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Everybody has a hobby, a pastime that they do for fun or relaxation in their spare time. Hobby and model stores are set up to serve creative hobby enthusiasts, but different stores serve different needs. Some are set up to serve craft hobbies, like sewing and other artists projects, while others are set up to serve model hobbies. The following are common terms found in the hobby industry.

  • Scale Modeling – A modeling form where real life items are represented in miniature form, such as cars, trucks and airplanes. Made from either wood or plastic they have to be assembled by the hobbyist. Scale modeling has become incredibly intricate with the development of computer technology and some train displays include very accurate representations of towns and buildings down to very small details.
  • Military modeling – A subset of scale modeling that refers to reconstructing military equipment such as tanks, ships and airplanes. It also refers to soldier figurines.
  • Model engineering – Refers to building working models of machinery, like a working combustible engine for a truck or a steam engine for a train. Because this hobby requires large and expensive tools it has declined in popularity, but there are internet website that cater to it.
  • Model Supply – A type of shop that caters mostly to making scale model replicas of cars, trains and airplanes. They often supply special tools and paints. Sometimes these shops offer special discounts since they often deal directly with manufacturers.
  • Expositions – Events where hobbyists and dealers can get together and show off their crafts, as well as trade and sell good. These can be small, city-centered events or huge statewide, regional or national events.
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    Hobby Magic
    2601 E South St, Orlando, FL 32803
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    (407) 427-1445
    User Review: "Andy rocks!!!!!!!! this guy is one of the best in the business by far. Very helpful"
    ME Hobbies
    1904 Oak Grove Blvd, Lutz, FL 33559
    Here at ME Hobbies, we take pride in providing the best services and satisfying our customer needs. We specialize in Hobby Shop, Hobby Shop, Hobby Store, Toys, Toy Store, Hobby Items, Craft Store, Art
    (813) 949-3500
    Graves RC Hobbies
    4814 N Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32810
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    (407) 294-5699
    User Review: "Very helpful and knowlagable about products also very friendly staff" - RICK (FL)
    Miami Trains /Hobby Shop
    9035 Americana Rd Ste 18, Vero Beach, FL 32966
    (772) 770-1823
    Hobby Lobby Center 474
    3615 S Florida Ave Ste 1110, Lakeland, FL 33803
    (863) 648-5053
    Tropical Hobby Shop Inc.
    1386 E Vine St, Kissimmee, FL 34744
    (407) 518-5018
    The Hobby Shop
    3835 Tamiami Trl, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
    (941) 625-5524
    Riverside Hobbies
    250 Sebastian Blvd Ste 7, Sebastian, FL 32958
    (772) 581-4778
    Esprit Model
    1240 Clearmont St Ne Ste 12, Palm Bay, FL 32905
    (321) 729-4287
    The Hobby Shop
    4590 Babcock St Ne, Palm Bay, FL 32905
    (321) 821-4928
    Ernie's Hobby Shop
    631 S Apollo Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901
    (321) 724-5257
    Hobby & Smoke Shop
    1922 S Babcock St, Melbourne, FL 32901
    (407) 346-5064
    Trf Trains & Mnt Hobbies
    2715 S Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901
    (321) 241-4997
    Train House The
    5308 Orange Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 34947
    (772) 466-5250
    1684 Target Ct, Fort Myers, FL 33905
    (239) 275-9700

    Hobby shops are stores that sell kits to construct models of transportation vehicles. The most common kits will be for cars, trucks, airplanes and trains. Some models will be just a figure. A rocket ship or military model are also examples of hobby kits found at commercial hobby stores. Upon completion, these miniature models can simply be displayed throughout the house or on a rack. Cars, trucks, airplanes and trains could also be sold in kits that you build yourself. Some model kits would allow the object to be radio controlled upon completion. The purpose of these hobbies is to use the wood and materials provided in the kit to craft the miniature model. When it’s completed, it can be painted like the picture included on the box. You may also choose to customize and paint a completely different design. When looking for a hobby center and dealer in your town, there will likely be larger chain stores as well as local shops to choose from. Chain stores generally have a larger supply and may have some items cheaper than the local independently owned shops. Meanwhile, the local shop may have access to specific items that the larger chain stores wouldn’t have. An internet search can help find the best shop for your hobby needs. Just remember, sometimes the local stores don’t have a website, however they may still carry the materials you’re looking for. When something gets outdated, the manufacturer might give a discount to the shop allowing them to sell it to you for a wholesale discount. These shops are useful for most hobbies that involve constructing models or miniatures.
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