The 2018 PSR Convention is being hosted by the San Diego Division of the Pacific Southwest Region, NMRA ( The Convention begins on Wednesday, September 12th, and ends Sunday, September 16th, 2018. Events include clinics, layout tours, prototype tours, auction and banquet.

The theme of the convention is model railroad operations. There will be clinics on hosting operating sessions on a layout, model building, layout building, scenery and other topics of interest, operating sessions on well known local layouts, layout tours (many featured in the modeling publications), the PSR Contest Room, modular layouts at the hotel, Railette events, and many other activities to keep you interested, informed and entertained. There are also concurrent events as part of the Convention - The Convention kicks off Wednesday evening with a Reception at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park, and Saturday is the Model Railroad Swap Meet in the hotel parking lot, sponsored by the Short Track Railroad, a model railroad club at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum.

The site of the Convention is the Marriott Courtyard in San Diego ~ click on the Hotel tab above for more information. San Diego being a major vacation destination, there are of course many activities available for you and your families: great restaurants, beautiful beaches (and September is one of the best months to visit), zoos and parks, and incredible weather.