The East Coast Train Show is one of the premier model railroading conventions in the eastern United States. The first ECTS was held in 1997 in Atlantic City, NJ. Originally called the East Coast Large Scale Train Show, the convention was developed to reach the untapped Large Scale model railroad hobbyist market east of the Mississippi. (Large scale trains are 1/29th scale trains. These trains are about twice the size of O gauge trains or another description that seems to work is "about the size of the old standard gauge electric trains.) Over time, the show grew in popularity, attracting hobbyists from England, Ireland, Australia, and Canada, as well as many hobbyists from west of the Mississippi, as well. After initially starting in Atlantic City, NJ, the ECLSTS moved to Somerset, NJ, and then to York, PA in 2001, where it has been ever since. In 2016, the East Coast Large Scale Train Show changed its name to East Coast Larger Scale Train Show. Do to popular requests, we decided to open the show up to O gauge trains.
Visitors to the ECLSTS can see the latest products from manufacturers and talk one-on-one with them, find great deals and bargains with the biggest retailers, attend seminars taught by expert model railroad hobbyists, and see unique model railroad displays from clubs all around the East Coast. The ECLSTS features over 60 manufacturers and retailers, as well as 10 model railroad club layouts.
This model train show IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC..... NO Membership is required to attend. The show is generally held each year the last weekend of the month in March. It is a show that opens on Friday from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.
Vendor space is available as a 10 foot by 10 foot booth space. The current registration form is found on this website.
Please look around the site to learn more about the show. Your comments and suggestions are always appreciated.