Event Details

  • 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 open on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 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 appreciate
  • 3/24/17 at 9:00 AM -
    3/25/17 at 4:00 PM
  • Where
    York, Pennsylvania Map
  • Category
  • RSVPs
    • 11 attending
    • 1 maybe attending
    • 0 not attending
    • 2 awaiting reply

East Coast Large Scale Train Show

  • Patrick D'Onofrio
  • Stan Ames
    Stan Ames joined the event East Coast Large Scale Train Show
    • March 19
  • Cliff Jennings
  • Bruce Benardo
    Bruce Benardo: Hope to meet up and chat with old friends as always at the upcoming show. Maybe dinner at Hoss's ?
    • March 15
  • Ed Halo
    Ed Halo joined the event East Coast Large Scale Train Show
    • March 4
  • Joe Augustine
    Joe Augustine: This will be my first spring show at York as work has always taken precedent I am looking forward to it and meeting some of the people from LSC
    • February 27
  • Lou Luczu
    Lou Luczu joined the event East Coast Large Scale Train Show
    • February 24
  • Bob McCown
    Bob McCown joined the event East Coast Large Scale Train Show
    • January 17
  • Cliff Jennings
    Cliff Jennings: I go to only two events in the year, so I'm sure looking forward to this. Wish we could extend the drag and brag to a second evening though!!
    • January 13
  • Kevin Kavic
    Kevin Kavic joined the event East Coast Large Scale Train Show
    • January 7
  • Randy Lehrian Jr.
    Randy Lehrian Jr. joined the event East Coast Large Scale Train Show
    • December 20, 2016
  • Randy Lehrian Jr.
    Randy Lehrian Jr.: This year is going to be a game time decision for us.  With our move happening at the end of February everything will be stressed including us and our budget!  We shall see.
    • December 20, 2016
  • David Maynard
    David Maynard joined the event East Coast Large Scale Train Show
    • December 20, 2016
    • David Maynard
      David Maynard I have been going for years. Last year my new employer actually paid for my trip. This year I expect to have to pay my own way
      • December 20, 2016
    • David Maynard
      Bruce Benardo Hope to see you there Dave.
      • March 15
    • David Maynard
      David Maynard Bruce, I will see you there, God willing and the creek don't rise. I have the days off approved, the hotel booked, and most of my fun money put aside.
      • March 15
  • Nico Corbo
    Nico Corbo joined the event East Coast Large Scale Train Show
    • December 20, 2016
  • Jay Briscoe
    Jay Briscoe: Cannot wait, love this show. ALWAYS love watching the live steamers and according to the website, on Friday there will be a seminar on "Gauge 1 Line steam". This is stoking my Belpaire firebox ;p
    • December 20, 2016