Hobby Shop Replica

Following World War II, soldiers returned home to find new advances in aeromodeling, and some became so involved they opened their own shops. Step back in time as you enter our replica 1950s hobby shop, a place where dreams were just across the counter.

Entering the hobby shop transports visitors back to a time when the Control Line model was king.


The left side of the shop.

The right side of the shop featuring our friendly store owner, "Mel." Shopkeepers were a vital part of the hobby shop, offering advice on a variety of modeling subjects.

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