Hard to believe, but the Xuron® Track Cutter (Model 2175B) is 25 years old! We officially debuted it in the fall of 1988 at the (then) Chicago Model Hobby Show.
The new venue (Cleveland’s I-X Center) gets a big thumbs up. There was plenty of space for exhibitors as well as the local IPMS club’s model contest, multiple demonstration areas, the make and take area, and ample seating near the food concessions.
When I first heard that the HMA (Hobby Manufacturer’s Association) was moving the annual iHobby Expo from Chicago (Rosemont), Illinois to Cleveland, Ohio, I was, to say the least underwhelmed. That feeling, however, lasted about 5 minutes. I had to put aside my “creature of habit” attitude and realize that a new venue is good for everyone — especially the consumers in the Cleveland area that will have the opportunity to experience this event and meet with major hobby product manufacturers (like Xuron Corp)!