Thanksgiving is only a week away, and that means Black Friday is hot on its heels. We will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. This issue is devoted to helping you with your shopping list. As our staff likes to say, if you can’t find something cool in our shop, you haven’t looked hard enough! So why not take a break from battling the masses at those big box stores and stop in to a small, friendly, local shop. Grab a cup of coffee, a hot chocolate, a cookie, or some popcorn and spend some time in a relaxing environment where we are always glad to see you.
We will have some really nice Black Friday specials going on in the shop. Be sure to grab one of our flyers when you come in so you don’t miss out on the deals in R/C cars and Aircraft, Trains, and Models. Or check our web site at http://www.smokestackhobby.com to see our specials posted there.
We have a large assortment of train sets in N, HO, O and G scales. Some are Christmas themed and some are based on real railroad prototypes. If you plan on a train around your tree, we also have a very nice assortment of Christmas themed buildings, rolling stock, and accessories. We even have a beautiful MTH O scale locomotive and caboose set in Christmas theme. Put them under your tree and pull your holiday cars behind them. Below are some examples. Click each image for a larger view.
R/C cars are in stock and we have one of the largest assortments in Central Ohio. As of this writing, we have over 100 vehicles in stock!! And we have some great Black Friday specials to go with them. Below is a shot of our car wall showing a sampling of what we have to choose from.
For the modeler on your shopping list, we have a great selection of model kits from cars and planes to armor and sci-fi. We also have all the tools any hobbyist would love to see in their stocking. Paint brushes, paint, files, hobby knifes, and a host of other tools too numerous to mention. Below are some of our new kits in stock and a shot of our hobby tools area.
For the R/C flyer, we have a wide array of drones and planes to choose from. Small indoor drones are all the rage this season and easily fit in a stocking (or a nice big box for that “surprise” effect). We have small drones starting at $30. Of course, we also have the super sophisticated drones with the latest high-def cameras and software for the serious hobbyist.
For the fixed wing flyers, we have aircraft that are beginner friendly (the Delta Ray) up to the advanced, super fast aircraft (the Rare Bear). We even have some that will fly their own patterns and land themselves!
These are just a few gift ideas for that special someone on your list. Or maybe you are looking for a gift for yourself? And when you are stumped, a Smoke Stack Gift card is always a special gift!
Just arrived is the Xiro (pronounced “zero”) Xplorer V with 1080P camera and 3-axis gimbal. This black beauty has brushless motors, Return to Home, and Intelligent Orientation Control mode, up to 16 way point flights, and safety features that will allow it to try and reconnect in the event of a disconnect from the transmitter, and failing that, will auto land itself to prevent damage.
Also just in are these 1:18 scale R/C Wasteland vehicles from Dromida. They come in a truck or buggy version. Wasteland vehicles are fast, agile and as rugged as off-road. But what makes them different from any other vehicle is the foam dart launcher.
Load ammunition. Acquire a target. Maneuver into range. Push the fire control button on your radio—and watch as your dart streaks 10, 20, even 30 feet toward your target. If you score a hit, nobody gets hurt. If you miss, just reload and try again.
You can be ready to move out fast, because it arrives assembled and mission-ready right out of the box. It’s fully equipped, too, from “AA” batteries for the radio to three fast-flying foam darts.
Get this train running around your tree!! The Holiday Express Set becomes an animated winter wonderland with eight moving figures and 25 working lights. A special sound unit provides constant chugging (easily shut-off with the mute button) and individual controls so you can hear Santa’s Ho, ho, ho, or All Aboard, then blow the whistle and ring the bell as the train pulls out. The set comes with a handsome 4-4-0 loco, with an elf ringing the bell and old St. Nick waving to all the good boys and girls on his route. Aboard the Tree Top Tender, a hard-working elf passes logs to the boiler, while his partner hides in the toolbox. On the Candy Dancer, two elves work the pump while the roof top decorations twirl. At the rear is the Toy Shop Caboose, where toy soldiers march into Santa’s bag under the watchful eyes of two more elves. The cars and loco come fully assembled in holiday colors, and a 51-1/2 x 70-1/2″ oval of New Style Track, controller, track clip and transformer are all included to start the fun.
Another new item is this Venom Pro Duo LiPo/NiMh battery charger. It can 1-6 cell lithium batteries and/or 1-15 cell NiMH or NiCD batteries. It even includes two extra long balance leads for safe charging in a LiPo sack
We also have a number of new model kits in stock. Some of the new items include the iconic Chariot from Lost in Space, a Krupp 21cm. Morser, a Russian Kraz-260, a Panzerhaubitze 2000, Anakin’s Podracer, a Ukraine Kraz-6446 Tractor, and a Renault FT.
Saturday, December 5th is National Lionel Train Day. Lionel is celebrating 115 years of bringing trains and joy to families around the world. As part of the national celebration, The Smoke Stack Hobby Shop will be celebrating Lionel from 10:00 a.m. to noon. We will have wristbands and paper hats for the kids. If you have a unique or really cool Lionel item, please bring it in to show off to everyone. We will photograph it and highlight it on our web site and in our next newsletter. So mark December 5th on your calendar, polish up that Lionel train or accessory, and bring it in to the shop and share your story with us!
We know parking can sometimes be a challenge in our small lot. If you pull in and it is full, just circle around the building and park in the lot next to the Rush Creek General Store. We are only a short walk away.
Give us a try. We know you have lots of choices and we truly appreciate when our customers shop local. And on Black Friday, keep calm and carry on!!
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Smoke Stack Hobby Shop!!