Stack Talk – Vol.4 Issue 11


Only a few weeks to Christmas. Don’t panic!! We can help.

With only a few weeks left until Christmas, we can help with tat hard-to-buy for person on your Christmas list.


  • Gift Cards!
  • Latina Multi-Cutter Set
  • Model Maker Mini Air Compressor
  • Model kits
  • Gift Cards!
  • Pre-built Buildings, great for immediate impact!
  • Woodland Scenics Plug and Play vehicles, New!
  • Train sets for the beginner and the experienced
    • Harry Potter! General Sherman, Batman, Civil War, Disney
    • Silver Bells, Blue Thunder (Bluetooth enabled) and many more
  • Books, magazines, and videos
  • Gift Cards!
  • Tool set
  • TLR Pit mats (check out the one on our RC repair counter)
  • Venom Pro Duo LiPo/NiMH Battery Charger
  • WingTote Carryall Duffel, great for any RC hobby
  • Many new models of cars, planes, drones and boats.  Maybe it’s time for something new!
  • Latina Precision Tool Set
  • Trak-Power Digital Solder Station

These are just a few suggestions.Be sure to talk to our experts for additional information and gift ideas.

And when in doubt,, a Smoke Stack Hobby Shop gift card can be the best gift EVER!!

Just a reminder, we are open Sunday’s in December from noon-5. We will be closed December 25th and January 1st.


Stumped for Christmas gift ideas? Sometimes it’s helpful to know what others are shopping for. Here are some of our top selling items this season….


Fossil Rock Raiders Model Train Barn open house. Saturday, December 17th 11-6 and and Sunday December 18th noon-5. A model train display with over 50 trains running…with thousands on display! Memorabilia, Tools, Toys, and Antiques of all kinds! Located in Shade, Ohio. Just outside of Athens.

Stack Talk – Vol.4 Issue 10


We are now open at 342 Lincoln Ave. in Lancaster!

After months of planning and quite a few days of blood and sweat, we are now settled into our new home at 342 Lincoln Ave. in Lancaster. We are only a few short steps east of our old location – closer to Memorial Dr. (Rt. 33).

Our official ribbon cutting event was held Friday, November 11th. We had a number of loyal customers and members of the Hocking Valley Model Railroad Club in attendance.

We have nearly tripled our old size and have nearly 8,000 sq. ft. of retail space.

What are we doing with all of that space, you say? Well, most of it is occupied by retail stock. We were quite crammed in our old space. In addition to the stock, we now have the HO Hocking Valley Model RR layout on display in the front of the shop, and the Soggy Bottom Boys On30 layout on display in the larger part of the shop.

There are lots more large aircraft on display from the ceiling. And we have a big space where all of our train sets can be viewed. We also have the “Hangar” where we can conduct clinics and seminars, or you can just hang out and spend some time. There is a kid’s area with a Thomas play table available for use. And the “Canteen” where you can usually find coffee, a cookie jar, and on weekends, some fresh popcorn.

Enjoy the photos below and stop in and see our new space when you have time.


Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

We have not had a chance to have a proper grand opening sale, so we will be holding our largest sale of the year on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday November 26th.

In addition to the sale items, we will have door prizes, a model display with a People’s Choice Award, refreshments, product demos, and Christmas Trains.

Doors open at 8:00 a.m. both days

2016 Model Show

oin us the weekend of November 25th and 26th for an all scales, all categories model show.  Bring in your prized work of art and display it for everyone to see. We will hold a People’s Choice Award where viewers can vote for the model of their choice. The winner will receive a Smoke Stack Gift Card.

2016 Holiday Hours

Starting Sunday, November 27th we will begin our 2016 Holiday hours. That means we will be open on Sundays through December from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Stack Talk – Vol.4 Issue 9

The Smoke Stack Hobby Shop is moving to a new home!!!

It’s almost here!!  342 Lincoln Ave. Our Grand Opening will be Saturday, October 29th. There is still a lot to accomplish between now and then (Exterior signs, interior trim, assembling shelving, with the fair thrown in for good measure). And everything may not be nice and neat on day 1, but hang in there with us and we are sure we will have everything spic and span by the holiday’s. Be sure to visit the photo gallery for all the latest pics.


The Hocking Valley Model Railroad Club continues construction of an HO scale layout in the shop. The layout is nearing completion and is in the final stages of scenery. The road is in place and most of the buildings are on the layout. Lights are being added to some buildings and some small details are being put in place. The layout will be ready for unveiling and its inaugural run on our grand opening weekend at the new shop location. Check out the photo galleryfor all the photos showing the layout in progress.


New Christmas stock has been rolling in at a steady pace the last few weeks. Below are some selected items:

Auto World Racing Rigs Nestle’s Series

Lionel Snowflake Blow Glass Ornament

MTH Die-Cast Fire Truck

Real FX Artificial Intelligence Racing System

WING TOTE WGT345 Carryall Duffel

9-33090 Lionel The Polar Express Conductors Pocket Watch House Flag

Traxxas Slash RTR w/TQ Radio Pink


With our move to a larger building, we have reserved space for classes and seminars. We are calling this space our Hangar area and plan to give it an aeronautical theme that should remind you of an old military airfield. The Hangar area will be large enough that we can conduct classes and seminars on a variety of topics. Some examples are How To Airbrush, Building Your First Layout, Weathering Techniques, and Tuning Your R/C Car. While these are only examples, it gives you an idea of some of the topics we are planning.

Shortly after move in, we are planning our first event to be a model show. Keep watching this newsletter and our web site for additional details. We are looking forward to a very busy and entertaining Fall and Winter season.