Re: [BULK] [FJGRailroad] Hobby Store
- I'm glad to see someone else remembers Chamberlains !Dave
Dick Ryall <dryall@...> wrote:
Chamberlains in Johnstown, near Smallays Theatre, we used to ride
our bikes over from Gloversville.
> Saul Kalbfeld wrote:
> RE: I remember a hobby shop on West Fulton just past the 4 corners,
> but I
> don't remember one in the Kingsboro Hotel area.
> Burt Morse's hobby store originally was in the basement of the
> Kingsboro Hotel. There was a street entrance, stairs down on the left
> side of the main entrance to the hotel. This was probably around 1952
> when I first took an interest in trains. He had TT scale, I remember,
> which is now almost obsolete and was sized between today's N scale and
> HO. He moved to the store to the store front below the WENT studio
> about 1953. I remember he had a great stock of Varney kits. The store
> later became Rossbach (sp ?) Shoes.
> Strauss Stores on South Main also had Lionel and Marx trains. Makes
> you realize that every home in town that had boys and a Christmas
> tree had a train going round and round. Also makes you realize that
> train sets must have been hot consumer items then, sort of like Play
> Stations and X Boxes today.
> I had a Marx going round the Hannukah Bush,
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