Ohio Hobby Shops - Any Good Ones?


Shawn Beckert
 

Guys,

I'll be in the Cleveland / Akron area of Ohio visiting
relatives this coming June. Are there any hobby shops,
bookstores, RR museums, etc. worth seeing in NE Ohio?

Thanks,

Shawn Beckert


Eric Hansmann <ehansmann@...>
 

--- Shawn Beckert wrote:

I'll be in the Cleveland / Akron area of Ohio visiting
relatives this coming June. Are there any hobby shops,
bookstores, RR museums, etc. worth seeing in NE Ohio?
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I stumbled into Stewart Hobbies in Willoughby a month back. This is
east of Cleveland and along the lake. Nice store with some kits and
detail parts. I picked up two of the new Walthers GATX express
reefers, but they did not stock Detail Associates brass wire. They did
have more Branchline kits than I have ever seen anywhere, and of
course I bought a few. It's worth a stop, which is more than I can say
for many hobby shops I've been in lately. Sad.

Eric


Dean Payne <deanpayne@...>
 

Shawn,
The two shops that in the Cleveland area that I like are Depot Train
and Hobby on W. 130th, and Wings Hobby Shop in Lakewood. I'll have to
check out Stewarts in Willoughby on Eric's recommendation.
Just West of downtown Cleveland is The Flats, where you can see a lot
of lift bridges, and a swing bridge (auto, not RR). The Crawford
Auto/Aviation Museum doesn't have any RR stuff, but is still quite
interesting.
Anyway, if you can make it to Depot Train and Hobby, talk to Jim, the
resident RR buff. They have a few boxes of detail parts from Cal Scale
etc., and some of those have been around for quite a while.
Akron has a few shops that I just haven't been to recently enough to
comment on. If I find myself down that way with time to spare...
Dean Payne

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Guys,

I'll be in the Cleveland / Akron area of Ohio visiting
relatives this coming June. Are there any hobby shops,
bookstores, RR museums, etc. worth seeing in NE Ohio?

Thanks,

Shawn Beckert


Denis F. Blake <dblake2996@...>
 

There is a good one in North Canton called, you will get a kick out of this, Nicks Lawnmower Service or some such. It is on Middlebranch in Canton. Last time I was in there they had kits and detail parts out the, well, you know where.

DB

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Guys,

I'll be in the Cleveland / Akron area of Ohio visiting
relatives this coming June. Are there any hobby shops,
bookstores, RR museums, etc. worth seeing in NE Ohio?

Thanks,

Shawn Beckert


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Dave & Elayne Siegfried <riverstyx@...>
 

Shawn,

The reports on the shops given so far are accurate-- for northeast Ohio
standards (I am a native). I don't know where you are from, but Ohio
standards PALE (to say the least) when compared to the shops in Jersey (even
South Jersey) and Newark/Philadelphia. Anyone not modeling modern railroads
can do no "window shopping" here. Thank God for e-Bay.

Dave Siegfried (near Akron)

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There is a good one in North Canton called, you will get a kick out of this,
Nicks Lawnmower Service or some such. It is on Middlebranch in Canton. Last
time I was in there they had kits and detail parts out the, well, you know
where.

DB
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Guys,

I'll be in the Cleveland / Akron area of Ohio visiting
relatives this coming June. Are there any hobby shops,
bookstores, RR museums, etc. worth seeing in NE Ohio?

Thanks,

Shawn Beckert


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Shawn Beckert
 

Dave Siegfried wrote:

The reports on the shops given so far are accurate-- for northeast Ohio
standards (I am a native). I don't know where you are from, but Ohio
standards PALE (to say the least) when compared to the shops in Jersey (even
South Jersey) and Newark/Philadelphia. Anyone not modeling modern railroads
can do no "window shopping" here. Thank God for e-Bay.
I'm from Southern California, and I'll admit that I'm probably spoiled by the
likes of the Whistle Stop in Pasadena and Allied Hobbies down in Culver City.
I was hoping that there might be at least one hobby shop in Ohio that I could
escape to while visiting in-laws that I've never met up until now :-(

I've been informed that we'll be in the Columbus area as well when we're back
there. Guess I'll have to get hold of the local yellow pages and see what's in
the neighborhood...

Shawn Beckert


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Apr 5, 2005, at 5:38 PM, Beckert, Shawn wrote:
I've been informed that we'll be in the Columbus area as well when we're back
there. Guess I'll have to get hold of the local yellow pages and see what's in
the neighborhood...
About the CXleveland area I know nothing. Columbus, now, that's another story. The shop I do most of my mail order business with is The Train Station at 4430 Indianola Ave. Owner Mike Flick is a good guy and an avid and knowledgeable Santa Fe modeler. Go see him and tell him I sent you.

Richard Hendrickson


Eric Hansmann <ehansmann@...>
 

--- Shawn Beckert wrote:

I've been informed that we'll be in the Columbus area as well when
we're back
there. Guess I'll have to get hold of the local yellow pages and
see what's in
the neighborhood...
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In Columbus you have better luck. Check out the Train Station on
Indianola Road.
http://www.trainstationohio.com/

Good luck with the in-laws.

Eric Hansmann
Morgantown, W. Va.


Schuyler Larrabee
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Beckert, Shawn

I'm from Southern California, and I'll admit that I'm
probably spoiled by the likes of the Whistle Stop in Pasadena
and Allied Hobbies down in Culver City.

Shawn . . . .







You ARE spoiled.


SGL


Shawn Beckert
 

Schuyler,

You CAN'T be telling me you east coast people don't have any decent
hobby shops back there. Really....?

Shawn Beckert

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-----Original Message-----
From: Beckert, Shawn

I'm from Southern California, and I'll admit that I'm
probably spoiled by the likes of the Whistle Stop in Pasadena
and Allied Hobbies down in Culver City.

Shawn . . . .







You ARE spoiled.


SGL





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Dave & Elayne Siegfried <riverstyx@...>
 

Shawn,

Ah, Columbus-- now I can help you. The Train Store on Indianola Ave. in
north Columbus is better than any of the shops in Cleveland/Akron area.
Check Model Railroader magazine for their ad. Lots of car kits for HO-- all
of the usual brands including lots of Bowser kits. Prices are standard-- no
deals, but much to choose from.

Dave Siegfried

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Date: 04/05/05 20:38:42
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Dave Siegfried wrote:

The reports on the shops given so far are accurate-- for northeast Ohio
standards (I am a native). I don't know where you are from, but Ohio
standards PALE (to say the least) when compared to the shops in Jersey
(even
South Jersey) and Newark/Philadelphia. Anyone not modeling modern
railroads
can do no "window shopping" here. Thank God for e-Bay.
I'm from Southern California, and I'll admit that I'm probably spoiled by
the
likes of the Whistle Stop in Pasadena and Allied Hobbies down in Culver City

I was hoping that there might be at least one hobby shop in Ohio that I
could
escape to while visiting in-laws that I've never met up until now :-(

I've been informed that we'll be in the Columbus area as well when we're
back
there. Guess I'll have to get hold of the local yellow pages and see what's
in
the neighborhood...

Shawn Beckert



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Dave & Elayne Siegfried <riverstyx@...>
 

Shawn,

I meant to say The Train Station in Columbus.

Dave

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Date: 04/05/05 20:38:42
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: Ohio Hobby Shops - Any Good Ones?

Dave Siegfried wrote:

The reports on the shops given so far are accurate-- for northeast Ohio
standards (I am a native). I don't know where you are from, but Ohio
standards PALE (to say the least) when compared to the shops in Jersey
(even
South Jersey) and Newark/Philadelphia. Anyone not modeling modern
railroads
can do no "window shopping" here. Thank God for e-Bay.
I'm from Southern California, and I'll admit that I'm probably spoiled by
the
likes of the Whistle Stop in Pasadena and Allied Hobbies down in Culver City

I was hoping that there might be at least one hobby shop in Ohio that I
could
escape to while visiting in-laws that I've never met up until now :-(

I've been informed that we'll be in the Columbus area as well when we're
back
there. Guess I'll have to get hold of the local yellow pages and see what's
in
the neighborhood...

Shawn Beckert



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Schuyler Larrabee
 

Wellll

IMHO<<, which is driven by once having lived in the Bay area and frequented
(hell, practically lived at) the original Reed's Hobby Shop in Oakland (yeah,
back in the early 70's), and visits to Original Whistle Stop, Allied, and other
REAL stores . . . Pickin's in the east are slim. >>IMHO<<. Here in
Massachusetts, there are two and a half REAL stores. Bob Buck's Tucker's
Hobbies out in the boonies in Warren MA (75 minutes from me with a lead foot),
Bay State Hobbies run by Win Nowell in Groveland (60 minutes in the opposite
direction), and I have to include Charlie Ro's in Malden, though that's more of
a supermarket of trains than a Real Serious Model Railroad Shop. Now, there are
some others which are pretty good, but which I have not visited, but generally,
I think most modelers have much the same opinion as I do. For a city of
Boston's scale, there are not many options.

SGL

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Schuyler,

You CAN'T be telling me you east coast people don't have any
decent hobby shops back there. Really....?

Shawn Beckert

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-----Original Message-----
From: Beckert, Shawn

I'm from Southern California, and I'll admit that I'm
probably spoiled
by the likes of the Whistle Stop in Pasadena and Allied
Hobbies down
in Culver City.

Shawn . . . .







You ARE spoiled.


SGL





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S. Busch <SCSBusch@...>
 

There is, or was a few years back at least, a great sort of Museum in the rough of full size, park train size, and O scale size locos and cars at the Crown Plaza Quaker Square hotel in Akron. I always liked to gawk and climb on everything when ever I stayed there. It was a Hilton hotel last time, so you might want to find out first if the stuff is still there

Here is a web site:

www.quakersquare.com

Steve Busch, Duncan SC