Model railroading is a timeless hobby. It's a favorite pastime that has been shared by fathers and sons, grandparents and grandchildren, and friends young and old. Everyone remembers their first train set!
Here at Hillsboro Hobby Shop, we carry many major brands of railroad stock, materials and equipment, to satisfy your individual preferences and needs. All price ranges, skills, and scales are available. We have train kits that are all inclusive with everything you need to set it up. These complete sets are great to go around the Christmas tree or set up for any special occasion. We also carry individual components to build your own layout with your choice of scale, rolling stock and scenery.
We stock and order sets and rolling stock, from many manufacturers, including Athearn, Lionel, Round House, Accu-rail, and many more. We have several major distributors like Walthers, Horizon Hobby, Arizona Trains, and Great Planes, allowing us to find “out of stock” parts or special orders specific models and get them here quickly. We like special orders!
If you need help with your layout, we have skilled staff to advise you. Talk to us about your interests, so we can best help you determine what era to build. Take a look at our HO layout in the window to get some ideas on how and what to build.
Tips on type of track to use, building, maintenance, and much more are just a question away. We also carry several resource materials, on how to build your tables, lay and wire your track, building your scenery and setting up your system.
To complete your layout, check out our large inventory of buildings, scale people, animals, fences, trestles, trees, tunnels, and building materials. We carry several manufacturers’ accessories, supplies and equipment including, power supplies, scenery, track in most scales, cork, sound systems, and much more.
We also carry a large selection of balsa wood, scale lumber, plywood, glues, paints, plaster and fasteners to finish off your layout. Pick up the latest magazine or resource book to help get new ideas and build your layout. Wherever you go in the hobby-from buying your first set to building your dream layout-we're here to help you every step of the way.