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North Raleigh Model Railroad Club

Research Triangle Park 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 Description & How to Get There

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–7:00pm
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

class="tnj">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.

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

Phone: 919-881-1010


Open Monday through Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Our shop is filled with new, used, and collectible toy and model trains and train accessories, primarily in G, O, O-27, HO, and N gauges.  We also stock many parts, books, tools, paints, and hobby supplies.  We order at least weekly, so special orders are no problem.  We buy used and collectible trains, train accessories, and other toys. 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).

Piedmont Model Railroad Park Store
Cary Towne Center
1105 Walnut Street
Cary, NC 27511

Phone: 919-931-0946

Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 noon – 5:00pm
Saturday: 12:00 noon – 6:00pm
Closed Sunday & Monday


Operated by the Piedmont Railroad Museum & Library, Inc. a.k.a. P{ioedmont Model Railroad Park, This shop features all ascales of model railroading from N, HO, S, O and G.

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: Wed. — Fri.: 10:00am–6:00pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Closed: Sunday — Tuesday


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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Last updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2020


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