The Smoke Stack Hobby Shop is moving to a new home!!!
Some of you may have heard the rumors, and we are pleased to announce they are true. The SSHS will be moving to a larger facility sometime this fall. It is located only a block away from our current location, but will be almost three times the size. The building is currently undergoing renovations and once they near completion, we will be able to announce our moving date.
The Hocking Valley Model Railroad Club will be joining us at our new location and they have plans for a large, 2-level layout (approx 35 ft. x 15 ft.) highlighting the south-central Ohio area.
We also expect to have a large O-scale layout in place, a rock crawling pit, an area reserved for classes and real-time building (how to airbrush, how to lay track, building models, etc.), and many more features which we will announce down the road.
This new home for the SSHS will dovetail nicely into our 40th year anniversary in 2017. We at the shop are very excited at all the possibilities ahead and want to thank all our customers for helping make this possible!!
The Hocking Valley Model Railroad Club continues construction of an HO scale layout in the shop. The layout benchwork and mountain have been painted black. Next up is scenery. Check out the photo gallery for all the photos showing the layout in progress.
3rd Annual Smoke Stack Hobby Shop Field Trip
This event is now sold out!
This year’s big event will be on August 20th. We will be visiting Bellevue, Ohio to visit the Mad River and Nickel Plate Railroad Museum. For all who have booked the trip, we’ll be sending information to you in the next week.
From Bachmann we have the 36505 E-Z Command Dynamis Wireless DCC Controller. This controller features two-way wireless infrared operation, constant digital information updates of handset command to
locomotive, and of locomotive performance back to handset, and joystick control for locomotive selection and speed.
It supports programming on the main, 14, 28 or 128 speed steps, full CV programming and much more.
Atlas C420 Phase 2B – Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway #365
ALCO built a total of 131 Century 420 locomotives between 1963 and 1969, when the builder ceased all new locomotive production.
Powered by a 12-cylinder, turbocharged, 2,000-hp 251-series prime mover, the C420’s direct competitor in 1963 was the EMD GP18. In fact, EMD did not offer a 12-cylinder, 2,000-hp prime mover until the GP39 model was produced in 1969. The shorter 12-cylinder engine block allowed the C420 to have its distinctive set-back cab and extended short hood.
The first road to purchase the C420 was the Lehigh & Hudson River, with its first two units built in 1963. The largest fleet was purchased by the Long Island Railroad, with 30 units built between 1963 and 1968. All were equipped with a high short hood which housed a steam generator for passenger service. Over time, the largest fleet of C420s was amassed by the Louisville & Nashville. While only 26 units were purchased new, their total fleet grew to well over 60 units through mergers and acquisitions. The C420 can still be found in daily service today in the US. Currently the largest fleet of C420s is operated by the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad.
This run of Atlas C420 Locomotives feature Phase 2 versions, featuring both Low & High Nose models. Early phase 2 locomotives feature phase 1-style walkways/sills with stanchions mounted into the top walkway deck (referred to as “Phase 2a” models). Later phase 2 locomotives feature a revised configuration where the stanchions are mounted to the sides of the sill (referred to as “Phase 2b” models). Phase 2a production ran from December 1964 through September 1965. Phase 2b units were produced from December 1965 through the end of C420 locomotive production in August 1968.
- Flat or “step” pilots used where appropriate
- Long hood with or without dynamic brake used where appropriate
- 3,100 or 2,400 gallon fuel tank used when appropriate per road name
- Separately-applied coupler cut levers
- Painted safety rails
- Dual flywheels
- Directional lighting
- Blackened metal wheels
- Scale Speed motor
A lot of new model kits have recently arrived. Among them are:
WW2 Liberty Ship Jeremiah O’Brien (Trumpeter)
1:32 Duo Discus (Revell)
Ferrari FXX K (Tamiya)
’69 Chevy Nova “Yenko” (Revell)
’57 Ford Gasser (Revell)
’80 Dodge Ramcharger (Revell)
UH-72A Lakota (Revell)
Timber 1.5m BNF Basic
Make the world your runway with the amazing Timber™ 1.5m BNF® Basic park flyer. It comes equipped with an unbeatable combination of features that let everyone from newer pilots to expert sticks enjoy a versatile, sport-flying experience unlike any other.
Sport Aerobatics, Off-Field Adventure, Float Plane Fun-It Does it All
If you’ve been looking for a great, all-around park flyer that’s up for anything, and can be flown almost anywhere, this is it. Its innovative design combines the spirited performance of a sport plane with the versatility of a bush plane so you really can have it all.
Tundra-Style Landing Gear or EDO-Style Floats-Both are Included!
Spitfire Mk XIV 1.2M BNF Basic
Finally, Great Britain had a fighter that outclassed every weapon its foe could throw at it: the Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV. Even when menacing rockets and jets attempted to scorch the land, heroic pilots strapped into their Griffon-powered Spits to topple them. The new E-flite® Spitfire Mk XIV 1.2m has been developed to deliver great warbird performance and agility in addition to the distinctive elegance only possible with a Spitfire.
The E-flite® Spitfire Mk XIV1.2m is a full-house park flyer that combines an unmistakable warbird with an impressive features list. An authentic trim scheme, big five-blade propeller, functional four-panel flaps and electric retracts are just a few of finely tuned details. Construction with Z-Foam™ material keeps the overall weight low and airframe durability high for enhanced performance in all aspects. Industry-leading DSMX® 2.4GHz control and specially tuned AS3X® technology deliver flight performance similar to that of an expertly set up model many times its size. Built-in SAFE® Select technology is a programming-free option you can activate during the bind process. With SAFE Select turned on you get a super-stable model with the security of envelope protection and self-leveling flight which can practically eliminate first-flight jitters. There is also a program-free option to assign SAFE Select to a transmitter switch so that you can take advantage of the system the instant you need a hand. Whether you’re an intermediate pilot or scale aficionado, the formidable elegance of WWII British air superiority is yours to unleash.
Taxxas 56036-4 E-Revo RTR w/TQi 2.4GHz Waterproof ESC
- TQi 2.4GHz radio system
- EVX-2TM 16.8-volt FWD/REV electronic speed control
- Dual Titan® 550 motors
- Dual digital waterproof steering servos deliver 125 oz-in of torque & 0.16-sec transit time
- Innovative chassis design with integrated dual battery compartments
- Quick release battery doors
- Battery cooling vents
A-7D/E Corsair II (Hasagawa)
USS Fort Worth LCS-3 (Trumpeter)
Mod Rod (AMT)
One of our customers is currently doing some research into organizing an O scale train club in the Lancaster area. If you would be interested in joining with others to design and build a layout, please let us know. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your interest, call us at 740-653-0404, or stop in and chat about the great possibilities.