The 2020 Midwest Show will not be postponed as originally posted. The show will NOT be open to the public. Vendor and participate registrations will be honored for Friday and Saturday. We apologize for the confusion.
Show times: Thursday setup – any time after 4:00pm. Friday setup – 8:00am to noon. Friday show opens at noon and will go to 7:00pm. Saturday setup – 7am to 8am. Saturday show opens at 8:00am and goes until we are tired!
Mini-Bunch meeting and awards about 3:00pm Saturday afternoon.
Updates: Vendors will use EAST entrance. Room A has its own entrance. The gym does as well. Public will use the WEST entrance. Please do not use the SOUTH entrance as it is an exit only door.
Vendors-Dealers-Manufacturers: Wiseman Model Services, Mini Highways Scenery, Portland Locomotive Works, Crusader Rail Services, CMR Products, Peterborough Railroad, John Fiala, Russ Haigh, Walt’s Models, Tom Hoermann, Tom Jansen, Chris McChesney, C&D Model Engineering, Al Judy (O Narrow Gauge), Charles Pravlik, Steve Riddlebaugh, Dave Ross, Doug Sandmeyer, Jeff Schumaker, Rocky Mountain Trains, Darryl Sleszynski, Arden Car Works, Waynesburg & Washington Railroad, Friends of the EBT, Corry Rails (Class A Climax), Bill Logan (OR&W), Ted Weise, NMRA Division 1, The On30 Guy (RC), Mohawk Design shirts and apparel, Silver City Models, Dennis Vaccaro, Western Rails Company
Clinics: Matt Woods (Iron and Timber) scenery – hands on clinic at their tables, Randy Allio – Pan pastels at his table, Same Swanson at his table, Rick Rowlands – J&L Porter #58 (2-foot gauge) – room to be determined
Layouts: HAVOC, David Keith Sn2, NMRA Division 1 N-scale, CMR T-Trak, Bill Vollmar On30, Warren Judge Sn2 Elk Creek Lumber, Jeff Paxton 7/8 live steam, Hon30 Great Lakes
The Midwest Show is quickly approaching – March 27 and March 28. Only 4 weeks until another fabulous two days of narrow gauge railroading!! Vendor tables are going quickly and almost sold out. Please contact Gary Kohler this week if you need vendor tables and/or to register for the event.
** Coming back this year is Wiseman Model Services. They did mention the release of several new products and other goodies.
** Narrow gauge historical, preservation groups: Corry Rails – bringing back the only surviving class A Climax, The Waynesburg & Washington Railroad (locomotive & coach restoration), Friends of the East Broad Top with up-to-date info on the EBT purchase and the Youngstown Steel Heritage group with their 2-foot gauge Porter #58.
** Also attending is the Executive Director of the Narrow Gauge Preservation Foundation and the President of the NMRA.
** There will be several new layouts this year plus a great line up of clinics, as well as vendors, manufacturers, model contest and displays.
Due to unforeseen circumstance, the Midwest Show will be held at a different venue this year. The new venue will be the Greenford Space Center located at 7600 W. South Range Rd, Canfield, OH 44460.
Set up can begin anytime Thursday afternoon. Set up will continue Friday morning 8am to noon.
The show will open to the public Friday at noon and run until 7pm. Saturday hours will be 8am to 2pm.
February 17 – PLW Scenery has announced adding Deciduous Trees to the scenery product line.
The trees will be available in different sizes: 2″-3″ / 4″-5″ / and greater than 5″. The flocking is ground foam custom manufactured and tinted by PLW. The tree armatures are straightened, trunks colored for realism and then treated for longevity (no more brittle trees on the layout!). The first color offering is for five green spring/summer shades. Fall yellows/reds/oranges will be offered soon.
Detailed information for ordering will be available this week. Contact PLW for more information at this time.
PLW is pleased to announce the O Scale SR&RL Dallas Station.
Shown in the photos are the PLW structure, the new PLW custom made ground foam as well as the PLW custom made pine trees and deciduous trees. The ties are custom made, too.
Contact PLW for information on any of our products!
PLW is announcing the addition of pine trees to its scenery line. The custom made trees are 5″ to 7″ tall. Preliminary pricing is $7 to $10 each depending on size. Contact PLW for more information.
PLW is proud to announce the addition of “boutique” scenery ground foam to the product line. Our ground foam is geared toward the discriminating modeler who is interested in an accurate color palette especially for the New England fall season. However, our products can be used for any region of the country.
Ground foam will be available in fine and medium, and coarse will be available by request. Pricing and package sizing will be announced shortly. Click on the fall scene below to view the initial offerings!
Additional colors and custom made trees will be coming soon!
Need more information? Contact PLW to discuss your scenery needs!
The 2020 Midwest Show is fast approaching. Please take a moment to register today, especially if you are a vendor needing additional tables. The online registration is available for both attendees and vendors, and the paper form is available to print and mail with payment should you choose that registration method.
As a reminder, the facility is not available for Thursday night set up. That said, vendor set up will be Friday, March 27, starting at 7 am and continuing until noon.
Any attendee or vendor that is arriving Thursday evening is welcomed to visit PLW Headquarters at 7600 West South Range Road, Canfield, Ohio. The shop will be open and shop layout available for operation! Also, we will be visiting a local eatery for dinner and conversation later that evening.