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Modeling in General
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Jersey Hobby Shops
milvehfan
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2009 - 08:20 PM UTC
Hi all, I am heading back home to Jersey for the weekend and was wondering if any of you know if Highway hobbies /Rt.17 and Ridgefielfd Hobbies/Grand Ave are still in bussiness. Thanks for the info in advance, GO Giants, milvehfan
discordian
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 03:35 AM UTC
They are both in business. I have yet to get to Ridgefield Hobbies so can't comment on them.
Hi-Way Hobby's kit selection is so-so but their paint and equipment selection is good. They have a lot of miniatures if you're into that.
Hobby Hut in Pompton Plains also has a decent equipment selection and a fair amount of Tamiya kits on the shelf.
Zeppelin Hobbies in Wayne has a huge equipment selection, a good paint selection, but a poor stock of kits.
Kenvil Hobbies is the best I've found for kits and equipment within a half hour of my home in NJ (Butler). He carries Dragon, Hasegawa, Tamiya, Eduard, Airfix, Revellogram and more.

I have to get to Ridgefield one of these days.
milvehfan
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 04:33 AM UTC
Scott, Very cool. Thanks for the info its been about 10 years since I've visited either of them usually when I travel to Jersey I dont have the time to stop, but friday is a travel day and Looks like My route will be 80 east and zig zag my way to visit all 3. Thanks Scott, milvehfan
Tojo72
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 05:40 AM UTC
I wouldn't waste my time with hi-way hobbies,more arts and crafts then models.Try Maplewood Hobbies in Maplewood,nice mix of kits and supplies.Ridgefield is good also.
milvehfan
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 05:47 AM UTC
Anthony, Thanks, Years ago, I remember they had such a hugh selection, quess things change. milvehfan
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 09:21 AM UTC
Heck yeah - if you're coming down Rt 80, definately jump off for a detour to Kenvil. That would be my first recommendation.
milvehfan
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 05:48 AM UTC
Thanks all for your input, Looks like Ridgefield, Maplewood and Kenvil will get a visit from me. Regards, milvehfan
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 03:45 AM UTC
So - where'd ya go and what did you get?
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