Shows & Meetings

Upcoming Shows

Here is a list of the Train Shows/Swap Meets and other venues that LaNtrak will attend during the 2019-2020 train show season:

NMRA – North Central Region Convention –  November 7 – 10, 2019, at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Rd, Troy, MI 48083.   For more information, including registration to attend visit 2019-ncr-convention. T-Trak at this show/confirmed.

Lansing Model Railroad Club Train Show  Sunday, November 10, 2019 at  Michigan State University Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, E. Lansing, MI – just south of the Mt. Hope/Farm Lane intersection.  Show opens at 10:00 am and closes at 4:00 pm. N-Trak modules/confirmed.

Southeast Michigan Model Train Show and Sale Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor – Saline Rd – 4.5 miles southwest of I-94 exit #175.  Show opens at 10:00 am and closes at 3:00 pm with premium priced entry for ‘Early-Birds’ beginning at 8:00 am. T-Trak at this show/confirmed.

Children’s Wonderland   December 12-16, 2019 at Sylvania Tam O’shanter Sports, 7060 Sylvania Avenue Sylvania, Ohio 43560. Show is 11:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. T-Trak at this show/ confirmed attendance.

A Train Show   January 19, 2020 at Avondale High School, 2800 Waukegan St, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Show is 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. T-Trak at this show/ confirmed attendance.

Saline Train Show –  February 15-16, 2020 at Saline Middle School, 876 Horace Brown Dr, 7190 N Maple Rd, Saline, MI 48176. Show is 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. N-Trak at this show/not-confirmed attendance.

SONS All Scale Train Show   March 7, 2020 at United Food & Commercial Workers Local 876, 876 Horace Brown Dr, Madison Heights, MI 48071. Show is 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  T-Trak at this show/not-confirmed attendance.

Mid Michigan Model Train Show   March 22, 2020 at Mt Pleasant, MI – Finch Fieldhouse CMU Campus,1200 S Franklin St Mt Pleasant, MI 48858. Show is 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  N-Trak at this show/not-confirmed attendance.

Please note that LaNtrak’s attendance has not yet been confirmed at some of these shows.  Confirmations will be posted as they are received, so check back often.


Link to Show/Swaps in the MI,OH,IN area.

2019-2020 MI,OH,IN Swaps

Please also note, all times shown are approximate, don’t hold it against me if I’m wrong…


Regular Meetings

LaNtrak no longer meets in the former Pere Marquette / Chesapeake & Ohio depot from Howell, now located in the Livingston Historic Village on the Fowlerville Fairgrounds.  We do, however, have regularly scheduled meetings.  Currently we have two ‘types’ of meetings – work sessions and sharing/learning sessions.

Work sessions are where a sub-set of LaNtrak members get together to work on modules or some other item for the club or for some of the club members.  These type meetings are generally held at one of the members homes.

Sharing/learning sessions are held in one of the meeting rooms at the Lansing Main Library in Lansing, MI.  At these meetings one or more of the members will present skills or techniques that they have learned to the group.

It is always best to call ahead to verify if a meeting is going to be held.  Contact Mark Cowles (Howell) at 517-546-5241 or e-mail at [email protected].

The Third Annual LaNtrak Summer Family Picnic

Was a success, a big LaNtrak thank you to Ray, the host for the 2019 picnic.  We appreciate the work you put into this event.

Thanks to all of the members for the goodies they brought to share.

See you next year?!?!