Wondering if anyone knows the name/address/details of any serious
modelling shops in Honk Kong. I would love to get a bargain if at all
possible, but also would enjoy getting a little 'train time' seeing as
work has prevented that form of enjoyment for many months now.......
ps. there was an earthquake in the region which cut nearly all internet
comms so it may take me a while to acknowledge and thank respondents.
I haven't spotted any specialist shops in my trips there, although I
have seen some railway items in the G.O.D. [ 'Goods of Desire' ]
department stores. Unfortunately they all seem to be directed at the
American and Continental HO markets. Also, you are unlikely to pick
up any real bargains as the prices seem pretty much on a par with the
UK....But if you are looking for electronic or camera gear, that's a
different story! Watch out for strange voltages though.
Enjoy your trip...it's a fascinating place.
There was a reasonable shop in Lai Chi Kok Road in Sham Shui Po which I
visited in '02 that was small but had a reasonable selection of model
railway items. Mostly Hornby and a Japanese N guage (I think). Had some
british outline plastic kits too. Also die cast cars and buses as well if
you are into these.
Now I am not sure if it is still open or not - and I can't remember the
street number or it's name (yeah, great help in'it ?)
But if you are in HK for a while and need something to do then, I can give
you these directions:
Get MTR to Prince Edward, get out at C2 - Prince Edward Road West
Walk 100m or so then turn right into Lai Chi Kok Road
Now get on the left hand side of the road (so you are walking with the
traffic) - you should be going NW-ish
The model shop is probably a good 15-20 min slog on foot on the same side
you are walking.
It has the buses and diecast section at street level in the window, the
trains were upstairs.
At the time staff were helpful and willing to order anything I wanted.
BTW, I found this tool oh so very helpful if you already haven't seen it....
I'll try and get the name of the shop from my mate in Germany - but as it
was in '02 he may have cleaned his email out by now. But will try.
Am I good or what ??!
I just remembered taking a photo of the shop and I have just dug it out.
Shop is called Concorde Hobby Shop (it's in English too)
Address is 331* Lai Chi Cok Road, Sham Shui Po.
(*assumed as it is in between 329 and 333 - no actual number on the shop
that I can see !)
PS. If you want I can email you the picture !
Having now narrowed down the location more precisely, I offer these better
Get off MTR at Sham Shui Po - Exit A2,
Walk Straight down Pei Ho Street
Turn right into Lai Chi Kok, shop will be on your left about 75m up the
If you get to Kwei Lin Street, you have gone too far.