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
The World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour model train shows wrapped up its successful 2018 season in Edison, NJ on March 10th and 11th. The show made a big impact with 27,822 people attending. The four shows in 2018 (Monroeville, Pa.; Charlotte, N.C.; Houston, Texas; Edison, N.J.) had 97,475 people attend. Since its inception in 2004 over 1,640,000 people have attended a World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour model railroad show.
One of the great things about these large model train shows is how it encourages others to promote the model railroading hobby. Here is just a sampling of the videos posted by attendees of the Edison, N.J., show:

VIDEO: World's Greatest Hobby train show in Edison, N.J.

VIDEO: New Jersey Southern NTrak club at the WGH show

VIDEO: Lionel Trains at the WGH Edison, N.J. model railroad show

VIDEO: Independent Hi-Railers Club at the WGH Edison N.J. show

The various perspectives shown in these videos are wonderful evidence of how so many people see model railroading as the World’s Greatest Hobby.

The World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour shows will be resuming in 2019. The shows are scheduled as follows:
• The Schaumburg Convention Center - Schaumburg, IL • January 5 & 6, 2019
• The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center - Oaks, PA • January 12 & 13, 2019
• The Mid America Center - Council Bluffs, IA • February 9 & 10, 2019
• The Suburban Collection Showplace - Novi, MI • February 23 & 24, 2019

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