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Morning All

Firstly apologies for this slightly OT post but i'm gonna need something to help me retain my sanity. I'm off to The big apple tomorrow for 5 days and was hoping somebody could inspire me with some info on anything model railway that i might be able to do whilst my wife and daughter are loading up my credit cards on fifth avenue


Anybody know of any good model shops or static exhibitions i might be able to visit between the endless trudging in and out of clothes and jewellery shops ?

Help me please otherwise i'll have to resign myself to sitting in starbucks with a good book.


Have a good day.

Mark
 

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You could go to Grand Central station and have your photo taken under the famous clock. There are a couple of model shops that may be of interest too. Gotham Model Trains, 240 West 35th Street. Closed Sundays. Also The Red Caboose. 23 West 45th St.
 

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Hello.
If I remember correctly Gotham Trains is on an upper floor & very easy to miss. Looks like an office suite. The Red Caboose is an interesting place with lots to see. I doubt if the owner has any idea of what he has there.
I you are prepared to travel a bit outside the city there are quite a few shops to see. Ask on the Yahoo groups like NCE-DCC or DCC4EVERYONE & they will set you right. I know there is a shop in Miniola which isn't to far outside New York.
Here is a site on which you might get some more information.
http://www.empirevalleyrr.org/

Have fun & be prepared to be very tired.
Regards.
Tony Daly.
 

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Heres some addresses for you.
Regards.
Tony.

TRAINWORLD
751 MCDONALD AVE. BROOKLYN , N.Y. 11218 718-436-7072
OPEN 7 DAYS
MONDAY-FRIDAY 10-6 EST
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10-5 EST

TRAINLAND
293 SUNRISE HWY. LYNBROOK , N.Y. 11563 516-599-7080
OPEN 7 DAYS
MONDAY-FRIDAY 10-6 EST
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10-5 EST

GOTHAM MODEL TRAINS.
240 W 35st Street.
800A New York.
212 564-0700

JANS HOBBY SHOP.
Lexington Ave.
New York.NY
212 861 5075.
 

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Glad you had a great time there. Are your suitcases bulging with new models? :)
 
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