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Above: Chaz Fairbrother pulls a B&M freight out of his Woodstock Valley module. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Above: Andrew and Amanda (The A-team!) operates the O scale Tribute to Springfield layout. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Below: An overview of the HO layout at the show. Photo Credit: Jim Spavins

Below: Railroad Hobby Show Flyer

Article By: Jim Spavins
Show Date: January 30-31, 2016

Another Railroad Hobby Show is in the books!  Over 23,000 attendees, exhibitors, and vendors packed the Eastern States Exposition during the weekend of January 30-31, 2016, taking in the 350,000 square feet of railroading wonderment.   This was probably the warmest year in the recent memory of the show with Sunday hitting a balmy 50 degrees.  After last year's Saturday blizzard, this was a welcome change!

The HO and G scale layouts were setup in our usual spot inside the Young Building along with the O Scale Tribute to Springfield layout. Setup went smoothly and we had trains running on the HO scale layout around lunchtime on Friday. We had a few glitches with the DCC system but not as many as last year. Overall, the feedback from club members and general public was very positive.

The HO and O scale layout for the 2016 Railroad Hobby Show.

The HO and O scale layout for the 2016 Railroad Hobby Show.