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See why model railroading is the world’s greatest hobby
World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
Be a part of the show and help grow the hobby of model railroading.
The model railroad industry believes in the mission of the show, which is to promote the hobby of model railroading to the general public. Each show has representation from all the best manufacturers in the industry.
The show has a proven record of getting people to the show.
(See our list of previous show attendances).
The World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour consistently attracts an average of 25,000 people to each show proving there is indeed an interest in the hobby of model railroading. The show holds the record for the largest attended two-
We understand that a show promoter’s job is to promote!
Advertising & promotion. We spend, on average, over $60,000 per show on advertising. This includes ads in all the major model railroad magazines like Model Railroader, Railroad Model Craftsman, Classic Toy Trains, O Gauge Railroading, Model Railroad News, and more.
Locally, before each show we run extensive television, radio, newspaper, and Internet advertising specifically targeted at reaching people who have an interest in the hobby but have never attended a train show before.
Ten of thousands of emails and postcards are also sent to people who have been to train shows in the past.
So whether you are a model railroad manufacturing company, a model railroad club, a hobby shop owner, or someone who just likes trains and wants to help promote the hobby of model railroading we hope you will consider being a part of the show and help us show others what we already know…
...that model railroading is the world’s greatest hobby.
Becoming an Exhibitor
Since 2004, World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour has been promoting the hobby across the country. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best events that truly promote the hobby in a positive way. We want people attending our shows to leave so excited about model railroading they can't wait to start building a model railroad!
Manufacturers & Distributors
This is a great occasion to expose your products to consumers of every level, from very experienced hobbyists to those brand new to the hobby. You can create new customers for your products and help create life-
Local hobby shops have a great chance to capitalize on the excitement this show generates with both sales at the show and with creating new long-
Operating Model Railroads
If you want to show off your club's modular railroad we will provide you with free space at the show. We want your help in recruiting the next generation of model and toy train enthusiasts. We're always looking for clubs and individuals that would like to bring in their operating model train layouts to the show to share with the public.
“The show consistently does what it was
designed to do -
successfully introduce thousands of people to
the hobby of
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