About Todd’s Hobbies

Having been inspired by my father’s interest in model railroading (his own HO scale model railroad when I was four years old) and rail fanning at every chance, I have been an avid model railroader since. With trips to Cass Scenic Railroad when it first opened (and many more since) I have been addicted to geared locomotives (among my other railroading addictions). I purchased my first brass locomotive, a PFM two truck shay, when I was fifteen years old (having sold my coin collection to fund the purchase). My greater modelling interest has been with the Pennsylvania Railroad for the last thirty years. I now find myself interested in anything rolling on steel wheels.

Having been in manufacturing and mechanical engineering my entire career, I decided it was time to do something different and something I love. Hence the decision to start a model train store.