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    Ron
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    Here in Ontario one of the best hobby shops for RC boats and sailboats is going from having a retail store where you can see and handle the merchandise to a WWW store. They are the sole distributor of Dragon line sailboats and supplies in Ontario.

    http://www.leadingedgehobbies.com/webstore/wecs.php

    I like hand selecting my balsa-sheet materials which is getting harder to find a store with stock.
    http://www.leadingedgehobbies.com/webstore/wecs.php
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    Brianaro
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    I buy from model shops every time rather than amazon,eBay etc. We should all do the same if we want to keep these very specislist outlets, and not just for modelling
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    redpmg
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    In 2003 there were 5 model shops in the Poole/Bournemouth area not including the rare plastics shop. When leaving for SA in 2009 there were only two in existence. Shortly thereafter Channel 4 closed down and on another site in 2017 was a thread saying that Westbourne had moved and shrunk. Then later that they were not responding to emails and had closed. Sad reflection of our times - the internet whilst very useful has killed off so many traders - its a great shame as most of the people who ran or owned them were usually a pleasure to deal with.

    Here in SA I am now faced with a 2 1/2 hour drive to buy balsa etc since our only local (50km) Hobby shop closed last year. Courier costs are astronomical - most times exceeding the value of your purchase.
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    Fred
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    Hi
    Thanks for the info on Mick Charles as I was saying only yesterday to the wife, I must try and get to Mick Charles some time soon, so that has saved me a run from Brighton.
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    That's all right, Mr Ryan. My Morse is so rusty, I could be sending him dimensions on Playmate of the Month.
    andyhynes
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    Are they still in existance, or have they closed. That now means two shops i used to order rc stuff have now gone. by the way the second shop was Mick Charles Models in Epsom.



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