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Caboose hobbies
« on: October 15, 2016, 07:56:38 PM »
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Just saw a post on Facebook that Caboose Hobbies is under new ownership in Denver. Anyone heard anything on this?

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Re: Caboose hobbies
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2016, 08:04:38 PM »
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Well, something's going on. Their home page has a big teaser: http://www.caboosehobbies.com/catalog/index_brief.php
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Re: Caboose hobbies
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2016, 08:10:49 PM »
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Well, something's going on. Their home page has a big teaser: http://www.caboosehobbies.com/catalog/index_brief.php

On the left of that it says new ownership going to a new location in Denver.

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2016, 08:15:44 PM »
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D'oh! :facepalm:
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Re: Caboose hobbies
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2016, 11:36:21 AM »
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Someone tossed them a life preserver. Awesome news.
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Re: Caboose hobbies
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2016, 11:41:24 AM »
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Someone tossed them a life preserver. Awesome news.

Very good news indeed!  What I will miss about the old Caboose (besides the layouts) was the parts selection.  It's difficult to find an LHS these days with a selection of parts you can browse in person.  Plus they had an awesome collection of Colorado railroading books.  The Colorado Railroad Museum has really throttled back on their book sales.  You go into their gift shop now (versus '91 when I first visited) and it's gone from appealing to the hardcore narrow gauge buff to the Thomas crowd.  Oh well...gotta follow the dollars, which I can't fault if those dollars go toward things like restoring D&RGW 491 and RGS 20 to operation.  Oops...sorry for the thread drift!   :D
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Re: Caboose hobbies
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2016, 04:00:05 PM »
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Great news!  The webpage mentions "Denver Metro" which probably means one of the surrounding suburbs rather than within the city limits itself.   Personally I hope it is north & west of the city, which is closer for me, but we shall see.

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Re: Caboose hobbies
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2016, 04:05:46 PM »
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Great news!  The webpage mentions "Denver Metro" which probably means one of the surrounding suburbs rather than within the city limits itself.   Personally I hope it is north & west of the city, which is closer for me, but we shall see.

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Re: Caboose hobbies
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2016, 05:37:26 PM »
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I vote for Centennial...   :D

Yeah, anything by the Park Meadows mall would guarantee a couple visits a month from me.  :)

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Re: Caboose hobbies
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2016, 07:03:08 PM »
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Makes sense... things were on sale.. not CLEAR OUT THE STORE TO CLOSE sale...

I wonder if the pre-orders were actually transferred?

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Re: Caboose hobbies
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2016, 09:24:46 AM »
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Maybe there will be more information at the TCA show this weekend...

Google the name that is listed.  There are some interesting possibilities and hints which side of town it could be.

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Re: Caboose hobbies
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2016, 10:57:39 AM »
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The teaser reads like they intend to keep the place (in it's new location) much like the original store. This is going to make a lot of people very happy. :D
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Re: Caboose hobbies
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2016, 08:18:01 PM »
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I vote for Centennial...   :D

Great news. I am rooting for Aurora. My wife, and bank account, however, may have different opinions. I'll take Centennial too.

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Re: Caboose hobbies
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2016, 08:24:34 PM »
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I vote for Centennial...   :D

Great news. I am rooting for Aurora. My wife, and bank account, however, may have different opinions. I'll take Centennial too.

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Re: Caboose hobbies
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2016, 10:43:54 PM »
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There was a presentation made to the NMRA guys in Denver early this week and I got some info 3rd hand.  While the owner said a location hasn't been finalized, it sounded like it will be on the west side of the metro area.  I know I found the old location very convenient being right off the interstate, but my guess the rent is sky high from there down to Park Meadows.  Besides, I think the guy lives in Evergreen.

They are planning to have about 1/2 the space the old store did, but to have almost as much inventory.  I think the old store was laid out when you went to the hobby shop to learn what products were available. Now you go in knowing what you want and how much you are willing to pay.  You don't need stuff displayed on the wall like many things were in the old store. They are also planning on improving the website.

They hope to be open before Christmas.

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