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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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    Glen Torrance Models
    50 Ward Dr, Youngsville, NC 27596
    If you're looking for RC model airplanes based on World War I, then Glen Torrance Models in Youngsville, NC, is the store for you! We make 1/3 scale models.
    (984) 235-0748
    Po Box 80483, Raleigh, NC 27623
    At our Hockey Club we have a year round all womens hockey league. One of the founding members of the FWHL (Florida Womens Hockey League) we play competitive hockey.
    (919) 536-9227
    204 N Aiken St, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
    XtremeNitros offers Sales Service Parts and Accessories for RC Nitro Cars, Monster Trucks, Truggys, and Buggys. Nitro Fuel , Tires, Glow Plugs, and our Full Line of Nitro Vehicles.
    (919) 630-3613
    Architectural C. Models
    502 Hawthorne Ln W, Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 363-8805
    Hobby Shop The
    1501 Ward Blvd Ste 245, Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 291-3384
    Antique Barn & Hobby Shop
    2810 Forest Hills Rd Sw, Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 237-6778
    Antique Barn & Hobby Shop
    3613 Gloucester Dr W, Wilson, NC 27893
    (252) 291-5870
    Hobby Lobby
    2800 Raleigh Road Pkwy W, Wilson, NC 27896
    (252) 265-9015
    Hobby Lobby
    760 Sutters Creek Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
    (252) 443-7087
    Hobby Lobby Stores
    750 Sutters Creek Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
    (252) 443-7085
    Southside Hobby Shop
    2115 S Slocumb St, Goldsboro, NC 27530
    (919) 739-0081
    Todd's Train Depot
    3169 Wendell Blvd, Wendell, NC 27591
    (919) 365-5006
    Hobby Leanavia
    1112 Freedom Rd, Smithfield, NC 27577
    (919) 989-3088
    Hi Tech Hobbies
    5959 Triangle Town Blvd Ste 2028, Raleigh, NC 27616
    (919) 449-0651
    Nick's Trains Inc
    5201 Oak Park Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612
    (919) 881-1010

    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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