Thanks to our Sponsors!

The convention would not be possible - or as enjoyable - without our sponsors. Sponsors donate the items that are given away as door prizes and raffled off and also help fund the convention. We are grateful for their support, and encourage attendees to consider their products and services when having fun with model railroading.

Special thanks goes out to John Hanne, Bob Nichols, John Winfield, the Texas Outlaws, and especially to Larry Swigert who is helping with the raffle and door prizes.

Trainmaster-Level Sponsors (over $500)

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Climb aboard for a 64-mile day trip you’ll never forget. Our coal-fired steam engine carries you through steep mountain canyons, high desert, and lush meadows as you zig zag between the Colorado and New Mexico border. Open your eyes to spectacular and rare Western scenery which can only be viewed from our train’s unique route. Let’s fire up your adventure!
Discount Model Trains
Discount Model Trains is one of the premier hobby shops in the Dallas area. Located in Addison, they have a huge selection and great prices. Stop on in!
Durango and Silverton Railroad
The D&S is history made up of original equipment, maintained to perfection, operated and kept up by people today using skills long lost to ordinary endeavors. On our railroad, you will experience Colorado at its best...wildlife, waterfalls, majestic peaks, all from the view of an 1880s train.
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Step back in time by taking a ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad in Grapevine Texas. The Railroad offers many special events throughout the year including the adult-only Jazz Wine Trains and the annual family favorite North Pole Express.

Conductor-Level Sponsors ($150-$500)

Amtrak, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 15 states and for four commuter rail agencies.
Austin Steam Train Association
Take a Historic Journey Aboard the Austin & Texas Central Railroad! The mission of the Austin Steam Train Association is to preserve, interpret and re-create the first-hand experience of historic steam-era railroading for the enjoyment and edification of today’s families and the generations to come.
Brad's Trains
Anyone who's attended a train show in Texas knows Brad's Trains. Brad's carries a great selection of model railroading products from many different manufacturers.
Cowcatcher Magazine
The Cowcatcher Magazine, published by Ballpark Impressions, is the only publication covering local model railroad, rail enthusiast and railroad-related news in the Midwest and Southwest. Started in 2004 in Keller, Texas, the magazine brings to life the people, places and events of this community like no other publication in the marketplace.
Kadee Quality Products Co.
Since 1946, makers of quality, reliable, realistic couplers, wheels and other items. Kadee is one of the only manufacturers to entirely make their products from raw materials, molds, assembly and packaging all in the USA.
Micro-Trains Line
Makers of exceptional quality model railroad equipment, Micro-Trains is especially known for their N and Z scale cars.
Texas State Railroad
Looking for a fun adventure in eastern Texas? Old fashioned style and modern comfort, Texas State Railroad is a train tour like you've never experienced.
Wm. K. Walthers, Inc.
Walthers is dedicated to manufacturing and distributing high quality model railroad equipment worldwide. They provide information on over 200,000 different items for your trains from over three hundred manufacturers -- and supply them to thousands of hobby shops around the globe!

Engineer-Level Sponsors ($101-150)

Chooch Enterprises
Chooch features HO, N and O Scale loads and scenery details. Ultra Scale II, a division of Chooch Enterprises, features O scale buildings, rolling stock and detail parts. Both companies are known for quality and attention to detail.
PanPastel Colors are well known in model railroading, used for weathering and other effects. They are professional artists’ quality soft pastel colors packed in a unique pan format. The special qualities of PanPastel Colors mean that artists can blend and apply dry color like fluid paint.
Papa Ben's Train Place
Houston's oldest and only dedicated train store! If you need it, they've got it!
Rix Products
Injection molding kits, accessories and details. Known for their Pikestuff and Smalltown USA lines.
Ron's Books
Offers a great selection of over 4000 train, trolley, locomotive, subway, and railroad story books and DVDs.

Fireman-Level Sponsors ($51-100)

Blair Line
Blair Line is a manufacturer of Z, N, HO, S & O scale model railroad products. They offer a diverse and growing selection of products including laser-cut structures, laser-cut billboards, graffiti decals, bridges, business and storefront signs, highway signs and scenery items.
Broadway Limited
Broadway Limited Imports, LLC is the world's foremost producer of top-quality HO and N scale model trains. We are best known for pioneering on-board sound in HO scale locomotives in 2002. And now, Broadway Limited continues to lead the model railroading world with cutting-edge electronics, synchronous smoke and the most realistic and powerful sound available.
Dibble's Hobbies
Dibble's is an old-fashioned "mom and pop"-style hobby shop, with a knowledgeable service-oriented staff standing by to help you with your favorite hobby! Serving San Antonio, South Texas, the United States and the WORLD since 1957.
Harris Hobbies
Harris Hobbies is based in Athens, but they are also a mainstay of train shows in Texas. They always have a great selection, including lighting, electronics, structure, and more. They are also happy to take online orders!
KenRay Models
N scale products for the discriminating modeler. Founded in 2005, KenRay also sells HO scale detail parts and 3D-prints many of their models.
PRICOM is a provider of model railroading sound, lighting and other electronic components. They also provide product design services for larger companies.

Brakeman-Level Sponsors (up to $50)

Manufacturer of quality signals, detectors and automation, and other electronics that help bring more realism to your model railroad.
Kalmbach Publishing
Kalmbach produces 15 magazines -- including Model Railroader and Trains -- plus a host of other special-interest publications, nearly 30 websites, and dozens of books annually.
Micro Engineering
Micro Engineering has been providing quality products for model railroading since 1964. They are well known for their flex track, turnouts and other track work, but they also sell model structures, bridges and more.
Microscale Industries
If you're looking for the best in screen-printed decals, Microscale has what you're looking for. Choose from a wide selection of modeling products that can give you that touch of realism in scale model form. Check out our line of Railroad Metal Signs that continues to grow with new logos each month. We also offer a fine line of finishing products for that final touch to any model.
Scenic Express
Since 1993, Scenic Express has taken great pride in bringing new, innovative scenery products to the modeling industry. If you need it, they've got it - including grass, trees, terrain materials, figures, ballast, tools, books and videos. The new SuperTurf, MiniNatur Grass Tufts, and WildGrass are just a few of hottest new items.
White River Productions
White River Productions is the premier publisher of railroad related products in North America, serving historical societies, modelers and railfans.
Woodland Scenics
From base to terrain to the final scenic detail, Woodland Scenics offers exactly what you need to build your layout, diorama, display or other project.

This list will continue to grow as we approach the convention. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Mike Barrett.