That’s the finding of a survey by the Hobby Manufacturers Association. According to the Association, model railroading was the number one hobby in the U.S. last year, with sales of $424,770,000.
The second-most popular hobby, by sales, was plastics & die cast, with sales of $305,777,500. Radio control was third at $362,912,500.
Altogether, Americans spent an estimated $1.4 billion on hobbies last year, up from $1.3 billion the year before.
The full press release was posted on the Atlas HO forum.