Welcome to the Rail Tales Hobby Shop Website!

We Sell and Support:

  • Model Railroading in G (new for 2019), O, HO, HO Marklin, HOn3, and N scales
  • Plastic Model Building for all ability levels and in all major genres and scales
  • Magic the Gathering Collectable Card Game
  • Model Rockets, Motors, and Accessories (new for March 2017)


Special Note: As of July 1st, 2020 Rail Tales is operating according to its normal scheduled hours of operation under the Phase 3 Recovery for Virginia.

What this means for Rail Tales:

1) We are still taking extra steps to keep contact surfaces clean such as sanitizing pens, door handles, countertops, and keypads. We are also providing hand sanitizer for customer use.

2) Customers should maintain social distancing from all persons except those you arrived with. This is not longer strictly enforced but please stay six feet or more from your fellow customers unless necessary.

3) The governor’s executive order 63 requiring that all persons in public must wear face coverings is still in effect. We are therefore requiring that Rail Tales customers wear face coverings while in the store to comply with this order. Remember that your face covering protects others and their face covering protects you!

4) Rail Tales is conducting Saturday Demonstrations again. As always, interested parties need to call the day of the event between 11 am and 1 pm to confirm. We have a limited number of slots for the demonstrations in order to preserve social distancing.

5) All our game and club events are back on the calendar. See our schedule of events.

In essence, Rail Tales is more or less operating normally other than the spacing, cleaning, and mask thing.

Thank you for your support.




Store Information

Choose your interest:

Model Railroading Retail

Plastic Model Building


Layout Construction

Train Repair and Maintenance

Upgrading My Train

Going Digital

Custom Paint and Model Work

Classes and Demonstrations

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