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Design Your City summer camp program combines model railroading, urban planning, and fun

The World's Greatest Hobby organization and Milwaukee's Discovery World Science & Technology Center co-developed the model railroad-themed camp program

The Therapeutic Value of Model Railroading

I’m a model railroader. To me there’s something so wonderfully comforting in recreating the heyday of American railroading—itself an undeniable driving force behind the superpower we eventually became—in miniature. There is no...

Vandals destory model railway show in UK

Model railroad club members had to cancel their annual exhibition after the attack

Worlds Greatest Hobby on Tour 2019 update

Get a recap and videos of the first two model train shows of the season and get a preview of the upcoming show in Omaha/Council Bluffs

Don't miss the Worlds Greatest Hobby on Tour 2019

The model train show kicks off its 2019 season in Schaumburg, Ill., and Oaks, Pa.

Annual model train show draws crowds in Concord

Concord, New Hampshire, model railroad show celebrates its 33rd year

Technology advancement helps push model railroading forward

Maine model railroad club still going strong

Model Railroad Clubs Holiday Sound and Light Show to pull into Union

Model railroad show is a Union County, NJ, tradition

Maryville Model Railroad Club displays tiny town at Blount County Tennessee Historical Museum

Welcome to Laurelville, a small town situated within the confines of the Blount County Historical Museum in Maryville. Laurelville and its environs are the creations of Maryville Model Railroad Club members and are based on historical Maryville and ...

A man's life laid out in model train tracks

Deep in Frisco’s Discovery Center, a man’s life is laid out in model train tracks in a 3,000-square-foot room. When no one is around, the room is quiet and dark. As the project nears completion, the site of TrainTopia, a new model train e...

Sheboygan Railroad Museum hosts summer train show

SHEBOYGAN - The Sheboygan Society of Scale Model Railroad Engineers is hosting its Summer Open House, Train Show and Brat Fry this Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29. The family-friendly event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheboygan Railro...

Model trains teach members of Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's a form of transportation with a huge following, but some also see it as a way of giving back. Roadhouse Electric Trains in the Brownsboro Road Shopping Center recently received a gift from a Model Railroad Association...

Collector displays his love of trains at West Fargo Library

WEST FARGO, N.D. – A train set collection that took over 47 years to gather and assemble is on display at the West Fargo Public Library. This is the third year Steven Wingad, is sharing his collection with others. Wingad not only collects loc...

Amazing tiny train yard exists inside Marshall Texas depot

MARSHALL, TX (KLTV) - Have you ever wanted to travel back in time and take a look at an old train depot? Well, you can do just that at the Marshall Depot. Sure, some of the old buildings are still there, but it has changed. A model train hobbyist de...

All aboard at the Grand Valley Model Railroad Club

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The Grand Valley Model Railroad Club brought back pieces of history this weekend. Members of the railroad club introduced locals to some of the model trains they have been preparing to showcase, along with exhibitions of the ...

World's Greatest Hobby onTour model train show update

The World's Greatest Hobby on Tour train show finished a successful 2018 season and looks forward to bringing model railroading to other cities in 2019

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour Houston model train show

The World's Greatest Hobby on Tour model railroad show drew more than 22,000 people during Super Bowl Weekend

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour 2018 update

See highlights of the WGH on Tour model train shows in Pennsylvania and North Carolina and get a preview of the upcoming show in Houston, Texas

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour Monroeville show preview

Discounted tickets now available for World's Greatest Hobby on Tour model train show in Monroeville, Pa.

Worlds Greatest Hobby on Tour model train show kicks off soon!

The model railroad show will travel to four cities, beginning in January 2018

Model train enthusiasts invite public to open house tours

See photos of some of the model railroads featured in the Washington County, Utah, event

Hundreds visit elaborate basement model train display and raise more than $1000

Since 2001 this model train layout in Napoleon Twp., Mich., has been open to the public during the holidays

Massive holiday-themed model railroad in Spring Valley, Minnesota

Watch a video of this holiday-themed model train layout in action

Miniature railroad empires of the Brazos Valley

There is something magical about model trains – especially when they run through mountain passes and across trestle bridges overlooking ravines on 1,000-plus feet of track in their own dedicated 1,200 square foot building. In recognition of Nat...

Whanganui New Zealand model train expo draws hundreds

The New Zealand model railroad exhibition runs biannually

Miniature railway day is success for East Anglian Railway Museum

Train enthusiasts descended on a popular railway museum in Colchester, Essex, in the United Kingdom

Capital Region Model Railway Tour

Select model railroaders opened their layouts for this special day

All aboard! Model Trains chug through Twin Falls County Fair in Idaho

Magic Valley Railroaders show off model trains at the fair

Model railroaders showcase northeast Wisconsin history

Green Bay Area Model Railroaders Club worked on the layout for more than 5 years

Passion for model trains at the Thousand Islands Train Fair

The 31st annual train fair was held in Clayton, N.Y.

More than toy trains

A look at the Black Hills Railway Society in Rapid City, S.D.

Architect Frank Gehry to design proposed Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum

Renowned architect Frank Gehry was in North Adams Friday to visit what supporters hope will become the future site of the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum, an initiative being championed by Thomas Krens, former director of ...

Science center gets on track for Old 97 Rail Days in September

Danville Science Center hosts Old 97 Rail Days in Danville, Va.

Model trains shocased at Fremont (Ill.) Public Library

North Central O Gaugers Model Railroad club members ran trains at the Fremont Public Library exhibit

Walt Disney's Barn honors Disneyland's Mine Train through Nature's Wonderland attraction

One of Disneyland’s long-gone attractions was celebrated by Disney fans during a barbecue at Walt’s Barn. The barn, which sits on land at the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum in Griffith Park, used to house the miniature live-st...

Model Trains Help Alzheimers Patients

WYou certainly can’t tell by the signage or exterior of this Crystal senior center, but it is home to a unique relationship. A pair of 70-year-olds, friends, both diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, both helping one another pursue their passion f...

The world's biggest little railway

Model train track will weave for a record 74 MILES through the Scottish Highlands with dozens of volunteers living in campsites to build it

Model Trains help local ALS Association

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) It's almost lunch time and office workers on the third floor of the Airport Gardens office building may have one eye on the clock. But up above their desks, another means of marking the passage of their work day rolls past--a model ...

Museum's caboose exhibit features scale model railroad

The red caboose at the front entrance of the South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History, which has stood un-restored except for an interior and exterior paint job for a decade, has a new lease on life with the unveiling of the museum...

Families enjoy National Train Day at Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum

With two train rides circling near the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum on Saturday, parents and children had a front seat to fun and some history for the celebration of National Train Day. Kids lined up for the rides early in the morning, ma...

National Train Day attracts record crowds in Portland Ore

Many people came to the event at East Portland's Oregon Rail Heritage Center

World's Greatest Hobby On Tour 2018 schedule announced

The model railroad show will visit four cities across the United States in early 2018

National Train Day rolls into Toledo

Amtrak is no longer part of annual railroading event

All aboard as Tifton, Ga., celebrates National Train Day

For train lovers, it was Christmas. Locomotive enthusiasts celebrated National Train Day on May 13 at the Tifton Terminal Railway Museum. National Train Day is the day to celebrate their love for the locomotives that connected the United States fro...

Trains delight families during annual event in Cannonsburg, Kentucky

Children gasped as a fire truck burst out of a fire station to attend to a smoking house Saturday at the 34th annual Tri-State Model Railroad and Classic Car Show. Children, along with their parents, watched as cars, trains and other means of transp...

Train show rolls into Hanover, Massachusetts

The Greenberg’s Great Train and Toy Show attracted around 3,000 people over the weekend. Train enthusiasts had the chance to look at vintage trains, accessories, artwork, and more.

Model Train Fair rolls into Capital City

One of the largest train shows in the state rolled into Springfield, Ill., the Capital City. The Springfield Railroad Society hosted its annual train fair Sunday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. There were more than 75 vendors where enthusiasts co...

Why grow up when you can play with trains

Fred Burton showed up five or six years ago with an armload of old train magazines he figured the railroad museum could sell. He’s been there ever since. OK, he leaves sometimes, though there actually are a couple of beds tucked away where the...

Exploring the Museum of the American Railroad

The city of Frisco got its name because of the railways and trains that passed through it back in the 1800’s. Frisco became a water stop and the railroad companies built a town around it. “It is named after the Frisco Railroad. The St....

Meet the man who keeps the train set on track at Chicagos Museum of Science and Industry

The United States of William Davidson stretches coast to coast, from the port of Seattle where Chinese trawlers unload their catch inches from the sushi bars, to the coast of Chicago. The eastern continental shelf of the United States of William Dav...

Model Railroader magazine celebrates 1000th issue

The first issue of Model Railroader was published in January 1934

Model train enthusiasts display work at annual show

Sam Delauter’s handiwork isn’t finished just yet. To the untrained eye glancing over his model train display at the Kanawha Valley Railroad Association’s show, the display looks complete. “Anybody can go and have trains, but...

Vermont museum's model trains draw a crowd

The Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vt. recently held its annual holiday open house. Hundreds came out to see one main attraction. Larry Maier is a retired aerospace engineer. He says his successful career is all thanks to the time he spent working on...

Bozeman, Mont. model train club sets up tracks for model railroaders

The Montana NTRACK is back on track. The model railroading club set up their display this weekend at the Gallatin History Museum. The group hopes that the display will soon be an annual Christmas event at the Museum during the weekend of the Christma...

Local hockey official shares love of model trains

Maybe it's the noise. The roar of a crowd and the chug of an engine. Ballwin's Ed Martz Jr. has spent a half-century working as on off-ice officlal for the NHL in St. Louis, both at the St. Louis Arena and now at the Scottrade Center. But during...

Pocatello Idaho Model Railroad and Historical Society holds open house

The Pocatello Model Railroad and Historical Society held another of their open houses. Trains of several different scales ran along 4 different layouts including one that is based off of Scout Mountain. There were also train memorabilia like pictur...

All aboard an interactive model train exhibit

Two retirees and life-long devotees of a hobby have put a ton of time and effort into their craft. Reporter Lindsey Theis shows us why this has put some others "on track" for some real fun. "Henry and I just built this last year. "nat train sound "...

Keeping model train hobby alive for future generations of Pittsburghers

A train set under the Christmas tree is a tradition more than 100 years old. Check out this video of model trains in the Pittsburgh area. Watch the video.

Avid model railroader recreates Disneyland

Architect and model railroader Dave Sheegong built a 1/20 scale model of the Disneyland theme park

Building a bygone railroad in a suburban Philadelphia basement

Dick Foley's model railroad recreates Philadelphia in 1953

Navasota's third railroad

Master Model Railroader Chuck Lind and his wife Laurie share their thoughts on the model railroading hobby

A holiday treat for model train fans of all ages is on display in Union City, N. J.

One of the largest model railroads in New Jersey will be open for the holidays

Love of model trains endures from 8 to 80

Rocky Mountain Region of the National Model Railroad Association show attracts model railroaders of all ages

Model Railways enchant young and old at show in Stroud

Model railroaders share their memories at the show in the county of Gloucestershire, England

Model train event kicks off in Remsen, N.Y.

Video from the first annual Model Railroad Show in Remsen

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour announces 2017 model railroad show schedule

The World's Greatest Hobby on Tour model railroad shows will visit four cities in early 2017

Train lovers ride rails to annual Thousand Islands model railroad show

The Thousand Islands Train Fair is sponsored by the Watertown Area Model Railroad Club

Model railroad enthusiasts coming to Raleigh for the Great Train Show

Members of the North Raleigh Model Railroad Club displayed a large model train layout at the show

All aboard the Autumn in Allegany Train Show

For many children of bygone days, getting a train set as a Christmas or birthday gift was the highlight of their youth. Three men who have been hooked on trains since boyhood — Paul Hessney, Russ Allen and Tom Burnard — plan to help othe...

Retiree harkens back to 1953 with model train replica

Rock Hill, S.C., native Jim Faris built a miniature model railroad version of the town

Altoona again becoming a railroad town

The Altoona Association of Model Railroaders keeps the spirit of railroading a live

Birmingham broadcasters builds beguiling model railroad in his home

Professional broadcaster Roy Wood built an impressive model train layout in his home

Life in miniature: Tabletop model railroad creations depict life on Earth and fantasy worlds

Chattanooga Modular Modelers wants to build a local model railroading museum

San Diego Model Railroad Museum thinks 3D printing can revive model railroading hobby

The model railroad museum recently brought in a 3D printing designer to create new building for their model train layout

British comedian Eddie Izzard opens museum exhibit of childhood model railway

The OO model train layout was restored by the Bexhill Model Railway Club

Climb aboard for Train Day at Childrens Museum

The Children's Museum in Terre Haute, Ind., celebrates model railroads

Crosslake model railroad museum to celebrate 10th anniversary

The museum is operated by the Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Assocation

Back on track: Twin City Model Railroad Museum reopens

The volunteer-run model train organization has found a new location

Largest model railroad display in the Midwest comes to Duluth

The 180-foot long model train was made up of 28 model railroad modules

Meet the man who works on the tiniest trains in the world

Tiny trains Crystal Lake 'pocket layout' hobbyist creates miniature world with small scale models

Model train show helps keep hobby alive

Train enthusiasts filled the "Hampton Roads Convention Center" this weekend for an event that showcased toy locomotives of all kinds, and featured a number of workshops. Take a look at the hobby that brought thousands of people together, as many of t...

All aboard the Providence Northern Model Railroad Club

Model train enthusiasts can visit the club's fictional model railway

Clarksville, Tenn., pair hoping train hobby fires up interest in model railroading

CLARKSVILLE — The Clarksville Model Railroad Club is more than some middle-aged men and older who get together and talk about railroads. It is an opportunity to learn about and relive days gone by of railroads in America. Bob Gilray and Dave ...

Model train show hauls people in

Model railroad and toy train show attracts new model railroaders in Alton, Ill.

Wilmington, Delaware model train show bridges generations at Chase Center

The Greenberg's Great Train & Toy Show drew hundreds of long-time train collectors and model train novices

Model train groups in Boise on track to keeping hobby alive

Several local model railroad groups in Boise, Idaho, combine forces to promote the model train hobby

Model train layout featured in new music video

Frankie Cosmos Performs "Outside With the Cuties" in Pitchfork and GoPro's Latest GP4K Video

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour sets attendance record

32,533 attend model train show making it the most attended ever in Illinois

Model Train and Railroadiana Show Chugs Into Norcross, Georgia

Watch video from the 50th Atlanta Model Train and Railroadiana Show

Wirth Watching: Model Trains

One man has taken the old hobby of model railroading to new lengths, including 300 actual feet of track

WPTV featured in model railroad exhibit at the South Florida Fair

The suburban West Palm Beach news channel is now part of the Palm Beach Model Railroaders exhibit

Tallest toy train record attempt at World's Greatest Hobby on Tour model railroad show

Augusta Track will attempt to build a model railroad helix that's tall enough to break the current Guinness World Record

Winners receive their model train layouts

The raffle of the Advent Train Garden benefits Operation Santa, a Christmas charity

1,000 enjoy 2-day train show food drive at Torrington Armory

The 15th annual Holiday Model Train Show and Canned Food Drive was held at the Torrington Armory in Torrington, Connecticut

Tsawwassen festive train display returns

Tsawwassen's Benno Bucher is raising money for the Food on the Corner Society again with his festive model train display. Set up in the front yard of his Beach Grove home, the display includes different areas like Santa's workshop, a Swiss mountain a...

All aboard for National Lionel Train Day

December 5 marked the first-ever National Lionel Train Day

Barron Art Center's Annual Holiday Train Show

The model train show will be open through the holiday season

Model trains exhibited among planes at the Museum of Aviation in Warner-Robins

The Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club showcased large model train displays at the Museum of Aviation

Trains and trees exhibit takes over SD State Train Museum

This special holiday exhibit features model trains at the South Dakota State Railroad Museum

Trains invade Science Central for 19th annual Festival of Trains

Long-running model train event one of the most popular of the year

FROM READERS: Toy trains are the world's greatest hobby

Louis Eggerding, the president of the Ozark Division of the Train Collectors Association has been playing with toy trains for 62 years

Little trains, big smiles fill renewed model train show

A visit to the Salt Lake Model Train Show

This amazing model train display will astound you

One of the largest model railroads in New Jersey is part of the Union County Parks system

West Glover musician's adventure in model trains

World renowned organist now focuses on his O gauge model railroad

A close-up look at a ridiculously detailed scale model of Toronto

The scale model includes model train replicas of Canadian National freight trains and GO Transit street railways

All aboard for a model train trip back in time

An impressive model railroad returns to St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada

Exploring model railroading in Topeka

Topeka Model Railroad club at the Topeka Railroad Festival

GoPro strapped to model railroad captures amazing footage

The maker of the popular compact cameras shoots a video on a model train layout

Les Tolstens love of model trains fills a village

The model railroad fills 120 feet is Les' backyard

Model Railroad Museum planned in Bengaluru railway station

A model railroad will be set up in a busy railway station in this Indian city

Group of garden railway hobbyists grows in popularity in the Twin Cities

For a growing group of Twin Cities hobbyists, garden railways are a true passion

All aboard at the Cape Cod Model Railroad Club and Museum

The model railroad club is currently building a layout in a vintage passenger train car

Central Arkansas Model Railroad Club Thomas the Train layout on the road

The CAMRC will display the model train layout at the Jacksonville Civic center August 29 - 30

Schedule announced for World's Greatest Hobby on Tour

World's Greatest Hobby on Tour introduces the general public to the model railroading hobby

Botanical center's train garden chugs back to life

The Quad-City Botanical Center in Rock Island, Ill., celebrate a grand reopening of its model railroad garden

All aboard the mini-train

National Garden Railway Convention takes place in Denver

Richmond Railroad Museum is positively Richmond

The museum highlights the history of railroading in Richmond, Va.

Spring Creek Model Trains thrives in rural Nebraska

The store is one of the largest model railroad retailers between Chicago and Denver

Continued Support for WGH

We have some exciting news for the World’s Greatest Hobby program. The program has received a commitment of an additional 3 years of support from some of the hobby’s most influential companies. The following companies have agreed to spon...

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