Around the World in … 80 Model Shops!

“My task, in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg and his erstwhile assist Jean Passepartout, is to circumnavigate the globe in search of the most far flung model shops one could possibly imagine to find.”

I have applied poetic licence here to include this section within thefarishshed.com, since it is not strictly related to Poole Graham Farish. However, I think it is something you will enjoy.

So, Around the World in 80 Model Shops … what’s that all about you might ask! Having the opportunity to travel regularly is great, except, and here’s the catch, model railways / railroading / trains, whatever you want to call it, seems to be a very Western affair. “Ah wait”, I hear you say, “but what about the Japanese, they’re crazy about it!” Well yes, that might be true, but it still leaves a vast uncharted landmass in our world of n gauge.

My task, in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg and his erstwhile assist Jean Passepartout, is to circumnavigate the globe in search of the most far flung model shops one could possibly imagine to find. Places such as Thailand, Australia, USA, Canada, Europe … nothing is off limits! I hope you enjoy this section (which I must admit is pure indulgence on my part) and that you find it fun. If you live in any of the cities mentioned and visit / know the shops then it would be great to hear from you via the comments section below each listing. If you are the owner of one of these shops and remember our conversation (yes, that was me snapping away with my mobile phone) then please also say hello!

Ah yes, disclaimer time … I have neither an assistant, as in Passepartout, nor the ability to complete this task in 80 days, but 80 shops we shall visit, and no, 79 of them won’t be in the United Kingdom!

Either use the drop down menu above, or click on the links below to see the most recently visited model shops.

 

San Francisco: Chan’s Trains & Hobbies

Auckland: Merv Smith Hobbies

Barcelona: Gotthard Trens

Houston: G&G Model Shop

Bangkok: Model Railroad Siam

Toronto: John’s Hobbies

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