Train store in Asheville, NC?

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Train store in Asheville, NC?
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 8:00 PM

Can anyone recommend a train store in Asheville?  I'm going to have some free time tomorrow morning after my conference and found two on the Lionel website.  Based on past experience with Lionel's dealers site though, either or both stores could very well be out of business...

 

Thanks,

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Posted by ChiefEagles on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 8:45 PM
Not sure.  Look in the yellow pages.  That is what I do when I fly into a town.  I think there is a big die cast store there.  Good luck.  Too bad you can not get to Bryson City.  Great Smokie Mountain RR is there and train shop.

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Posted by alexweiihman on Thursday, August 16, 2007 7:15 AM

Nearby hendersonville has 2 shops.

 

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Posted by BDT in Minnesota on Thursday, August 16, 2007 10:12 AM

 ChiefEagles wrote:
Not sure.  Look in the yellow pages.  That is what I do when I fly into a town.  I think there is a big die cast store there.  Good luck.  Too bad you can not get to Bryson City.  Great Smokie Mountain RR is there and train shop.

 

Chief, I agree with the yellow pages as a good source for hobby shop listings... I might add that it is always a good idea to give them a call and verify their business hours...Head or heels, I have used both...

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Posted by dwiemer on Thursday, August 16, 2007 3:22 PM

It is also a good idea to make sure they are still in business.  unfortunately, too many have closed down over the recent years.

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Posted by alexweiihman on Thursday, August 16, 2007 3:40 PM

Hobby House 1211 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC (828) 692-6683

Factory Direct Trains inc 2004 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC (828) 350-7710

Found these on google

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 16, 2007 8:42 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone.  I had less time than I thought, but did manage to stop by The Toy Store.  Unfortunately, they had only a small section of Lionel and MTH, and some G stuff as well.  And no layout.  Pricing was full retail.

 I did hear about the Hobby House in Hendersonville, but just didn't have time to swing by there.

 I have been to Smoky Mountain Trains before, and they have a GREAT O layout and museum if you're ever in the Bryson City area.  You can also take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain railroad while you're there.

 Thanks again,

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Posted by alexweiihman on Friday, August 17, 2007 1:04 PM
How was the trip?
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, August 18, 2007 10:39 AM

 alexweiihman wrote:
How was the trip?

 Actually, it was a nice trip.  The conference I was attended was held at the Grove Park Inn, and was company paid.  Wouldn't pay to stay there myself I don't think, but as long as it is someone else's dime...

 Wish I had had more time so swing through Hendersonville though on my ride home.

 Thanks for asking.

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Posted by phillyreading on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 7:14 AM

You might want to try www.yellowpages.com or www.mapquest.com on the internet for a hobby shop in the area.

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Posted by SPFan on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 3:08 PM
If you return to the area Asheville Diecast is roughly halfway between Asheville and Hendersonville. No trains to speak of but plenty of vehicles. Worth a stop. And there is great HO layout located in the old Hendersonville train station a few blocks from Main St. I think the club meets Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Pete

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