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stonysmith - Thu 22 Sep - 22:37

Caboose Hobbies is saying there will be another announcement soon.

rvn2001 - Tue 20 Sep - 12:21

Ellen's Mother passed away a little before 9am E.D.T. this morning.

shamoo737 - Fri 2 Sep - 14:49

The prices I see are higher then ebay

soccrdad30 - Fri 2 Sep - 08:00

Caboose Hobbies are now at 50% off!!! The Z and other items are going quick! Caboose Hobbies

stonysmith - Thu 25 Aug - 21:45


t.edmunds - Thu 25 Aug - 09:39

Happy Birthday Stony :p

ejshelton - Wed 17 Aug - 20:13

Very sad news :(

soccrdad30 - Tue 16 Aug - 21:29

Caboose Hobbies, is closing and it is official. Caboose Hobbies Closing

markm - Tue 9 Aug - 19:08

Not really news:http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160106/NJBIZ01/160109902/atlas-model-railroad-co-acquires-blma-models-inc

soccrdad30 - Mon 8 Aug - 21:29

Holly Cow! Maybe Atlas is getting serious about Z?

HoboTim - Mon 8 Aug - 17:00

Breaking News! ATLAS acquires BLMA!!!

HoboTim - Mon 8 Aug - 16:58

DAMN!!!!!!!I had the opportunity to visit Caboose Hobbies once. WOW!!! It all blew me away! Especially their kit brass!

soccrdad30 - Sun 17 Jul - 13:17

I don't think they are planning to close. They want to clear as much out so they don't have to move it all.

ejshelton - Sun 17 Jul - 12:44

That is sad.....Caboose Hobbies was one of the reasons I love Denver

stonysmith - Sat 16 Jul - 20:09

It really stinks about Caboose Hobbies. I really enjoyed visiting that shop.

soccrdad30 - Sat 16 Jul - 12:21

Here is a link to Caboose Hobbies 25% off sale. They lost their lease and have 90 days to move out. Caboosehobbies

soccrdad30 - Thu 14 Jul - 06:53

Here is a link for Atlas's Z scale flex track WooHoo!

BillMock - Wed 13 Jul - 00:18

Cuz! What's up with you?

shamoo737 - Tue 12 Jul - 00:07

HI cousin

southernnscale - Tue 5 Jul - 18:59

Looks like fourth of July went out here with a big Bang!!!

soccrdad30 - Sun 3 Jul - 17:13

Southern Pacific Island Mountain Tunnel Fire: Railroad Recovery Operation - From Archive.org

soccrdad30 - Sun 19 Jun - 12:52

Happy Father's Day!

shamoo737 - Mon 13 Jun - 18:21

I want one Tim length track, plus a Atlas length track, and another Tim length track.

HoboTim - Sun 12 Jun - 22:16

24"? ? ? That literally bites. I was hoping for 36". 36" flex track would give a person so much more Freedom when laying track. I hope they make wood and concrete ties.

Catt - Mon 6 Jun - 12:40

The new ATLAS flex track will be code 55 and 24" long.Got that news this am. :)

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