Sunday, February 10, 2008
Still the best stocked Model RR shop in town
As the hobby has changed with more, better ready-to-run (RTR) models, this store has apparently been adapting. That means the focus is on the RTR, Thomas and things like that, and less on the art of modelling. Like the first reviewer, I found the shop does not cater to the serious hobbyist (which it may have in the past). However, it still has the best selection of H O supplies in town. Good selection of books as well. Symptomatic of the change in the store - when I got there they had a tremendous sale on decals and I picked up quite a few for a song. As I checked out the comment was "Still painting your own? You know you're a dinosaur don't you?"
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Well, this dino has enjoyed painting and decalling undecorated containers for the last few weeks - thank you very much!
Nonetheless, this remains a well-stocked store - probably the best in town - and well worth a visit.
Parking is bit limited but most days I doubt it will be an issue.
Sure am sorry the first reviewer had a bad experience with customer service. It was a little crowded the day I was there but I found the service pretty good. The staff were pleasant and conversational.
Pros: Good selection, lots of variety
Cons: Parking (holidays only), don't look for modelling advice