11 Years and Rolling Strong: Ohio N Scale Weekend 2019

The 11th Annual Ohio N-Scale Weekend 2019 will be taking place at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. 4100 Columbia St., Hilliard, OH 43026.  The show will be open to the public Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 10A-5PM and Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 9AM-3PM.  Participant events will follow closing on Friday May 17th and Saturday May 18th

Public Admission and Times:

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday May 19, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Adults: $5.00
Children (Age 12 and Under): Free

The event features several N-Scale model railroad clubs from Ohio and throughout the U.S.

The main purpose of the event is to fellowship with other modelers. The public open times are available to share the hobby with other model railroaders; as well as, new and veteran train fans.

Taking place at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, there will be food vendors on site. There are other dining options nearby.

Near the event site, the Northwest Franklin County Historical Society has a small park featuring a caboose and a vintage train station.

Main proceeds go towards operation costs of the event and club general operations. A portion of proceeds has been donated to a chosen railroad or community group. Previous years donated portion went to the Marion Union Station Association. The M.U.S.A. man and preserve their historic station in Marion, Ohio.

This year, the club has chosen to donate proceeds of the charity auction for participants to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network;  a charity the Sonnen family support in memory of husband and father Craig.

Craig lost his battle with bladder cancer this past March. He was greatly instrumental is support work for Ohio N-Scale Weekend; as well as bringing T-Trak modeling to Central Ohio with his dear friends, Dave Lindsey, Brandon Lee and Brian Rife.

He supported the hobby through Central Ohio N-Trak; as well as NMRA Mid Central Region’s Division 6 based out of Columbus. He will be greatly missed.

A personal note from Giles Kennedy, Chief Editor and Founder, The Ohio Railroader Website and Ohio Valley Rails FB Group

As of 2018, I became a Alumni or inactive member of Central Ohio N-Trak.

I still remain active in major events such as this, as well as promoting the club and its mission.

Ohio N Scale Weekend has accomplished its main mission. It continues to do so.

A fellowship for current and new model railroaders; specifically in the N Scale world. It also reaches out to the general public to show them how a great bunch of modelers bring a great family friendly event.

This event indeed has brought together modelers from around Ohio and the United States. I have seen this event grown by leaps and bounds.

I highly encourage you kind folks to attend.

I will be there all day Saturday May 18th.

Please visit Central Ohio N-Trak’s website and FB page for more details and news updates.


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