The health of local hobby shops, another perspective...

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The health of local hobby shops, another perspective...

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 1:11 pm

March 21st, 2012, 6:38 am #1

MidSouth Hobbies, in Memphis, TN, continues to rock the local hobby world. After about three weeks, the expansion is getting close to complete. They are moving across the parking lot, and more than tripling their space.

Link:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-South ... 4242943558

This picture illustrates it well:



If you don't "do" Facebook, there are far too many pictures to share, all great. And all feature local guys who shop at MidSouth Hobbies, lending their expertise and their backs in getting the new location up and running.

For those who refuse the Facebook, a number of pics follow which I took from the page. MidSouth Hobbies is the finest model shop I've ever been to, and like a good and healthy shop is close to the street, close to the modelers. And they feature stuff with a better profit margin, like RC airplanes, slot cars [and you can see men from the local club moving the track], railroad, books, balsa, and a new line of merchandise, gaming miniatures [WarHammer and D&D, plus a great selection of old tabletop gaming wargame stuff]:























Pictures from the old shop across the parking lot:











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"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
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http://hyperscale.com/approachtonoderatingbg_1.htm
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Joined: November 1st, 2006, 9:07 pm

March 21st, 2012, 1:02 pm #2

Let's get someone on the show to talk about it!

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Joined: September 25th, 2007, 1:40 pm

March 21st, 2012, 1:59 pm #3

MidSouth Hobbies, in Memphis, TN, continues to rock the local hobby world. After about three weeks, the expansion is getting close to complete. They are moving across the parking lot, and more than tripling their space.

Link:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-South ... 4242943558

This picture illustrates it well:



If you don't "do" Facebook, there are far too many pictures to share, all great. And all feature local guys who shop at MidSouth Hobbies, lending their expertise and their backs in getting the new location up and running.

For those who refuse the Facebook, a number of pics follow which I took from the page. MidSouth Hobbies is the finest model shop I've ever been to, and like a good and healthy shop is close to the street, close to the modelers. And they feature stuff with a better profit margin, like RC airplanes, slot cars [and you can see men from the local club moving the track], railroad, books, balsa, and a new line of merchandise, gaming miniatures [WarHammer and D&D, plus a great selection of old tabletop gaming wargame stuff]:























Pictures from the old shop across the parking lot:











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"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
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<font size="2" color="#808080">Mark Twain<font>

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http://hyperscale.com/approachtonoderatingbg_1.htm
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Joined: January 27th, 2005, 12:07 pm

March 21st, 2012, 2:53 pm #4

MidSouth Hobbies, in Memphis, TN, continues to rock the local hobby world. After about three weeks, the expansion is getting close to complete. They are moving across the parking lot, and more than tripling their space.

Link:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-South ... 4242943558

This picture illustrates it well:



If you don't "do" Facebook, there are far too many pictures to share, all great. And all feature local guys who shop at MidSouth Hobbies, lending their expertise and their backs in getting the new location up and running.

For those who refuse the Facebook, a number of pics follow which I took from the page. MidSouth Hobbies is the finest model shop I've ever been to, and like a good and healthy shop is close to the street, close to the modelers. And they feature stuff with a better profit margin, like RC airplanes, slot cars [and you can see men from the local club moving the track], railroad, books, balsa, and a new line of merchandise, gaming miniatures [WarHammer and D&D, plus a great selection of old tabletop gaming wargame stuff]:























Pictures from the old shop across the parking lot:











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"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
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<font size="2" color="#808080">Mark Twain<font>

<font size="2" color="#808080">____________________________________________________________________________________

http://hyperscale.com/approachtonoderatingbg_1.htm
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Wow! Well done!!

Regards
Andy K

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http://andyksmodelblog.blogspot.com/
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 1:46 pm

March 21st, 2012, 4:08 pm #5

MidSouth Hobbies, in Memphis, TN, continues to rock the local hobby world. After about three weeks, the expansion is getting close to complete. They are moving across the parking lot, and more than tripling their space.

Link:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-South ... 4242943558

This picture illustrates it well:



If you don't "do" Facebook, there are far too many pictures to share, all great. And all feature local guys who shop at MidSouth Hobbies, lending their expertise and their backs in getting the new location up and running.

For those who refuse the Facebook, a number of pics follow which I took from the page. MidSouth Hobbies is the finest model shop I've ever been to, and like a good and healthy shop is close to the street, close to the modelers. And they feature stuff with a better profit margin, like RC airplanes, slot cars [and you can see men from the local club moving the track], railroad, books, balsa, and a new line of merchandise, gaming miniatures [WarHammer and D&D, plus a great selection of old tabletop gaming wargame stuff]:























Pictures from the old shop across the parking lot:











____________________________________________________________________________________

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
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<font size="2" color="#808080">Mark Twain<font>

<font size="2" color="#808080">____________________________________________________________________________________

http://hyperscale.com/approachtonoderatingbg_1.htm
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times about the LHS...my county in MD has none, zip, 0,.. and we're in a large county, what passes for a "hobby shop" is a Michaels Craft store...yeah right, with 25-30, ship, car, plane and sci-fi kits all Revell/Monogram, Testors...old Hawk molds of the Corsair and Dauntless in 1/72nd and Polar Lights kits, Testors small bottles of paint and Testors rattle cans...saw the Badger Airbrush area had a lot of "cleareance" labels on replacement parts and what have you...nota good sign. Mike
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 1:11 pm

March 21st, 2012, 5:05 pm #6

Let's get someone on the show to talk about it!

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<font size="2" color="#808080">Mark Twain<font>

<font size="2" color="#808080">____________________________________________________________________________________

http://hyperscale.com/approachtonoderatingbg_1.htm
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:45 am

March 21st, 2012, 6:13 pm #7

MidSouth Hobbies, in Memphis, TN, continues to rock the local hobby world. After about three weeks, the expansion is getting close to complete. They are moving across the parking lot, and more than tripling their space.

Link:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-South ... 4242943558

This picture illustrates it well:



If you don't "do" Facebook, there are far too many pictures to share, all great. And all feature local guys who shop at MidSouth Hobbies, lending their expertise and their backs in getting the new location up and running.

For those who refuse the Facebook, a number of pics follow which I took from the page. MidSouth Hobbies is the finest model shop I've ever been to, and like a good and healthy shop is close to the street, close to the modelers. And they feature stuff with a better profit margin, like RC airplanes, slot cars [and you can see men from the local club moving the track], railroad, books, balsa, and a new line of merchandise, gaming miniatures [WarHammer and D&D, plus a great selection of old tabletop gaming wargame stuff]:























Pictures from the old shop across the parking lot:











____________________________________________________________________________________

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
<font>

<font size="2" color="#808080">Mark Twain<font>

<font size="2" color="#808080">____________________________________________________________________________________

http://hyperscale.com/approachtonoderatingbg_1.htm
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models have a better success rate, as they relate to more people. I think that is why Hobby People and hobby Town chains survive. Most of the hobby shops I know of that shut down just dealt with plastic models. So the success of a hobby shop doesn't mean the the plastic model business is what is driving its success.
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 4:44 pm

March 21st, 2012, 6:31 pm #8

I live in the UK so I won't be a customer but I wish them well and good luck for their bigger shop.

Nice to know that some hobby shops can still thrive.
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Joined: January 18th, 2007, 6:05 am

March 22nd, 2012, 1:59 am #9

MidSouth Hobbies, in Memphis, TN, continues to rock the local hobby world. After about three weeks, the expansion is getting close to complete. They are moving across the parking lot, and more than tripling their space.

Link:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-South ... 4242943558

This picture illustrates it well:



If you don't "do" Facebook, there are far too many pictures to share, all great. And all feature local guys who shop at MidSouth Hobbies, lending their expertise and their backs in getting the new location up and running.

For those who refuse the Facebook, a number of pics follow which I took from the page. MidSouth Hobbies is the finest model shop I've ever been to, and like a good and healthy shop is close to the street, close to the modelers. And they feature stuff with a better profit margin, like RC airplanes, slot cars [and you can see men from the local club moving the track], railroad, books, balsa, and a new line of merchandise, gaming miniatures [WarHammer and D&D, plus a great selection of old tabletop gaming wargame stuff]:























Pictures from the old shop across the parking lot:











____________________________________________________________________________________

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
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<font size="2" color="#808080">Mark Twain<font>

<font size="2" color="#808080">____________________________________________________________________________________

http://hyperscale.com/approachtonoderatingbg_1.htm
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my budget would never recover!

Bill Shuey
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