Updated October 31,  2017

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1809 NE Cesar Chavez Blvd. (NE 39th Ave.)
Portland, OR 97212
503.284.1912 [T]
503.284.2920 [F]

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Store Hours

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Noon - 4:00 pm
Monday Closed

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Welcome to the Hobby Smith and our web site.  
Here at the Hobby Smith we are committed to providing you excellent customer service.  We believe in offering high quality products at a good value and providing you with answers to your modeling questions.  We stand behind the products we sell and will take care of you if you have issues.  We only carry trains including a large selection of N, HO, HOn3, Z and Lionel trains from all the major manufactures in our 2000 sq. ft. shop.

We can ship many items for only $7.50 priority mail which should save you gas money (we only charge actual shipping costs)

At the Hobby Smith we offer:

- Walthers Sales Dealer - we honor all sale prices in the Walthers monthly catalogs.  Call or email us to order.

- Advance Reservation discounting
- Mail Orders  (we ship anywhere in the US and most countries)
- Special Orders
- Consignments
- Professional DCC installations and equipment sales (Digitrax, Sountraxx, Loksound, NCE, TCS)
- We purchase collections and used equipment

*We offer discounts on advance reservations and multi-product purchases*

Hobby Smith is an authorized Marklin dealer.
 Trains Sets  -  We have HO, N, MTH & Lionel train sets in stock
Featured Items
Scale Trains - HO

The second run are now here.
Call now to order yours

Scale Trains GTEL 8500 HP Turbine 3-unit locomotive

Call now to order yours.

Museum Series

Sound Only
$774.99   (msrp $969.99)
Plymouth ML-8 Industrial Switcher by Walthers

Great little industrail switcher that has the "CurrentKeeper" built in allowing it to run over dirty spots and turnout frogs without stalling.

Comes in blue, yellow, black, non-painted, UP, ATSF, US Army

DCC only

MSRP  $149.98

Special  $129.99

Tsunami Sound Decoders

25% off!

We have the following Tsunami sound decoders in stock:
- 826120 light logging
828063 Kato SD45
$89.99 each
(MSRP $119.00)

- 828025 Alco 251V16
- 828037 Alco 251C
- 828038 GE FDL-16
– 828042 EMD 710
– 828043 Alco 244
- 828044 Alco 251V12
$74.99 each
  (MSRP $99.95)

– 826002 medium steam
– 826020 light logging

$104.99 each
 (MSRP $139.95)

All these decoders are 25% off MSRP

Get yours while they last.
Grass Tech                 static grass applicator
Now In Stock

We are pleased to be able to offer you this handy little modeling tool. Flocking or Static Grass as it is sometimes called is a far more realistic way to create scenery compared to traditional and more common scatter materials.

Only $39.95

We also stock a good selection of static grass.
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From Main Lines to Logging Lines: West Coast Steam Railroading in the 1950's

Published by the SPH&TS

Reserce special $49.50
New Book by Morning Sun

SP in Oregon

In stock now

Sale Price



ROG IIv3                  by the BBM Group
DCC Decoder Programmer
No need for a separate programming booster when you use SPROG II for sound decoders!
SPROG II has been tested with Soundtraxx Tsunami, LokSound, MRC and QSI sound decoders and will program and read all CVs in operations mode (on the programming track), and also 'program on the main'. See the FAQ page for more details.

The Decoder Programmer in a ready-to-run package! This complete package includes a 1.25A power adapter, USB cable and all software and installation instructions (Java runtime, DecoderPro, USB drivers) on CD-ROM.
SPROG II   $99.95
SPROG 3   $129.95
SP&S E7 #750

Now Available

HO Scale

By Broadway Limited exclusively for The Hobby Smith

Paragon2 Sound
This is a very small production run.  We only have a few left.
Call now to order yours.

Limited time special.
Order The SP&S #750 now and we pay the shipping.
Walthers 2018 Catalogs

Now In

MSRP  $17.98

Price   $16.98
Alaska RR in Color Vol 1 by Morning Sun
In Stock

In Stock
Kato Soundbox
HO and N Scale

Developed by Kato and Soundtraxx, the Kato SoundBox delivers excellent sound function to analog layout operation.

MSRP - $279.99

Our price -  $239.99

Sylvan Scale Models

HO Scale West Coast Log Trailer

Sylvan Scale Models' new log trailer is here for your logging operation or your highway.