Unsurpassed Knowledge from Nearly 20 Years in the Chicago Train Shop Business

With nearly 20 years of experience in the business, we have gathered an almost encyclopedic knowledge about trains and train sets. This knowledge and passion is what sets the store apart from others. It is important to carry a comprehensive stock to cover each and every single SKU for train sets, building toys, slot cars, and other hobby models and figurines. All of that knowledge, advice, and know-how would go to waste if a customer could not find what they needed or were looking for.

Here you will find the largest inventory of trains, specialty toys and hobby supplies in the Chicagoland Area. Whether you visit our store in person or use our online shopping page, you will be amazed at our selection.

Trains, Trains and more Trains!

We are one of Chicagoland’s largest hobby shops with one of the most complete selection of trains in any scale, everything from G to Z!

O/027 gauge and G gauge electric trains. Find ready to run complete train sets to those hard to find specialty engines all in one place. If you engineer isn’t ready for an electric set, we have one of the largest inventories of wooden and plastic trains. Famous names like Thomas the Tank Engine, BRIO, Whittle, Nucci, Maple Landmark and Dinosaur Trains. Click on the SHOP NOW icon to see what great brands we stock, sell and service.

We are more than just Trains!

We have toys too. In fact, we have one of the largest selections of toys in Illinois. Playmobil, LEGO, Cobi, Breyer Horses, Calico Critters, plastic animals, rubber band guns, cap guns, wind-up toys and so much more. We have something for any girl or boy. Click on the SHOP NOW icon to see what great brands we stock and sell,

We are more than just Trains and Toys!

We have hundreds of models to choose from. Starting with the easy snap together kits for beginners to more complicated kits for experienced modelers. Our selection varies from model cars, airplanes, tanks, ships, rockets pinewood derby, dinosaurs and even body parts. Click On the SHOP NOW icon to view your next project!

We are much more than just Trains, Toys and Models!

We stock an incredible array of hobby paints, over 5,000 colors! As well as hobby tools, glues, and air brushes to finish your projects no matter how big or small. Click on the SHOP NOW icon to view these great helpful products.

Our commitment to personalized service….

Let our many years of knowledge help you get started or advance your hobby to the next level. We maintain regular business hours, so we are available to answer your questions. No question is too stupid or goofy, that’s how we all learn, sometimes thru error and experimentation, so let our experience assist you. Just call or click on the “I NEED AN ANSWER” to see some of the more FAQ’s. We are here to help.

We’ve got it! We just need to find it! Our selection is so varied and huge; our biggest task sometimes is locating it! Once you enter this website, click on the STORE TOUR icon and you’ll see what we mean!

So have fun shopping at one of Illinois’ largest and certainly one of Chicagoland’s largest hobby shop.