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model train shops in Houston

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model train shops in Houston
Posted by johnvv on Friday, June 8, 2012 6:24 PM

Hi

I am in Houston for a day and have had trouble finding a list of model railroad shops that are still open.  Can someone suggest some shops to visit?

regards

John

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Posted by leighant on Friday, June 8, 2012 9:12 PM

Papa Ben's Train Store all trains all the time.  Really nice Club layout with a terrifically scenicked portion  out in main store room where you can see it even when no club members open up.  Operating multi-scale test and demo layout.  N  HO  every magazine you can think of, books, video.  I don';t remember for sure about O scale or G...  Large mural of Houston Union mStation back then with all the trains that ran back then, professionally painted.  Cookie tray usually out.  Table with craft and fashion magazines where wife can sit while you shop.

G & G Hobbies, a long time favorite, 30, 40 years or more in the Village near Rice University. N  HO  kits  parts   difficult parking.  Waqrning, fabric store next door is a place to keep a wife occupied while you shop trains, but very expensive.

 

 

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Posted by tuxedoj on Friday, June 8, 2012 9:14 PM

you might check out papa bens train place.it is on 4007 e.bellaire blvd.one other shop is the g &g model shop on 2522 times blvd.it is in what folks call rice shopping center.these are the best shops that are available in houston at this time,in my opinion. hopefuly this will help you on your next visit.  yours john k   

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Posted by johnvv on Friday, June 8, 2012 9:37 PM

Hi tuxedoj and leighant

Thank you for your quick replies.  I will have a chance to visit both of them as they are not too far from my hotel.

regards, John

 

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