New hobby shop - Troy, MI

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New hobby shop - Troy, MI

Unread postby Old Hogger » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:03 pm

From a buddy:

EMPIRE HOBBIES
Merri Seven Trains and Hobbies
New Location North of Big Beaver (16 Mile)
on the east side of Rochester Road in Troy, MI
Between Taco Bell and Traffic Light

3278 Rochester Rd
Troy, MI 48083 248-477-0550

NOW OPEN
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Re: New hobby shop - Troy, MI

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:49 pm

Finally.

Thanks for posting this Larry. I've been wondering for a while where they were going to be located.
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Re: New hobby shop - Troy, MI

Unread postby AARR » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:50 pm

I will check them out :)
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Re: New hobby shop - Troy, MI

Unread postby hoborich » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:22 pm

Haven't been there yet. But I'll bet their rent is higher there than it was on 7 mile. Got to have more room though.
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Re: New hobby shop - Troy, MI

Unread postby Brian_F » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:07 pm

Was there this afternoon. Nice and bright with lots or room and inventory. I'm
going to point people looking for G scale there as they have the most I've seen
in one place in a while. Still doing a little moving in yet but it's about 80% in
place. Plenty of HO, N and O 3-rail. Also some RC, Plastics, Rockets and books
plus scratchbuilding supplies and all the good tools paints and adhesives.

When I was there they also had DR and Chrisracer in house but I wouldn't depend
on those being there all the time. :P
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Re: New hobby shop - Troy, MI

Unread postby AARR » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:34 am

Empire Hobbies is closed. I visited one time and their prices were significantly higher than Great Lakes or P&D. Even though that was shortly after they opened I didn’t go back. Owner was knowledgeable and courteous. Store was clean and well-stocked. But I couldn’t justify paying around 50% more.
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Re: New hobby shop - Troy, MI

Unread postby 12Bridge » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:07 pm

Not surprised one bit. I stopped by in April last. The prices were just that - insane. I mean, Old Bluebox locomotives, for 50+ or better... Not a thing was marked down there. They did have a decent supply selection though.
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Re: New hobby shop - Troy, MI

Unread postby fmilhaupt » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:48 pm

I'll miss them- they were the most reliable local-ish source I had for advance orders and special orders after Michigan Model Train Center closed.
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