Doug learned from the best and has been working at SMS since our Dad first bought the business. Doug knows all about trains and all the other hobbies.
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 believe having a hobby is important!
We think having a hobby like model railroading, or model kit building, or any other kind of creative hobby makes 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 your job or school performance. We have heard that our 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.
Everyone at Scale Model Supplies speaks "hobby-speak" so we can 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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