Rex, when we visited my sister-in-law and her family in Pelham ~5 years ago, I remember there was an OK hobbyshop within a 20-minute drive from their house. Had an in-store layout with sound-equipped engines on it. I bought some Plastruct stuff from there. Can't remember the name of it for the life of me, though...I only wish for a decent shop to stop by and drool all over the place...
I'm in that boat myself. 65 miles one way to Jacksonville and then they are more interested in RC. The other "not so L"HS is in Ormond Beach, 50 miles South. I've not ventured down that far yet. Hobo's Hobby in St. Augustine closed a couple years ago and the K-B Toys is gone from the one and only dying Mall there. *Wally-World kills everything* But even St. Augustine is a 30 mile drive.Ya'll with the stores that are close... are lucky!! This crappy town I live in, doesnt have any kinda hobby shop.. its a 20 minute drive to the next town to get to one, and they carry crap..more into the R/C thing than MR related. Stinks actually.
The Hobby Shop I most frequent is in Cincinnati Ohio... about 70 miles one way for me..
You're across the state from me Larry but it sounds like we share some of the same frustrationsMy hobby shop is 60 miles away in Sarasota & he is real high on prices.
I always said if I ever won the lottery I would open up a real nice train store in my small town & would compete w/walmart. LOL
As much as this may sound odd, I've never been to Ocala.Printer,
Have you ever been to Dan's Train store in Ocala?
Larry, I buy from him at least once every 2 months. Just got myself a craftsman wood, waffle side box car for $10. Very nice seller, not as convenient as eBay buying from my LHS though (just because I just drive down there and talk to Charles, which is odd, its a 15 mile drive, and he lives a block from me).Printer,
Have you ever been to Dan's Train store in Ocala? I haven't been there since he moved. He has a store on EBay too & I'm sure that's where he sells most of his real expensive stuff[...]
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