Things to do in Tampa

TAMPA MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND SALE @ Florida State Fairgrounds
Dec 16 – Dec 17 all-day
TAMPA MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND SALE @ Florida State Fairgrounds

Over 300 tables representing dealers from all over the nation will have model items in all gauges and Railroad Antiques for sale. This is Florida’s largest combination show, displaying items for both the “modeler” and “rail buff” alike all under one roof. The model railroader may choose from Lionel, American Flyer, LGB, Marklin or Ives Trains from the past or present. The rail buff may focus on dining car china, lanterns, switch locks and keys, calendars, timetables or any other artifacts actually utilized by the railroads. Both collecting interests represent truly unique pieces of Americana.As an extra feature of this show are 10 large, award winning, working layouts with displays and clinics for all to enjoy during all open show hours. To be included are the Atlantic Coast “S” Gaugers, Dick Estes “Dog Bone II” Layout, “Fun and Disasters” Layout, Safe Layout, West Pasco Model Railroad, The Greater Florida Lego Train Club, and the Tampa Bay Model Railroad Club,

All attendees will be able to relive the glory days of railroading in Florida when the Seaboard Railroad, Florida East Coast Railway and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad were king.

Once again, this twice a year event will be held on Saturday, December 16th from 9:00am to 4:00pm and again on Sunday, December 17th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Admission is $9.00, children under 12 are free. For discount coupons please go to Parking fee charged by the Florida State Fairgrounds.