Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Downtown in the '50s

Time Machine Hobby is a huge toy store in Manchester, Connecticut.  It is the kind of place where adult men drag their kids along, to provide an excuse for the dad to play with toy trains and cars and other reminders of lost youth.  In addition to multiple train layouts, there is also at least one layout for model cars and buildings.

23 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

The world in miniature is so perfect, I would love to visit this store. The little car is gorgeous and the building facades are realistic!
Léia

VP said...

Impressive and deceiving!

Dianne said...

Hi Jack ... Even I would enjoy a visit to this shop ..... I love the classy red convertible out front of the train shop..

Luis Gomez said...

I would love going there to play!

Lowell said...

I would have thought I died and went to heaven if I had seen this place when I was a kid...loved model cars and trains and planes!

Sharon said...

This has to be fun to see, especially for dad!

Halcyon said...

I love these model cities. The amount of detail is amazing!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what fun! And what a great shot for the day, Jack! I, too, love that red convertible! Did you have a good time?? Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This depicts an earlier, simpler era, when a red convertible could drive on the wrong side of the road without being ticketed.

joo said...

Are mums allowed to? I LOVE it!!!!!

SRQ said...

Terrific close-up. I love the little guy wheeling the keg.

Malyss said...

I'm a miniature worlds maker, so I'd like very much to visit this one, to get some inspiration; That's the kind of place I love!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

How lovely! Very nice shot of the miniature world!
Thanks for sharing, Jack;o)

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Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Love that!

Michelle said...

I would love to visit there. When I was a kid my dad was heavy into model trains and had his own set up in the basement. He even wrapped up train cars for each of us as our x-mas gifts one year. lol

JM said...

This is so cool! Love the details and the Moxie sign.

RedPat said...

I love this kind of place!

cieldequimper said...

Hey, what about women?!!! I would loooove to play!

Bruce Clark said...

My first glance I was wondering where you shot this...definitely going to have to visit this shop.

Regina K said...

I'm a train girl...

mhie said...

you know my daughter loves train.Cool shot.Thanks for sharing.Hope you can visit my blog if you have time.Appreciate it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a bit of a problem when the kids grow up hey Jack, what excuse do you use then haha!

Randy said...

This looks like a great hobby.