Wednesday, August 12, 2015

2009 World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour in Puyallup, Washington

I originally posted this on my old website on February 13, 2010.

(NOTE: This website is NOT affiliated with World's Greatest Hobby; see for current info)

The World's Greatest Hobby on Tour Train Show is a traveling model train show that visits various cities across the country throughout the year. The show's schedule takes several years to complete. The show visited the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington on November 21-22, 2009. In addition to layouts and vendors, the World's Greatest Hobby show also features display booths for many model railroad manufacturers.

I only photographed a few of the manufacturer booths; many were difficult to photograph. As an HO-Scale modeler, my interests in the manufacturer area were focused towards HO-Scale items, but I did photograph some interesting items in other scales. The following video shows some of the manufacturer displays in action.

Manufacturer Displays at 2009 World's Greatest Hobby on Tour

There was a wide variety of layouts on display at the World's Greatest Hobby on Tour show. Many of them I had either never seen before or had not seen for several years. I did not photograph the NMRA PNR 4th Division O-Scale Hi-Rail Modular Layout as I have seen it several times before at other model train shows. The Longview, Kelso & Rainier Model Railroad Club's HO-Scale layout was also present, but I did not photograph it as it had not changed since the 2009 Longview, Kelso & Rainier Swap Meet. The following videos show the layouts at the show in action.

HO-Scale & N-Scale Layouts at 2009 World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
Large-Scale Layouts at 2009 World's Greatest Hobby on Tour

Pictures of the manufacturer displays and layouts will be in the following posts:

Carstens Publications
Woodland Scenics/Design Preservation Models
Joshua Junction & Jenniville
Mt. Rainier N-Scale
NMRA PNR 4th Division NTrak
NMRA PNR 4th Division HO Modular Group
Northwest Railway Museum
Oregon State Capitol Holidays Layout
Pierce County Lionel Club
Puget Sound Garden Railway Society
Puget Sound Lego Train Club
Toy Train Operating Society
Train Collectors Association
United Northwest Model Railroad Club
Whistlestop Shows/Lumpy Creek Railroad

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