Model Railroad Shop in Washinton DC

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by iSupernova, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. iSupernova

    iSupernova New Member

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    I will visit Washinton DC next week and will stay at Marriott Hotel at Connecticut Avenu. Can someone guide me to any nearby Model Railroad (HO Scale) shop there ? As a newbie, I am also interesting to see some Railroad Museum, if there is any ?

    Thanks for advises

    iSupernova
  2. Taylor

    Taylor New Member

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    Welcome to The Gauge....I personally don't know of anything in DC. There is the B&O museum up in Baltimore. If you are driving, about 15 to 20 miles east of DC is Annapolis. There is a place off of route 50 that is pretty good. Its a straight shot from DC on route 50 to this place (sits between annapolis and the chesapeake bay bridge).
  3. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Try the American History Smithsonian museum along the north side of the mall. they have quite a bit of Railroad stuff (locos etc.). Hmmm... I seem to remember a thread an awful lot like this one sometime in the past. Let me see if I can find it...
    Found it... Try this link....
    http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=11481
  4. jmccall001

    jmccall001 New Member

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    Try Grandpa's train shop in springfield, VA, great place. Also G Scale in Waldorf. Good Shop in Crofton, 45 minutes away on Rte 3
  5. iSupernova

    iSupernova New Member

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    Thanks a lot for every response.
    iSupernova
  6. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

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    Theres a MR shop in, I believe The Union Station on Pennslyvania Ave. There's some other building on Pennslyvania Ave. but I can't remember what it is.
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    davidstrains Active Member

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    The "Great American Train Store" at Union station closed a couple of years ago. Baltimore, which is a 60 mile drive from DC has the B&O Museum and M. B. Kliens Train Store. I could spend a year's pay in there and still not get everything that I would like to have. It is a great place and good people. Here is their link
  8. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

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    Thanks for the update

    David: I was wondering if my info would be up to date. I made a quick trip to the Union station while in DC several years ago to buy an item for a British friend and haven't been back since.