JRM Layout & Show History

Japan Rail Modelers got its start from designing and building our show layout to display at local train show in the DC area. We have been showing our layout since October of 2004.

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Show/Event
Details
  May 2004 JRM forms with the idea of doing a japanese themed layout for the N Scale convention Dullas Expo, VA in the summer. Unfortunately we did not have enough time to get something together by the Convention, but the show layout idea is launched.

  September 2004 JRM assembles our first set of 2'x4' platform modules and begins laying out our track plan. The track plan and wiring are completed for the Timonium show. Scenery is left to perceived level with only colored construction paper below the track and buildings.

1. October 2004 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD.
JRM's first show!
(1st time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts. First showing of the JRM layout.

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February 2005

Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (2nd time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

3. April 2005 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (3rd time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

4. October 2005 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (4th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

5. November 2005 Rockville Lions Club Model Train Show
Rockville, MD (1st time)
Two day family show with display layouts only.

6. February 2006 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (5th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

7. February 2006 World's Greatest Hobby Train Show
Chantilly, VA (1st time)
Two day mega train show. estimated 15,000 visitors.

8. May 2006 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (6th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

9. October 2006 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (7th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

10. November 2006 Rockville Lions Club Model Train Show
Rockville, MD (2nd time)
Two day family show with display layouts only.

11. February 2007 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (8th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

12. April 2007 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (9th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

13. May 2007 Brunswick Model Train Show
Brunswick, MD (1st time)
Two day family show with display layouts only.

14. October 2007 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (10th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

15. November 2007 Rockville Lions Club Model Train Show
Rockville, MD (3rd time)
Two day family show with display layouts only.

16. February 2008 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (11th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

17. April 2008 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (12th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

18. October 2008 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (13th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

19. November 2008 Rockville Lions Club Model Train Show
Rockville, MD (4th time)
Two day family show with display layouts only.

20. February 2009 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (14th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

21. April 2009 Sakura Matsuri Street Festival at the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington DC
(1st time)
One day street festival attended by over 160,000 people! JRM shows the layout outside for the first time.

  April 2009 JRM 2.0 Layout Started JRM begins construction of its new sectional layout

  April 2009 JRM and Iwatetsu Sister Club Agreement JRM and Iwatetsu agree to become sister clubs

22. October 2009 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (15th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

23. November 2009 Rockville Lions Club Model Train Show
Rockville, MD (5th time)
Two day family show with display layouts only.

  January 2010 JRM 2.0 Layout Completed JRM finishes construction of its new sectional layout

24. January 2010 B&O Railroad Museum Festival of Train Show
Baltimore, MD (1st time)
JRM debuts the new JRM sectional layout for two days at the month long B&O Festival of Train Show.

25. April 2010 Sakura Matsuri Street Festival at the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington DC
(2nd time)
One day street festival attended by an estimated 160,000 people! JRM shows the layout outside for the first time.

26. July 2010 Ekoji Buddhist Temple 2010 Summer Obon Festival
Fairfax Station, VA
(1st time)
One day festival at the Buddhist Temple. T-Trak and Unitram layouts were displayed. No full JRM layout.

27. November 2010 Rockville Lions Club Model Train Show
Rockville, MD (6th time)
Two day family show with display layouts only.

28. December 2010 B&O Railroad Museum Festival of Train Show
Baltimore, MD (2nd time)
Family show at the B&O RR museum in the round house.

29. February 2011 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (16th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

30. April 2011 Sakura Matsuri Street Festival at the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington DC
(3rd time)
One day street festival attended by an estimated 160,000 people! JRM shows the layout outside for the first time.

31. July 2011 Ekoji Buddhist Temple 2011 Summer Obon Festival
Fairfax Station, VA
(2nd time)
One day festival at the Buddhist Temple. T-Trak and Unitram layouts were displayed. No full JRM layout.

32. October 2011 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (17th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

33. November 2011 Rockville Lions Club Model Train Show
Rockville, MD (7th time)
Two day family show with display layouts only.

34. February 2012 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (18th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

35. February 2012 Girl Scout Thinking Day,
Glen Burnie, MD
(1st time)
One day private Girl Scout envent focused on Japan and Japanese culture

36. March 2012 Boy Scouts Troup 964 Annual Train Show
Manassas, VA
(1st time)
Two day train show put on by the BSA troop 964

37. April 2012 Sakura Matsuri Street Festival at the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington DC
(4th time)
One day street festival attended by an estimated 160,000 people! JRM shows the layout outside for the first time.

38. July 2012 Ekoji Buddhist Temple 2012 Summer Obon Festival
Fairfax Station, VA
(3rd time)
One day festival at the Buddhist Temple. T-Trak and Unitram layouts were displayed. No full JRM layout.

39. October 2012 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (19th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

40. November 2012 Rockville Lions Club Model Train Show
Rockville, MD (8th time)
Two day family show with display layouts only.

41. February 2013 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (20th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

42. March 2013 Boy Scouts Troup 964 Annual Train Show
Manassas, VA (2nd time)
Two day train show put on by the BSA troop 964

43. April 2013 Sakura Matsuri Street Festival at the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington DC (5th time)
One day street festival attended by an estimated 150,000 people! JRM shows the layout outside for the first time.

44. June 2013 Sykesville Railroad Club Open House (1st time) One day open house with JRM ttrak display.

45. June 2013 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (21st GSMTS, first time at the Summer show)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

46. July 2013 Ekoji Buddhist Temple 2013 Summer Obon Festival
Fairfax Station, VA (4th time)
One day festival at the Buddhist Temple. T-Trak and Unitram layouts were displayed. No full JRM layout.

47. October 2013 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (22nd time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

48. November 2013 Rockville Lions Club Model Train Show
Rockville, MD (8th time)
Two day family show with display layouts only.

49. November 2013 Sykesville Railroad Club Open House (2nd time) One day open house with JRM ttrak display.

50. February 2014 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (23rd time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

51. March 2014 Boy Scouts Troup 964 Annual Train Show
Manassas, VA (3rd time)
Two day train show put on by the BSA troop 964

52. March 2014 Japan Week Festival - Special JRM Layout
Grand Central Terminal NYC
Three day Japan technology, culture, and travel festival at Grand Central Terminal.

53. April 2014 Sakura Matsuri Street Festival at the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington DC (6th time)
One day street festival attended by an estimated 150,000 people! JRM shows the layout outside for the first time.

54. May 2014 Japan Embassy Open House
Washington DC (1st time)
One day open house at the Japanese embassy on Japanese culture and Technology.

55. July 2014 Ekoji Buddhist Temple 2014 Summer Obon Festival
Fairfax Station, VA (5th time)
One day festival at the Buddhist Temple. T-Trak and Unitram layouts were displayed. No full JRM layout.

56. November 2014 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (24th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

57. November 2014 Rockville Lions Club Model Train Show
Rockville, MD (9th time)
Two day family show with display layouts only.

58. February 2015 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (25th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

59. March 2015 Boy Scouts Troup 964 Annual Train Show
Manassas, VA (4th time)
Two day train show put on by the BSA troop 964
60. April 2015 Sakura Matsuri Street Festival at the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington DC (7th time)
One day street festival attended by an estimated 150,000 people! JRM shows the layout outside for the first time.

61. May 2015 Japan Embassy Open House
Washington DC (2nd time)
One day open house at the Japanese embassy on Japanese culture and Technology.

62. July 2015 Ekoji Buddhist Temple 2015 Summer Obon Festival
Fairfax Station, VA (6th time)
One day festival at the Buddhist Temple. T-Trak and Unitram layouts were displayed. No full JRM layout.

63. November 2015 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (26th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

63. November 2015 Rockville Lions Club Model Train Show
Rockville, MD (10th time)
Two day family show with display layouts only.

64. February 2016 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (25th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

65. March 2016 Boy Scouts Troup 964 Annual Train Show
Manassas, VA (4th time)
Two day train show put on by the BSA troop 964

66. April 2016 Sakura Matsuri Street Festival at the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington DC (8th time)
One day street festival attended by an estimated 150,000 people! JRM shows the layout outside for the first time.

67. July 2016 Ekoji Buddhist Temple 2016 Summer Obon Festival
Fairfax Station, VA (7th time)
One day festival at the Buddhist Temple. T-Trak and Unitram layouts were displayed. No full JRM layout.

68. November 2016 Great Scale Model Train Show at
Timonium, MD (27th time)
Two day model train show with vendors and club display layouts.

69. November 2016 Rockville Lions Club Model Train Show
Rockville, MD (11th time)
Two day family show with display layouts only.

70. April 2017 Sakura Matsuri Street Festival at the National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington DC (9th time)
One day street festival attended by an estimated 150,000 people! JRM shows the layout outside for the first time.

 
 
 
   


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