hobby shop ???

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by belg, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. belg

    belg Member

    I'll be traveling up to Conn. this weekend and always love to visit new hobby shops especially if they have a layout in the store.I'll be in Southbury does anyone know of a store that fits this?
  2. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Hi Belg,

    Connecticut does not have any one outstanding hobby shop that fits the bill you are looking for. They all seem to specialize in one area or another. There are several good O and G scale stores in the Danbury area. Spread out over the state, with no real outstanding ones, are many shops specializing primarily in HO. The best store with a fantastic running layout in HO and N scale is located in Manchester. That would be about an hour run from Southbury. They have a good selection of HO, O and S scale but few N scale items.

    Bill P
    Milford, CT
  3. Peirce

    Peirce Member

    In Danbury - Railworks - covers N thru G very well. Staff are great too.

    While you are in the area, how about visiting the Danbury
    Railway Museum - specializes in 1:1 scale.

  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    76 Hillard Ave in Manchester. I always seem to miss the op sessions as they only run the first and third weekends of the month, but they do have a huge HO scale layout, with excellent N and other scale layouts as well.

    A bit of sad news. If you can get to Canton(Rt 44) and stop in at Valley Hobbies, he's having a Closing sale this weekend. I just got the e-mail today. They are gonna be sadly missed, because thats where I was going to get supplies. I've been going there for years, and their friendliness, knowledge and excellent cutomer support will be missed.

    Looks like I'll be ordrering more from Walthers, as he was the only LHS close to home. There is one more, but with my work shedual, its hard to get there when he's open.
  5. belg

    belg Member

    closing sale

    88 I was wondering if he had a website or do you maybe have a list of what he's selling? I didn't get your message in time we are on our way home.

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