Welcome to the Rail Tales Hobby Shop Website!

We Sell and Support:

  • Model Railroading in G (new for 2019), O, HO, HO Marklin, HOn3, N, and Z (new for 2021) 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)

Covid News:

As of July 1st, 2021, the State of Emergency in Virginia has been allowed to lapse. Rail Tales has resumed normal operations with the following exception:

Mask or Vaccine is still in effect at Rail Tales.

All Rail Tales visitors are encourage to wear a mask according to current CDC guidelines.

You may enter without a mask by presenting (or having previously presented) a current valid vaccine card (or a picture of one on your phone).

We are taking these steps to do the best we can to protect staff and customers. This is not some sort of political statement: more than half of our staff and customers are in one or more high risk categories. Please help protect both staff and customers.

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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