Trade Show

Model Train Show

Model Train Show is a 1 day event being held on 28th April 2018 at the Joplin Museum Complex in Joplin, United States Of America. This event showcases product from Railway, Shipping & Aviation industry. Tristate Model Railroaders is a group of model railroaders who promote the hobby of model railroading. We do this first by working with the Joplin Museum complex to promote their annual train shows in November and March. And secondly, we have constructed a portable train layout that we take to .. continue reading train shows and other area events. Our interest in model trains spans N scale to G scale. You will find that scale trains as well as toy and tinplate trains are enjoyed by members of our group. I use the term members here loosely. While we do have an official name, our meetings are very unofficial. So where did Tri-state come from in the name. Several names were considered. Members of our group reside within 25 miles of Joplin . The three states of Tri-state are Missouri , Kansas , and Oklahoma . We could have used the initials MKO for our group but it sounded too much like a name for an electric cooperative. River or creek names were considered. There are not geographic names that describe where we are located. The names tri-state and four-state are used by local business as part of their names. The words four-states are used by TV and radio stations in referring to our area. The Tri-state name is the older of the two. Four-state was considered but seemed to be to far reaching since no one from Arkansas would be a part of our group on a regular basis(we do have many model railroaders attend our shows from Arkansas and we are really glad to have them). The Joplin Museum Complex houses the Tri-state Mineral Museum . Tri-state Model Railroaders is the name. We shared the common goal of having a layout to display at train shows. However, the journey to bring this layout to completion drew from our differences. The portable layout was started in the summer of 2005. We are very pleased with our progress thus far. The layout is 32 feet long and 5 feet wide on the ends and 2 feet wide at the middle 16 feet. In model railroad terms, the layout configuration is referred to as a dog bone shape. It features two main tracks, a yard, industrial spurs, and a short siding between the two main tracks.


09:00 AM - 03:00 PM General Hours

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Visitors: 1000 - 5000
Exhibitors: 100 - 500
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Trade Show
Auto & Automotive
Logistics & Transportation


Frequency Bi-annual
Next edition likely in Oct 2018
Past Editions November 25 - 25, 2017
March 25 - 25, 2017
November 26 - 26, 2016
March 26 - 26, 2016
November 28 - 28, 2015

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Judy Potter

Judy Potter

Individual Lamar, United States


none at none Joplin, United States
Thomas Broadhurst

Thomas Broadhurst

Individual Sycamore, United States
Bobbie Brock

Bobbie Brock

N scale at Na Neosho, United States


Head HR at swiftfuture Alexandria, Egypt
Andy Renshaw

Andy Renshaw

Transit Operator at City Utilities Of Springfield Missouri Springfield, United States
David patillo

David patillo

Individual Wellston, United States
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5 Thomas Broadhurst Individual Edition Attended : Apr, 2018

Very glad I was there. Talked to a lot of great people. Got lots of information and ideas.

5 Bobbie Brock N scale at Na Edition Attended : Apr, 2018

Lots of great displays

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Leading exhibitors gathering here will exhibit products and services such as a wide range of various model railroad based products, trains and many more related products and services.

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504 S Schifferdecker Ave, Joplin, MO 64801

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