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Rail Tales is open as of January 24th in its new location!

Cville Hobbies and Rail Tales separated at the end of 2013 and Rail Tales relocated to 705C Dale Avenue in Charlottesville. Rail Tales is now open in the new location.

Our new hours of operation are:

Tuesday thru Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm

Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm

Monday: closed


Please note- the store does not front on Dale Avenue! We face the parking lot behind the building, so you have to go up Forrest Street or Albemarle Street to reach the parking lot!

Come by and see us, thank you for your patience while we built our new store interior,  and we look forward to serving you.

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What We Do At Rail Tales

Rail Tales is dedicated to supporting the complete model building and model railroading experience.

New for 2014! Rail Tales will be stocking strategy games and Magic the Gathering to serve your gamer needs. Rail Tales will continue to host the Charlottesville gaming group and Magic events on site.

·         Our retail location stocks a full line of plastic model kits and support products for model builders of all ability levels as well as roadbed, track, locomotives, rolling stock, scenic materials, buildings, automobiles, figures, detail parts, power and control systems, lights, and more for the model railroad enthusiast. We also carry glues, tools, paints, wood, metal, and plastic stock to assist you in building your project.

         Our Technical Services staff cleans, repairs, restores, installs performance and lighting upgrades, and adds digital systems in N,HO, and O scale.

 ·         Our Paint Services staff does custom paint, decal, and weathering work on all models.

 ·         Our Education Services staff shows you how do to do what you want with your models and layout.

 ·         Our Model Services staff will build and paint models for you, either out of the box or customized to fit your railroad. We can also repair damaged models and restore models which have suffered the effects of age, neglect, or even incorrect assembly and painting.

·         Our Layout Services staff will work with you to develop a layout plan that meets your needs and, if you want, builds some or all of it for you.

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