Show us Your LHS !

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  1. Airframes

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    Inspired by Chris's thread giving the sad news of his local, long established hobby store closing, I thought it would be a good idea for those of us fortunate enough to have a local store, to show us all what it's like.
    I've been fortunate in this respect for most of my life, wherever I've lived, having either a local Model Shop, or one close to my place of work, or, in the days when I was 'on the road' as a technical rep, stores in the places I visited regularly all over the country.
    Although, like most of us, I admit to using on-line outlets such as Hannant's for some of the more specialised items I might need, I'm extremely fortunate in having a little gold mine of a model shop just half a mile from where I now live which, for a relatively small shop, stocks a surprisingly large amount of kits, accessories, tools, paints and lots of other stuff too. Also, if at all possible, if an item is not in stock, Iris, the proprietor, will order it in within a few days.
    So, to start things off, here's my local shop, 'Cheshire Models'.
    Let's see your shops across the World, and always remember - Support your local shop ... Use it, or Lose it !
     

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    Great !!! :thumbright:
     
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    Mine as it used to be when I was young

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    And now a few hundred yards from its original location on stockton high street

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    Awesome! :thumbright:
     
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    Good one Karl. I think I might have been to the old shop, back in the early 1970's.
     
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    #6 pbehn, Mar 3, 2015
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    Too young for Leslie Browns Rochie?

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    Not only a great model shop with minature railway and scalectrix but THE place to buy records in the 60s early 70s
     
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    #7 pbehn, Mar 3, 2015
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    Woolworths was also great for models until it moved to the "new" centre.
     
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    #8 rochie, Mar 3, 2015
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    Wow I totally forgot about Leslie Brown's !
    Thanks mate
     
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    My wife works with young "Mr Brown"s wife.
     
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    My very first Hobby Shop was my father's! He owned his very own store right on our property. Sadly he sold it to a larger model store and the building was torn down in 2005. The pics are the store, the truck my father used for deliveries with us kids on the running board (I'm on the right) and my father with his 'product'. This is about 1966.

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    Here's a link to one of LHS stores in Toronto. Too many pictures to post but heres a link. THe store has a great selection of paint and often has resin add-on for aircraft such as wheels, etc. There are two floors chocked full of model kits a main floor and a basement.

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    This is my (not so) local Hobby Shop, Bayshore Hobbies. This place is a gold mine!

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    Will get interior pictures when I get out there next and if Bob allows.
     
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    This is a good idea, unfortunately I buy 100% online
     
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    There was a time once when I could buy a model kit in local bookshop or toy store in my home town. It's a long time since this is not the case, so for years now if I want to buy a kit I have to make a 30km trip to Belgrade. Apart from offering one may find at toy departments in large shopping malls (mostly Revell products), there are two excellent specialized hobby shops that I know of. I usually buy my stuff at M-Hobby. They also have an option for online ordering, so I don't have to go there myself each time. It never occurred to me to take a picture of the place so here's one photo from their website.
     

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    Here's the link to my local, younger than I thought, only been in business since '92....

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    You guys are lucky, my closest shop is about 45min-1hr away in city traffic.
     
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    I don't think that's the one I thought you meant when you told me about it some time ago. The one I used to visit when in Glasgow was down by Glasgow Cross, a couple of streets up. Can't remember the name of the street, as last time I was there was probably around 1990, but I thought the shop was Jamieson's too.
     
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    I think, that there might, be another two in Glasgow, can't remember the name at the moment, need to google it...:lol:
     
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