Friday, July 26, 2013

Hobby Shop: Dollhouses, Trains and More

 300 Entrada Dr  Novato, CA 94949 415.883.0388  open 7 days a week

DOLLHOUSES, TRAINS and MORE is a rather decent shop. It has enough train gear to get a guy into trouble if he's so inclined. :)  The N scale selection is rather small, but they do have scenery products and the like and enough rail and rail related offerings to make a trip worthwhile when I'm in the area.

They have a little bit in a lot of scales, so if you're looking for garden rail or HO or O, you may want to venture in if you're rolling up highway 101 and have a little time.

Don't expect a TRAIN SHOP amount of product, however. This is a shop with more than just trains on the mind. It features a huge dollhouse and Christmas building selection, so the trains are just part of the scene.

They also had a rash of thefts and adopted a card entry membership to avoid being a target. So, be prepared to be stopped at the door when you enter and asked for your membership card.  If you don't have one, the process is painless - a mere showing of a drivers licensee so they can make a card for you.

All in all, it's worth checking out. 


  1. Wow, those big train scare me!! May I know the price for them?

    1. Love the larger scales, but the money and space needed for them make them out of my range. :)
      I'm not 100% sure about the price. I know that the range can go well past $1,000USD. One on the site is $1,500USD. Big bucks.
      I know someone that runs O scale and he can drop $900 to $1200 per train. Crazy.

    2. Woo, so expensive! But the Japanese HO Scale train is even more expensive than that!