Bethlehem Week's Schedule

Welcome to Bethlehem PA. for the 2024

The National N Scale Convention®

June 18 to June 23, 2024

Come join the 30th National N Scale Convention
presented by the N Scale Enthusiast (NSE).

This year's convention will be held at the
Wind Creek Casino Resort
77 Wind Creek Bethlehem Pa 18015

Attendees will be entitled to the following special convention hotel rate.

Standard room rate will be $170.00 Single or double.
Note: These rates do not include applicable tax.
Parking will be FREE

Go to our convention hotel web page for our special reservation rates.

Convention Reservation Link

Remember we have limited number of rooms blocked at this convention rate.
Rate is available until the block is filled or until June 1, 2024.



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Please gather in the Hotel lobby for bus tours.
Each Bus Captain will have a list of all the folks that have signed up for that day's tour. No tickets are necessary for the Tuesday tour.


Tuesday June 18, 2024

We will be traveling to New Jersey to visit two fantastic layouts.

NJ Home Layouts

The Pacific Southern Railroad

Rick & Linda Spano's Sceniced & Undecided Railway

Lunch will be provided by the local subway restaurant with the choice of Italian B.M.T. ,Ham & Cheese, Turkey or Vegetarian sandwiches.


Arrival Day - Official start of the convention

Wednesday, June 19,2024

Wednesday Home Layout Tours #1 PA

Wednesday Home Layout Tours #2 PA East

8:00 am to Noon & 12:00 to 4:00 pm

The afternoon tour will get you back by 4:30 so you can pick up your registration packets and check-in your auction items. The Bus Captains will have lists of those registered for the layout tours and the railfan tour.

Registration - 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

ARRIVAL DAY. Check-in begins in the Moravian Ballroom. Pick up your registration packet for the convention. We will continue to have the best N Scale Vehicles contest run by Carter Fritschle with onsite voting. The Reinhart team will be handing out all the pre-ordered convention shirts. You will need to order early to ensure getting the shirt and size you want. In addition, you will be able to view this year raffle prizes. Check with Izabel and Andy early to get your tickets. Fred and his team will have new convention special runs available. These are all limited runs, so be sure to check them out during registration.

AUCTION Check-in - 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Auction check-in runs concurrently with registration activities today, for the annual Live Auction that will be held Thursday evening. Each Primary Registrant at the convention may enter two items in the auction Wednesday during Convention registration. Check in will be on the ground level in the Moravian Ballroom.

Model Contest Check-in – 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Check on the convention web site for this year's categories and viewing. You will be able to down load the rules and contest entry forms.

Plaques will be given out at the banquet based on popular vote.
Good luck to all.

The Online Modelers Meetup – 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Many of us are taking part in the different online groups to talk about our N scale hobby. Here's your chance to put a face to the screen name you been talking to.


Welcome Reception - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Join us at the Micro-Trains Line Reception for Dessert, Coffee and renewal of old friendships. Since the 2012 Convention, we use this gathering to hold a NSE member's meeting. This is your chance to meet your hosts for the week and ask questions. Thank you, Micro Train for providing this reception!


Thursday, JUNE 20, 2024

Ken McCorry's Penn Central Buffalo Line


LIVE Auction – 6:30 pm

Auction Viewing 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Viewing of auction items will be between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Then the fun starts at 6:30 with the live auction. Bring your auction paddle, a good sense of humor and bid on some of the coolest items around.

Model Contest Viewing – 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

This is your last chance to enter your model in this year's contest. Be sure to stop by to see what has been entered. Good luck to all.




Friday, June 21, 2024

Setup 7:00 – 9:00 am

SWAP-A-RAMA 9:00 am – Noon
Public Show Noon – 4:00 pm

This is your chance to view and buy the best in N Scale. There will be over 120 tables loaded with items for purchase from our members and dealers this year. This is also where our manufacturers bring out their latest products for you to see. It's a great time to ask the questions you have been waiting to ask. This is the time to check out all the N Scale products before we open the tables to the public at noon.


Hotel Club layouts – 9:00 am and 4:00 pm

This year we have the NRail organization coordinating many groups from all of the country to provide the best in operating layouts. This hotel provides a great opportunity this year with additional areas outside the main ballroom which will allow more layouts. Information on the registration procedures for the layouts is available on the convention website.

For layout information.


Clinics - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Our clinic schedule will feature some of the most talented N-Scalers sharing their experience and skills across a wide range of interests. Whenever possible, these clinics can include hands-on activities. Contact Mark Bandy

Colebrookdale Railroad – 7:30 to 10:00 pm

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All Aboard the Colebrookdale Railroad

Dinner Picnic from

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Manufacturer's Breakfast7:30 am – 9:30 am

Today it’s up early for the N Scale Manufacturer’s breakfast buffet, hosted by our friends at Scale Trains. Be there for all the latest product announcements and development news from the leaders in N Scale Model Railroading





Public Show -9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The public show will continue with a second day of opportunities. 

Clinics - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Our clinic schedule will feature some of the most talented N-Scalers sharing their experience and skills across a wide range of interests. Whenever possible, these clinics can include hands-on activities. Contact Mark Bandy

Convention Banquet – 6:30 pm Doors open, program begins at 7:00 pm

Join us in the Monrovian Ballroom for the highlight of all the convention events – the banquet. Wonderful food, great fun, Awards to our members, model contest awards and the ever-popular raffle. A Special Micro-Trains Line gift car is offered to those who are paid attendees for the banquet.



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