Going to San Francisco

Can someone please recommend some good HO shops in downtown San Francisco?
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Carter Braxton
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Carter Braxton
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Carter Braxton spake thus:
The best shop in San Francisco isn't downtown; it's Franciscan Hobbies in Ingleside, near S.F. State and the ocean. Fortunately, you can easily reach it by taking a Muni streetcar. Take the K-Ingleside from downtown to Ocean and Keystone Way, about 10 blocks past where the K-car makes the turn onto Ocean from Portola. You won't be disappointed.
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David Nebenzahl
in article 446a0837$0$3691$ snipped-for-privacy@news.adtechcomputers.com, David Nebenzahl at snipped-for-privacy@but.us.chickens wrote on 5/16/06 10:17 AM:
If you can make it to Silicon Valley, I would suggest The Train Shop in Santa Clara (corner of Winchester and Pruneridge, near Valley Fair). N, HO, O, and G, and some brass. Good place, lots of stock (blue boxes included), and good prices.
I also second the Franciscan Hobbies choice, though last time I was there, it had a distinctive, "I'll organize this place some day" feel to it.
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Edward A. Oates
Edward A. Oates spake thus:
Actually, that's one of the things I like about the place. You never know what you might find there, under piles of stuff.
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David Nebenzahl
Franciscan Hobbies and Chen's
Haven't been to either in ages, hope they are still there.
If you are going towards San Jose then "The Train Shop".
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Paul Newhouse
Paul Newhouse spake thus:
That's Chan's Trains and Hobbies (on Van Ness); not as good as Franciscan.
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David Nebenzahl
My bad. Yes, if you only have time for one I would vote for Franciscan.
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Paul Newhouse
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair!
Depends on what you are looking for, but a few years back, Chens (on Van Ness near Lombard) had tons of Athern blue box kits and such.
DAve
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DaveW
Fransciscan Hobbies on Ocean Ave (I think) is you best bet and is definitely still in business. None of these shops are "Downtown". You can get close to Fransican via BART or The Muni, and of course buses if you must. Rents downtown are much too high. San Fransisco has many shopping districts scattered throughout the city. Get out and explore the city. You won't be disappointed.
Ken Harstine
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Ken Harstine

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