Monday, February 08, 2016

Canadian Model Train Store Directory

Just a quick note to let you know that I've created a model train store directory over at Modeltraingeek.com.

I had noticed there wasn't any good listing of all the Canadian model train stores. Both the NMRA and the CAORM had pages with Canadian stores, but they were incomplete and out of date, with many linked sites no longer existing.

This past Sunday, I went through both lists, as well as the list of stores in Canadian Railway Modeller, weeded out the sites that were no longer responding, and came up with an initial list. I then added sites that came up in Google and called it rev 0 and posted it in the excellent Canadian Railway Modellers Facebook group.

I received some additions to the list and a few deletions too, so I've incorporated all of their great suggestions and I believe the list is more or less complete now.

I will do my best to maintain it and I welcome any corrections, additions or sad notices of store closures.

I should point out that I'm only listing physical stores that people can visit. Virtual stores like Canadian Express Line are not listed. I want to encourage people to visit their local hobby store, and I want to have a listing of local stores so when people are visiting someplace new, they can find a hobby store. Already people have commented about stores that they never knew existed near them.

Please check the Canadian model train store directory out and let me know if any corrections need to be done. Thanks!

2 comments:

Unknown said...

There's also Jack's Hot Spot in Peterborough, though they don't specialize in trains. I've not been in yet, so I can't guarantee how good a hit they are.

http://www.jackshotspot.com/

Steve Boyko said...

Thank you - I've added them to the list. As long as they have model trains in stock, they should be on the list.