Gippsland's Model Railway Specialist since 1988

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Hobbies Plus,
40 Tyers Street,
Stratford, Vic. 3862.
Open Wednesday to Saturday.

Hobbies Plus  is a specialist model railway shop, located in the small central Gippsland town of Stratford, on the Avon River, Victoria, Australia.

We stock model railways and related items for Australian & American HO scale, British OO, American and British N (and now Australian N scale), European and US G gauge. We also  have a range of railway and model railway books, magazines and DVDs. Other model railway items are also available from us, even if we don't usually stock them. Just ask.

At present, Hobbies Plus also stocks a range of Balsa. Humbrol hobby paints are also available (none of which are yet listed on this website).


Why Stratford?

The short answer is, "Why not?"  It is a question often asked of us by customers, many of whom are surprised to find a model railway shop in a relatively small country town. Generally, they are making the assumption that there wouldn't be enough railway modelers in a small town for a train shop to survive.
Like many businesses, we do not rely solely on the immediate area for patronage. Quite why people think a model railway shop would be any different is beyond me. :)   In fact, through mail order, we have customers all over Australia and overseas.

Our shop has been in larger towns/ cities before (see our history page). And yet the business is better in 'Stratty'. Being on the Princes Hwy probably has a lot to do with that. That we are right near the local bakery and other shops of interest that people stop for, doesn't hurt either.

O scale Melbourne trams (display only)

Above: Queen's Baton Relay for Commonwealth Games passes Hobbies Plus in 2006.

Above: The Olympic Torch Relay passes Hobbies Plus in 2000.

 Page updated 16/10/2012.

Hobbies Plus,
40 Tyers Street,
Stratford, Vic. 3862.
Open Wednesday to Saturday.

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