They moved to the Phillps, Maine area some time ago. Myself and a
friend were heading to Bar Mills Models for a weekend open house in
June, and I thought of stopping in to see what they might have. I'd
been to their previous location and was quite impressed with their
stock of funky stuff.
I sent them an e-mail inquiring, and got a nice reply back. They
appear to be way out in the boonies somewhere near Phillips. The
directions to the place were kinda long (don't think I still have
them), "turn left at red barn, up dirt road half a mile, etc.", and the
place did not appear to be intended to be a drop in shop - I could be
wrong. The note said "we have the stuff in a corner of the barn",
which made me think this.
Since it was quite a bit out of our way, we decided to pass on trying
to find them. They appear to be concentrating on mail order these
days, and this may be the reason for the lack of a more suitable public
shop. Their last shop was in the basement of their home. I spoke to
shop owner Matt at Bar Mills, and he said he works full time at
another job, so the shop is a part time affair; it was his wife who
sent me the message, and asked that I be sure to notify her when I was
coming so someone would be around.
The T&T folks are good people. I went to their shop several times while
they were "Down East", and always spent too much money (which says good
things about them). It's too bad they moved (the town wanted their land
pretty bad to expand their ballfields for the school).
Ever since they moved, the only time I see them is at train shows. They
are always in Springfield (MA) every year in building #2, and they usually
come down to the Hub Division of the NMRA's show in Marlboro, MA. They
still have a good collection of stuff, tho' of course most of it's HOn30...
Instead of T&T, I usually go and see Maine Modelworks. They are near
DeLorme's headquarters and map shop (the one with the giant spinning globe).
The guy that owns MM is also a fellow New Haven fan, so you know he can't be
all bad... :-)
Paul A. Cutler III
Weather Or No Go New Haven