Due to the NASG Convention, we will be closed from August 3- 13. Packing boxes for the trip to Kansas City will be done July 27-31. I hope to still process and ship orders during that week, but some orders MAY be delayed until after I return. The warehouse will be open on Saturday, August 15.
We have been supplying fine S scale parts and products for many years, and you may have seen us at one of the many shows we've attended through the years. We also have been publishing a catalog of S parts and supplies you may have seen. Well, this is the Internet age, and Hoquat Hobbies is now On-Line! This website is updated regularly, so please check back often! We also post our Newsletters as they are published. We'd also love to hear from you with any comments, complaints, or suggestions.
Special note for our NJ customers: to take the sting (or most of it) out of the sales tax that we are required to charge NJ customers, all orders shipped to NJ will get a 5% discount before calculating tax. This won't show up in the shopping cart, but we will deduct the 5% before charging your card!
Normally, I am here Monday/Thursday/Friday 10AM- 4PM and the first and third Saturdays of every month (except holiday weekends or Rutgers football/basketball conficts) 10AM- 3PM.
Having returned from the Spring Spree in Dayton, it is time for a major announcement. I expect to close up shop for good and retire from the business at the end of 2015. I am busily doing inventory on all our stuff to make sure of exactly what is hiding on the shelves here. Once we finish, we will post inventory lists on the web site. First sales items will be all S Helper single hoppers at $40 each and three car sets for $95. If you place an order from the web site and the regular prices are still up there, the price will be adjusted before your card is charged.
If you are in the NJ area, come on down to the shop. We will be open on Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14 from 10-5 with a special everything on sale open house. We will also have Saturday hours July 11 & 18. Hope to see many of you in KC this August.
As retirement draws near, we are running sales on some of our rolling stock. Check back often, there are (and will continue to be) some great bargains!
Sale on all in-stock SHS Stock cars
Sale on several Pine Canyon kits
Des Plalnes sale: All $44.98 box cars, reefers and hoppers $38, $47.98 box cars and hoppers $42.00. Pepper Packing reefer $40, or 4 for $155. All containers $21
Branchline Kits Sale: Branch Line/Laser Art Creamery $105, Ice House $85, Caldwell Tool and Die $95. Row House $50 (three for $135) Roofing Material (all types) $14.
Sale on Hoquat special run reefers and Stock cars
Sale on SHS CP Stock cars
Sale on SHS Reefers
Sale on SHS SW-1 Locomotives
The Summer 2015 Newsletter is here!
We have also added an American Models Track Page!
Old Motor Trucks are now in stock!
MTH PS-2 Covered Hoppers are now in stock!
Brand new from Smokey Mountain: SAL B-7 Box Car Kits are now in stock!
MTH PS-2 Covered Hoppers are now in stock!
MTH Woodside Reefers are now in stock!
MTH Steel Rebuilt Boxcars are now in stock!
Just in, NYC Firehouse #8 from Twin Whistle. All the Twin Whistle Kits are here.
Banta Modelworks Craftsman Kits are Back!
We have added a new Structure Kits manufacturer, Minuteman Scale Models. Check them out!
Hoquat Hobbies now stocks Arttista Hand Painted pewter figures! They are listed here.
Back Alley #2 and East Branch Freight Terminal kits just added!
Here Now! Bar Mills "Earl's Oil".
Brand New! Mount Blue Model Company Craftman's Kits.
Coming in August! Branchline Trains Laser-Art Caldwell Tool and Die.
New M2 Auto-Thentics releases! We now have release 30 and release 31 M2 Auto-Thenic series! Also just in, Volkswagen release 01! We also have many of the previous releases still in stock, but often only 1 or 2 of each car left. We have most of them posted here!
We also have two new series of the Auto-Haulers series! Check them out here!
We have a shipment (limited edition) of Tonkin Replicas trucks and trailers just arrived. These are really beautiful models! Check them out here!
We carry the complete line of Twin Whistle S Scale kits!
Our new 2012 Catalog is here! Just $5, or free with a $50 order. Once again, we have made the Catalog available on-line for people with a fast line (or a lot of patience - 16mb). Click the picture above to download a pdf version of the 2012 Catalog!
We now stock Laser Craftsman kits from Ragg's... to Riches?
Just in! Two new numbers of the Ballantine Ales and Beer Reefer! This is a Hoquat Hobbies exclusive, and there are only 60 of each number. Order quick!
Four new Double Sheathed Box Cars have arrived from S Helper Service, check them out here!
We now carry Imagine That! Laser Art craftsman kits!
New! Three new Exclusive Hoquat Hobbies Cars from S Helper Service are here, ready for immediate shipment! Theses are beauties! Check them out here! Also, we now have some new SHS Billboard Reefers and Stock Cars.
New S Helper Service Wooden Billboard Reefers have arrived. Three new paint schemes, one with multiple numbers. Find them here!
We've added 3 more Smoky Mountain Model Works Resin Freight Car Kits, for a total of five! These are excellent kits, and build into beautiful models. Click on any of the pictures above to get more information!
New FMC double door and single door boxcars and PS 5433 50' boxcars from Des Plaines S-Scale America are in stock.
New! We have added AM Budd Passenger Cars here!
Also just posted, American Models Tank Cars, Hoppers, Reefers, and Gondolas!
All the DSL Shops kits and several kits from BTS, Branchline Trains and Pine Canyon Models have been posted on the structures page. Check them out!
Note:The S-Helper Service L&C, AA and SOO rebuilts are here, ready to ship!
We have a retail store location stocked with lots of S, both new and old! We are at 77 Cliffwood Ave, Suite 7C, Cliffwood, NJ.
Store Hours: Our current Hours of operation are: Monday, Thursday, Friday 10:00-4:00, plus 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 10:00-3:00, except holiday weekends and Rutgers home football games. We will be closed March 18-29, 2015 for vacation.
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Hobbies is proud to offer several special limited run S Helper Showcase
These cars come ready-to-run with AF compatible couplers and wheels installed, and with code 110 NMRA RP-25 metal wheelsets and the mounting holes for the SHD 01295 or KD #802 couplers.
Click on any of the pictures to go to the order page, or click one of the tabs at the top of the page to check out any of our many S scale products!
PO Box 753
Greenbrook, NJ 08812