Originally Posted by Godawgz360
Went to Crossville to see the model railroads they have set up in the outlet mall yesterday. Pretty cool place. Layouts from G scale all the way down to Z. Finally got to show my girlfriend a layout in person and she seemed pretty interested so that’s always a plus. The local hobby shop was closed so we drove to Knoxville to Dan’s Trains. Not realizing the time, we arrived right at 5pm when they are supposed to close, but Randy (the owner I assume) was nice enough to tell us to come on in and spent the next 30 mins talking to me about the area I plan to model, different products out now and model railroading in general. Although I have nothing to run on it or a power pack, I bought a Kato starter pack of track from him for taking the time for us after a long drive. I will definitely go back and get there well before 5 next time. If you’re in the Knoxville area, stop and check out Dan’s Trains and strike up a conversation with Randy and check out his great little shop.
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Welcome to the forum. I’m glad to see that you found Dan’s Trains and met Randy. He is a great guy and very helpful in all areas of the hobby.
There is also Hobby Town in Farragut, at the Turkey Creek center. I don’t know if they still sell train stuff. Haven’t been there in years. Don’t like the traffic out there. I moved back here from being on Long Island for 9 years and had enough of it lol. Dan’s is only a short drive from me.
Very nice scratch built building! You will have a great looking layout in no time, I’m sure.
If you get time, visit the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. They also have layouts in all scales and a Garden RR as well.
Keep us posted on your progress.