World’s Greatest Hobby Show

Over this past weekend, my friends Bob, Ed, and I attended the World's Greatest Hobby show here in Edison NJ.  It was the first time the show had visited this locale since the very first WGH show back in December of 2004 (we demonstrated DCS at that show as you can see on this page of photos from my CJDCS web site:  The show occupied all 125,000 sq. ft. of the expo center and was very well attended, at least from our point of view.  I have to be honest and say that it was a real pleasure to just be going to the show as an attendee rather than  having to set up modules and demonstrate DCS all day both days and then break down again!  I don't envy the exhibitors having been on that side of things.  It was great to see lots of old friends from the various companies and clubs. The Standard Gauge Module Association (SGMA) had an absolutely spectacular layout at the show and watching the Standard Gauge trains running was a real pleasure, as was talking to several of the club members.  If it wasn't for my back (and my knees and my hip and …) I might seriously be tempted, but I think I'll just stay a spectator at shows from now on.  For me, one of the highlights was getting to talk to Andy Edleman, VP of Marketing at MTH, about a whole range of things, and it was great to hear that the company is doing very well.  Several new items were on display and, as always, looked spectacular.  Here's Andy.

Andy Edleman

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