Model Train Swapmeet and Show

My boys love, love, love trains. That is actually an understatement. The youngest boy, his first words were “Whoo whoo” to mimic a train whistle.  Thomas the Tank Engine has lived at our house for a very long time.

We drop in on the model train guys who have their trains set up in the Freighthouse Square basement.  They are amazing people who are very patient with the young ones staring and watching as the trains go round and round.  Just remember these trains can be delicate and they should not be touched without permission. (As a note: The club is open for visitor from 10-2pm most Saturdays and 6:30-8pm on most Tuesdays)

On May 19th and 20th from 10am-3pm (4pm on the 19th), the Tacoma Northwestern Model Rail Road Club is hosting a train show/swapmeet at Freighthouse Square.

Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 4-12yrs and 3 and younger are FREE.

A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to a charity.  Make a day of it, eat at the food court (The fish and the greek places are personal favorites of mine) and then ride the light rail for free downtown to check out the Tacoma Children’s Museum or just for fun!


3 thoughts on “Model Train Swapmeet and Show

  1. My boy loves trains with a passion as well. But I gotta say when I took him to this last year he was thoroughly bored. Not enough trains actually going (a lot of people were still setting up/adjusting their stuff). Not enough things to interact with for the price either. His biggest excitement was riding the Link and seeing the steam train. I think I’ll take a pass this year.

  2. Thanks for your perspective. We went last year and had a blast, but my husband was showing the twins all the different parts of the trains and the baby wasn’t running around yet. Maybe this year will be different.

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