Trains and DC Products
Chick’s Hobby Center specializes in S gauge railroading products. Many consider it to be the premier modelers gauge, slightly bigger than HO, but smaller than O gauge. The scale of 3/16″ to the foot makes the models 1/64 of prototype size. We carry products from S-Helper Service and American Models, and of course we have stock of some very fine original American Flyer made by A.C. Gilbert.
S gauge has two distinct markets for trains. American Flyer compatible (also known as high-rail or tinplate) is possibly the larger of the two markets. The other market is the true scale market, which typically provides a more accurate depiction of real trains. Chicks Hobby Center is equally versed with both sides of S gauge.
Here at the Hobby Center, we have also refined the process of converting all S gauge products to work with Digital Command Control (DCC) – an innovative technology that gives the operator complete control of running his trains. No longer do you have to worry about track voltage or polarity, reverse loops, or track blocks. Multiple trains per track is possible, and you can even lash up more than one engine and control them together!
If you’re interested in learning more about DCC, please Contact Us