Sunday, January 6, 2008

Hobby shops with specialised equipment

I had a hobby shop run the other day and would recommend the following for electrical and small parts and support.

1. Dion Liebenberg in Benoni (Sarel CIlliers 105, Reinfield, 0825701053. He is the SA Graupner agent (Look at www.graupner.com) and can help with many small parts like clevis, special horns, carbon push rods, etc. (German) and electric setups.

2. Mad Models (www.madmodels.co.za) (Jonathan) the best hobby shop I know of for electric models but also have many other parts and materials for building etc. From the Pomona offramp close to Kemptonpark.

3. Radio Control Repair Centre (Dave Armatage) for any custom battery packs, JR equipment and some small parts like servo plugs and wire. Garsfontein, Pta.

4. In Cape Town the only shop I will recommend is the Hobby Warehouse who is a true hobby shop. Sad to say Clowns is not what it was.

Most of the other shops are toyshops nowadays, but if you know your prices you may find a bargain.

Cheers Gert

1 comment:

TRMC said...

I would just like to add to Gerts excellent post that I have always had very good service from Frasers in Pretoria. They are mostly airplane oriented, and has a very good selection of spares, props, whatever you may need. They will also mail it to you overnight if you need something urgently.