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North Raleigh Model Railroad Club

Raleigh NC
Area Hobby Shops

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This alphabetical listing of hobby shops within a 100 mile radius (or so) of Raleigh, NC is provided as a service to Club Members and visitors to this area. The North Raleigh Model Railroad Club has no commercial interest in any of these hobby shops.

Hobby Shop How to Get There

The Antique Barn & Hobby Shop
2810 Forest Hills Road
Wilson, NC 27893

Phone: 252-237-6778
Fax: 252-243-3502

Web Site:


Hours: Tuesday – Saturday. 10:00am–6:00pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

This 5,000 square-foot shop has an extensive stock, with wide aisles for easy access. All scales. The Wilson Area Railroad Modelers' 120' x 20' HO scale layout is located on the second floor of the hobby shop and is open to the public each Saturday from 10:00am –4:00pm. Admission is a $1.00 donation for adults.; children with adult free.

The Antique Barn is a full service hobby shop located just 4 mileseast of Interstate 95 and easy access from US-264, NC-58, US-301, US-117 and NC-42.

From Interstate 95, take Exit 119, US-264 east. Proceed east to Exit 42, Downing Street. Take the exit and proceed east for 1 mile. The Antique Barn & Hobby Shop is on the left, just before the first traffic light.

Bobby's World of Trains
113 Lewis Street
Gibsonville, NC 27249

Phone: (336) 449-7565

N, HO, O27, O and G scales.

A branch of Bobby's Hobbies, 103 Burlington Avenue, Gibsonville, NC 27249

From Interstate 85 take Highway 61 north for 3 miles to Gibsonville. Make a left at Main Street, and the store is on the left.

From Elon College follow Highway 90 west for two miles, past two stoplights. The store is on the right at the stop sign.

The Great American Gift, Toy & Hobby Co.
2376 Cedar Creek Road
Fayetteville, NC 28312

Phone: (910) 480-1234

All scales.

A full-line hobby shop featuring trains, R/C, Thomas the Tank Engine and gifts. 12ft x 12ft operating train layout. Trade or buy trains. Lionel value-added dealer.

From Interstate 95 take Exit 49 and turn onto NC-210/NC-53 toward Elizabethtown. Proceed 0.9 miles. The shop is on the right..

Hayes Hobby House
Eutaw Village North
809 Elm Street at Bragg Boulevard
Fayetteville, NC 28303

Phone: (910) 485-2337
Fax: (910) 485-7366


Hours: Monday–Friday: 10:00am–8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am–6:00pm
Closed Sunday

This hobby shop stocks all model RR scales, and also planes, RC cars, radio control systems, rockets and art supplies.

From Interstate 95, follow Business 95 as you approach Fayetteville. Exit at Bragg Boulevard. Proceed west on Bragg Boulevard approximately 1-3/4 miles to Elm Street. Turn right. The shopping center is shortly on your left, just past Sigman Street..

The Little Choo Choo Shop
500 South Salisbury Avenue
Spencer, NC 28159
(Across from Historic Spencer Shops)

Phone: (704) 637-8717, 1-800-334-CHOO (2466)


Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00am–5:30pm

100% trains —– Buy — Sell — Trade — Repair

O – HO – N – Z – LGB – G – #1 scales, books and videos, scratchbuilding supplies, Brio and Thomas the Tank Engine supplies, and Lionel Service Station.

Follow Interstate 85 to Exit 79. Exit 79 is 40 miles north of Charlotte and 50 miles south of Greensboro. At Exit 79 follow the signs to the NC Transportation Museum (Historic Spencer Shops). Keep going south on Salisbury Avenue past the entrance to the Museum. The Little Choo Choo Shop is shortly on your right.

Nancy's Trains and Things
385 Southwick Avenue
Clayton, NC 27527

Phone: 919-553-5006
Cell: 919-457-6382


Customer Service Hours: 10:00am to 7:30pm (Eastern)

Your source for model train DCC decoders: SoundTraxx, LokSound, TCS, Digitrax, LokPilot, Lenz and QSI, plus accessories.

Call before traveling to Nancy's Trains.

From US 70 Business East in Clayton turn east on NC 42. Go 5.7 miles to Buffalo Road. Turn right on Buffalo Road. Go 0.8 miles to Southwick Avenue. Turn right. Nancy's Trains is 0.3 miles on the left.

Nick's Trains, Inc.
Oak Park Shopping Center
5201 Oak Park Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612

Phone: 919-881-1010


Open Monday through Saturday
Hours: 10am – 6pm

New/used toy/model trains. G/O/O-27/S/HO/N. Collectible trains. Accessories. Books. Part. Repairs.

Oak Park Shopping center is located off Glenwood Avenue, which is Highway 70 in northwest Raleigh. From the Raleigh Beltline/Interstate 440 take the US70 exit toward Durham. Hollyridge Drive is the 5th traffic light beyond the traffic lights at the exit ramps (second traffic light after you get to the top of the hill).

Todd's Train Depot
3169 Wendell Boulevard
U.S. Business 64
Wendell, NC

Phone: 919-365-5006

Hours: Tuesday–Friday: 1:00–8:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am–5:00pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

This shop specializes in O/O27 gauge (Lionel/K-Line/MTH) with some larger scale items.

From Raleigh, take US 64/264 east then follow Business 64 to Wendell. In Wendell Business 64 is Wendell Boulevard.

Toy Town Hobby Shop
507 Broad Street
Fuquay-Varina, NC

Phone: 919-577-9007
Fax: 919-577-9008

Hours: Monday–Thursday: 11:00am–6:00pm
Friday: 11:00am–7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am–3:00pm
Closed Sunday


This shop repairs and services R/C cars/trucks/planes, rockets, die-cast cars, trains, and carries a large inventory of parts. Heli parts and kits are carried.

From the Raleigh Interstate 440 Beltline, take US 1 South towards Cary/Apex. Take the exit for Highway 55 and turn left towards Holly Springs. Stay on 55 until you get to downtown Fuquay-Varina (Varina side of the tracks). The store will be down on your left across from the old Durham & Southern depot (near Ramsdell Road).

Train Buddy Products
1200 Jenkins Road
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587

Phone: 919-562-4378

Hours: Monday/Wed. — Sat: 9:00am–6:00pm
Tuesday & Sunday: Closed


The best place for beginners and modelers. (DCC) HO and N scale layouts.

DCC specialists — the full line of Digitrax and SoundTraxx products are stocked.

Authorized dealer for Digitrax, SoundTraxx, Branchline, Aristocraft, Bowser, Walthers and over 400 other manufacturers. Over 150,000 products are available to ship through Walthers, Bowser, Hobbytyme and Branchline Distributors.

DCC/sound product installation. Troubleshooting, servicing and repairs for all scales.

From downtown Raleigh proceed north on US 1 (Capital Boulevard) to Wake Forest, NC. Pass over NC 98 on US 1 (do not follow 1A) and at the second stop light turn left on to Jenkins Road (sign shows Stadium Drive to the right of US 1). The shop is the first right through the iron gates. Go towards the buildings on the hill. The shop and warehouse is co-located in the barn to the left. (If you see the Wake Forest Golf Club on your left as you travel up US 1 then turn around and turn right at the next traffic light.)

If you are a Hobby Shop stocking model trains, located within a 100 mile radius of the NC State Capitol in Raleigh and wish to be listed here, send an Email to the Webmaster providing information similar to that included above. Click on the link at the bottom of the page.

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