PUBLISHER’S NOTE: When Ashley took her son to this event this weekend, it did not offer the “more than 100 trains for kids to play with” as advertised, and her son was yelled at several times for trying to touch the trains. It was a good event for train hobbyists, but not for young kids. It did, however, have the train ride. Overall, however, she did not feel this was a particularly kid-friendly event
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Saturday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sunday)
Date: March 19-20, 2011
Location: Tampa Convention Center
Cost: Adults Only $10 (good for both days); Kids Under 16 are FREE; CASH OR CHECK ONLY
Whether you have a kid or a kid at heart, if your loved one(s) love trains, you are not going to want to miss this event. This is going to be a huge Train Show with 50,000 sq. ft. of operating model railroads, a giant riding train for kids, 200 Booths of Manufacturers and Retailers, more than 100 trains for kids to play with, D.C.C. controlled railroads for adults to run, demonstrations, seminars, new products to check out, and more.
Sunday: Bachmann Plasticville Building Kit Giveaway for the first 500 paid registrations!
What is the World’s Greatest Hobby On Tour?
The World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour is a travelling event that showcases the hobby of model railroading. Sponsored by the Hobby Manufacturer’s Association – Model Railroad Division and by the World’s Greatest Hobby Program, the show is intended to introduce the general public to model railroading in an entertaining, lively and family-friendly atmosphere.
Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602