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Model Train Spots in Chattanooga?

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Model Train Spots in Chattanooga?
Posted by hardcoalcase on Wednesday, October 02, 2019 7:18 PM

I'll be in Chattanooga for a short visit and was wondering if there are any model train stores or clubs one should visit there. 

I'm aware of the Chatt Area MRR Club working on the new layout, but from their website, it looks like they're still in the early stages of construction. 

Of course, there's the TV RR Museum too, but I won't have time for a train ride.

Otherwise google and yelp weren't much help, so I'm open to suggestions.

Jim

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, October 03, 2019 6:19 AM

There are no model train hobby shops in Chattanooga. The Chattanooga Depot closed its doors a couple of years ago.

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If you take I-75 South a cross the Georgia border to the first exit, there is Gateway Antiques, and Lindy's Trains has a booth in there. Sometimes they have great treasures, many times you will find nothing.

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That is all I can offer.

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-Kevin

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Posted by hardcoalcase on Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:19 AM

SeeYou190
Gateway Antiques, and Lindy's Trains

Kevin, thank you for the tip.  I did a quick check and found that Lindy's Trains closed their booth at Gateway Antiques back in September.  Lindy's does operate at several other Malls in GA, but they are generally located in the Atlanta-Athens corridor - a bit out of reach from Chattanooga.

Jim

 

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:32 AM

hardcoalcase
I did a quick check and found that Lindy's Trains closed their booth at Gateway Antiques back in September. 

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That is terrible news for me.

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I think now every Lindy's location will require me to take I-85 out of Atlanta. That is a terrible way to go.

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Honestly, if you take I-85 North out of Atlanta, Trainmaster in Buford, and Legacy Station are better choices to stop at.

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Sorry about Chattanooga being a bust. That totally stinks.

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-Kevin

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Wink Happily modeling my STRATTON & GILLETTE RAILROAD. A Class A line located in a personal fantasy world of semi-plausible nonsense on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954.

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