Re: [Z_Scale] Re: World's Greatest Hobby Show
- I've been meaning to post a "Thank you" Ell for sending along this press
release. I'm glad we were able to be a part of it. It was a fun show. I'm
just glad we DIDN'T fill up our whole space. At least we had some room to
Let's try to keep up the momentum in the coming months, and see if we can't
continue rehabbing the old as well as building a few new, not to mention getting
the wind farm started! And perhaps decipherable labelling for the yard switches
so we don't have to call Rob everytime we want to pull a train out. Oh, and
there's that polarity problem that may have burned up Justin's CP locos?
Enough to keep us busy, I think.
Until next time,
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 10:43 PM
Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: World's Greatest Hobby Show
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ellgeib" <geib@...> wrote:
> For anyone near the Washington, DC area this weekend (Jan 23 & 24), the WGH
will be at the Dulles Expo Center (near Dulles Airport). The DC_Z-Bend group
will be there with a large layout.
> There will be a bunch of layouts in different scales. Some of the big trains
will also be there with impressive sized layouts. One of them is a relatively
new (a few years old) group of Standard Gauge modelers using modules. They use
voltages and currents that would turn our z-scale stuff into smoking cinders.
Their layout will be approx. 40x 80 feet.
> Ell Geib
Thus turned out to be a huge show. But no dealers with Z-scale. DC_Z-Bend was
there with a layout about 60-70 ft long with an "L", 2 "Tees", and a large yard.
What follows is a press release by the WGHT people:
Subject: WGHT Press release
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 16:06:05 -0500
January 26, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
41,036 People Attend World's Greatest Hobby on Tour Breaking Previously Held
On January 23 & 24, 2010 the World's Greatest Hobby on Tour returned to the
Washington, DC market at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Total
attendance for the weekend was
This is believed to be the largest number of people ever to attend a model
railroad show in North America.
Despite the enormous crowd, operationally the show ran almost flawlessly.
The Chantilly show broke the previous attendance record set by the World's
Greatest Hobby on Tour show in Philadelphia, PA in January of 2009 which had a
record attendance of just over 40,000 people.
Show Chairman Randy Bachmann said "the Chantilly show did everything it set
out to do - successfully introduce thousands of people to model railroading."
The World's Greatest Hobby on Tour has now sponsored 25 shows and has had over
600,000 people attend. For most of these people it was their first experience
with model railroading. These shows broaden the exposure model railroading
receives among the general public.
The World's Greatest Hobby on Tour is a model railroad show designed to
introduce the general public to the hobby in an exciting, family-oriented
atmosphere. Each show includes all the leading manufacturers, hobby shops,
operating displays, interactive activities, a Thomas the Tank Engine riding
train for kids, workshops and provides an in-person introduction to the World's
Greatest Hobby: model railroading.
Z-scale: minimum siZe, MAXIMUM enjoyment!
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