• New Arrivals
  • Soggy Bottom & Deep Cut Railroad
  • Rock Crawling Pit
  • 1st Annual Lancaster Train Show

Stack Talk - Vol.5 Issue 2

February 22, 2017

Our in-shop seminars and clinics have been a great success. We have had good turnout and lots of positive feedback. Be sure to check the schedule below for the remaining seminars. You can find recordings of the seminars on our Facebook feed, either on Facebook directly or the Facebook feed on the homepage of our website.

If there is a clinic or seminar that we have not yet offered and you would like to see, or there is one you would like us to repeat, please let us know. Give us a call at 740-653-0404 or send us an email at sales@smokestackhobby.com. We welcome all suggestions.

  • March 4th - Figure Painting: Noon - 1 p.m. presented by Damian Murphy
  • March 25th Lancaster Train Show Fairfield County Fairgrounds (details to follow)
  • March 25th 42nd annual Fairfield Ohio Radio Kontrol Society's Model Airplane Show at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds
  • June 25th 3rd Annual R/C Day at the Fairgrounds

Lancaster Train and Model Swap Shop

On March 25th, we will be hosting our first train and model show at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio.

Our goal is to host a train show in Southeastern Ohio that will grow over the years, and provide a fun and economical venue for our customers.  Partnering with the FORKS R/C show will make this a double plus day to mark on the calendar.

The fairgrounds are at 125 West Fair Ave. The venue is the Ed Sands Building and doors open at 8:30 a.m. and will close at 3:00 p.m.

The show will feature operating layouts along with vendor tables. If you are interested in a vendor table, they are $10 ea. Please contact the shop at 740-653-0404 for reservations.

Don't have enough items to justify a table? Never fear. We here at the SSHS have you covered. Simply drop your item off at our White Elephant table the day of the show. You set the sales price and we will sell it for you for a 25% commission. If the item does not sell, we'll give you a call on Monday and you simply drop in and pick it up.

Admission is $3 with women and children admitted free. Parking is also free. A dual admission to the FORKS. R/C Model show in the adjacent building is only $5


Hocking Valley Model Railroad Club

The Hocking Valley Model Railroad Club has begun construction of their HO scale layout inside the shop. We will post pictures of the progress. If you are interested in joining the club, or simply stopping by to watch, the club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings. New members are always welcome.

SSHS O Scale Layout

The shop will begin construction of an O scale layout soon. The layout will be situated in the front of the shop, near our train display cases. We envision this to be a hands-on, interactive layout that will be fun for kids and adults alike to enjoy. We will post photos of the progress of this layout as well.
Since our move to the new shop location, we have added many new product lines to our inventory. In our kids' area, we have Thomas the Train items, wooden railway sets from Melissa and Doug, and a variety of books, puzzles and educational products.

We have expanded our metal sign inventory and now roster a nice selection of not only train signs, but auto and aviation signs as well (and a few sci-fi items too).

We have added to our science area with a nice assortment of activity-based kits and experiments.

Our book selection has grown. And we now have a library area situated next to the kids section with a variety of books and magaznes available for you to peruse while having a hot or cold beverage and a snack. (Free popcorn on Saturday's)

If there are products that we don't stock that you would like to see, just let us know. We are happy to explore the possibility of adding them to our lineup, or special ordering them for you.

Below are just a few highlights from the many cool items we have in stock.

Back in stock is the hard-to-find MTH G.E. Evolution locomotive in HO scale. This beauty features

(2) #158 Scale Kadee Whisker Couplers, Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting, Directionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights, Lighted Cab Interior, Illuminated Number Boards, Operating Ditch Lights, and of course the Flashing Underbody Charging Lights

1/10 TEN-SCTE 3.0 4WD SCT Race Kit 
The TEN-SCTE platform has been the dominant force in the 4WD SCT class since its inception. With the TEN-SCTE 3.0 kit, TLR engineers started with the championship-winning 2.0 and refined its suspension geometry to be optimized for all track conditions. These refinements also make the truck easier to drive. Other changes include center driveline adjustability and the inclusion of parts that were considered optional on the SCTE 2.0 kit.

Rise Vusion 250 FPV Race Quad RTF 200mW
This FPV racing drone has a carbon fiber body, a 2300Kv, 2204 size brushless motor, 1000TVL FPV camera with adjustable angle up to 30°, and a video transmitter (VTX) at 5.8GHz 3with 2 channels @ 200MW. The kit includes the RXS255 250 Class Racing Drone with Camera, VTX, Propellers, Motors,Battery Pads and Instruction Manual.
Traxxas X-Maxx 4WD 8s-Capable Brushless Electric Monster Truck
Unrelenting 4X4 power, size, and award-winning innovation make X-Maxx the ultimate monster truck. With 30+ volts of extreme 8S powr,e X-Maxx defies physics, unleashing jaw-dropping acceleration and 50+mph speeds. Engineered to conquer the most extreme terrain and take brutal real-world punishment in stride, X-Maxx is the definition of Traxxas Tough.


Traxxas 1/10 Bigfoot #1 The Original Monster Truck

Dragon Models MIM-104B Patriot

RISE Vusion Extreme FPV Racing Quad Race Pack RTF 200mW

Rise Vusion 250 FPV Race Quad RTF 200mWMotors: Four 2280Kv brushless
Electronic Speed Controls: Four high frequency with One Shot 125
Construction: Injection molded plastic with easily replaceable arms,
LED lights on each arm
Camera: 600TVL resolution, compatible with micro memory cards up to
Video Transmitter: 200mW 5.8GHz VTX 8-channel allows pilots to view
their flights in real time, eight specially-reserved Raceband
channels optimized for pro FPV racing, omni-directional cloverleaf
Monitor: Tactic 5.8GHz FPV-RM2 40-channel with 4.3" LCD
and Omni Pro omni-directional antenna
Goggles: Tactic FPV-G1
Radio: RISE J2000 2.4GHz 6-channel with smartphone holder
Battery: 3S 11.1V 1500mAh 25C
Battery Charger: 2-3S AC LiPo balancing charger
Propellers: Plastic, four 5x4.5" bullnose shape installed, with four
spare propellers
About 75% complete, our rock crawling pit is now open. For the price of a rock (no concrete please), you can come in and test your skills in our "box of rocks". And if you have no spare rocks to bring in, that's ok. You can bring your own vehicle and run for only $5. Don't have a vehicle? Rent ours for $10 and run as long as a full battery charge will let you. Rock on!!

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