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
On February, 3 and 4, 2018, the World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour shows made its first appearance at the NRG Arena in Houston. Previously, in 2006 and 2014, the show had been presented at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston. At this new location the show drew 22,364 people despite being a Super Bowl weekend.

The show continues to focus on creating the next generation of model railroaders, The Houston Chronicle reviewed the show. The article observed, “Thousands of rail hobbyists filled the arena…kids stared in awe at the large and highly detailed display sets. There were plenty of activities for these young train conductors, such as enjoying the play area set up by PIKO, taking a picture with the mascot of Lionel Trains and riding on Thomas the Tank Engine-themed locomotive around a track.”

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The next World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour show will be in Edison, New Jersey just outside New York City on March 10th and 11th, 2018 at the New Jersey Expo Center. For more information about the Edison show including floor plan, list of exhibitors, directions, and to purchase tickets at significant discounts visit:

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World's Greatest Hobby on Tour is a lively and family-friendly event.


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