Exhibitor Information (Non-seller)
Thank you for considering bringing your
operating layout or static train display to the
Rocky Mountain Toy Train Show at the Mart. The RMTTS is an all scales
train show and a regional destination event
promoting the toy and scale train hobbies.
Our organization has sponsored a Holiday train
show in the Denver area for the last 35 years.
RMD-TCA is a division of the 501c3 Train
Collectors Association that has
members in the states of Colorado, Utah,
Wyoming, Nebraska and Montana, and our previous
shows have had many attendees from New Mexico,
Arizona, Nevada and California. For 2013, we
have contracted for a 120,000 square foot space
at the Mart, which is conveniently located at
I-25 and 58th Avenue in Denver.
Approximately one half of that space will be
devoted to operating layouts and other
non-selling exhibits. We have designed the show
to promote the toy train hobby to the public by
featuring many activities to bring families with
young children in the door. Among these
activities are approximately 25 operating train
layouts, manufacturers’ displays, how-to
clinics, presentations by tourist railroads and
museums throughout the region, door prize
drawings and many fun things to do in our Kids
In order to make your organization’s
participation easier for 2013, we have made the
following changes. Layout setup will begin at 10
am on Friday and layouts only will be allowed to
unload from 10 am to noon.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN TOY TRAIN SHOW
DOCK STANDARD OPERATING
MART - 58th Avenue at I-25
A printable copy of these
procedures is available on our
Download Forms page.
The purpose of these procedures is to inform all
show participants of the RMD board approved
requirements to enter and exit The Mart and to
accommodate participants with timely and
proficient show unloading and loading logistics
at the Mart dock.
NOTE – NEW PARKING REQUIREMENTS NOW IN
FIRE MARSHALL RAMP SAFETY
REGULATIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED!
show exhibit equipment and sale merchandise
delivered on Friday is to be brought to the
EAST side (Washington St.) dock/ramp of The
Mart at the times arranged.
Large exhibit equipment requires prior delivery
arrangements to be made with the Mart.
Retailers, Manufacturers and Layout/Modular
clubs will be assigned mutually agreed upon
morning unloading times, to allow sufficient
room on the dock/ramp. Transport containers may
be stored in dock area.
Dock doors open at NOON for
general access and close at 7:00 pm.
Parking allowed in any lots on Friday.
Parking Saturday and Sunday only in Mart lots
EAST of Washington St. to keep spaces open
for your customers. Handicap exception.
Trailers to be parked EAST of
Washington St. at all times.
Inform dock crew (wearing vests) of type of
vehicle you are driving and wait for unloading
spot assignment on dock/ramp by crew member.
All vehicles are to be assigned unloading spots
to keep an open center lane for emergency
vehicles (ambulance/EMT) access through
dock/ramp overhead doors, AT ALL TIMES.
A vehicle free 10 ft. safety area in
front of the overhead door entry zone is also
When assigned an unloading spot you will be
provided with a cart. If compatible with
unloading your vehicle, you may use a truck bay
on north side of dock. A crew member will direct
When last or only cart is loaded, leave it with
dock crew and promptly relocate your
vehicle to any parking lot. This is for Friday
only. All show day parking is required
east of Washington.
ONLY unloading allowed on the ramp and at
the truck bays. Extended parking not
marked spaces available adjacent to dock/ramp
stairs. Hang windshield cards.
Have table cover in place and promptly unload
your merchandise. Do not use cart(s) for
storage and do not set-up sales table(s)
until cart is returned to dock crew.
Carts are at a premium please return
them to dock crew when unloading is completed.
Wear current RMD issued passes at all times so
that only authorized persons enter the
exhibition halls. This procedure helps protect
your merchandise and layouts. A check point
will be in place at the entry to Expo III.
Dock overhead doors open at 7:00 am
and close at 9:30 am PROMPTLY.
Dock pedestrian door closes at 10:00 am
PROMPTLY. The Mart is not providing dock
access security after 10:00 am, so you must
schedule to arrive with merchandise prior to
that time. Doors cannot be re-opened!
Follow Friday Load In procedures. All parking
EAST of Washington St.
Handicap marked parking spaces adjacent to
vehicles to be parked EAST of
Washington St. Leave parking spaces adjacent
to Mart open for public/paying customers.
Lots will be patrolled to remove violators.
Dock pedestrian door opens at 5:00 pm Saturday
to allow easier seller/exhibitor access to
vehicles parked in the lots across Washington
Dock overhead and pedestrian doors open at 8:45
am. The overhead door will close promptly at
9:30 am. The dock pedestrian door closes
PROMPTLY at 10:00 am and will not be
reopened. Mart security is not provided at the
doors after 10:00 am.
Sunday Load Out:
Note: This is a large show
with numerous participants. The cooperation of
everyone is required so that a manageable and as
rapid as possible exiting procedure is achieved.
Volunteer helpers may be available to push
carts. Consider tipping them.
Table pack-up and layout breakdown is allowed
ONLY AFTER 5:00 pm – NO EXCEPTIONS, to avoid
conflicts with any public visitors remaining
until closing time.
The dock area opens at 5:15 pm to allow time to
see tax guy. Carts are NOT to be
removed from dock prior to 5:15 pm.
Access to all transportation containers will be
available at 5:00 pm sharp.
When merchandise is fully packed, see tax
guy, pay due amount and have your tax/exit card
Bring stamped card, table cover and
badge/lanyard to dock crew to obtain a cart.
Table cover need not be folded.
A sitting/waiting area and service table for
exiting participants will be at dock entrance
area. As carts are available they will be
provided to next in line to load their
already packed merchandise at tables. Bring
loaded cart to dock for vehicle loading ramp
Inform dock crew of your type of vehicle. You
will be told when to bring vehicle onto ramp by
a crew member. If possible, have someone stay
with your loaded cart at dock until a loading
spot is assigned on ramp. An emergency lane must
be maintained in the center of the ramp and
the 10 ft. offset from the overhead door loading
zone also remains in effect.
Follow the directions of dock crew to facilitate
vehicle loading and ramp exiting.
Truck bays on north side of dock may also be
assigned for loading. A dock crew member will
direct you to that location if your vehicle is
suitable for the height of the dock.
You may load in the parking lots. If using a
Mart cart, please return it to dock crew as
soon as possible. Please return cart only
to a dock crew member so that the waiting line
priority is properly utilized.
Be aware of backing vehicles when using ramp.
Only 2-wheeled hand carts are allowed through
the front, south - 58th Ave. doors,
to exit the exhibition hall after 5:15
Thank you for your cooperation with these
regulations so that our shows will remain in
compliance and your participation is a pleasant
For information on the many promotions we are doing for the
show check out the Promotions Page.
Denver Mart Expo Center 451 East 58th Avenue,
Friday, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Unloading & Set up
Saturday, 7:00 am - 9:00 am - Unloading & Set up
Open to the Public
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 pm until done.
The Mart has a covered loading area at the Expo Center. Vehicles
are not allowed in the hall.
The loading area is on the East end of the Expo
Loading carts will be provided.
Exhibitor Badge Distribution
Badge pickup will be at the dock doors of the
Expo Center on the East side of the building
facing Washington Street.
Your designated contact will pickup the
badges for your entire group and distribute them
How-to Clinics are a great way to interest new
people in the hobby and draw potential new members
to your club. Let us know if your organization would
be interested in presenting a clinic. Some clinic
topics for consideration are DCC tutorial, wiring,
scenery, locomotive repair, weathering, module
design and kit construction.
Please complete the Exhibitor Application, which
will give us all the information we need to
determine appropriate size and placement for your
exhibit. You can mail or email the application.
A copy of the Exhibitor Application is available
Download Forms page.
Merchandise Mart Floor Plan
A copy of the floor plan is
available on the
Download Forms page.
Thanks again for considering the Rocky Mountain Toy
Train Show at the Mart.
If you have any questions, please send an email