Hobby Shops in Illinois

Here is a list of hobby shops in Illinois that stock model railroad equipment and have a website that you can visit. 

Each listing includes shop’s website address, street address, phone number and trading hours.

Many of these websites give you the opportunity to purchase direct from their website so you don’t have to live close to their store to make a purchase.

If you find any errors in this listing or you know of other hobby shops in Illinois that we have missed please email me at: stuart@modeltrainsnthings.com 

Advantage Hobby – Champaign
2710 N. Mattis Avenue, Suite D, Champaign 61822
Phone: 217-398-2700
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

America’s Best Train, Toy & Hobby Shop – Itasca
865 Maplewood Drive, Itasca 60143
Phone: 630-467-1102
Hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm – Friday 10am to 7pm – Saturday 9am to 5pm – Sunday 11am to 5pm

Antioch Model Trains and Hobby – Antioch
924 Main Street, Antioch 60002
Phone: 847-395-5025
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 12noon to 5pm – Friday 12noon to 4pm – Saturday 11am to 4pm

B&G Trainworld – Elgin
829 Walnut Avenue, Elgin 60123
Phone: 847-888-2646
Hours: Monday to Friday 12noon to 8pm – Saturday 10am to 5pm – Sunday 11am to 4pm

Berwyn’s Toys and Trains – Berwyn
7025 Ogden Avenue, Berwyn 60402
Phone: 708-484-4384
Hours: Monday to Wednesday and Friday 10am to 6pm – Thursday 10am to 8pm – Saturday 10am to 5pm

Chicagoland Toys and Hobbies – Chicago
6017 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago 60631
Phone: 773-775-4848
Hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 6pm – Friday 10am to 8pm – Saturday 10am to 5pm – Sunday 12noon to 4.30pm

Des Plains Hobbies – Des Plains
1524 Lee St, Des Plaines 60018
Phone: 847-297-2118
Hours: Monday to Wednesday and Friday 10am to 6pm – Thursday 10am to 8pm – Saturday 9.30am to 5pm – Sunday 11am to 5pm

Grayslake Hobby World – Grayslake
140 Center Street, Grayslake 60030
Phone: 847-543-4756
Hours: Monday 3pm to 7pm – Wednesday to Friday – 11am to 7pm – Saturday 10am to 5pm – Sunday 12noon to 4pm

Green River Hobbies – Geneseo
119 W. Exchange St. Geneseo 61254
Phone: 309-944-2620
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 11am to 5pm – Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm – Sunday 12noon to 4pm

K-10s Model Trains – Maryville
19 Schiber Ct., Maryville 62062
Phone: 618-288-9720
Hours: Thursday 2pm to 10pm – Friday 2pm to 5.30pm – Saturday 12noon to 5.30pm – check the website for opening times onother days.

LGB Train Shop – Carterville
102 N. Division Street, Carterville 62918
Phone: 618-985-6292

Lombard Hobbies – Lombard
524 St. Charles Place, Lombard 60148
Phone: 630-620-1084
Hours: Monday to Friday 11am to 7pm – Saturday 10am to 6pm – Sunday 11am to 5pm

McLean Depot Train Shop – McLean
266 E. Dixie Road, McLean 61754
Phone: 309-244-5900
Hours: Hours vary with the time of the year – please check with the website.

M & M Models – Oak Lawn
9239 S. Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn 60453
Phone: 708-423-7202
Hours: Monday to Friday 3.30pm to 6.30pm – Saturday 10am to 5pm

Midwest Rail Junction – Rockford
1676 N. Alpine Road, Rockford 61107
Phone: 815-963-0200
Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm

Mike’s Scale Rails – Peoria
3008 N. Sterling Ave, Peoria 61604
Phone: 309-689-0656
Hours: Monday to Friday 12noon to 5pm – Saturday 10am to 5pm

Oakridge Hobbies – Lemont
15800 New Ave, Lemont 6439
Phone: 630-435-5900
Hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 6pm – Friday 10am to 8pm – Saturday 10am to 6pm

Rails Unlimited – Elgin
126 Will Scarlet, Elgin 60120
Phone: 847-697-5353

Redboard Hobbies – Belleville
2331C Old Collinsville Road, Belleville 62221
Phone: 618-233-3618
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to 6pm – Saturday – 9.30am to 4pm

Reynauld’s Euro Imports – Elburn
122 N Main Street, Elburn 60119
Phone: 630-365-6340
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm – Saturday 10am to 4pm

Ron’s Mundelein Hobbies – Mundelein
431 N Lake St, Mundelein 60060
Phone: 847-949-8680
Hours: Monday to Tuesday and Friday 10am to 6pm – Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 7pm – Saturday 9am to 5pm – Sunday 11am to 5pm

Thunder Road Hobbies – Moline
6411 61st Street, Moline 61265
Phone: 309-762-5295
Hours: Monday, Tuesdaym Thursday and Friday 12noon to 7pm – Saturday 10am to 6pm – Sunday 12noon to 4pm

Timberline Train Shop – Downers Grove
5228 Main St, Downers Grove 60515
Phone: 630-324-6136
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

Tom Thumb Hobby & Crafts – Niles
6001 West Gross Point Road, Niles 60714
Phone: 217-398-3636
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

Tower Hobbies – Champaign
1608 Interstate Drive, Champaign 61822
Phone: 217-398-3636
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm – Saturday 9am to 2pm

Walt’s Hobby and Model Shop – Joliet
2207 Plainfield Road, Joliet 60435
Phone: 815-741-0043
Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm – Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm