If we don't have it, we'll find it for you!
Welcome to Hobby Central Train Station
This website is your one-stop shop for all the information and supplies you need to get started with building your own Model Railroad. We are a small family-owned company located in Virginia, with a team that works hard and dreams big! We offer all the relevant services, information, and supplies that model railroaders require. We have been standing strong in business since 1990 and we strive to support every model railroad hobbyist who is working to achieve perfection.
We first started with a website designed to spread information about the great hobby of model railroading that we enjoyed so much. Since then, we have shared hundreds of pages of content and tutorials to help guide model railroad hobbyists to build their dream layouts.
After providing all the information and techniques required, we then felt that we could help our readers even more if we could provide them with a special personalized online shop where they could find and buy all the model railroad supplies that they need, easily, and for reasonable prices. From train sets, to model train building kits, wiring, electronics, scenery, tools and all the accessories, we have it all in the store for you. If we don't have it in stock, we can order it for you.
All our model railroad supplies, information, and recommendations, are brought under one single roof. So, you will not have to look at different stores for different supplies. You will find everything in our online train store to build your model railroad. You cannot find another model railroad supply store online that has the breadth and volume of information, tutorials, guides, and educational material combined with all the necessary products all under one roof in one single store. We connect products that you see on the informational BYMRR site to a place where you can easily review and purchase them based on the information provided. We focus on user convenience, service, information, good quality and good prices. Our goal is to make this store your number one resource for model railroad information and supplies.
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More About This Site
Our Model Railroad Hobby Center is an online store that grew out of the BYMRR informational site that helps you learn all about model railroading. It was authored by experienced model train enthusiasts who wanted to share their knowledge, information, and experience with others in a way that would be easy to read and understand, that would be comprehensive, and that would inspire them to want to build their own train layouts, or to perhaps join a club that was involved in the hobby or to become an established model railroad hobbyist.
Over the years, the cost of building your own model railroad has become admittedly and clearly somewhat expensive. So naturally, we can't afford to spend money on things that don't work. The best we can do is spend our money on the best resources possible.
The number of brick and mortar model railroad hobby stores are dwindling with time. So, we see a greater need to provide you with the supplies online. The problem with buying online is that you cannot actually hold and view the products like you would be able to do in a regular hobby shop. So even though you can see a picture of it, after buying an item, the quality can differ. It is almost like taking a leap of faith. But with our online train store, you can get recommendations from the experts who know the ins-and-outs of every product and then make your purchase decisions accordingly.
1) We provide an extra layer of experience and knowledge about the items, so you know that what you are getting is the best quality available for a reasonable price.
2) We provide the absolute best customer service available, even at our own loss if necessary.
3) If, for any reason, the item doesn't work for you within 30 days, you get your money back.
4) We provide you with all the knowledge and information you need to build your own model railroad.
5) Special orders and bundles are available for the asking at discounted prices.
Information and Supplies
We have everything you need...
to build your own, well-designed, fully operational, beautiful, artistic, advanced, three-dimensional model railroad in your own home, or with your club. We can help you with all the necessary information, resources, supplies and products.
We will not sell anything to a friend or colleague if we don't believe it will work for him in the way he or she expected. And we will gladly take it back if it doesn't for a full refund.
Thank You for Visiting
I hope you will come back again often for both information and supplies. If you have any concerns, please let us know so we can fix things for you as soon as possible. And don't forget to tell your friends about the great service you received here.
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Greg Warth, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine at vbpm1.com
Editor, The Local, the official newsletter of the Mid-Eastern Region of the NMRA
Editor, Tracks, the official newsletter for Building Your Model Railroad
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