Hobby Shops in Kitchener-Waterloo?

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  1. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    I'm planning to go to Kitchener-Waterloo this weekend and was wondering if anyone can recommend any LHS's there? In particular, I'm interested in ones that might sell British (Hornby, Bachmann) products. Thanks! Rob
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    Robert: I think the quick answer is no. K/W doesn't seem to be able to keep train shops and a couple of old favourites closed in the last few years. There's one in Kitchener with a promising name (that I can't remember), but it's mixed hobbies and I don't remember any British.
    There's apparently a stall at the St Jacobs or Waterloo farmer's market that's mostly cars but has some train suitable stuff.
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    Thanks, David. Apparently, there's one called "Paul's Hobbies" and another called "Grand River Hobbies," or something to that effect. I just did a Google search. Do these ring any bells? Thanks again, Rob
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    Sorry, Rob, neither rings a bell.
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    OK, thanks all the same. Rob
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    I thought there was one in the Conestoga mall? I've never been to any in the k-w area. I think there might be one in north Cambridge too, or maybe it's 2beintrains in Fergus I'm thinking of....
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    Thanks. When I was searching the web, 2beintrains did show up. Maybe I'll search for that one again. Rob
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    2B is in Fergus. The closest true Trainshop to Cambridge & KW would be the one at the Brantford Train Station in Brantford. It's only open on the weekend 12 - 5 and Thurs/Friday 5 -9. My hometown of Paris also has a hobby shop - mostly RC cars/planes and limited non specialty RR stuff. Open Tuesday to Saturday only.
    Both are south of where you are going to be.
    However If you feel adventurous - the Ancaster Flea Market is this Sunday at the Ancaster Fairgrounds (off the 403 near Hamilton). It's always a good show for things - always full of treasure.
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    Thanks, but they're a little too far from K-W for this trip (I probably wouldn't have time). But I could still keep them in mind for the future. Rob
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    I should have mentioned that the Ancaster Flea market is ALL model train and proto stuff
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    I know there is an online shop that is based in canada. They sell hornby, bachmann branchline and other stuff. Here is the address

    http://www.britanniamodels.com/
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    Thanks! That's helpful. I believe they are based in Vancouver but I can still get items in the mail of course. Cheers, Rob
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    Your welcome. Their service is not that bad. I have used them to get hornby. It was also well packaged.
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    Thanks, again. Are you implying that while their service is not bad, it's not great either? Just curious! BTW, I think they moved locations in recent months and that slowed down their delivery times. Thanks, Rob