RE: Hobby Stores
MessageI liked the store. He all kinds of stuff. I never went there when I was a kid, but I'llsay that most hobby stores hate kids in there when not accompanied by an adult.Mohawk Railroad is like that! There was just a ton of smoke and every magazineyou got from him stunk like it. If you're in the Capital District, check out JP's Trainson Route 2, just below the Latham Circle. He has a great selection and many friendlypeople roaming around. I've just started gathering supplies for an N-Scale layoutand he has the best selection I've seen!Gino-----Original Message-----While I'm the first to admit that I don't care for the
From: Jason C [mailto:dhc628@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] (unknown)
cigar smoke, I'd like to offer a different perspective
on Glen. I started going to his shop from my home in
Ballston when I was around 15 or so. He never treated
my poorly or rudely, always shared tips on railfanning
and what had been spotted around Mohawk recently.
He also offered something that was essential to a
teenager earning money washing dishes at night and on
the weekends: Layaway. I purchased a number of Atlas
D&H locomitives from him; S-4's, RS-11's, C424's, etc.
He also made sure to stock local interest items
longer than is common in this era of limited runs.
Since I left the area in late 1992, I've always made
it a point to stop in there on my trips home. He
always asks how things are going in Indiana as he
remembers that that is where I settled after leaving
the Marine Corps, thanks me for coming back to visit,
and shakes my hand. Not too bad when you consider
that some of the visits were 2-3 years apart. I will
miss stopping in there on my trips home. It was
always a good excuse to swing by Lakeside for a
donut(s) and cider on my way to Mohawk and Scotia.
Fort Wayne, IN
--- Gino DiCarlo <GDICARLO1@...> wrote:
> Merry ChristmasThere was so much smoke in there, you
> couldn't find anything!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Stephen G. Myers
> To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2004 6:31 PM
> Subject: [FJGRailroad] (unknown)
> I see the train store on Mohawk Avenue in Scotia,
> NY is going out of business. He must have been a
> millionaire because I never saw anyone there and he
> hated kids.
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