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    Hey all,
    I will be going to Lakewood, Co for work. I will be there all week. I am leaving tonight at 23:59 CST. OLí Siri says it is 891 miles. Yee Haw for me, driving my 3/4 ton service body truck. She get about 9.3 miles to the gallon. So I am looking at 3 fuel stops on the way.

    Any good n scale type stuff to do or see? I should be getting off at 17:30 ish on tue, wed, Thur. I plan on going to n scale supply when I get in town tomorrow. Any body with info just pm me.

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    Caboose Hobbies
    https://mycaboose.com/
    10800 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226
    Last edited by Lambo; 26th Oct 2020 at 12:54 PM. Reason: wrong website

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    I haven't been, but I hear that N Scale Supply is a place to check out.

    https://nscalesupply.com/
    Hobby shop reports: N Scale Supply Denver Colorado


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    You really need to visit the museum in Golden, just outside Denver.

    https://coloradorailroadmuseum.org/
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    I have heard that the Colorado Model Railroad Museum in Brighton is worth a visit. While it is HO, it is a 5,500 sq ft railroad layout. Could be inspirational.

    As for Caboose Hobbies, it is a poor shadow of what it was under the former owners at the old location off Broadway. I used to go up there 3 - 4 times a year for supplies. Now I wouldn't even cross the street to go in the store.

    The railroad museum in Golden is worth a visit. Much of the exhibit is outdoors, but the weather next weekend should be great. High altitude, though, (relatively speaking - 5675') so if you have breathing problems, be warned. Keep hydrated.

    (Actually, I didn't realize that Golden was so low. Where I live, out on the high plains southeast of Colorado Springs, the altitude is 6,000'. I thought Golden in the mountains was higher.)

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    N scale supply is deff worth a visit and as others have stated, Caboose is not worth the time. The CMRM is a great place to visit, but i think they are only open on Sat? Web site doesn't have anything about hours past Aug 2020. Would call first.

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    Thanks for all the input guys.

    I took me 16 hours to get to Lakewood, Co. I forgot how much " fun" snow is to drive it. Came up from NM through Raton pass,, man that is some pretty country. Did not see one train,,with the snow covered pass, it would have made for a great picture.

    Tomorrow, ( thursday) might be a free day. I have to wait on parts that are being shipped overnight,, maybe the outdoor museum might be the trick. Too bad there are no N scale layouts to visit.

    I did manage to make it out to N scale Supply,, very nice store. I am three box cars richer..lol. I might be taking a return trip, if I can pry a CC away from the CFO, lol. N scale supply is a very well organized and stocked store,, man I could have dropped some serious green in that place.

    I am wyatt and I approve this message.

    Laters, Wyatt

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    If you want to see coal drags:
    Santa Fe between Oxford & Overland (google the Costco). From the Sheridan RTD station you can get right up next to the tracks.

    Auto Racks are on Santa Fe just south of Titan Road

    If you want to venture downtown, there is a footbridge over the tracks at the far north end of 16th street - lots of stuff there
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    Not to mention Union Station, a great place to have an excellent pastry and good coffee in the morning. Very nice bakery. Ask for a ceramic cup for the coffee.

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