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.
On January 5th, the World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour kicks off its 2019 season. The show will visit four cities as follows:
• January 5-6, 2019 - Schaumburg, IL - Schaumburg Convention Center
• January 12-13, 2019 - Oaks, PA - Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
• February 9-10, 2019 - Council Bluffs, IA - Mid-America Center
• February 23-24, 2019 - Novi, MI - Suburban Collection Showplace
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While most model train shows cater to existing model railroaders and toy train collectors, these shows have a dual purpose. First, to showcase model railroading to the general public in an entertaining and family-friendly environment. Second, to foster the exchange of ideas between model railroaders and the model railroad manufacturers and hobby retailers with personal conversation. It allows those who build and sell our hobby’s products to understand what the customer who use those products need and desire. The show plants the seeds to grow the next generation of model railroaders while allowing the current model railroaders to see the best in operating model railroads, new products and presentations.

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The shows include:
  • A free operating Thomas the Tank Engine ride for kids
  • Operating Models Railroads including one as large as 120 x 120 feet
  • The Walt Disney Railroad Story Exhibit – featuring Michael Broggie
  • Seminars and presentations in the Bachmann Theatre
  • A chance to talk with Manufacturers and see their latest products
  • Retailers with special show only low prices



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The January 5th and 6th show will be at the Schaumburg Convention Center. Tickets are now on sale and you can save $2.00 on tickets by using discount code W22 and purchasing your ticket at least 1 week in advance at http://wghshow.com/sch2019/.

Buy tickets for your family and bring someone not in the hobby to get them excited about Model Railroading. The 100,000 sqft Schaumburg convention center features free parking for attendees and is conveniently located near the Woodfield mall approximately 15 minutes from Chicago O’Hare airport.

Exhibitors at the Schaumburg show include:
• Advanced Illustration and Design
• Aero-Car Hobby Lubricants
• Anselmo, Richard
• Athearn Trains
• Bachmann Trains
• Berwyns Toy Trains and Models
• Big Windy LED's
• Blue Rail Hobbies, Inc
• Boston and Albany Hobbies
• Bowser Mfg.
• Broadway Limited Imports
• Bumpa's Wooden Toys and Trains
• Caboose Industries
• Carolwood Pacific LLC
• Chicago Area Garden Railway Society
• Choo Choo Track and Toy Co
• Completely Nuts Inc
• Coryville Station
• Danny & Nicole Strine
• Denny's Trains and Things
• Diecast Truck World
• Evan Designs
• Fox River Trolley Museum
• Fox Valley Division NMRA
• Franzen, Gerald
• Good Deals DCC
• Great Lakes Diecast
• Green Frog Productions
• Heavenly Face Painting
• Hunterline
• I Rhino Ent.
• Illinois Railway Museum
• Its a Block Party
• Jaeger HO Products
• JanesTools.com
• Jelsma Graphics
• K and A Rail Products
• Kalmbach Media
• Kansas Depot
• Kato USA Inc
• Kato USA Inc - T-Trak
• Kelly Small Tools
• Lionel LLC
• Lionel Operating Train Society LOTS
• Lombard Hobbies
• Mike Daleiden
• MNP, Inc.
• Moody Street Trains
• MTH Electric Trains
• Muirwood Reclamations
• N Less Trains
• National Association of S Gaugers Inc
• NCE Corporation
• Neal's N-Gauging Trains
• Night Stalker Photo Works LLC
• Phoenix Unlimited Ltd
• PIKO America LLC
• Poggies Trains
• Rail Photos Unlimited
• Rebel Rails Railwear
• Robbies Hobbies
• Robinson, Jay
• Ross Custom Switches
• Savic, Boris
• ScaleTrains.com
• Shaffer
• Singleton, Michael
• Spring Creek Model Trains
• Star Hobby
• Superior Scenics LLC
• Tech-Bond Solutions
• The PRR Co Estate Liquidations
• TOY TRUCK CITY
• Train Collectors Association Midwest Division
• Twisted Cookie
• Usborne Books - Bohlman
• Victory Custom Posters
• Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 311
• West Suburban Model Railroad
• Wm K Walthers Inc
• Woodwork by Design
• Z-Stuff for Trains
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Operating Model Railroads at Schaumburg include:
• Augusta Track - HO Scale
• Bluff City Modular Engineers - HO Scale
• Chicagoland Association of S Gaugers - S Gauge
• Chicagoland Lionel Railroad Club - O Gauge
• Edmund Fitzgerald - HO Scale
• European Train Enthusiasts - Chicagoland Chapter - HO Scale
• Joe's Brick Depot - LEGO
• Kane County Model Railroad Club - HO Scale
• Kenosha Garden Railroad Society - G Scale
• Lake County Society of Model Engineers - HO Scale
• Midwest N Pioneer - N Scale
• Northwest NTRAK - N Scale
• Swallow Cliff Model Railroad - HO Scale
• TCA Midwest Division Modular Group - O Gauge
• Valley Model Railroad Association - HO Scale
• Venture Crew 57 - HO Scale
• Will County Model Railroad Association - HO Scale
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The next week January 12th and 13th the show moves to the Philadelphia area at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. The show occupies more than 125,000 sqft of exhibit space and tickets are now on sale at http://wghshow.com/oak2019/. Purchase your ticket at least 1 week in advance and use discount code W22 to save $2.00. Parking is free and kids under 16 are free, so don’t miss this huge show.
Some of the more than 100 exhibitors at Oaks, PA include:
• 9.1.1. COLLECTIBLES
• Als Cars and Banks
• American Steam Railroad
• Athearn Trains
• B and B Hobby Supplies
• Bachmann Theater
• Bachmann Trains
• BG Trains
• Blue Rail Hobbies, Inc
• Boston and Albany Hobbies
• Bowser Mfg.
• Broadway Limited Imports
• Caboose Industries
• Cape May Beach and Kite Shop
• Carolwood Pacific LLC
• Choo Choo Track and Toy Co
• CLICKETY CLACK TOYS
• Conrail Historical Society
• Diecast Truck World
• DR. MIKE'S MODEL-N' CRAFTERS GLUE
• EAST COAST TRAIN PARTS
• Eds Trains
• GENE'S TRAIN EMPORIUM
• Godlewski Train Repairs LLC
• GOLD SPIKE HOBBIES
• Great Lakes Diecast
• Green Frog Productions
• Grzyboski's Trains
• Harrigan
• Heavenly Face Painting
• HOBO JUNCTION
• Holly Beach Train Depot
• Hunterline
• I Rhino Ent.
• IKE'S TRAIN SHOPPE
• J and R Trains
• John DeAngelis
• Johnson, Barry
• K and A Rail Products
• Kansas Depot
• Kato USA Inc
• Kato USA Inc - T-Trak
• Kiddie Kar Kollectibles
• Lerro Productions
• Lionel LLC
• Lionel Operating Train Society LOTS
• M and H Hobbies
• Micro Mark
• MNP, Inc.
• Model Train Repair
• Moody Street Trains
• MTH Electric Trains
• N Less Trains
• N PIRE MODELS
• Nace's Videography
• National Association of S Gaugers Inc
• NCE Corporation
• Neal's N-Gauging Trains
• Nicholas Smith Trains
• Outer Station Project
• Pikesville Models
• PIKO America LLC
• Poggies Trains
• Pony Motorsports
• POP-POP TRAINS
• Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
• RDTW Collectables
• Rebel Rails Railwear
• Robbies Hobbies
• Ross Custom Switches
• ScaleTrains.com
• Scenery Sheets
• Scott Horner
• South Shore Model Trains
• Star Hobby
• Steve's Trains
• Tech-Bond Solutions
• The PRR Co Estate Liquidations
• The Toy Terminal
• The Train Room
• TJs Junction
• Town and Country Trains
• TOY TRUCK CITY
• Train Town Toy and Hobby
• Trains-PA
• Turboliner Memories
• TWEEDTIQUES
• Twin Green Traffic Signal
• Usborne Books - Moyer
• Usborne Books - Painter
• Vasquez, Luis
• Victory Custom Posters
• West Virginia Railroad
• Westchester Trains and Hobbies
• Williamstown Junction Trains
• Wm K Walthers Inc
• Wm. H. Becker, Inc.
• Woo Woo Express
• Z-Stuff for Trains

Operating model railroads at Oaks, PA include:

• Allegheny Western Lines - HO Scale
• Atlantic Division TCA - O & S Gauge
• Combined N-Trak (NJS, Brooklyn, Central Jersey) - N Scale
• East Penn Traction Club - HO O G
• Independent Hi-Railers Eastern Division - O Gauge
• Joe's Brick Depot - LEGO
• North Penn O Gaugers - O Gauge
• North Penn S Gaugers - S Gauge
• Northeast Corridor Historical Society - HO Scale
• PennLUG Lines - LEGO (L Gauge)
• Philadelphia NTrak - N Scale
• Reading Co. Technical and Historical Society - HO
• Royersford Modular Model Railroaders - HO Scale
• RR in a Box - HO and O
• South Jersey S Gaugers Inc - S Gauge
• Southeastern Pennsylvania Garden Railway Society - G Scale
• Standard Gauge Module Association SGMA - Standard Gauge
• Strasburg Model Railroad Club - HO Scale
• Tim's Miniature Transit - HO Trolleys

In February the show moves on to Council Bluffs, IA and Novi, MI. For details on any of the shows, please visit: http://wghshow.com/


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