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Refer to the following post for a list of Hobby shops (by State and City).
The hobby shop you reco' doesn't have to be NEAR you...only that you have visited it. Personally, I have very little nearby but I make it a point to try to spare a little extra time in my travels to go a few miles out of my way to visit a hobby shop.Sadly there isn't one under 45 minutes from me and most of them only carry miniature gaming stuff anymore. We had one 15 minutes away but he didn't last long and the other 2 good ones are in Youngstown.
GREAT IDEA.Actually, I've got some sites that I'm working on that are cataloging hobby shops, comic shops, and gaming shops in Indiana and have a few in SoCal as well.
I'm working on getting them up and running again because they're kind of broken right now, but the sites are:
Geeking In Indiana | Stores, shops, shindigs and more
Geeking in Southern California | Stores, shops, shindigs and more
Please, be gentle. Oh, and I also have Google Maps attached to both with shops listed.
Just thought this would be relevant to this thread. The sites will be going down in a week or so, but should be back up and being updated by the end of January.
You doubt correctly.Anyone know any in Miami? Doubt there is any down here..
visited Pittsburgh once to meet M.Fitchenmeyer (sp?) and go to one of his hobby meets - sheesh, probably 6-8 years ago. visited a shop there, but can't remember the name..pretty sure it wasn AB Charles (mine was an older one-story shop). shop was on a street that was on a hill and the store had tons of roco. i wasn't into SS modeling yet and had no idea that these little tanks would play a part in my future collecting...but was def'ly in awe of their assortment. store overall seemed nice too.Great thread!
Heres a short list, later I'll try to get some more as I remember them:
Indiana PA: Whirlwind Toys and Hobbies, large shop huge selection and occasionally gets older collections someone brings in to sell.
Cranberry Twp PA: Hobby Express, another large well stocked store but mainly newer kits.
Dubois PA: Fishels, old school shop full stuff. There are some older kits and lots of odd things, old pewter star wars and star trek for example floating around.
Pittsburgh PA: South Hills area, AB Charles and Sons, huge 2 story shop.