Great Time at Amherst Railroad Hobby Show

Virtual Railfan staff at the Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show the last weekend of January, 2019, along with 21,000 other model railroad buffs. Hundreds of vendors and railroad displays across 4 huge buildings in Springfield, Massachusetts.

We didn’t get to see a lot of the show, we were busy working with the great folks at Scale Trains. In exchange for a corner of their display area, we went Live with Scale Trains President Shane Wilson throughout the show as they rolled out their new Dash 9 engines and discussed their products.

It was also exciting to realize that so many people at the show were already Virtual Railfans, if not members. And we saw quite a few of our YouTube chatters, it’s always a blast to meet them in person.

We will be back next year for sure, with a much bigger presence and a booth of our own! Make your travel plans early, this is one model railroad show you don’t want to miss.