More than just a funny word,
it's the scales we carry!

7001 24th Ave NW Seattle, WA
(206) 283-7886
Mon – Fri. 10 am to 7 pm
Sat. 9 am to 6 pm
Sun. 11 am to 5 pm
Bird's eye view of the store

Map to Seattle’s Train Center
Email us at seattlestrains@aol.com.   

Upcoming Local Train Shows

We will be at the shows with dots, see you there! Got a show you want listed? Email us with all of the details.


Jan 24-25, 2014 Portland, OR  
The Great Train Expo Model Train Show. 10 AM – 4 Pm both days. Admission: Adults $7 ($2 more if purchased at the door) Kids 12 and under FREE. Good for both days. 2 huge halls full of exhibitors, layouts and a riding train for the kids. Plenty for all model railroad enthusiasts.

Feb 28 - March 1, 2015, Monroe, WA
United Northwest Model RR Club’s 24th Annual Train Show & Marketplace. Saturday Feb 28th 10 AM - 4 PM, Sunday March 1st 10 AM – 3 PM. There will be around 100 vendors, 27 layouts and clinics to be announced later. Parking is free. Adults 19+ $6, Juniors 10-18 $6, Seniors $6, & kids 9 and under FREE with a paid adult. 100% goes to charity. Evergreen State Fairgrounds 14405 179th AVE SE, Monroe, WA 98272 Info:- www. unwclub.org/unwshow.html email:

Oct 4- 5, 2014 Lynden, WA
Lynden Lions Club 30th Annual International Model Train Show. Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4. Admission: Adults $6. Family (up to 6) $20, Seniors $5, Ages 6-12 $4, and under 6 is FREE with a paid adult.  www.lyndentrainshow.com

Oct 11 -12 2014, Chehalis, WA
Annual Train Show and Swap Meet. 10 AM – 4 PM. Located at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds , 2555 North National Avenue. Presented by the Lewis County Model Railroad Club & Lewis County Historical Museum. For info: call Ted ,  360-985-7788 , crvmr@yahoo.com or www. lewiscountymuseum.org 

Oct 12, 2014 (Sun), Spokane, WA
Spokane Fall Model Train Show Presented by the Inland NW Rail Museum and River City Modelers. There will be over 100 vendors with nearly 200 tables that will have railroad art, artifacts’, photos, videos and all scales of model railroading. There will also be at least 5 operating model railroad layouts in various scales: N, HO, S, and G. In addition there will be several clinics during the day. Parking is free and the Longhorn BBQ will have food. 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana, Ag Bldg C & D. Admission is $6 for Adults and 12 and under is FREE. Info: -Shirley Sample  1-509-991-2317 

November 8 (Sat), 2014 Kent, WA
The 35th Annual Model Railroad and Railroadiana Swap Meet. This is the largest 1 day model railroad swap meet in the Northwest. Trains of all scales, tinplate, artifacts, photos, videos and much more. There will be operating HO modules, over 250 tables, refreshments, hourly door prizes and plenty of free parking (adjacent 600 space parking is available at the parking garage). Open to the public. $8.00 admission, 15 and under is FREE. Located at the Kent Commons, corner of James and 4th Ave N in Kent, WA. Info: Edward Sherry, at  1-206-244-3884 , swapmeet@yahoo.com , www.bemrrc.com.

Nov 15-16, 2014, Puyallup, WA
The Great Train Expo is back! Plenty to see and do. There is 200-500 tables of dealers and exhibitors from all over the country with hobby tools, die cast vehicles, train whistles, scenery items, videos, t-shirts, railroad gift items, books, photos, model railroad locomotives and equipment of all sizes and scales, and much more! FREE workshops, hourly door prizes, FREE parking, Operating layouts of various sizes and scales and more! Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM both days. Admission is $9 for adults (good for both days) , Kids 12 and under are FREE. For information:  (630) 608-4988 , www.greattrainexpo.com/shows/2014Puyallup.html


Our Friend’s Layouts

Jon Bentz's Denver North Park & Western

Douglas Buescher's HO layout

Michael Dziubinski’s N Scale
Northwestern Pacific

Kirk Holmes' N scale Northern Burlington Division

Ron John's Northwest-inspired N scale layout

Bob Perin's N scale Dairy Plant and Layout

Seven-year-old Douglas Sinn's HO layout

Please visit our web site often for new photos
of our friend’s layouts

Local Clubs, Organizations
& Museums



Some of the Lines We Carry


Mini Metals

Republic Locomotive Works

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