The Black Swamp Junction will feature a Model Showcase. Every person who submits an entry into the Model Showcase will also be entered into a drawing for a full REFUND of the registration fee for Black Swamp Junction. Judging for the Achievement Program will be available upon request.
New for the 2021 - Rail Yard Sale! Rather than a Silent Auction, this year’s NCR Convention is going to try something different. Sort thru your surplus stuff, decide on a sale price, bring it to the Convention, and let Black Swamp Junction sell it for you. Check out the Rail Yard Page for all the details.
The Black Swamp Junction crew is proud to announce that we have added an additional venue! Black Swamp Junction has added the Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza (former Toledo Central Union Terminal) with an additional 8,000 square feet of layout and exhibit space! The station is the last major train station built by the New York Central Railroad. The station was built in 1950 and received a major renovation several years ago converting the passenger concourse into banquet and meeting space. Plans are to host Free-mo and a G Scale layout in this area.
Initial list of clinics announced! See our Clinics page for the latest list of clinics being offered at the Black Swamp Junction.
New Schedule Announced! Black Swamp Junction will be moving to a new schedule format similar to that used by the Narrow Gauge Conventions. Clinics will occur at multiple times while layout tours and Op sessions will happen during the day. This format has proven to be very popular and will help avoid night driving in unfamiliar areas and get everyone close to “home” at the end of the day.
Join us in Toledo Ohio as we celebrate the enjoyment of Model Railroading. Toledo has a long and strong history of railroading, being served by 20+ railroads during the 20th century. The theme for this year’s convention is Rail Marine to coincide with Toledo’s historical role as a major port on the great lakes.
This year’s event will be hosted within the Radisson Hotel at the University of Toledo. The hotel is an all-inclusive hotel/conference facility with large meeting areas. A special room rate has been negotiated so you can relax and not worry about travel. Ample space has been provided for display rooms, clinics and on-site layouts.
On-line and mail-in registration is available! Early bird registration is only $55 if you register before September 1, 2021. Do not forget to sign-up for our special mailing list even if you have not registered yet. As the event date draws closer, we will be publishing regular updates on new clinics, layouts and other event news.
This event is open to non-NMRA members! As part of your registration fee, you will automatically be signed up for an NMRA Rail Pass 9-month Trial Membership. So, if you ever wanted to try the NMRA here is your chance to become a member and join in on a great weekend of model railroading.