NMRA National Convention 2016

NMRA National Convention 2022

Every year the NMRA has a National Convention which is a week of railroad modelling fun. This year’s took place in Indianapolis.

The convention runs from Sunday through Friday and includes:

  • Layout tours in homes and clubs
  • Prototype tours to railroads or facilities such as Amtrak’s Beech Grove shops
  • General Interest tours such as to the Indiana Speedway
  • Clinics on every topic under the sun relating to railroads and modelling
  • Modelling with the Masters – hands on clinics allowing you to learn or improve on new techniques
  • Silent Auction and Company Store – your chance to bid on or buy goodies
  • Awards Banquet – good food whilst giving out the NMRA annual awards

The biggest draw for me is the friends that I have made and the chance to catch up with them and make new friends, all with a common interest in model railroading.

If it sounds fun then come along next year to Orlando.

I’m also going to shamelessly plug the 2022 convention which will be in my home town of Birmingham, United Kingdom. It’s still 6 years’ away but there’s a Facebook page if you want to find out more: https://www.facebook.com/NMRA2022/.