World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour has announced its 2012 schedule of shows. They include four previous stops and one new one. The schedule is as follows:
- January 7-8: Indianapolis, Ind., Indiana State Fairgrounds (2007 attendance: 30,566)
- January 14-15: Chicago, Ill., Schaumburg Convention Center (2007 attendance: 24,901)
- February 4-5: Salt Lake City, Utah, South Towne Exposition Center (2006 attendance: 21,968)
- February 25-26: Portland, Ore., Oregon Convention Center (2007 attendance: 24,175)
- March 10-11: Cincinnati, Ohio, Duke Energy Center (new venue)
More than 800,000 people have attended WGH shows since they began in 2004. In 2010, a crowd of more than 41,000 in Chantilly, Va., set the record for the largest two-day model railroad show in the U.S.
The events showcase leading model railroad manufacturers including Athearn, Atlas, Bachmann, Kato, Lionel, MTH and Walthers.
More show information here.