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.
Bob's Corner Module
Centennial Modules II
Lillian Grain and Light Industrial
Mohegan Pequot Railroad Park
The HO and O scale layout for the 2016 Railroad Hobby Show.