12th Tamps Railfair and Model Train Show

seth h. bramson



You definitely want to be at this great show.  Wish I could be with you but am finishing the Miami Beach Centennial history for the city, the Surfside history for Arcadia and the Barry University 75th Anniversary history for the school.



Golden Spike Enterprises, Inc. is proud to announce its 12th TAMPA RAILFAIR AND MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND SALE. This unique event will be held this year at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Florida at the Special Events Center on Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 9:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This location is conveniently located near the intersection of I-4 and I-75 Note:  This show is now a twice a year event and is co-sponsored by The Tampa Tribune.


Over 350 tables representing dealers from all over the nation will have model items in all gauges and Railroad Antiques for sale. This is Florida’s largest combination show, displaying items for both the “modeler” and “rail buff” alike all under one roof. The model railroader may choose from Lionel, American Flyer, LGB, Marklin or Ives Trains from the past or present. The rail buff may focus on dining car china, lanterns, switch locks and keys, calendars, timetables or any other artifacts actually utilized by the railroads. Both collecting interests represent truly unique pieces of Americana.


As an extra feature of this show are eight large, award winning, working layouts with displays and clinics for all to enjoy during all open show hours. To be included are Dick Estes' layout “The Great Dog Bone”,  Plant City N-Track, Jim Mercier’s G-Scale, “Fun and Disasters” Layout, Safe Layout, Garden Railroad Society large G-Scale Layout, The Greater Florida Lego Train Club and a Ride-On-Train for all the kids. 


All attendees will be able to relive the glory days of railroading in Florida when the Seaboard Railroad, Florida East Coast Railway and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad were king.


Once again, this twice a year event will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 9:00am to 5:00pm and again on Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Admission is $8.00, good for both days. Children under 12 are free. For discount coupons please go to Parking fee charged.


For other details please call (813) 949.7197 and ask for Alan Altman