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Train & Hobby started in 1985 as a custom painting shop. Our models were sold
under the "TrainSmith" brand for many years through local hobby
1996 we began to sell DCC as well in our Dayton, OH location as Southern Digital
the move back to Rochester in 1999 we began to grow and in 2003 exceeded our parent
company in all around sales.
decided to strike out on our own as Empire Northern Models and open our first
commercial location in 2005.
April of 2011, we changed our name to Empire Train & Hobby and moved to 26 East Main Street in the Village of Webster,
locations gives us better visibility and greater access to the public.
have over 300 Locomotives in stock and over 1000 freight cars!!!
also carry Atlas, Peco & Kato track.
can special order anything we don't stock, most items will arrive within a week
welcome any suggestion on content, or if you see an error in category placement
or other problems, please let us know.