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







"Summer Sign Cleaning" :o)

October 19th, 2015
We are over 250 dealer, exhibitor and show tables and counting as our registration deadline (October 31st) is approaching! Dealers and exhibitors should not wait to get those registrations in by going to our the "Exhibiting" tab ... all the forms you need our there. We expect to reach full capacity again this year!

This year's show will also feature bigger layouts than last year. The Hudson Valley Large Scale RR Club's exciting G-scale layout is expanded by 20 linear feet and Dave Newton's wonderful Western Wiscasset & Northern RR (the point to point model of the unique Maine 2' narrow gauge railroad) is expanded by a whopping 40 feet! Of course our friends and long time show exhibitors the Catskill, Adirondack and Berkshire RR (HO scale modular railroad) and N-Trak (N-scale modular railroad) clubs will be exhibiting their beautiful layouts, as well as Jim O'Hare's Amtrak display, Robert Sandbothe's popular N-scale "portable layout on wheels", and many more exhibits for your to enjoy. And last but not least, look for Matt Savatgy's giant LEGO display in the Base of the Egg area featuring running trains, animations, figures, buildings, and much more!

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 2 clinics throughout the day held in meeting room 7 next to the Egg. A free railroad book will be given to those who attend our clinics, sponsored by Ron's Books.

11:00 am
Make and Take Your Own HO Scale New York Central Pacemaker Box Car Model
Members of the Hudson-Berkshire Division of the National Model Railroad Association 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. If you wish, you can also see the famous Pacemaker train come to life with the kits you have just built run on the Catskill, Adirondack and Berkshire RR (HO scale modular railroad) on the Main Level of the show! Tickets available at the show from the Head Table. Kits sponsored by the Hudson-Berkshire Division of the National Model Railroad Association.

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.