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RE: Hobby Stores

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  • Dicarlo, Gino
    I liked the store. He all kinds of stuff. I never went there when I was a kid, but I ll say that most hobby stores hate kids in there when not accompanied by
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 28, 2004
      I liked the store.  He all kinds of stuff.  I never went there when I was a kid, but I'll
      say 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 magazine
      you got from him stunk like it.  If you're in the Capital District, check out JP's Trains
      on Route 2, just below the Latham Circle.  He has a great selection and many friendly
      people roaming around.  I've just started gathering supplies for an N-Scale layout
      and he has the best selection I've seen!
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jason C [mailto:dhc628@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 2:54 PM
      To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] (unknown)

      While I'm the first to admit that I don't care for the
      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.

      Jason Cook
      Fort Wayne, IN

      --- Gino DiCarlo <GDICARLO1@...> wrote:

      > Merry ChristmasThere was so much smoke in there, you
      > couldn't find anything!
      > Gino
      >   ----- 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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