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We have been receiving many questions regarding how we plan to conduct business now that Berks County is moving to the yellow phase of the state's reopening plan. The short term (hopefully) answer is we will continue to operate as we have since mid April, which is outlined below.

Hours of operation 10AM to 2PM, 7-days per week.

We will: •Answer the phone, emails, and Facebook messages.
•Provide curbside pickup.
•Ship directly to your home (for an additional fee).
•Provide all of our usual repair services.
•Allow people in the store to browse BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. As per the current state mandate, we request you wear a mask to enter. We are scheduling 15 minute browsing appointments, beginning at 10:00AM and ending at 1:45PM. Please call if you would like to schedule an appointment.
We accept credit card payment over the phone, debit card, credit card, or cash in-person. We also accept PayPal.

As a reminder, we have been granted permission to conduct business, provided we adhere to the above guidelines.

Phone: 610-373-6927
Email: Ironhorsehobby@aol.com
60 South Sixth Street
Reading, PA 19602
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Currently our hours of operation are 10AM to 2PM, 7-days per week. We will:
Answer the phone, emails, and Facebook messages.
Provide curbside pickup.
Ship directly to your home (for an additional fee).
Provide all of our usual repair services.
Allow people in the store to browse BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. As per the current state mandate, you must be wearing a mask to enter. We are scheduling 15 minute browsing appointments, beginning at 10:00AM and ending at 1:45PM. Please call if you would like to schedule an appointment.
We accept credit card payment over the phone, debit card, credit card, or cash in-person. We also accept PayPal.

As a reminder, we have been granted permission to conduct business, provided we adhere to the above guidelines.

Please stay healthy. We hope to see you all under normal circumstances again soon!

Phone: 610-373-6927
Email: Ironhorsehobby@aol.com
60 South Sixth Street
Reading, PA 19602
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Currently our hours of operation are 10AM to 2PM, 7-days per week. We will:
Answer the phone, emails, and Facebook messages.
Provide curbside pickup.
Ship directly to your home (for an additional fee).
Provide all of our usual repair services.
Allow people in the store to browse BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. As per the current state mandate, you must be wearing a mask to enter. We are scheduling 15 minute browsing appointments, beginning at 10:00AM and ending at 1:45PM. Please call if you would like to schedule an appointment.
We accept credit card payment over the phone, debit card, credit card, or cash in-person. We also accept PayPal.

As a reminder, we have been granted permission to conduct business, provided we adhere to the above guidelines.

Please stay healthy. We hope to see you all under normal circumstances again soon!

Phone: 610-373-6927
Email: Ironhorsehobby@aol.com
60 South Sixth Street
Reading, PA 19602
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I am hoping this message finds all of you in good health and good spirits. Over the last few weeks, I have had many people calling, emailing, and Facebook messaging, hoping to get hobby related products to fill their newly acquired free time (and/or perhaps to provide a comforting distraction). The more I thought about it, the more I felt we could safely provide people with the products they desire. So last week I sent an email to Governor Wolf's office requesting permission to open my business, following specific guidelines. This morning I received their reply - they agree.

For now, our hours of operation will be 10AM to 2PM, 7-days per week, during which we will:
Answer the phone, emails, and Facebook messages.
Provide curbside pickup.
Ship directly to your home (for an additional fee).
Provide all the repair services we always have.
Allow people in the store to browse (by appointment only).

We accept credit card payment over the phone, debit card, credit card, or cash in-person.

Please stay safe. We hope to see you all under normal circumstances again soon!

Phone: 610-373-6927
Email: Ironhorsehobby@aol.com
60 South Sixth Street
Reading, PA 19602
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We Are Open! (Sort Of) Please Read

I am hoping this message finds all of you in good health and good spirits. Over the last few weeks, I have had many people calling, emailing, and Facebook messaging, hoping to get hobby related products to fill their newly acquired free time (and/or perhaps to provide a comforting distraction). The more I thought about it, the more I felt we could safely provide people with the products they desire. So last week I sent an email to Governor Wolf's office requesting permission to open my business, following specific guidelines. This morning I received their reply - they agree.

For now, our hours of operation will be 10AM to 2PM, 7-days per week, during which we will:
Answer the phone, emails, and Facebook messages.
Provide curbside pickup.
Ship directly to your home (for an additional fee).
Provide all the repair services we always have.
Allow people in the store to browse (by appointment only).

We accept credit card payment over the phone, debit card, credit card, or cash in-person.

We will be closed Easter Sunday. Please stay safe. We hope to see you all under normal circumstances again soon!

Phone: 610-373-6927
Email: Ironhorsehobby@aol.com
60 South Sixth Street
Reading, PA 19602
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Reminding everyone the hobby shop is closed, but I will be there working on projects. Please feel free to call 610-373-6927, message on FB, or email if you have questions or need anything. I will be happy deliver at the curb, or ship to your home. I expect to be available Tuesdays thru Saturdays 10-2, and Sundays 12-2. ... See MoreSee Less

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In the midst of this unprecedented global crisis, I am hoping this email finds all of you - our valued customers, and your loved ones healthy. As most of you are aware, as of 8PM last evening, Governor Wolf ordered nonessential businesses in the state of PA closed. Yes - that does include hobby stores! We support our Governor's efforts, and will keep our doors locked until given the green light to reopen. Although the doors will be shut, I will still be working on various projects around the shop from 10AM - 2PM Tuesdays thru Saturdays, 12PM - 2PM on Sundays. While I am there, I will be answering phone calls and emails. If there is anything you need or want, please give us a call, send an email or message us through facebook. I will gladly drop your supplies in a bag and you may pick them up at the door, or for an additional fee, we can ship directly to your home, too. Please stay safe. We hope to see you all again soon!

Sincerely, Steve

Phone: 610-373-6927
Email: Ironhorsehobby@aol.com
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The Blade® 70 S is the perfect indoor ultra-micro heli for beginner pilots looking to hone their skills. Right out of the box, pilots are presented with a complete heli package and the ability to take their skills to the next level. ... See MoreSee Less

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We hope this finds all of you - our valued customers, and all your friends and loved ones safe and healthy during this ongoing national emergency. As of now, we intend to remain open. In the interest of public health, however, we will strictly LIMIT the number of people in our store to FIVE. We strongly encourage customers to phone in or email their order so we can expedite their visit. As you would expect, our usual rigorous cleaning routine has been stepped up. And yes, we are still accepting repairs.
Also, please stay home if you aren't feeling well! Ask a friend or neighbor pick up the items you need, or alternatively, we'll be happy to ship them to you.

We appreciate your business and your cooperation!
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HO Broadway Limited RBMN #425 4-6-2 steam locos are here in limited supply! They have Paragon 3 sound. Hurry in to get one before they are gone! ... See MoreSee Less

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Athearn representative is currently here in the store and answering questions and educationg about new products. Hurry in to see him before he leaves. He will be here till 5pm today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Athearn Trains will be here tomorrow Tuesday February 4 from 1 PM - 5 PM. Stop by and check out the new cool Athearn products! (Refreshments too!) ... See MoreSee Less

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More Gundam models are now back in stock! ... See MoreSee Less

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Pinecar season is here! Stop in for all your supplies! ... See MoreSee Less

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Atlas Reading Extended Vision Caboose available in both HO and N scales. Stop in for yours today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Ellie Bernhart! You are the winner of our version of The Twelve Days of Christmas! Stop in anytime after Christmas to claim your $100 Gift Certificate.

Thank you to everyone who participated and we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
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Day 12 of our Twelve Days of Christmas!

Gift Certificates!!!

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#2 Tag a friend in the comment section
#3 Like and Follow our page

Remember to do #1 and #2 for each days post!

And your entered to win a $100.00 gift certificate.
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Day 11 of our Twelve Days of Christmas!

HO trains and supplies!

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#3 Like and Follow our page

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Day 10 of our Twelve Days of Christmas!

Estes Rockets and supplies

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Day 9 of our Twelve Days of Christmas!

R/C airplanes of various sizes!

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Day 8 of our Twelve Days of Christmas!

Books! History, Information, Scenery, How To, etc

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Day 7 of our Twelve Days of Christmas!

R/C Boats

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Day 6 of our Twelve Days of Christmas!

Lionel Train sets

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Day 5 of our Twelve Days of Christmas!

R/C Quad Copters!

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It's that simple - you'll be entered to win a $100.00 gift certificate.
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Day 4 of our Twelve Days of Christmas!

HO Slot Cars, tracks and supplies!

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Day 3 of our Twelve Days of Christmas!

R/C Crawlers: Traxxas, Axial, Redcat and ECX. From old school bodies to modern styling!

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Day 2 of our Twelve Days of Christmas!

Plastic Models: Cars, Planes, Tanks, Ships and so much more!

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Welcome to our version of the "Twelve Days of Christmas"!!!

Every day through Christmas Eve we will present you with a great gift idea AND an opportunity to win a $100 gift certificate! Here's what you need to do to win:
#1 Like all the posts
#2 Tag a friend in the comment section
#3 Like and Follow our page

Thats it.

A winner will be drawn at random on Christmas Eve between 2pm and 4pm. Good luck to everyone, and yes the contest is starting with this post!
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Just a reminder that we are open on Mondays 10am to 5pm until Christmas! ... See MoreSee Less

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Cool video for R/C gift ideas!

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We will be closed 11/28 for Thanksgiving and then after we open on Friday we will be here 7 days a week to meet all your hobby needs!

Mon - Fri 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday Noon to 5pm

A link to our full calendar of hours is here!
www.ironhorsehobby.com/pages/calendars/
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It will be here before you know it! Start gearing up for your favorite hobbyist! ... See MoreSee Less

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2019 Lionel Christmas Boxcars are here and are limited in supply. Come in and get yours before they are gone! ... See MoreSee Less

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These trucks are amazing! Stop by to check them out!

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The holidays are quickly sneaking up on us! Yes it is almost that time of year again. Time to start thinking about what hobby related items you need to hint at wanting and what items to get for the hobbyist in your family. Come in and visit to start getting ideas! ... See MoreSee Less

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10 months ago

Iron Horse Hobby House

New book about the Reading Railroad Fairbanks-Morse Trainmaster loco is here! Come in and get your copy today before they are gone. This is a Limited Press Run that was very well done by Reading Railroad Historians Robert R. Gottschall and Benjamin L. Bernhart. ... See MoreSee Less

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10 months ago

Iron Horse Hobby House

2020 Reading Company Technical & Historical Society calendars are in stock! Come on in to get yours today! ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

Iron Horse Hobby House

We have all your HO scale model train needs! Come check us out and find all the goodies you didnt even know that you wanted! We also do repairs and DCC/sound installs on virtually any locomotive that you have. ... See MoreSee Less

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12 months ago

Iron Horse Hobby House

Traxxas Mercedes-Benz G 500 4X4

First Delivery model in route! Come in and check it out in person. Pay in full at time of pre-order and receive a free lipo battery. Limited time only!

1/10 Scale 4X4 Trail Truck, Fully-Assembled, Waterproof electronics,
Ready-To-Drive®, with TQi™ 2.4GHz 4-channel Radio System, XL-5 HV Speed Control,
High/Low Transmission, Remote Locking Differentials, and painted body
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Reading Railroad Volume 7 by Benjamin Bernhart is here and available now! Just like the previous 6 volumes, only 300 copies of volume 7 were printed. Volume 7 covers the Reading Railroad mainline from Port Clinton to Pottsville, including the Mount Carbon Branch and the East Norwegian Branch. ... See MoreSee Less

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We have the Athearn Union Pacific Desert Victory locomotives now in stock! They are available in both standard DC or DCC with sound. Limited quantities are available so hurry in to get yours.

On February 27th, 1991 a tribute was paid by the Union Pacific Railroad to the American troops and UP employess serving in the Persian Gulf War. UP #3593, an EMD SD40-2, rolled out of the North Little Rock shops in full desert camouflage dress. Union Pacific railroad employees had repainted the SD40-2 as a symbol of their support for fellow workers called to active duty for the Persian Gulf War. Dedicated less than 12 hours before the cease-fire was announced, it was hailed as "Desert Victory" by UP railroaders. Our SD40-2 is prototypically modeled after UP's 3593, right down to the intricate camouflage patterns.
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The new Traxxas TRX-4 with All Terrain Traxx is here as part of the first delivery program. Not available for sale just yet but it is here to come put your hands on it and check it out in person. We are taking pre-orders so come in and be sure to be one of the first ones to get one of these beasts!

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Father's Day Promotion June 7 - 16

Spend $100 or more on any in-stock merchandise, and get a $100 gift certificate for $80, redeemable after June 18, 2019.

*You must mention this ad to qualify.
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Memorial Day Sales

For the Railroaders
Take 10% off all in stock HO scale locomotives (yes - includes the brand new Reading T1's!).
Take 25% off any two in stock HO scale Scaletrains or Bowser locomotives.


For the RC’ers
Take 10% off battery/ies with the purchase of any R/C model over $200.

For the Modelers
Take 20% off any two kits.
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