Bruce has about 30 years of experience working at SMS and loves hobbies and knows the store inventory very well. He is the 3rd Gardner family member to own and operate Scale Model Supplies.
Scale Model Supplies
Rodger Gardner bought Scale Model Supplies in 1982 when it was located at 523 Lexington Avenue, on the first floor of a duplex. Some of our older customers remember our Dad and the old shop -- and how small it was!
Soon the business grew and a larger building was needed, so the business was moved not very far away to 458 N. Lexington Avenue (previously a bowling alley). This larger location allowed for a much larger inventory, including new hobby items, such as slot cars, die cast items, more model kits, plus stamp and coin collecting products, memorabilia, and even dollhouses! Our Dad is gone now, but the business is still family-owned.
We think having a hobby is important!
Having a hobby can make you a more well-rounded person. It's been said that having a hobby can lower stress – and increase eye-hand coordination, patience, and attention-to-detail -- things that often help to improve job or school performance. We have also heard that soldiers and veterans with PTSD enjoy model kit-building because it's creative and allows the mind to focus intently on one task, which is very therapeutic. We think hobbies also sharpen one's analytical skills and give a sense of accomplishment leading to higher levels of self-esteem. That's why hobbies are great for kids -- and everyone, really. Having a hobby opens the door to a lifetime of learning and enjoyment.
The staff at Scale Model Supplies are ready to help you find a great gift for a hobby enthusiast, or be your "one-stop-shop" for a hobby you already enjoy. Please stop in to say hello the next time you are in our area.
Scale Model Supplies at its current location:
458 N. Lexington Parkway
(one block south of Metro Green Line)
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