I was reading the latest issue of The Cowcatcher and came across an ad for a new, local train store. Rob Brown has opened a shop recently in Farmer City, on I-74 halfway between Bloomington and Champaign-Urbana. Blue Rail Hobbies serves model railroaders working in scales from G to Z.
Or should I say, Blue Rail Hobbies is ready to take your mail- or curbside delivery order. With the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be a little while longer before walk-in customers can visit.
Rob works the show circuit and has been at recent Lincoln Square Village Train Shows here in Urbana. He the fellow who has brought along the big NMRA banner we’ve had at our divisional booth the last couple of years.
You can find contact info for Blue Rail Hobbies, along with an online catalog, by pointing your browser to: