A Great Shopping Experience

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A Great Shopping Experience
Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, November 15, 2013 7:20 PM

fI don't know if it's permitted to give "plugs"  on the Forum, if it's not and the topic gets deleted I won't get mad, so here goes...

I just got back from a trip to the Fort Meyers Florida area and visited a fine train shop there.  Actually, it's a full service hobby shop but heavy on the trains, O Gauge and HO, with a bit of N Gauge thrown in. 

It's called "Awesome Trains and Hobbies", and I had a fine time there several days ago.  As an O Gauger I was impressed with the assortment of Lionel articles, AND they've got a pretty good assortment (less one now) of out-of-production K-Line products there as well.  The gent on staff at the time was very personable and couldn't have been more helpful.  Prices were VERY reasonable, and as a result I left with the wallet a bit thinner than it was when I went in.  Hey, it's MY fault, I knew what I was getting into!

I'll tell you, this is something that was needed in that area, Fort Meyers was a toy train desert.  Any toy train enthusiast who lives around there should definately make the trip!

Awesome Trains and Hobbies

11478 Charlies Terrace, Fort Meyers FL.  239-931-3241

They're listed on the "Leading Model Retailers" page of CTT.  You can also find them with a Web search.

Certainly worth a stop if you're in the area!

PS: I bought a nice Lionel post-war 2018 2-6-4 there to replace the one I gave to my (then) 11 year old nephew.  It was the right thing to do, and you should have seen how  his face lit up when I did it, BUT, I still miss the thing!  Ah, the E-unit buzz, the gear noise, the smoke pellet smell, you know what I mean...

PPS:  I just ran the 2018, it runs great, just as I knew it would!  Post-war tough! 

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