Sponored Train Shows

In October each year the club sponors a train show and sale in Eau Claire. It has been held at various locations over the years, e.g., North High School, Memorial High School, Regis High School, and most recently the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center. Many layouts from regional clubs and individuals have been on display. Scales range from Z to G and Standard Gauge. Lots of vendors are also present with good deals on model railroad and related items both new and loved. The purpose is to share the hobby and provide good entertainment for kids of all ages.

WWRC co-sponsored a one day outdoor show originaly called Full Steam Ahead!, later Steaming by the Water located at Phoenix Park in Eau Claire, Wi. This show ran for about 5 years but has been discontinued. It was fun being at an outdoor show. Most layouts were under a roof in case it rained, which it did more than once.

Helping with a show is a good opportunity to have fun together and get to know fellow members better and of course run some trains.

Some members have their own layouts or participate in other groups that have layouts to display at shows. These include the Tamarack Creek, the Chippewa Valley Garden Railroaders G scale layout, the Standard Gauge Module Association, the Chippewa Valley N-Gineers and others.

Our Train Show

2nd Full Weekend of October

Where are we going this year?

2020 Show Calendar (subject to change)

Date LocationLayout
February 8-9 Barron County MR Club
 Rice Lake, WI
 Suitcase
February 29-March 1 World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
 St. Paul, MN
 Suitcase
March 20-21 Two Rivers Train Show
 La Crosse, WI
 Suitcase
July 11-12 E Eau Claire, WI Suitcase
October 10-11 West Wisconsin Railroad Club
 Eau Claire, WI
 Suitcase

Where did we go last year?

2019 Show Calendar

Month LocationLayout
February Rice Lake, WI  Suitcase
March  La Crosse, WI  Suitcase
July  Eau Claire, WI Suitcase
October  Eau Claire, WI Suitcase

Show History

Location Show Name
Eau Claire, WI International Toy Train Expo
Eau Claire, WI Steaming by the Water
Eau Claire, WI West Wisconsin Railroad Club Train Show
Green Bay, WI Titletown Train Show
Menomonie, WI Happy Grandparents Model Train Show
Menomonie, WI Red Cedar Train Show
Milwaukee, WI Trainfest
Plainview, MN Corn of the Cob Days Train Show
Rice Lake, WI Barron County Model Railroad Show
Stevens Point, WI Arctic Run Train Show
St. Paul, MN Choo Choo Bob Train Show
Spooner, WI Spooner Train Show
Sioux Falls, SD Trains at Christmas Show