I have been busy working on a few projects over the last weeks. The Rail Yard Models Penn Central X58 is painted and ready to be decaled – more on that in the final installment of the three-part X58 series. I am also preparing a couple of models of German prototype to take to the FREMO:87 meet in the Black Forest at the end of this month.
To finish these jobs, I needed a few last minute things so I checked out Caboose Hobbies in Denver because my local dealer couldn’t get a few items I had on backorder for weeks.
Caboose Hobbies claims to be the largest train store in the world – not sure if this is based on store square footage, inventory or annual sales. Their website design looks like it was last updated in 1999 and it is somewhat cumbersome to use. I managed to find my way around, though. After a little digging, it turns out that they do have a huge inventory and had everything I needed in stock. They were also able to combine three separate orders into one shipment when I kept remembering things I needed to add. A quick call to their store also revealed that they are very friendly.
Stay tuned for some pics next week and go check out that largest train store.