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Our motto is:

 

RELAX..

 

 

.. With a Hobby!

 
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Store Hours :

Tuesday - Friday 11 AM to 5:30 PM , Saturday 9 AM to 3:30 PM

Evening Hours:

7 PM to 9 PM on Wednesday and Friday

Closed Sunday and Monday

 

A Special thanks to all who visited us and to Kato & Intermoutain for their visit to OUR SHOP..

Thank You Bob

 

 

Steeltown N scalers sharing the joy of model railroading at the NMRA jamboree

 

Olympian Hiawatha

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Dear Conventioneers,

N-Scale Convention in Overland Park this weekend followed by the NMRA Convention. Hope to see many of you!

This Fridays order deadline is for the Paragon3, Rolling Thunder, PRR L1.

Hobbies are Wholesome! We need to let families know that we have the world's most "wholesome family products" known to man.

Thank for your support! We love what we do! And we love what you do, too!!

Kind regards,

Ken

Sold-Out

These are 99% SOLD! Below are the sold-out item numbers:

PRR P70 Passenger Cars, HO

4360     4361     4362    4263     4364     4365    4368     4372     4373

P3 T&P 2-10-4 Hybrid, HO

2825     2826      2827    2828    2829     2830      2831

Orders will be filled chronologically by date received.  Please continue to take orders for subsequent runs.

Newest Announcements

To view all of BLI's latest product announcements, please click here.

BLI Logos

Need a BLI logo? All logos, including the new Paragon3, can be found on our website under logos. Click here.

Imminent Delivery

P3 Reading T1

 

Out for Delivery

P3 T&P 2-10-4 Hybrid, HO

 

Due Calif. July 5

Stock Car with Sound, N Scale

 

Due Calif. July 5

Alco PA, N-Scale

 

Due Calif. July 20

PRR P70 Passenger Cars, HO

 

Due Calif. July 24

P3 N&W Class A

 

Due Calif. July 30

Operating Water Tower, N-Scale

 

Due Summer '16

P3 N&W Class A, HO

 

Due Calif. July 30

Thunder & Lightning

 

Due Calif. August 14

P3 GE 30-7, HO

 

Due Calif. August 4

Cryogenic Tank Car, HO

 

Due Calif. August 19

P3 SP Cab Forward, HO

 

Due Calif. August 24

6000 Gallon Tank Car, HO

 

Due Calif. September 19

Sound Stock Car, HO

 

Due Calif. September 24

P3 Baldwin Sharknose, HO

 

Due Calif. October 15

P3 PRR L1, HO

 

Due Calif. October 15

P3 UP Big Boy

 

Due Calif. November 19

Newest Video

Above is our newest video featuring the Paragon3 Reading T1.  Please share this video with customers. YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njlTpuAkTkc

Delivered & In Stock

 

 

 

UPCOMING PRODUCTS

Paragon3 Reading T1

June

Thank you for the orders.
64% sold.

Stock Car with Sound, N Scale

July

Thank you for the orders.
88% sold.

PRR P70 Passenger Cars

July

Thank you for the orders.
99% sold.

Operating Water Tower, N-Scale

Summer '16

Thank you for the orders.
87% sold.

Alco PA, N-Scale

July

Thank you for the orders.
75% sold.

P3 N&W Class A, HO

July

Thank you for the orders.
59% sold.

Paragon3 Texas & Pacific 2-10-4 Hybrid

July

SOLD-OUT!

Cryogenic Tank Car

August

Thank you for the orders.
84% sold.

Paragon3 GE 30-7, HO

August

Thank you for the orders.
76% sold.

P3 SP Cab Forward, HO

August

Thank you for the orders.
55% sold.

6000 Gallon Tank Car, HO

September

Thank you for the orders.
80% sold.

Sound Stock Car, HO

September

Not yet announced

P3 Baldwin Sharknose, HO

October

Thank you for the orders.
61% sold.

P3 PRR L1, HO

October

Thank you for the orders.
57% sold.

P3 UP Big Boy

November

Thank you for the orders.
82% sold.

 

 

 

 

Featured  Spotlight

Call to Order

 

Dear Kato retailer and distributors,

 

We’re excited to post a first-look on our youtube channel of our upcoming North American Automatic Crossing gate, arriving at the end of this month!

 

This video goes over the contents of the box, basic set up, and basic operation. Please share it with your customers!

 

 

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Bandai Gundam "NOW" in stock at Esther's

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"NOW" in stock at Esther's

Come in and visit our new HO dedicated display room

set up to meet all of your HO wants and needs!

 

 

Esther' Hobby Shop,

Just a quick review of the PRR M1A 482.

The sound system with this unit is remarkable.

I was amazed at how realistic it sounds. Here is a short video to share.

The Sound starts after the still pictures.

Be sure to turn up your sound and you too will be amazed.

 

Thanks,

Jim

from Cranberry PA

 

Bluford

In Stock Now, 2 bay hoppers

 

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NOW AT ESTHER'S

CALL TODAY FOR OUR VERY SPECIAL DISCOUNT

ON THE SPOTLIGHT PRODUCTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadway Limited / Hobbytyme M1 in HO Scale

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Bachmann K4 prototypes in N Scale now in stock

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A busy weekend at the Greensburgh Train & Toy Show Feb. 11 & 12, 2017

 

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Esther's At The New Eagle Train Show Jan. 29, 2017

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Esther's At The Train Show Jan. 7, 2017

 

 

 

Esther's At The Train Show

 

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IF YOU LIKE TO WALK, TALK, AND RUN MODEL TRAINS, STEEL TOWN N SCALERS ARE ALWAYS LOOKIN FOR MORE MEMBERS.

BENEFITS ARE MANY AND THE COST IS FREE

Stop in on a Saturday and talk to a member.

 

 


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Come on in for an old fashion visit!

 

Something to be said for this old shop!

Sept. 15, 2016

Normally only visit once a year when on vacation from the UK this year did two visits, the best N scale train shop by far I have been in and that includes the UK, there is more to see and buy than all of the stores I have been in put together. Bob is very helpful and puts you at ease as soon as you walk in the store with a saying "hurry up and take your time", and the other staff are just as good as well. Will always visit when in the US.

Ray
UK

 

 

 

Jun 23, 2016

Bob,

Here is the photo from my recent visit to your shop earlier this month. Looks like my wife needs to clean off the lens on her photo camera.  You're clear but I'm not.

  I had another great time shopping and visiting with you.  I hope to make it back again soon.

 

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Best regards,

Steve

Troy, Ohio

 

 

 

Date: Sun, Jan 3, 2016

Bob,

I am the bearded fellow from Mississippi who was in your shop last
week.  You cannot believe how excited I was after we left your shop.
The old saying "like a kid in a candy store" comes about as close as
anything I can come up with.  Visiting with you and being surrounded
with the massive amount of model train supplies was a total trip down
memory lane.   There are very few shops like yours nation wide and you
cannot imagine how much enjoyment I will have telling my friends about
it.  I sure wish I had room to put my layout together but nothing
possible until I can have my shop to myself without the cats that live
there now.

I just wanted to email you and tell you how much that visit meant to
me. Thanks for all that you do for model train enthusiasts in your area.

Charles

 

Date: Sun, June 14, 2015 at 5:40 AM

Dear esthershobby,

The item arrived safely here in Japan. I like this item a lot. Will take a good care on this. Thank you very much for the fast shipping.
I should have e-mailed you earlier, but I came back home from abroad just recently.

Esthers Hobby is famous among N scale society, and I would like to visit your shop in person someday.

Thanks again & best regards,

Yosh

 

Date: Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 9:35 PM
Hi,
My wife, daughters and I were in your shop today from Ohio.  I want to thank you very much for your hospitality.  I could have spent the whole weekend shopping in your store.  You have a very fine shop and are a joy to talk to.  I hope to be back soon and plan on buying online from you.  You have peaked my interest in the Bachman N scale.  I was eyeing the B&O 2-8-8-4 and the NKP 765!
Sincerely,
Steve
Troy, Ohio

 

Hi

Had the pleasure of visiting your shop while I was visiting family in Pittsburgh.

What a pleasant time I had chatting with you and shopping at your store. I can assure you next time I’m in the area I’ll stop by. In this day and age that down-home friendly service is something they can’t download on the internet…..yet.

Best regards,

Gary
Hackettstown, NJ

 

HO Scale Model Buildings by CP MCALLISTER

 

 

Scott again from down in Williamstown, WV.


I love your store so much I added something to my store for people to purchase that will make you happy. Check out the attachment
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Yep, that's right. I made your building and have it on my store so people can 3d Print it. Cost is 35.00 but that is cause Shapeways charges almost 34.00 to print it. I charge 1.00 for my design fees. Now everyone can have this for their N scale layout.

 

 

 

 

Check out theNMRA Meeting Snapshots on our Club News Page!!

 

 

 

RELAX -- With a Hobby! 

Esther's Hobby Shop also stocks all categories of plastic models including … aircraft, ships, cars, military, monsters and sci-fi kits. You will even find classic balsa frame paper covered airplanes and plank on plank sailing ships with laser cut parts. Stop in and see what you are missing. Can’t stop in? We can ship your order to you!

Esther’s Hobby Shop in Millvale PA has the finest selection of quality model railroad sets, serving as the largest N scale shop in the Tri-State Area. Esther’s has been the preferred Hobby Shop in the Pittsburgh area since 1938.

Esther’s is proud to be a Gold Spike Kato Dealer. In addition we carry … just to name a few … Atlas, Micro-Trains, Marklin and other popular brands. Esther’s specializes in N and HO scale trains along with a complete selection of scenic accessories for train layouts.

Our prices are very competitive with a 20% discount from list on everything we sell.

 

 

 

 



ESTHER'S STORE TOUR

 

 

Millvale Hobby Shop Celebrating 75th Anniversary

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THE JOYS OF MILLVALE

By Rick Sebak

 

 

 

 

 

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IF YOU LIKE TO WALK, TALK, AND RUN MODEL TRAINS, STEEL TOWN N SCALERS ARE ALWAYS LOOKIN FOR MORE MEMBERS.

BENEFITS ARE MANY AND THE COST IS FREE

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The September/October 2017 issue of N-Scale Magazine will be shipping from our printers next Friday, July 28th. Please feel free to share it and let your customers know to expect it very soon.

 

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8 Car Set

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Esther's in house Specials

 

 

Kato Product Preview - New Turbocharged Sound Cards for the Kato Soundbox

 

Unitrack Analog Sound Box now shipping!

 

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For more info call 412 821-2415 and visit the New Release Page.

 

 

 

Bowser N Scale PRR and B&O GLa 2-Bay coal hoppers with load.  Just arrived and in stock with multiple road numbers.

 

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Select Cornerstone N kits (Walthers) half price

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Kato N- scale coal porters - half price & select atlas locomotives half price

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Store Hours :

Tuesday - Friday 11 AM to 5:30 PM , Saturday 9 AM to 3:30 PM

Evening Hours:

7 PM to 9 PM on Wednesday and Friday

Closed Sunday and Monday

 

 

Address:

219 North Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15209

(412) 821-2415