Discount tickets also available at the Hobby Stop 

6622 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53705
Phone 608-829-3820 ​»​​

New Layouts

Bluff City Modular Layout

  HO scale midwest and Denver Union Station
Midwest Mod-U-Trak

  HO scale based on ATSF Illinois division circa 1959
Santa Fe All The Way Modular Layout 

  HO scale Santa Fe mainline late 1950s

  LEGO with city, carnival, beach, and bridges
Dave Schoedel Layout

  Post war Lionel O and O-27

European Train Enthusiasts

  European trains
Milwaukee Lionel Railroad Club

  Lionel 0-27 where kids can run the trains
Northwest Traction Group

  HO traction layout

Returning Layouts 
Capital City "N" Gineers 

  N scale NTRAK
Chippewa Valley N-gineers

  N scale NTRAK and TTRAK
Fever River Railroad

  HO scale 
Fond du Lac Society of Model Railroad Hobbyists

  HO scale with four main lines 
Junction City Model Railroad Club

  HO scale
Kettle Moraine Ballast Scorchers Railroad Club

  HO scale spring summer theme
Milwaukee Operators Organization (MOO Crew)

  HO scale modular with new engine facility
Milwaukee-N-Southeastern Model Railroad Club

  N scale Midwest theme

  N scale Wisconsin theme
Northwoods Model Railroad Club

  N scale modular layout
Overland Western Lines

  HO scale modular layout
Ron Schlicht American Flyer Trains

  O Gauge and S Gauge 
Rusty Rails

  HO scale Midwest single track mainline
Southern Wisconsin Sandhouse Crew

  HO scale modular layout
Swallow Cliff Model Railroad

  HO scale layout
The Royal Train

  Z scale tabletop layouts
Valley Model Railroad

  HO scale modular layout where kids can run the trains
Wisconsin & Michigan Model Railroad Club

  HO scale three mainlines
Wisconsin Garden Railway Society

  G scale three mainlines includes Thomas and Friends
WIS-ILL Modular Railroad Club

  HO scale modular layout

  Z scale modular layout

Train Rides 
Cook Farms Railroad Division Train Ride 
T. J. Howell's Great Circus Train Ride 


Day-Of-Show Tickets at the Gate:

Adults $14 (16 & older), Children $6 (age 5-15), Two Day Pass $18, Kids under 5 FREE. 

Day-of-Show Discount Tickets:

​Family Pack Tickets $36 - Includes 2 adults (regular or senior) and 2 kids (5-15).

Senior (65 & older) & active duty military $13.
Cash or credit cards accepted at the gate. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Parking fee not included. 


SCWD Facebook Page
NMRA RailPass Trial Membership


Advance Sale Discount Tickets

​​​​​​Adults $13 (16 & older), Two Day Pass $17
Children $5 (age 5-15), Kids under 5 FREE. 

Saturday tickets can be purchased until 2:30 PM on Saturday. Sunday tickets can be purchased until 1:30 PM on Sunday. We DO NOT charge additional processing fees to purchase tickets online. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. ​​​Parking fee not included. ​

Check out the Channel 3000 Coverage of the 2020 show. 

MadCity 2023 Model Railroad Show Flyer

south central wisconsin division​​


2023 Layouts, Exhibitors and Vendors


FREE Veterans Tickets!

We have donated 100 adult tickets to The tickets will be available to verified VetTix members from ALL branches of the US Military currently-serving, honorably-discharged veterans and their families as well as the immediate family of those Killed in Action and also First Responders. Visit for more information

56th Annual Mad City Model Railroad Show & Sale - Expanded for 2024!

​​​February 17–18, 2024 

Alliant Energy Center,

Exhibition Hall, Madison, WI

9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday

9:00am - 4:00pm Sunday​
Four HO train sets given away each day!

51 Vendors for 2023!

Bold indicates door prize donors 

Big Boy Enterprises,
Bill Marks Trains
Boston & Albany,
Branline Train Sales  
Carlson Estate Sales
Chicago & North Western Historical 
Chuck's Trains/PCA
Circus City Decals,  
Fox Valley Hobbys,
G&J Company
Green Bay & Western HS,
Heck's Hobby Supplies
NEW! Iron Horse Photography
John Kelly Railroad Books 
NEW! John Koskovich
John's Trains & Hobbies
NEW! Little Steamers,  
Madison HO Trackers
Mainline Photos
Matt Milner Sales
Midwest Rail Rangers, 
NEW! Mike Groves Structures
Milwaukee Road Historical Assoc. Inc,
Nobody's Business,
North Star Trains 
PaperPie (Usborne Books & More),  
NEW!Paul Mangan
NEW! Picture Perfect Designs 
NEW! Pikesville Models ,,
Railroad Relics - Brooklyn, WI
Rails Unlimited
Rebel Rails Railwear,
Right Track Hobbies

Riverside & Great Northern Railway,
NEW! Rindt's Relics,
Sommerfeld's Trains,
Soo Line Historical & Technical Society, 
Southern Rail Sales
NEW! Steel Mill Modelers Supply,
NEW! Steve Zschernitz
Superior Scenics LLC,
TAG Trains, Facebook page
Teskey's Trains
NEW! The Larkee Depot
Tinplate Shop
Track One

Trees by Rose

All Aboard Wisconsin
Ashton Valley R/R Bldg. Dept
Caboose Industries
East Troy Railroad Museum
Great Northern Railway Historical Society
Illinois Railway Museum
Little Amerricka
Mid-Continent Railway Museum
Milwaukee Road Models
Mineral Point Railroad Museum 
Morrisonville Depot Preservation Society
National Railroad Museum
N-Scale Lift Crane Display
WSOR Modelers 
Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad
Wisconsin Operation Lifesaver