Trainfest® 2020 - CANCELLED

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You found us! You do like railroads and trains whether their real or models right? Great! Us too.


The Annual Membership Meeting will be on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 1 PM

This will be an electronic meeting. Joining instructions have been sent to members e-mail.




Trainfest®, America’s Largest Operating Model Railroad Show, is cancelling its 2020 show at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in Milwaukee. The event, originally planned for Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th of 2020, will be postponed until Fall of 2021.

Given the current pandemic situation and obstacles posed by COVID-19, including the state's uncertainty as to when the current ‘hospital setup’ will be removed from the State Fair Expo Building, the Trainfest® team reluctantly decided to cancel what would have been the 49th Annual Trainfest® event. Trainfest® apologizes for disrupting plans for attending Trainfest® 2020.

Right now, plans for Trainfest® 2021 are still in place. A virtual Trainfest® may be in the works for 2020. Please visit our website throughout the coming months for more information!


Show Us What You Have Been Up To!

Our Owl Car newsletter is now only in digital format. The advantage is that we are not limited on the pages we can put together. Our text and pictures will all be larger.

So let’s have some fun! Send pictures and a short description of what you have been doing while quarantined to your home. This will be like a neat little brag session for the Division and its members. And if you have just been running trains, send us some shots from your layout.

Send your email to our Owl Car Editor Steve Miazga (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we will all look forward to our new Owl Car in the next issue.


This is the home of the WISE Division of the NMRA. What that really means is if you're in or around the area of Southeastern Wisconsin (WISE) such as:

  • Kenosha
  • Milwaukee
  • Ozaukee
  • Racine
  • Walworth
  • Washington
  • Waukesha

AND you like (or are even passionate about) modeling trains, railroads and their environs, then our chapter of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) is here to welcome you.

We are all like-minded individuals who are enthusiatsic about some, or all, aspects of railroads. Some of us have layouts ranging from a few square feet of shelf space to entirely dedicated basements. Some of us have layouts that are currently only in our imaginations. Many of us have both! You can never have too many trains.

We meet monthly through much of the year sharing our knowledge, experiences, triumphs and failures all while enjoying and supporting each other in our particular interests of model railroading.

Interested? Look around - come to a meet.

Trainfest® 2020 - CANCELL...

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9:00 am

NMRA WISE Division Onlin...

Join us for our first meeting of the new year 2021! This will be a virtual meet. There will be no in-person event. Meeting details will be e-mailed to members.
12:00 pm