Store Hours (CST)

Location

Phone Number

10:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F

Lincoln Park-(West End)

(218) 722 - 7129 Inquiries

10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday

2009 W Superior St.

  Email - carr@carrshobby.com

CLOSED - Sunday

Duluth, MN 55806

 

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Carr's story - our history

 

 Martin Carr started it all!

     
 

 

 

 After WWII - Martin Carr started the hobby shop by selling Lionel trains out of the corner of a gas station. He soon out-grew that and opened a hardware store in the West end of Duluth MN with a train department covering most of the back half of the store. In the late 50's he went through a devastating fire, losing the hardware store and hobby department. He soon re-opened across the street about a block away with a different hardware store and the entire back of the store was hobby/trains. He quickly built a reputation for his inventory of model trains. His fame as a supplier of quality kits, ready to run, brass and much more resulted in the hardware being pushed out the front door by trains. When Jack took over the operation the hardware was completely phased out and Carr's became a hobby shop only. The store was soon not big enough and it was moved to its present location across the street.

Martin is remembered for his being one of the first if not the first "Train Doctor" Jack never got into the repair of model trains so when Martin passed away that ended service. R/C parts and detail parts are still a big part of Carr's hobby shop. 

 Be sure to stop in or make a special trip to Duluth and visit a unique and well stocked train/hobby store.

     
     

 
 

CARR'S HOBBY HAS THE MATERIAL YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THAT ROAD RACE OR TRAIN SET, REPAIR OR ADD ON PARTS FOR RC CARS, PLANES AND SHIPS, FUN TO DO PROJECTS LIKE PUZZLES, ROCK POLISHERS, METAL DETECTORS, PLASTIC MODEL CARS, PLANES, ARMOR AND SHIP KITS, WOODEN SHIP MODELS AND TOOLS

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