ABC Hobby Craft is one of Evansville's icons from days gone by. I remember going to ABC Hobby when I was a kid and the store was downtown. The downtown store had Lionel Trains and a huge slot car track that the bigger kids and adults used. So much for old times and back to the point.... The new ABC Hobby Craft has an excellent assorment of HO trains, Lionel Trains, Model Kits and a nice assortment of hardware and model paint. The biggest attraction is a friendly and knowledgeable owner. He always has the newest items from Athearn, Atlas, MRC and other manufacturers. He is great with special orders and many items are in his shop shortly after they are ordered. Any delays are the fault of the warehouse and not ABC Hobby. ABC remains a fun place to visit and spend a few minutes or a few hours. It is almost as much fun as it was over 40 years ago when I went there as a kid. I went there with my Dad. Now I am the Dad and take my Son.
I'll make this short for you. I've had bad experience with service at two local hobby shops in another state, but I've been going to this hobby shop since 1991 and have gotten a great service from the owner who knows how to listen. This store has made my modeling experience very pleasant for many years so why not try visit this store and you will find out. Be forewarned, he will make you laugh until your lungs hurt.
I don't live in the area and needed to send a balloon and flower bouquet last minute. They offered suggestions and worked with me to get exactly what I wanted. The value was great and I highly recommend them!