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NATIONAL MODEL RAILROAD ASSOCIATION, MIDWEST REGION

south central wisconsin division​​

Rail Registration

Full Rail registration entitles you to access to all activities including operating sessions, layout tours, clinics, contest rooms and the banquet Saturday night.

Full Non-Rail registration entitles you to participate in all Non-Rail activities and tours as well as Project Linus, layout tours and the banquet Saturday night.

You must be an NMRA member to participate in convention activities. If you are not currently an NMRA member, you can purchase a full or Rail Pass membership online at nmra.org. Rail Pass memberships can also be purchased with your registration to Capitol 400.

Be sure to list the name and NMRA number of each person registering. Non-Rail registrants who are not NMRA members should check the Non-Rail box. 

All registrations include a delicious buffet banquet Saturday evening. For those with dietary restrictions, please be sure to specifically list those restrictions on your registration form; i.e., gluten free, vegetarian, etc., so we can be sure to provide an enjoyable meal for you.

If you wish to attend an Operating Session, please mark your registration form for 1st and 2nd choice for the afternoon or evening sessions. Assignments will be made on a first come-first served basis. You can sign up for either time slot or both. If the maximum number of operators is reached, we will assign you to your second choice on the same basis.  If all spots are filled, we will create a waiting list.

Be sure to list a contact mailing address, telephone number and email so we may contact you with questions or notifications.

Make checks payable to SCWD Capitol 400 and send to the address on the Registration Form. 

Early registrations must be received by March 31, 2018 to receive the Early Full Fares.


The host hotel is the Radisson Hotel on Grand Canyon Drive on Madison’s west side. Hotel rates and reservation information are now available AT THIS LINK. Remember, the room rate includes a free, full buffet breakfast for each night’s stay.

Registration for Capitol 400 is now open. Please use the button above to download the registration form. The form is interactive so it can be filled out on your computer and printed out, or you can print it out and fill it out by hand. Mail the form with your payment to the address on the form. 

All registrations include a delicious buffet banquet Saturday evening featuring guest speaker, Model Railroader editor Tony Koester.

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