About King's Hobby

King’s Hobby was founded in 1973 in Austin, Texas to support modeling and promote modeling communities. Since then it has achieved nationwide recognition for its quality products, product knowledge and high level of customer service.

We have the most comprehensive product lines in model railroading and plastic modeling. This does not mean that we stock every product out there, but that we stock quality products, tools and accessories. Our goal is to give our customers what they need to succeed in their hobby.

What We Do:

• promote and support modeling communities • host free in store clinics and workshops • support area clubs, shows and competitions • support/promote educational projects

Who We Are:

The King’s Hobby Shop staff is legendary for their product knowledge. We don’t just sell product, we match product to customer needs on a project by project basis. Our staff is made up of hobbyists and enthusiasts and that makes a difference. Here’s what our customers say:

“Aside from the excellent kit selection, the main thing that makes you all the best is the very professional and helpful staff…without a doubt, the finest folks in the profession.” – John Luther Austin, Texas

“I’ve built models for over forty years and I still learn something about the hobby every time I go to King’s. They are knowledgeable about the full spectrum of hobbies represented in the shop and clearly enjoy helping their customers.” – John Seaman Waco, Texas

King’s Hobby Shop, the best locally owned hobby store in Austin! We are proud members of Austin Independent Business Alliance (AIBA). Don’t forget to shop locally owned!

Our contact information

By email:
kinginfo@kingshobbyshop.com

By standard mail:
Kings Hobby Shop
8810 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78753

By phone:
512-836-7388 (between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Central)

kinginfo@kingshobbyshop.com

Shipping Information:

Our handling time from the moment our customers pay will be no more than 4 days from the moment we receive confirmation of payment. Our aim is to get your merchandise to you as soon as possible.

Refund, Returns and Cancellation Policies:

You have 30 days to return a product. King's Hobby Shop does not issue cash refunds. We will be glad to replace the product if it is defective or exchange the product out with another product. You must pay for shipping if you wish to exchange, but King's Hobby Shop will pay the shipping fee if item is defective.

Returning the Product--You may return items to King's Hobby Shop only if...

* The item is in reselling condition and in its original packing or * The item is defective and is in its original packing.

King's Hobby Shop will check the product and make sure that it is an applicable return.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do you stock plastic models?

Answer: Yes, of various types, difficulty, and scale.

Do you stock slot cars and slot car products?

Answer: Yes, we carry Scalextric, Carrera, and Slot-It cars and parts. We also have a full size slot car track in our store open to the public to race.

Do you stock model trains?

Answer: Yes, we stock N scale, HO scale primarily, (Athearn, Kato, Atlas being our primary brands). We also carry some G and O scale products.

Do you repair trains?

Answer: Yes we do. Our repairman, John Urban will be glad to examine any problems you are having with your trains. Call the store for more information.

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IF ITEM IS OUT OF STOCK ONLINE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE STORE, AND LET US SPECIAL ORDER IT FOR YOU!

KING'S HOBBY SHOP SHIPS DOMESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY WITH USPS PRIORITY MAIL.