World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour – Train Show

When: February 2015 (TBA)
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, O’Brien Hall
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA (map)
Phone: (630) 279-5094
More info: Event website
Saturday 10:00AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Adults: 2 day registration $12.00, Saturday only $11.00, Sunday only $10.00
16 and younger free
Location: O’Brien Hall and Bing Crosby Hall
Parking: $10.00

Train Show Highlights

The World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour is a model railroad show designed to introduce the general public to the hobby of model railroading iin an exciting, family-oriented atmosphere.

Each show includes manufacturers, hobby shops, operating displays, interactive activities, workshops and provides an in-person introduction to the World’s Greatest Hobby: model railroading.

Since the shows began in December of 2004 over 950,000 people have attended. 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.

In the first quarter of 2010, the World’s Greatest Hobby set a record with over 41,000 people attending the show in Washington, DC. This is the largest number of people ever to attend a model railroad show.

For more information about the World’s Greatest Hobby on tour visit our web site The Web site includes, photos, videos, complete information for attendees, registration and exhibitor information.