About Us

The Smoke Stack Hobby Shop in Lancaster, Ohio has 38 years in the business of providing hobbyists with the right tools for their particular hobby.  The Smoke Stack Hobby Shop started as a model train shop and quickly included plastic models, branching out now to include all-things R/C.  Our storefront boasts a large variety of new releases, plus hard-to-find out of production items.

That’s the best part of our Hobby Shop, browsing the store for hidden gems and talking with our long-standing and newly found customers.  We have customers (and employees) who’ve been with us since the beginning.  In 2013, we were lucky enough to take the reigns from the founding owner and we’re committed to keeping the best of what has become a local institution with a loyal following while bringing some fresh air, and new ideas to the business.

One of those ideas is this website!  We wanted an easy way for you – our on-line customer – who may not be able to drive-by, notice something interesting in our window and pull off the road to come inside.  Or that now pushing-50’ish man who bought his first model airplane and is now returning to buy that 36 inch wingspan RC plane.  We want you to enjoy browsing our shop through this website and experience some of the fun we have everyday.

We’ll put the best of our shop on the website, it’s up to you to check back occasionally to see what we’ve uncovered.

Don’t hesitate to call or email with suggestions or to ask one of our specialists a question.  We always have used items on hand—so give us a call if you need something particular.  We’ll be glad to browse the shelves for you and see what we can find.

We carry all scales of model trains along with structures, scenery tools, track, and layout accessories.

We have a vast array of plastic model kits from military and commercial aircraft to armor, boats, cars and trucks, science and science fiction.  We have accessories, paints, and glue and can order most any fine scale detail parts required.  We even offer custom model building services.

We also carry a full line of radio control planes, helicopters,drones,  cars and trucks along with a comprehensive supply of parts to support them.  We offer repair and tuning of all R/C products we stock.

We have rockets, kites, and many items suitable to children.

And for those of you who ARE able to stroll into our shop, we are located at 368 Lincoln Ave., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

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