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Re: discount hobby shops: still around?
It's quite a hike from your (and my) area of the state, Larry, but Hobby Recycling in Wyoming (Grand Rapids) is pretty good. While almost all of their stock is previously owned, for the most part it's cheaper than retail and (when I was there two weeks ago) they had quite a few things you don't see every day (well, every day you walk into a hobby shop that is
Outside of the remaining brick and mortar hobby shops though (Riders/Flint, Junction Valley/Bridgeport(?), Funny Pages/Owosso, Brassers/Saginaw and the one on the west side of Saginaw), about the only place that carries anything that I've come across is Hobby Lobby and they seem to be mostly out of the model railroad business, although they have paint and Woodland Scenics stuff that comes in handy once in a while.