Victoria BC

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  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    So it appears I'm being dragged out to Victoria for Xmas to hang with the inlaws. Any good train stores ???

    (( please oh god oh god let there be a train store to escape to ))
  2. Steam Donkey

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    Hi Mike,

    There was a pretty good store called Pacific Scale Rail in Victoria, but I think they may be gone now. :cry:

    But all is not lost, if you can find your way to the Empress Hotel (an old CP hotel) at the waterfront, you'll find a place called Miniature World. It's a wonderful world full of choice dioramas of all types: outer space, military, dollhouses...and.......a pretty nice model railroad! It's an HO scale layout running from the Canadian Maritimes through all provinces to the west coast. The web site does not do the place justice. If you're in Victoria, it's a must see! :thumb:
    http://www.miniatureworld.com/

    Stan
  3. K.V.Div

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  4. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Excellent; I'll see you in a couple o' weeks !!!
  5. Bill Stone

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    I'll second Steam Donkey's advice on Miniature World. I was afraid it was going to be "something for the kiddies" but it turned out to have some excellent dioramas --- and a terrific, fairly large scale, model of a sawmill.

    And I must say that I think Victoria is one of the really great smaller cities on the planet.

    Your wife could drag you to whole lot worse places than Victoria, believe me.

    BillS