The 28th National N Scale Convention hosted by the The N Scale Enthusiast 2021 N Scale Convention

The Nashville convention shirts will be mailed out this week  7.20.2020

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Hey Everybody!

  Now, we are on full time to the 2021 Convention and are excited to announce that the National N Scale Convention will be returning to the uniquely American Wild, Wild West.  This area hosted one of the first passenger train robberies (1870) as well as having some scenic railroad vistas that are really unchanged since the 1860’s.  So, this years’ venue is alongside the original Central Pacific Railroad alignment of the 1860’s Transcontinental Railroad, the famed Overland Route which is now owned and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad. 

The National N Scale Convention will be held in Reno (Sparks), Nevada.  This area is full of history, set against some of the most spectacular scenery that ever got to host a railroad. The actual dates for the Convention are Wednesday June 23, 2021 through Sunday June 27, 2021. However, there are plans to have an “early bird” event on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 involving vintage prototypical Railroad equipment (1:1 scale) at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum located in Portola, CA, along the fabled Feather River route.    Also, in the very preliminary stages are the very popular home model railroad layout tours as well as at least one “bucket list” excursion event. 

Additionally, there are plans to have a dinner cruise for a Friday Night social event. These activities are in addition to the Convention Banquet, Welcome Reception, Manufacturer’s Breakfast, Live Auction and Swap Meet.




We will be returning to the Nevada State Railroad Museum and take a rid​e on the V & T.







The Nugget Hotel, as the official Convention Hotel, is proud to address many of the membership concerns. As has been mentioned often, parking (free) is a major concern for both registered attendees and local same day guests and there will be free complimentary self parking available to our attendees.  For those arriving by air, complimentary transportation between the hotel and Reno Airport is available.  Additionally, wireless internet access and pool/fitness center are also included for registered Hotel guests attending the Convention.

Some guidelines for the Convention attendees, the special convention room rate ($109) starts on June 20th and is valid through checkout on June 28th.  The Nugget Hotel has developed a specific National N Scale Convention room registration online interface to enable members to book their rooms.

Click the link below to go to the hotel reservation page.


For those wishing to contact the hotel directly for reservations, please call 1-800-648-1177 and use GROUP CODE: GNNSC21.   

The Convention team will be posting updates on the Convention website and we anticipate registration will be open o/a December 1st, 2020.

Chairman George

Director of Conventions Dick Ollendorf

Deputy Director of Conventions Jon Monsein