessories and parts, building kits and scenery items, modeling supplies, free model railroad clinics, prototype railroad related historical items, books, videos, DVDs, prints, photographs, and of course operating train layouts in various scales. Check out our "Photo Gallery" tab to see past shows and don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook!

April 5, 2015
Thank you to everyone for another great show in December. Planning has begun for the 2015 GTE. Our official date is Sunday December 6, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 2015 will bring many of the same vendors you know and love, plus new ones who you'll definitely want to meet.

We look forward to another great show and we hope to see you there.

The Great Train Extravaganza is pleased to announce a full clinic schedule this year sponsored by Hudson Berkshire Division of the NMRA. There will be 3 clinics throughout the day 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
Make and Take Your Own HO Scale Box Car Model
Irwin Nathanson will guide you step-by-step to build a free HO scale box car kit you keep and run on your layout when you are done! Limited quantities so don't miss this free clinic at the show. Tickets available at the show from the Head Table. Kits sponsored by the Hudson-Berkshire Division of the National Model Railroad Association

2:30 pm
Making Trees with Doug Dederick
Coniferous (Evergreen/Pine) Trees

Do you have a mountain side or forest to fill? Doug will take you through an easy and effective technique for making coniferous (evergreen) trees that is inexpensive and results in realistic trees for all scales using twine and a drill! Sound intriguing? Then come see Doug at 2:30pm in Meeting Room 7!