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 May 15th, 2020 Rail Tales is operating according to its normal scheduled hours of operation under the Phase 1 Recovery for Virginia.
What has not changed:
1) We cannot allow more than 10 patrons in the store at any given time in order to allow social distancing but we have a little leeway with this. We do not expect this to be a problem but we will enforce this if it happens to become one. If you are driving a long distance, please make an appointment.
2) We are taking extra steps to keep contact surfaces clean.
3) Customers must maintain social distancing from all persons except those you arrived with. We will also be enforcing this, including distances from staff.
What has changed:
1) 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.
2) Rail Tales will begin off-site work and classes again.
3) As of May 29th, the governor’s executive order 63 requires that all persons in public must wear face coverings. We are therefore requiring that Rail Tales customers wear face coverings while in the store to comply with this order.
As of June 5th, Virginia will be in Phase 2 Recovery, which means we can run our club and Magic the Gathering events. Please see our schedule. All other conditions remain in effect.



Thank you for your understanding.



Store Information

Choose your interest:

Model Railroading Retail

Plastic Model Building


Layout Construction Services

Train Repair and Maintenance

Upgrading My Train

Going Digital

Custom Paint and Model Work

Classes and Demonstrations

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