The Amherst Railway Society’s virtual Railroad Hobby Show – SUMMER EDITION – went on the air on
Wednesday, June 9 at 6:00 pm EDT
Click on the banner above to watch the show

Program host – John Sacerdote

John Sacerdote is a life-long model railroader with a special interest in the railroads of Maine. 

Professionally, John is retired (sort of) from a career in computer system design, installation, and training for the personnel industry.

John is also the Show Director for the Amherst Railway Society’s Railroad Hobby Show. He has 20 years of show management experience, and is an energetic host for online video programs on railroading and model railroading.

Exhibitors at the virtual Railroad Hobby Show – Summer Edition – are listed below.
Click on the exhibitor’s name for additional information.

Keystone Sponsor

ScaleTrains manufactures HO scale and N scale model trains. We produce four brands: Kit Classics, Operator, Rivet Counter, and Museum Quality. Our model railroad products include diesel locomotives, freight cars, and containers.

Gold Sponsor

Full-service hobby shop in Deshler, Nebraska

New York-based full-service model railroad distributor. All scales, all manufacturers.

Business Sponsor

Inter-Action Hobbies is dedicated to supplying high quality, unique kits and components. Our backgrounds in design and aviation give us a foundation for accurate, precise attention to detail and quality.

MAC Rail provides high quality 3D printed products for modern HO an O scale model railroaders.

We love to build automation around all aspects of model railroads. We are constantly inventing and trying new ideas. If you have an idea, let us know.

Signalogic Systems strives to provide model railroad customers with realistically operating equipment to enhance their enjoyment of the hobby.  Our goal is to produce products that function like the prototype without the need to perform complex programming or design.

Coach Service Sponsor

Deepwoods Software offers contract programming, web hosting, and Linux administration.

Two great products for model railroad backdrops


Steam locomotives were once the most technologically advanced object on wheels. By aspiring to be a progressive leader in our industry, the American Steam Railroad Preservation Association will ensure steam locomotives and historic railway equipment will operate and be preserved for future generations.

The Amherst Belt Lines is a modular model railroad – a set of independent, but standardized, portable sections that can be assembled in a variety of ways to form a fully operating model railroad.

Manufacturer of HO scale freight cars.

The Dry Hill Model Railroad is a sectional model railroad – a layout that is always put together the same way. The railroad has a common theme that holds it together – scenery, era, purpose. Taken together, Dry Hill has the look, feel, and operation of a completed model railroad.

Manufacturer of N scale and Z scale structures and rolling stock

Hattons is a UK-based distributor of model railway equipment. We are also a major re-seller of used equipment.

Intermountain is a manufacturer of HO scale and N scale locomotives and rolling stock.

Micro-Trains is a manufacturer and distributor of N scale and Z scale model railroad equipment and accessories. The company’s high standards of excellence are reflected in the exacting detail in all their products.

We love the scenery aspect of model railroading – super-detailing scenes to create a prototypically accurate mini-world. Now, with over 70 animals and figures available, makes your model railroad layout come alive.

The art of model railroad photography and video.

Model railroad store in the Washington DC area, and one of the largest N scale and HOn3 specialists in Virginia.

The Providence Northern Model Railroad Club is much more than a well-designed, entertaining model railroad. The club is also an educational center dedicated to teaching model railroad building skills.

Mike Rosenberg is a reseller of American Flyer model railroad equipment

Item list (download)

The Steam Railroading Institute is dedicated to educating the public about steam era railroading in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region. This includes the preservation of the skills and technology for maintaining steam locomotives by operating steam era equipment and providing the experience of steam locomotives in actual operation.

N scale layout owned by Dwight Sturtevant

Todd Architectural Models and Layouts fabricates concept, study and presentation models. We also have developed a line of custom designed O Scale model railroad structures, available as fully semi-custom painted limited production finished models, kits and parts.