Manufacturer and Dealer Tables
1601 Egypt Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Info on Hotels and Other Local Places
Meet Flyer Page 1 Page 2 (both are in PDF format)
In the spring of odd numbered years, the East Penn Traction Club sponsors the largest trolley-only model meet in the country. The next meet, Spring 2013, will be held at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center At Oaks.
The meet draws the premier modelers and manufacturers from all over the country for a weekend of viewing models, layouts, films, photos, slides, model contests, and how-to clinics on subjects ranging from hanging trolley wire to modeling subway cars. The theme for the meet will be Cincinnati Car Company Cars. There will be several judged model contests including one for the meet theme, best operating module, etc. In addition, the latest in trolley kits, parts, bodies, etc. are offered for sale as is prototype data such as photos and books.
Check out photos from the 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 meets in our photo gallery!.
2013 Meet Agenda NOTE: AGENDA MAY CHANGE
Meet registration is $25 per person, cash or check at the Meet. Spouses and children under 18 are admitted free with a registered adult. Dealer tables and commercial displays are $25 per table.
Hotel Accommodations and Other Local Things To Do
Hilton Garden Inn Valley Forge/Oaks
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Valley Forge/Oaks (http://www.hgivalleyforge.com/), 500 Cresson Boulevard, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 19460, (610) 650-0880. The rate is $105.00 plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly and requesting a room with 21st National Model Trolley Meet, or by going online and typing the code NMM in the group code section of the reservations page. Rooms will be held within the block until 4/2/2013.
New Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
Overnight accommodations have been set aside for May 2nd-5th at the new Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel (www.sheraton.com/ValleyForge). Rooms are being held at a rate of $99.00 plus 8% tax. To make reservations please call 1-800-325-3535 and ask for the East Penn Traction- 21st National Model Trolley Meet rate. Reservations will be available until April 2, 2013. The Hotel is located in Valley Forge just 12 miles/15 minutes from the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.
For more accomodations and info about other things, including dining, to do in the area, visit these pages:
Driving from From Rt. 76 (Schuylkill Expressway)
Follow Rt. 76 west to King of Prussia
Driving from the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Exit at Valley Forge and stay to the right
SEPTA Bus Route 99 from Norristown to Phoenixville via King of Prussia stops at a the EXPO Center and connects to the Manayunk/Norristown regional rail line and Norristown High Speed line (P&W) at Norristown Transportation Center with an additional connection to the Norristown High Speed line at DeKalb Street (former P&W King Manor).