About Me

I am a 45 year husband and dad, currently adjusting to life back in the United States after living in Italy for a little over two years. I love spending time with my family, cycling, model railroading, mosaics and watching TV and movies.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Model Train Show

I sponsored my 5th annual Worlds Greatest Hobby Model Train Show at the Corvallis Benton Public Library this past weekend.

I started this show as a way to show my layout to the local community, friends and family. Since I have been travelling all over the Northwest with it, I thought a local show would be fun.

5 years later it has become a Corvallis fall family tradition. Each year we get 500+ visitors at the show, give away over $1000 worth of door prizes and donate an average of 500lbs of food to Linn Benton Food Share.

This year the show included my Twin Lakes & Western RR, the Oregon Electric O Gaugers, Brandon's Fernfield RR, a display of the various scales of trains in the hobby, train videos and a Thomas play area for the toddlers.

The show was cosponsored by the Corvallis Benton Public Library, Trump's Hobbies, The Toy Factory, American Dream Pizza, Kadee Inc, Walthers Inc, Lionel Trains, Broadway Limited Trains and Athearn.

One of my favorite aspects of the hobby is sharing it with the public. I love to share ideas with new and veteran model railroaders. I also love to see the fun and joy it brings to the families, especially the kids.

Thats why I believe it truly is 'The Worlds Greatest Hobby".

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